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  • ISBN: 1416520376
  • Author: Alexis Morgan
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Pocket Star Books Pbk. Ed edition (November 28, 2006)
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Alexis Morgan takes us back to the world of Paladins and Others with the next book in her great new series. Paladins are special men who because of one extra gene in their make-up can fight the Others as equals. They can die or be killed and then revived numerous times. However, each time leeches away alittle of their humanity. Finally they come back as Other, then they must be put to the final death. Each man has a Dr. or Handler who watches over him and decides when he is unable to come back. Blake Trahern is a Paladin on the edge, he is very close to turning Other and having to be put down.

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Alexis Morgan continues her dazzling paranormal series about larger-than-life warriors and the women they love.... As a Paladin warrior, Blake Trahern fights and dies again and again to keep mankind safe from the Others. Sensing his humanity slipping away with each battle, he retreats from the world...until the one person who still has a claim on his soul needs his help. It's been twelve years since Blake vanished from Brenna Nichols's life, years that have turned her from a love-struck teen into a headstrong, sensual woman. He'll fearlessly give his life to protect her -- yet he dare not risk his heart. Brenna is stunned by Blake's reappearance, and by a shocking discovery about her father. Everything she has ever believed is thrown into question -- everything except the desire that Blake still ignites. But as they search together for a traitor among the Paladins, danger looms: the next battle could tip Blake into madness, destroying his life, his soul...and the only woman he has ever loved.
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Memuro
I'm not going to spend a lot of time going on and on about what I liked about Blake and Brenna's story in the second book of the Paladins of Darkness series, but I will say a few things. I thought the relationship between them was a little more developed and interesting than the one between Devlin and Laurel in Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Book 1). Part of that was the simple fact that there was more time for Brenna and Blake to be together, as there wasn't the need for the world-building and mythos setup that there is in a first book of a series, the other part is that the scenes between them were simply written better - more realistically, with better dialogue and a stronger chemistry. I had a problem with aspects of the romance between Bane and his handler in the first book. I didn't have the same sort of problems here. True, I had different ones...but I'll get to that in a moment.

I'm a self-confessed sucker for the unrequited love of youth becoming deliciously requited in adulthood, so that aspect of the Blake/Brenna pairing was particularly enjoyable. I also thought the plot of Dark Defender was paced more evenly and started off with more of a bang...both literally and figuratively...than the first book. As far as the characters, I enjoyed Brenna's spunky, indomitable spirit even when faced with horrific loss and unbelievable reality. Trahern was a favorite character in the first book, so I was also pleasantly surprised to get a bit of backstory on him and see him developed a bit more. Jarvis was a nice addition to the Paladins (though he was sort of two dimensional and not too individual - there sure ARE a lot of John Doe's in the Paladin ranks). Frankly, I don't have any big complaints about the lead characters or the romance part of this paranormal romance.

It's the REST of it that gives me some trouble.

I'm struggling with being honestly critical without overly spoiling the plot, so I don't know how much detail I can get into here, but some things need to be said. I was willing to let a lot of unanswered questions and undefined world/mythos parameters go in the first book because it was, in fact, a first book of a series, but after finishing the second book, I'm starting to get a little concerned. I do NOT feel the world of the Paladins and their rather large-seeming organization is very well defined for the reader in EITHER book. Yes, we got nearly a Venn diagram of the structure of the Paladin organization in this one, but not enough of the overall picture and the people (beyond Paladins) involved in that picture to feel truly satisfying. And even those non-Paladins in the overall organization are treated more like barely-tolerated nearly-enemies to the cause than actual comrades in the fight against Other invasion.

Also, everything about this series so far feels VERY much like the reader is being told how things are for the Paladins, and it sucks, but everyone is resigned to just live with that same status quo they've been living in for millennia despite technological, medical, and communication advancements. Nothing has changed for the Paladins and no one seems to care to make that change (except for one lonely handler who is in love with one Paladin...and that was the driving plot of the first book). And that INCLUDES the Paladins who live their lives with a death sentence over their heads! I do not understand that "this is how things have always been so that's just how it is" mentality in the characters and without some reason why, or some far more in-depth world definition, this aspect of the series is not working for me at all. It makes the books and the series feel very two dimensional. Even mentions of attempts and failures would be SOMETHING to show that doctors, scientist, historians, and others were a bit more...human (what scientist do you know that ISN'T interested in solving BIG PROBLEMS like the Paladins turning Other?) and this would definitely flesh out the world a bit more.

There are also some things in Dark Defender that really struck me as wrong. A large continuity error between this book and the last comes to mind first. In Dark Protector, Devlin is teetering on the brink of turning when he's killed at the beginning of the book and his "revival" takes five days. It's stated that three is about the norm. In THIS book (and I'm really trying not to include major spoilers) that no longer seems to be the case. That's a problem that an editor should have caught, because it's a defining point of the Paladins as a group/species/whatever. Smaller but equally annoying issues: Brenna just suffered a tragedy and she's hopping on Blake's...er...bandwagon...a little too soon after for me to truly buy her decisions. It COULD have been written more like a comforting thing, or an affirmation of life thing and I would've bought that. Lust and a youth of unrequited love wasn't motivation enough given the nature of the tragedy (IMO).

