Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Series: Immortal Guardians #1
Published by Tantor Media on July 25, 2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes
Source: Audible Purchase
Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...
In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.
Darkness Dawns served as my introduction to Dianne Duvall and I’m kicking myself for not having listened to it sooner! It was chock full of excitement, romance, action, and a new-to-me spin on vampires and immortals. The fact it was narrated by Kirsten Potter was gravy!
Darkness Dawns revolved around Sarah and Roland and I adored them both! Sarah might be pint-sized but she’s tough – mentally and physically. She’s not one to back down from a challenge – or a rescue – when necessary. That worked to Roland’s advantage since she comes to his aid. Roland is an Immortal Guardian and is described often as being anti-social. He’s prickly and doesn’t interact with anyone if he can help it. I loved him! Things change when he becomes the target of a ruthless vampire. There was more growth on Roland’s part but watching them face down all the danger thrown at them as they fall for one another was very exciting.
- Secondary Characters
DDuvall developed quite a few secondary characters to the point I’m not only curious about them – I’m invested. Marcus, Seth, David, and several others were well fleshed out and I appreciated the dynamics between them. I’m eager to continue with their stories.
- Plot/Over-Arching Plot/Sub-Plots
In Darkness Dawns, not only did we get the story of a vampire determined to destroy Roland but several other sub-plots were woven in but left unraveled. And, what I assume to be an over-arching plot was also developed. All the pieces fit together seamlessly and while I was left satisfied with Sarah and Roland’s outcome, DDuvall left me anxious for these other threads to be knotted together.
The mythology concerning the Immortal Guardians and vampires was different from anything I’ve read previously and I appreciate that.
- Kirsten Potter
Kirsten Potter is one of my favorite narrators. She performed the story vividly bringing each character in each scene to life. I hope she narrates the entire series!