Shadowed: Dark Protectors #6 by Rebecca Zanetti
Back with another installment in the Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti, and the series is winding down with Jase’s story, one that I’ve been waiting on for a while.
Time to find out all about Jase: captured and tortured during the Realm War, he’s only been dropping in with small moments that show his ordeal, his struggles in maintaining his sanity and defiance. His capture is not forgotten by his brothers, and they are getting increasingly frustrated and worried for his sanity, wondering just how much the time in captivity will have changed him.
Returned, he is changed: darker, violent and convinced that the demons that held him captive have left him with a time bomb, one that will cause him to destroy his family and win them the world. His anger and thirst for vengeance are coloring his every move, and he’s particularly invested in revenge against the demons, particularly Willa, Malco and Suri.
Brenna Dunne, sister of Moira, wife of Connlan has a problem: years ago when she joined in the battle, she was poisoned, has lost her powers and is becoming weaker as time goes on, despite every attempt to find a cure. Dage believes that Brenna and Jase are perfectly matched, and pushes the two together.
Oh I loved these two, Brenna is much like Moira, only she’s got a wicked sense of humor and a long held crush on Jase. With a great emotional push-pull between what Jase wants, and his worry that he will somehow taint the light and goodness that is Brenna with his anger and vengeful feelings, it is she who has to step up and make miracles… and does she ever! With all of the mates taking a moment in the spotlight, including Garret (Talyn & Cara’s son) as well as another check in with Janie in her long-standing story. Decisions for Janie are coming soon, and those have me anxious to discover, even as I am regretting this series coming to an end.
Narration for this series is more than capably handled by Karen White. She’s taken this series from beginning to end, each character has a unique voice and delivery which instantly brings the character to mind. With the story taking place over several years, characters have grown and aged, and White deftly navigates the maturation without losing touch with the earliest introductions. Honestly, her work in this series is unforgettable, and perfectly suited to the story. She embodies the tension, the weariness with the long-term war and even the joy that every character tries to find in much needed moments away from the worries. Emotions are rapid fire in this series, and moments of tension ebb and flow, while White deftly handles these changes in intensity, pacing the delivery in a way that brings the emotion to the listener.
Stars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #6
Also in this series: Fated, Claimed, Tempted, Hunted, Consumed, Provoked
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Narrator: Karen White
Published by: Kensington Publishing Corporation, Audible Studios
Published on: 20 May, 2015
Source: Audible Communications Team
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 22 minutes
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About the Book:
Jase Kayrs was the fun brother. The warm, charming, easy-going brother of the vampire leaders. Until he was taken and tortured by demons with their evil mind tricks for nearly five years. Upon his return, he’s dark, violent, and not the man they all thought they knew. Not the man he once was. He’s haunted that the only reason the demons would have let him live was to use him as a weapon against his family—but he can’t figure out when or how he’ll explode. Plus, once again the demons are after Jase with a vengeance…or rather, a female demon he rejected is out to destroy him.
Then the king asks Jase for a favor…a big one. To mate with one of their allies in order to save her. She’s everything that’s good and light in the world…while he’s at home with darkness. Yet he agrees…knowing mating may be the only chance to save them both.
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A copy of this title was provided via Audible Communications Team for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.