Barak the Other we meet in the first book is STILL not explained. If the race is so bloodthirsty and wrong, why isn't he...and why is no one asking that question? And in the first book it indicated that Others that escape the tunnels spread dissonance in our world and pollute it because of it. Even the ones that blend in versus the ones that go on a killing rampage. So...explain Barak to me again?

And STILL no answers as to why the Others want over here so bad, no glimmer of interest in finding out motivation, or improving the way to deal with them, either. Just an almost childlike fascination with gems that don't exist in our world and an odd wonder about what their value would be to the people in the organization double crossing the Paladins and taking them as bribes. But...just how are they doing that - making contact with the Others to GET that payment and MAKE those bribes if every time the barrier drops the Paladins are there to kick butt? How did it start?? When would the first muckity-muck to turn against the Paladins even get that original opportunity?

Oh...one other thing...HOW did the judge know from the first moment that Blake was a Paladin?? Are Regents psychic? Do they have some sort of genetic detector we don't know about? Was it foretold somewhere? Did Blake heal really wicked fast in front of him?

Argh! There's SO much of this series that frustrates me because so much of it strains my willing suspension of disbelief until it borders on bad story telling. And yet, I really DO think the concept behind the Paladins is interesting and fresh. Plus, I'm always going to be a sucker for paranormal romance, so I'm way more forgiving of big plot holes and general contradictions than I would be in ANY other genre, so long as the romance works for me. And again, Blake and Brenna's worked for me. This is by no means my favorite paranormal romance series (too many others do it significantly better than Morris), and I fear I'm destined to be disappointed by all the things that the series COULD be but isn't, yet I can't help but like the Paladins as people and feel for their plight, so I guess I'll continue the series for a little while longer, at least. But to get higher than a three-star rating from me is going to take some serious work, full stop.
Uste
Alexis Morgan takes us back to the world of Paladins and Others with the next book in her great new series.

Paladins are special men who because of one extra gene in their make-up can fight the Others as equals. They can die or be killed and then revived numerous times. However, each time leeches away alittle of their humanity. Finally they come back as Other, then they must be put to the final death. Each man has a Dr. or Handler who watches over him and decides when he is unable to come back.

Blake Trahern is a Paladin on the edge, he is very close to turning Other and having to be put down. After the events in the first book DARK PROTECTER he had called on one of his old friends who is a regent. He had notified him of the traiterous happenings. Blake has been a Paladin for over 12 years, always alone, always ready to defend the world from the threat of the Others.

Calling the Judge is a big mistake, because whoever the traitor is, he is dangerous. The Judge is killed when his car explodes, his daughter is knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital.

Brenna is an author, she is also the daughter of Judge Nichols, Blake was raised for a while by the Judge, he has always cared for the young girl he remembers from the time before he became a Paladin. Blake disappeared out of her life when she was 14, right after he graduated out of high school. She has not heard or seen him for the last 12 yrs and now he is there when she comes out of her coma.

Knowing that whoever killed the Judge will be out to get any information the Judge may have uncovered, Blake is determined to protect Brenna. In a very short time they are on the run. Blake has to come up with a story to tell her. Finally he tells her the truth.

Jarvis a Paladin in St. Louis, joins Blake and helps them to get away from the hospital.

Now Blake must find the killers while he protects Brenna, not only from harm but from himself. Blake has finally met that one woman who is not afraid of his dark side. How can he give that up? But how can he let Brenna be dragged into the battle between the dimensions.

I loved it. I think it is a great new series, I am looking forward to many more books in this world. Do not miss this one and Don't miss DARK PROTECTER either.
Golkree
Ms. Morgan has created a great series here. It is slightly lighter fair than a couple series in this genre, yet just dark enough to maintain more of a compelling edge feel than a lighthearted romp. This is an edgy universe complete with its cracks in the earth's crust.

I'll admit to reading some other online notes on it and being concerned about the idea that it might be ending at any point in the near future. There is enough material to go on for quite a number of books- on both sides of the barrier. Hopefully what I saw what just misinformed garbage!

Blake is perhaps my favorite character introduced so far. His romance with Brenna was no disappointment. The plot is born of a continuation of the first book and heightens the tension. There were some real nail biting moments thrown in the hesitant, yet heated, romance. My favortite kind of man, Blake is damaged, dark and deadly. Brenna is brilliant and determined in all things.

I loved Book 1 and this one, if possible, superceded it. Our initial couple made a strong appearance here- maintaining their position as defenders of the defenders- showing that the plotlines will be closely connected so you will continue to catch glimpses of our favorite heros and heroines. For cold nights and dark days, these paladins are the defenders we are all looking for!

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