From the start of Duvall’s outstanding Immortal Guardians series, there have been questions about Guardian leader Seth, his powers and his origins. In this latest exceptional chapter, readers learn a bit more as the hero of this tale is Zach, a sort of “cousin” to Seth. The war the Guardians and their allies are fighting continues to get more complicated as unknown forces are changing the battle lines. Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex, fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty.
For centuries Lisette d’Alencon and her brothers have been warriors fighting against evil vampires. Lisette rarely needs assistance but the one time that she did, a mysterious winged stranger saved her life. Now Lisette is dreaming of her sexy stranger, but he is wounded and being tortured. Proud loner Zach refuses to defend himself against the claim that he helped develop a new breed of super-vamps, so Seth turned him over to the “Others” to torture. Zach escapes and once again returns to watch over Lisette. But if Zach isn’t guilty of betrayal, then who is? (ZEBRA, Sep., 430 pp., $7.99)