- Product Description
- Title: Guardians (Book 3 of the Seers Trilogy)
- Author: Heather Frost
- Published: 09 July 2013
- Format: Hardback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781462110353
- ISBN 10: 146211035
- FTC FYI: I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Kate Bennett has escaped captivity, but she has not escaped the hunt. The Demon Lord has one million dollars on Kate’s head, and every bounty hunter around is just waiting for the chance to break through her guardian force. Kate’s only shot at staying alive and protecting her loved ones is to lead the seers on a mission to the past and kill the Demon Lord before he comes to power.
But Patrick, Kate’s immortal guardian and the love of her life, knows what happens when she travels back in time: he has seen her die in his arms. With Patrick keeping a protective watch over her, Kate knows she can never lead her mission, but she cannot wait around to be captured by demons again, either.
This final installment of the Seers trilogy brings Kate Bennett’s tale to a surprising and exciting
conclusion filled with love and heartache, danger and triumph, loss and redemption.
Kate has gone to visit Clyde, a Demon she feels she can trust, for information about the Demon Lord, without the knowledge of her Guardians.
Clyde watched my face for several long seconds, then he instinctively reached out and patted my arm. “The Demon Lord has a most wanted list—his prioritized enemies. It just usually involves Demons who’ve offended him. So far as I know, a Seer’s never quite made the cut. Demons squabble over ’em, hoping for the reward, and the Demon Lord sends Far Darrig after some—but that’s the end of the story. I think you’re the first Seer, Kate.”
I blinked up at him. “That’s supposed to make me feel better?”
“Philippe had to pass the word along,” Clyde continued quickly, sounding apologetic. “If he didn’t, he would be risking his life. But Selena gave him pictures of you and everything. I have one, if you’d like it.”
Feeling a little disconnected, I nodded.
He pulled his hand out of his pocket and handed me a folded sheet of paper. I took it from him, slowly uncurling the edges until I held a full-size page, half of it taken up with a picture of me. It was my senior picture from school. I didn’t even want to think about how they’d gotten this. The smile on the picture was small, and the words beneath seemed surreal.
Kate Bennett, Seer. Wanted alive. Believed to be under heavy Guardian protection. Two positively identified Guardians are Patrick O’Donnell and Antonio Alverez. Both are extremely dangerous. A reward of—I choked—one million US dollars will go to those who manage to secure her. Seer may or may not be in hiding.
My home address was included on the bottom as a starting point for anyone interested in getting the reward, along with Selena’s number, in case there were any questions.
Clyde’s voice seemed really distant. “You haven’t seen any of these bounty hunters yet is because they’re being cautious. They want that money. Badly, I would imagine. The Demon Lord doesn’t usually offer quite so much. “This isn’t the Demon Lord’s style,” I argued weakly, still staring at the monetary amount I was worth. I guess I could have felt honored or something In reality, I only felt sick.
“If you want my honest opinion, Kate, I think you should leave here—the sooner the better. Maybe even leave the country.”
“What? I can’t leave. They have my address!”
“That’s exactly why you need to leave—try to cover up your tracks.” Clyde shrugged helplessly. “I don’t know what to tell you. But you can’t stay here, Kate. For that amount of money . . . Every Demon in the state is going to be trying his best to get at you. The Guardians can’t protect you from that kind of attack. Your enemies are too many.”
“But what can I do? My friends, my family . . . They’re all in danger. Even if I leave, I can’t bring everyone I love with me.”
Clyde’s face was calmly serious. “They’re not going to rest until they have you, Kate. That’s the Demon Lord’s style.”
I have loved the Seers trilogy so far. It has been one surprise after another. The 2nd book in the series left you hanging, screaming, and dying to know what happens in the 3rd book. Guardians takes up right where Demons left off. Kate has the whole Demon world after her per request of The Demon Lord and a hefty ransom. Patrick is trying his best to guard the woman he loves. I loved how the characters are fleshed out even more in this last book. Heather is very good at characterization. She really knows how to write memorable characters. You can't help but be drawn into the lives of the Seers and Guardians that Heather writes.
The action is good again in this novel. The first part of the book moves a little slower as the book goes into what happened previously. Things pick up half way through and doesn't stop. Once Kate starts teaching the other Seers about time travel the story speeds along. Of course I loved this aspect the most about this book. It was also fun to meet all of the new Seers introduced in the third book.
I have to say that I really loved how this series ended. There were SO many surprises! I truly could not have guessed on the outcome. I also loved the epilogue. Some epilogues are better than others, and this one ranks right up there with my favorites. I will miss this series and the characters. I can't wait to see what else Heather Frost writes. She is an amazing writer that knows how to produce a great story. If you haven't read this series yet I highly recommend that you do.
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Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and has always been an avid reader and writer. She’s a Snow College and, most recently, Utah State University graduate. She enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Her second book, “Demons,” was a 2012 Whitney Award Finalist. To learn more about Heather and the “Seers” trilogy, or to send her a message, visit www.HeatherFrost.com.