Darkness Surrendered

Darkness Surrendered Six hundred years ago Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived except him Now that ancient evil is back and it is far deadly El

  • Title: Darkness Surrendered
  • Author: Stephanie Rowe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Six hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived except him Now, that ancient evil is back, and it is far deadly Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him ruthlessly back into the nightmare that once consumed him ESix hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived except him Now, that ancient evil is back, and it is far deadly Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him ruthlessly back into the nightmare that once consumed him Elijah s only chance is Ana Matthews, whose sensual kisses and passionate fire thrust hope and light into his blackened heart and fragmented mind But Ana s deadly past could be the final trigger for Elijah s descent into irretrievable madness and the destruction of his soul, humanity and what is left of his heart.

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    1. From the moment Darkness Surrendered opens, we hit the ground running. I'm not talking a slow, gentle jog here either; seriously, this is running at full pelt, sweat dripping, heart bursting running we're talking about here! Book three of the Order of the Blades series is most definitely filled with adrenaline pumping action. I was constantly immersed in the glorious action, the characters, their relationships, so much so that I had to force myself to stop reading to slow my pulse and take a bre [...]

    2. I had such high hopes for this book. Sometimes the anticipation is better than the payoff, and unfortunately for me, that was what happened here. The very fact that Elijah is alive was enough for me to get excited. This is a man who sacrificed his very life for his mate, a woman who has built him up in her mind as this amazing savior. He is her protector, a beloved friend to other members of the Order, and a deliciously tortured hero. Add to that, this is the book with the big climax to the seri [...]

    3. The one thing I never thought would happen happened in this book. I actually felt sympathy for Ezekiel. I struggled with that for most of the book. This book was the final showdown between Ezekiel and the good warriors of the Order of the Blade.**Some mild spoilers ahead**Elijah Ross was tortured for 100 years by dark illusionist. He managed to escape 500 years ago but those illusions were always with him tormenting him as one of the things he did while under an illusion was kill his mother and [...]

    4. Ok I'm done and I'm out. I skimmed some parts because the explanations were getting confusing. Elijah tortured, Ana squeaking. This whole time I was thinking, "dude ask your sister! She's already gone through this, I'm sure she can help you sort this out." But you barely see Grace here even though Ana is her sister. I liked Drew in the second book and you don't get much here with him; it was terrible about that thing but I won't spoil it. And what the hell is Vaughn?! It took me a while to reali [...]

    5. Book three in the Order of the Blade series starts off at break necking speed. The forbearer of the Calydon race, Ezekiel, is walking death. He's a bitter warrior full of evil that has been locked in a isolated prison for 2 thousand years and he has just escaped which in turn has cause the underground tunnels to collapse around Elijah. The other Order members are frantically searching for him as well as Ana Mathews, Elijah's mate. Ana and the Order Members are starting to lose hope that Elijah i [...]

    6. 3.5*sOnce again with this series, this was close to a DNF for me. Ana started out as almost TSTL, but she got better as she went along. I still had trouble with the premise of sacrificing innocent people (mostly women) for the greater "good" (mostly protecting humanity from Calydon warriors). I still had trouble with shaky motivations to manipulate the plot. And it still bothers me that Rowe writes in a passive voice.Yet I still read these books.The stories suck me in despite all that.Darkness S [...]

    7. Once you get a couple books into a series it gets harder and harder to review them. What can you say beyond I liked it more or less than the previous ones? Book 3 of the Order of the Blade series falls right in the middle for me. I liked it more than the second and less than the first. Rowe still manages to hit all of the right emotional notes with her überprotective males, but still overplays the hand a bit by telling the reader repeatedly how desperate they are to actually protect their mates [...]

    8. This one has been my favorite of the series so far.Elijah, a man who is truly broken finally meets his sheva, Ana. There is an added danger to the sheva bond (as if it wasn't dangerous enough with it being declared that once the couple bonds the man will go insane and if not stopped will kill everyone he lovese on guys, let's figure out the out-clause already here) because Ana is an Illusionist, a race of people who have captured and tortured Elijah not once, but twice. Elijah is seriously messe [...]

    9. Rowe's ability to take three pages describing a 20 second scene is starting to annoy. Lots of cliche romance novel phrasing and the writing is so wordy I actually forgot several times what was happening in the scene because of her over the top descriptions and telepathy chatter between characters. It kind of breaks up the pace of action scenes and I found myself skimming action scenes, thinking, "oh good grief just stab him/rescue her/untie him/kill him already!"I may have only one more of these [...]

    10. This is Elijah Ross' story! As you will read he did not die in the hell that Ana put him through in book #2. I was enthralled with this one. Probably one of the best books in the series so far!

    11. "Darkness Surrendered" by Stephanie Rowe. Book 3 in the Order of the Blade series.I just finished reading this book October 18, 2017. This is my review.I really liked this book. This book concludes the overall story arc of defeating the evil Ezekiel which is the focus of the first three books in this series. The main characters in this book are Elijah and Ana. I don't recommend reading this book as a stand alone, you really should read the series from the beginning so you know the history of the [...]

