This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Dark Protector
Date of Review: 05/23/06
Alexis Morgan brings readers a new paranormal fantasy in her debut paranormal novel Dark Protector. Morgan’s new series is a winner that gives readers a intense new series to enjoy for, hopefully, many years to come. Her new breed of dark, strong, gorgeous warriors are Paladins and she sets this fantasy in Seattle. But beware--because once you delve into the pages of this series you’ll just want to keep coming back for more.
Devlin Bane is a Paladin warrior, his body structure is unique because he can die and then come back to life over and over. It is his unit’s responsibility to fight the Other’s, invaders from beyond the barrier, that invade the earth’s crust during earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. To be brought back to life, the Paladin’s need a handler. It is their handler’s job to repair their mortal wounds and bring them back to life Dr. Laurel Young is handler to many Paladins and brining Bane back time and again is her duty. But each time she brings him back Bane finds himself looking forward to seeing her more and more, but having anything to do with his handler is strictly forbidden.
Dr. Laurel Young is different then most handlers, she actually cares about her patients. She knows that every time she brings a Paladin back he could turn Other and she may have to put him down, but she cares about them and hopes to find a way to make their lives better. Devlin Bane is a puzzle to her, he has lived longer than any Paladin and she wants to find his secrets, but the more she delves into his medical records the more she realizes that she cares deeply for him more then a handler or doctor should. She has to fight against the desire she feels for him for one day she may ultimately have to destroy him.
Dark Protector is a complex paranormal fantasy that pulls readers in from the first page and doesn’t let them go until they read the final paragraph. Morgan has created a new and exciting type of warrior, with special powers and skill that will intrigue readers. Setting up the team of Paladin warriors, Morgan, introduces us to many attractive, powerful males that fight on the team. Morgan is not afraid to let readers get to know the whole team and takes the time to set up future books by drawing us into the whole world of warriors.
Dark Protector is a fantastic new paranormal fantasy that will draw readers into this new world of dark hero’s. Morgan creates an interesting and compelling read filled with characters that are deep feeling and resonate with readers. The relationship between Laurel and Devlin is fiery, caring, and bittersweet, creating a perfect foil for the sharp battles and hunky superheroes. Overall, Dark Protector is an excellent new addition to the world paranormal romance and readers will wait impatiently to find out what happens next. The downside for readers is that we will have to wait for Alexis Morgan to give us the next installment.