Fear of Darkness continues the Guardians of Eternity series as the vampires and Weres unit to keep the Dark Lord from leaving Hell through the Veil. For those that love paranormal stories, this has all the elements that draw us in: Vampires, Weres, Fairies, Gargoyles and the evil Dark Lord himself. The plot is packed full of action and suspense that is exciting to read. However, what I did miss in this particular story was the focus on the main couple, Caine and Cassie, and how they found their path to HEA. Caine and Cassie had a unique relationship and it felt as if many of the other events took away from their story to move the series along.
Caine was a man who was on the path of redemption because of this duty to Cassie. He would do anything to ensure she felt as if she belonged and would stop at nothing to ensure her safety. For Caine, Cassie was his mate. He struggled with his attraction and tried to do what he felt was right and noble when it came to her. As a reader, those qualities made Caine instantly lovable. Cassie may not seem like the most likely mate for Caine, but she brought out the best in him. Cassie may have been naive to the ways of the world, but she saw the goodness in Caine. She pushed him when she could and let him lead her when he needed it, but she provided a balance to him.
Caine, a recently turned pure blooded Were, must protect the prophet Cassie whom he saved from the Dark Lord’s captivity. He takes his duty seriously, but can’t resist soul deep attraction he feels for Cassie. His duty is tested, not only by Cassie, but also by the Dark Lord, who will stop at nothing to get Cassie.
Cassie may have limited knowledge after her years of captivity, but she knows Caine is the Were for her. While others see Cassie as someone who needs protecting, she might just prove them all wrong by being strong enough to fight evil to the very end.
Beautiful Cassandra is a Were, a prophet both vulnerable and defiant, blessed with visions that portend the fate of the world. A rare and delicate creature, Cassie must be protected at all costs. Enter Caine, a powerful cur turned pure-blooded Were whose recent tangles with a demon lord have left him in serious need of redemption. Caine is duty-bound to keep Cassie out of danger - and that means resisting his potent urge to seduce her. As Cassie's mysterious visions lead them in and out of danger, Caine believes he has found his true mate, the woman with whom he is bound for all eternity. Cassie is both charmed and frightened by Caine's magnetism, and unsure if he - or her feelings for him - can be trusted. But Cassie can't afford to doubt Caine now. A deadly enemy bent on destruction is closer than they realize - and only they can keep chaos from ruling the world.