Saturday, September 28, 2013

- REVIEW - 5 Days of The Guardians Series by Wendy Owens - Day 4 - Book 4

The Lost Years (The Guardians Book 4)

By Wendy Owens

Gabe's world was forever altered by the people he came to know and love at Rampart Manor. Although, it wasn't only his life that was changed when he made the choice to leave them all behind.

During his five year absence, they each had a battle with personal demons. Dina is faced with a moral dilemma, the path of good leading to certain heartbreak, or evil, and a possibility of happiness.

Uri meets a mysterious woman who seems to have a lot of the answers that he has been searching for, and she certainly has a place in his heart, if he can only hold onto her.

Sophie is faced with choices she never knew would be so difficult. The question now is: will the personal demons of the remaining Guardians of Rampart be too much for them to overcome?

Okay we are definitely backtracking.
This book starts with the misunderstood kiss that sent Gabe packing from Rampart. We follow Uri as it unfolds.
Dina goes to see the Oracle before Gabe even leaves and things are foretold. She learns some things about the council she's skeptical to believe.
When the Gabe thing happens as foretold she's shocked but glad she listened to Calypsa. That tracking charm was how Uri was able to find him.
That morning after Dina's sleepless night Uri and Haim come to ask if she knows where Gabe is she's reluctant but shares the info like he wanted her to. When they go outside it's chaos, Baal's army is attacking. It's gritty and bloody and scary at the sane time. The battle is definitely well written and kept me on the edge of my seat. I am really looking forward to seeing more about Michael and his Oracle, and about what happens with Calypsa as well.

Raimie, now this part was rough.  I have never, well  hardly ever, had a somber feeling when reading but I had it just then.
The fallen heroes broke my heart. I really got immersed in Uri's battles!
I couldn't believe what Dina was doing but love makes you do crazy things. And let me just say. Poor Neru.

Yeah so a lot of things happen pretty rapidly and I found myself speed reading.

Let me just take a moment to say, I know how Dina's hair turned white and I cannot say I saw that coming, with Raime.
Seraphine is an intriguing character and I see now why this backtracking was so important.
I think I know the weapons she protects.....
Her abrupt departure leaves Uri in sadness but her letter is something.

The things Dina must do to right the wrongs are gut wrenching. I am glad that we ended on a different leg of the journey. I am so unbelievably in love with The Guardians series now. I hurt from the pain and loss in this book, the decisions and mistakes... it was indeed an EPIC read for me. Thanks Wendy.

 I was shocked more than once in this book. My jaw dropped on multiple occasions! I was floored emotionally and spent by the time I was done.
So much packed into the 141 page ePub I read.

I won't be forgetting about Rampart and The Guardians any time soon, this series will stay with me for a while, of that I'm certain. I am glad it came full circle and we got to end it with Gabe and Rachel ready to find the Guardians Crown.

I am really glad I have book 5!

I indeed cried, sometimes I had to take a moment, others, quickly wiping the blur from my eyes so I could read. I found myself having to take a deep breath at certain points. This read was rough but in a really great way. All epic battles have casualties and with the weight of the world their shoulders these Guardians were no exception. I am sad for the losses still and I feel ridiculous sometimes when fiction makes me emotional but sometimes you just can't help it. It was just that good.



Cover Thoughts:

This has got to be Seraphine. She's pretty stunning and I hope we see more of her in The Guardians Crown! Beautiful cover definitely loving the colors!



Wendy Owens is a 34 year old author, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. For several years she created and sold her own artwork. In 2011 she gave her true love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time, as though it had been fighting to get out. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, will be concluded with the fifth and final book in 2013.
When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups, lovingly nicknamed stinks and chubbs. She also loves to cook and is a film fanatic.
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