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Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1)
Dark Protector - Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1
Author: Alexis Morgan
Devlin Bane: Born a Paladin, he is a member of an ancient band of warriors locked in a centuries-old war against evil. — His destiny: To die over and over again to protect mankind from the Others, only to be revived each time by his mortal Handler. — But his fierce strength and courage cannot save him from gradually becoming one of the monsters he...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416520368
ISBN-10: 1416520368
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 226 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
The background story iin this one seems a bit lacking. I found myself asking all sorts of questions: How are Paladins made? Were they born that way, or do they go through some kind of transition? What was Devlin's childhood like? Does he have any families? And if the Paladins becomes more like the Others as they die over and over again, why don't they just find out what that threshold is and retire or something? The book is also very lacking in descriptions- nothing is described. After more than 300 pages, I still have no idea what any of the main characters look like, what the Others look like except that they're grey, and all the battles occur off stage. This is just slipshod world-building.

I guess the best word to describe this book would be generic. From the central love story down to the generic title, nothing is what we have not read dozens of times before, at the hands of better authors. And the ending was a cop out, as the problem with Laurel and Devlin's relationship was glossed over and suddenly not a problem anymore. I thought that Trahern and the Other introduced towards the end of the book seem interesting, but that's probably not going to be enough to get me to pick up the next book in the series.
reviewed Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Interesting concept, but I felt the book lacked in characterization, and the plot fumbled for me. Still, being a freshman effort, the series has potential if the author tightens up the story.
reviewed Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1) on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Some parts of this book were good, but it was not one of those stories that will grab my attention and keep it. It took me awhile to read this book since I kept losing interest. I did like the characters, hopefully the next book in this series will be better.
reviewed Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1) on + 601 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Interesting storyline with likable characters. Book 1 of series that I believe has potential. Reminds me of a little of Feehan's ghostwalkers series. Worth the read.
reviewed Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1) on + 36 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I didn't think it was a bad book. The story was decent, and I did like the alpha males. It kept me interested, in fact I read it in one day. I am looking forward to the next in the series, and I really liked that character in this one.
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reviewed Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Bk 1) on + 273 more book reviews
I loved this entire series. The honesty, courage, adaptability and love Devlin has for his 'brothers' pulled me in from the beginning. His reluctance to openly love Dr. Laurel Young show hie deep integrity as he fears every time he is brought back takes away more of his control of his humanity. Please read them in order.
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Not A+ material but good enough that I'll read the next one. I like the charters and the plot, although a little more world building wouldn't hurt.
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Liked the sort of sci-fye concept and the action was almost non-stop! The sex was pretty good too! Morgan took time to explain the setting and develop her characters in this one which really helps the reader feel part of the world and those in it. A good read!

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