By Ruby Moon-Houldson
E-Book Time, LLC
The Guardian by Ruby Moon-Houldson is the prequel to the Guardian series. It was written as the sixth book in the series, upon request/demand of the followers. Let me stop here, if I may, to add my own opinion of this series--I am thoroughly hooked!
When I read the More Than Angels books, I declared Moon-Houldson a must-read author. However, the Guardian series, in an entirely different genre, forces, yes, forces me to consider this author a Creative Genius! Book reviews cannot begin to describe the fascinating complexity, compelling storyline and sensuality of these stories. While based upon well-researched somehow familiar magical stories, each idea from Moon-Houldson is unique but totally interwoven into an intricate tale that becomes a reality into which readers invariably fall! Building suspense through character development and constantly more exciting and seemingly impossible challenges is almost magically done through brilliant writing! The Guardian series demands to be consumed!
In the Upper Realms, where agape love existed among residents and the higher leaders, there were certain types of beings who were created to handle specific duties and responsibilities. They were given the skills and/or they were trained in magic to effectively respond to what was needed. But sometime in the past 2000 years, one individual who was a Guardian and one individual who was a Pure One, an angelic being, became aware that their feelings of love were so much more, even though forbidden.
The story of Hephate and Remiel, now known interchangeably as Jadyn and Christopher is the greatest love story of all time. Let me share how they met...
Christopher was a Pure One who had the responsibility to guard the Hall of Souls. He was the mightiest of them all, with a beautiful set of wings that spread as if he could encompass the world! He was extremely good-looking with a muscular body that made him a mighty warrior when he was called upon to protect against anything that was threatening the Upper Realms.
Hephate was created as a Guardian, but she was much more than that beautiful creature! One of Hephate's most important roles was to magically receive a new soul from the Hall and then deliver it to the Middle Realm where a woman would receive that soul especially selected for her new child/children.
And so it was that when Hephate was chosen to deliver her very first soul, she met Remiel...
Love at first sight happened for the first time in the Upper Realms! And continued for 1000 years with nothing shared between the two except a kiss on the forehead and a hug! But one day they magically attended a marriage ceremony in a middle realm small church. There, as the mortal couple spoke of their love, Remiel and Hephate spoke their own vows to each other!
Readers will have the opportunity to learn about the beauties of the various realms as Remiel and Hephate work, study, and spend leisure time together. Until that fateful day, when Hephate decided to go visit Remiel while he was guarding the Hall of Souls and Remiel chose to spend time talking with her. Two souls were stolen during those few minutes!
Remiel was condemned to live in the middle real as a pure vampire forever. Hephate was physically lashed and made to serve all other guardians. Until the loss of Remiel was so devastating that she cried out to The Great One and he allowed her to be born into the middle realm. And in that body, she carried two souls, for Remiel's had been taken when changed to a vampire!
There, where The Evil One now ruled, he had ensured that Christopher was attacked and changed into one of his followers, the evil vampires that dined on the blood of humans. Skylar, the first born Hephate, in the year 1290 found and fell in love with Christopher the vampire and they became lovers. But it was soon known that Skylar was really Hephate and The Evil One vowed to keep them apart. Skylar was burned at the stake based upon claims she was a witch...
And so it happened that every 100 years or so, Hephate would be reborn in the middle realm--until their love grew stronger and stronger, and Jadyn was born!
Could your love endure through thousands of years? Through the death of your loved one over and over? As I said, this is a love story like no other! Read The Guardian by Ruby Moon-Houldson to experience the agony and ecstasy of everlasting love...
The Guardian series is a sensuous escape into the fantasy world of the ages...
G. A. Bixler