Shadows Strike might be the 6th book in the Immortal Guardians Series by Dianne Duvall, but it is not the last. There's gonna be more to this series.
In this one, Ethan finally gets his story!! If you remember he was friends (with benefits) with Lisette from book 5, Night Unbound.
While you can read this book on its own, you will understand the background story a lot more if you read the whole series in order!!
Because this is the 6th book in the series there are a tons of things that have been happening all along in each book!
Ethan is an Immortal Guardian that is several centries old. He had been trained by Lisette and had been in a relationship with her. It ended long before she met Zach (book 5).
Here's a bit of a summary for this book:
Heather Lane has been having the same dream every night for more than a year. Each time she would help a vampire defeat the other vampires and then she wakes up. She doesn't think it will come true until she finds the actual meadow that it happens in.
And when her dream actually happens she's left a bit stumped! At first she's a bit overwhelmed with everything but as she talks with Ethan, she finds that she just might like him.
After that again she starts having dreams and is then saved by Ethan.
She basically joins the Immortal Guardians because they don't know why she is being manipulated by the Other that is out to get everyone.
Between the end of book 5 and the beginning of this book, you find out that there is an Other that is bend on all human and vampire and Immortal Guardian destruction. His name happends to be Gershom. He's very powerful and dangerous.
Because the bad guy happens to be an Other, you see more of certain characters than just Ethan and Heather. It's a whole community of people that you get to know.
The author writes in 3rd person no matter who is speaking. And it jumps from one to the other frequently.
There are sexy content in the story. And they do get detailed. Not as bad as others but still there. They don't overpower the plot line which is nice.
I found that you really needed to read the whole series to understand the back story.
I did enjoy this series a lot. Dianne Duvall is an excellent storyteller and keeps you stuck in the book till you're done! Definitely check it out!
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