Thursday 28 April 2011


Defeat The Darkness by Alexis Morgan
Book 6 of The Paladins series

Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Defeat The Darkness:
Hard-eyed and hard-bodied, Hunter Fitzsimon isn't what Tate Justice expected in a tenant for the apartment above her garage. Terse and intensely private, Hunter's mission is to protect a narrow stretch of the barrier between Earth and Kalithia against the Paladins' ruthless enemies -- a job that would be much easier without his sexy landlady nosing around. So when she follows Hunter into the woods late one night, he decides to teach Tate a lesson with a passionate kiss that brings her to her knees...and unexpectedly ignites red-hot desire deep in his soul. But the warrior's dark and dangerous world is no place for his fiery lover. Does possessing Tate mean turning his back on his brethren...or will Hunter forsake the woman of his dreams for the harsh duty he's always known?
Source: Info in the About Defeat The Darkness was taken from the author's website at on 12/04/2011.

This book picked up where Darkness Unknown (book 5) left off, sort of. The Missouri Paladin, Hunter, got hurt really bad in book 5, and here his story continues. It was slow going at first but the pace did pick up about halfway through and moved faster as it neared the end. I love the world of the Paladins even if their world is stintingly unbelievable. I put it down to the author's story telling abilities that convinced me to suspend disbelief when I first started reading this series. With this book though it felt like the story telling magic of the author has waned a bit. And maybe that was why this book started rather slow. But I hope this is a temporary setback and will go away when I read Bound By Darkness.

Defeat The Darkness being book 6 in the series, I strongly suggest you read the previous book first before reading this one as some crucial events in book 5 will give the reader a better understanding of the events and characters in this book.

A lovely enough read that I would give it a 4 out of 5. Looking forward to reading Bound By Darkness.

Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 4
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 4

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

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  1. Oh..I am a bit behind in this series! But the more to catch up on :D

  2. I have not gotten one book yet but thanks for breaking it down as you read them, and more importantly thanks for listing them in order of reading as the email feed for this review is bookmarked in my blogger recommended reads emails to be used some day when I get around to looking into getting the books to read...

    I have no problems with suspending disbelief when reading, as a matter of fact from the sound of it Alexis Morgan makes it easy throughout the whole series so these books are good escape reads!


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