Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ransom (The Light-Bearer Series #2) by Emily Guido


"Ransom" is the Second Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series" which is the continuation of Tabbruis and Charmeine's romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer's minions!

Tabbruis and Charmeine’s life at the ‘Castle Charmeine’ is blissful until the reality of ruling the Hellish Blood-Hunters' Elder Council hits them in the face. Then, as a one-two punch, Lord Cromwell, one of the most deadly and powerful Blood-Hunters on Earth has escaped the Elder Council Prison! Lord Cromwell sends a beautiful agent to cause trouble for Tabbruis and Charmeine! He also desperately wants something Tabbruis has!

There are more surprises in store for the inhabitants of the 'Castle Charmeine'.

Will Tabbruis and Charmeine, two star-crossed and ill-fated lovers ever be at rest? Could this mean the end of harmony for Tabbruis and Charmeine’s family?

A must read for all who have read “Charmeine” the First Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”. "Ransom" can be a stand-alone novel also. It is action packed and thoroughly enjoyable in its own right!

 Reviewer: Fashionta

I have put off reviewing this book because  I didn’t want to cloud my review on Emily Guido’s first book which I though was amazing and couldn’t get enough of.  I thought it was one the best paranormal books I had read in a long time. To top it off, it was from a debut author who self- published her own book.

This second book carries on a few months later after the conclusion of the previous book. Everyone is happily settled down at Castle Charmeine and Tabbius and Charmeine are settling down into the roles as the King of Darkness and Queen of Light and happily waiting the arrival of their baby. But things do seem to be always that simple, right?  Enter someone from not only Tabbius’ past but Dmitri’s too. 

In order to understand, let me give a small recap. Tabbius and Charmine were both angels in heaven made for each other, but on the day God cast Lucifer out of heaven, Tabbius was sent down too and became a blood hunter. Meanwhile, Charmine stayed in heaven and only arrived on Earth in the ‘90s as a Light Bearer. All this was a mistake and the family had forgotten each other until Tabbius met Charmine again. Charmine and Tabbius had a son, Shane, who happened to end up in the same orphanage as Charmine and they become close.

Whilst their time on earth, Tabbius and Dimitri saw lots of things and had one downfall to their friendship . A woman blood hunter name Bathsheba, who the men fell in what they thought was love in the first world war and thought had died, is back and she brings an unwelcome problem to the family: Lord Cromwell, a blood hunter of serious calibre who possesses a bigger threat than Pascal Thomas’s father, the former head of the Elder Council. 

Pascal had managed keep him locked up in Athens at the Elder Council, the organization that governs blood hunters. The reason why will shock the family and leave them reeling as the secrets come tumbling out one at a time as the family prepares for a battle like no other.

This book start was a little too slow for my taste but it displays a great example in how a plot should be written. It has a bit of everything in there from romance to fighting and even a protective mother to boot and it was nice to see some of the characters reintroduced from the previous book getting more time in this one. However, I would have liked to have seen more Neal and Hameal as they weren’t developed as so much as the other characters in the book. Yes, Neal been there but we saw more of the other families who make up the Castle Charmine as they deal with their problems. 

I have to give this 4.5 stars.

 Publisher:  Emily Guido                                                                                      

Source:  Author provided for review


Emily Guido said...

Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review "Ransom"! I am just thrilled beyond belief and very relieved the book was not a disappointment after "Charmeine". I am sincerely humbled, Emily Guido

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