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Nick –Leader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld.
But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.
As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.
I never thought i would like a series of books like this. Yes there are hot sexy alpha men but that doesn't always equal a good book for everyone every time. I started this series late with a book somewhere in the middle. I liked it so much i went back to the beginning to start with book one. In this installment we finally get to Nick. Nick was always a bit of a mystery to me in this series. It took me a while to like him although he intrigued me from the first time i got to meet him. The more i read about him the more i liked him but now finally we get to the real nitty gritty that is Nick. He always came across as one tough kick ass guy but now we find out he has vulnerabilities like everyone else. Poor Nick has to share his soul mate with his brother which has been nothing but annoying and painful because although he gets all the emotions that go with it his brother is the one who has her heart. Now being held prisoner and being tortured he's stayed tough but it's a close thing. The woman who is tasked to deliver that torture might his salvation or his demise. Cynna is forced to torture Nick. She's made a deal with Hades she is pretty sure was a huge mistake so it's go with what he says or it all falls apart. As the days go by her resolve to keep at it slowly falling away. There is something about Nick that she is drawn too and it goes the same for Nick but neither one can let the other one know because for both it means showing that weakness. All i can say is this one really tore me up. The torture Nick is going through is hard to read about and even the things that Cynna has to endure. Once things get going you realize there are some deep dark secrets at play here as well. This is book really takes Nick and opens him up to expose so much of who he really is and Cynna who is a new character as well. You just want it to really work out for them because they deserve it so much. When it comes to this series that's true for each book though. You really need it to work out because the characters deserve it so much. Another amazing edition to the Eternal Guardians series by Elisabeth Naughton.
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