    12. Still a Guilty PleasureI this this book might be my favorite so far. The storyline is much more detailed and intriguing. There is a truly terrible villain. It's exciting to get to know more of the members of the Order, as it makes their interaction that much more understandable. This series is only growing more and more interesting and I can wait to read them all.

    13. I couldn't finish this book. The constant whining and unworthiness and internal dialogue of both characters was tiring. I hate not finishing a book but at 67% I realized I was just torturing myself and skipped to the final two chapters to skim so I could be ready for the next book.

    14. DarknessWow loved this book. Made me want to scream, hide and smile. Love the continuing story of the order and the Destiny with their shirva . Illusions to break the mind. Love and bonds. Great read couldn't put it down

    15. Good storyGood story but too repetitive. The same message was written so many times using different words. I jumped pages just to get past

    16. My review is all inclusive of the 3 books spoilers hereBesides, I don't think spoilers would ruin this trilogy anyway! :)Just finished the last of the trilogy tonight. All in all a fast, and fun read. I love the storyline and have found myself day dreaming about Gideon, Elijah and Quinn while attempting to work, YUM!I am giving this book a 4 star rating. In reality, all 3 books are all almost exactly the same and follow the same formula. However, they kept me interested and as I have said in a p [...]

    17. You would think the same premise over and over would be drab (Order Member finding his sheva, struggling not to bond in any way, and doing it anyhow), but Rowe does an excellent job keeping it fresh. Elijah and Ana's journey is about as similar to Quin and Grace's as an apple is to a rock, while Gideon and Lily's is about as close to Quin and Grace's as a spider is to a dinosaur. I can't express how much I enjoy this series.Each story has its own struggles, and I must say that Elijah and Ana has [...]

    18. Quicky Review: 4 1/2 Stars. and WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!This book was like a rolling stone down a very steep cliff, it keeps gaining speed until you finally think you hit rock bottom when fates steps in and stops you dead in your tracks. Darkness Surrendered picks up where we left off in Darkness Seduced with Elijah still lost under a pile of rubble and his sheva and The Order trying to find him.This was a gripping way to end the original trilogy of The Order of the Blade. The whole time I was on the edg [...]

    19. This book brought a new element to the story where the female lead is the one tortured by deep seated dark guilt, instead of the other way around. It was refreshing. The plot was interesting, as well as the characters were fully developed. The writing was good, but not my favourite. I'd say it meets expectations. Sometimes the plot dragged, because I can only read about how guilty a character feels so many times before I start to think, "Get over it already." I think that what is missing is the [...]

    20. Boy, this one was a trip. SR writes using a formula, and based on books on 1&2, that's what I expected. Wasn't what I got. Got the same complaints, where's Grace, what the hell is Vaughn, need more Drew Elijah dude, the first two books beat the odds wake up. Well, that doesn't happen here. What does is pretty cool. Elijah is messed up, Ana is messed up. Why, for pretty good reasons, which are explained in frustrating pieces throughout the book. Frustrating being the operative word. The st [...]

    21. Disappointed really disappointed. Why? After #2, intense, with deeper characters, I had high expectations - too high, obviously. Like a lot of readers, I was excited to learn that Elijah wasn't dead, after all. But raving crazy, he is. And who is the only one able to help him to distinguish the hallucinations from reality? Ana, an Illusionist. And who tortured him to the point of insanity? Illusionists. Hello, the credibility gap.And then the constant whining and internal dialogue, both of them. [...]

    22. WOW! Book 3 was amazing each one just keeps getting better n better first we had Quinn n Graces story then Gideon n Lillys n in this one Elijah and Ana ok so where to start first off I love how the characters from each book play rolls in the next installments at least for me it makes me feel like I get to know everyone so much more with there characters still joining in I never have to say I wonder what happened because they still are around while getting to know the next couples story in this o [...]

    23. Loved it! Loved it!I was so glad that Stephanie still had Elijah in the series. This book was wonderfully written. Elijah went through a lot of traumatic events which skewed his mind and thought processes and Stephanie did an excellent job describing Elijah's emotions in this book. I really liked how Anna's background and Elijah's sufferings were intertwined; it helped both of them cope well in the book. Stephanie just keeps getting better and better with each book! Update: after reading all of [...]

    24. 3.5 ✽'s. I like this series, but it can be a bit over the top. I find the extremes in this book distracting at times, the total slow motion of certain events while pages of inner struggle go on or passionate "bonding" takes place ;events around them seeming to freeze. And it seriously irks me how hypocritical the other warriors are concerning the sheva's.until it's theirs. They've killed so many, not giving their comrades a chance to break the curse. No reasoning is good enough for that lack o [...]

    25. Ok, as much as I enjoy these alpha males & the story so far, this one was the most frustrating so far. This one definitely made me feel really anxious with how everything was unfolding. That's how I know a book is well written, when it can make me feel all kinds of different emotions. But I do have a couple of complaints about certain parts.***SPOILERS***A couple of times, when Elijah was wounded, still managed to to get down & dirty with Ana. That was a bit odd. Especially the first tim [...]

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