Hey 143 followers (welcome M.L.S.Weech & Se’Quasha Smith),
So, we just finished book five in the Soul Guardian series. As always there may be spoilers so if you haven’t read this book, leave this post, read it and then come back and join in on the discussion. Links below.
Now onto the discussion…
What I love about these books are the big battles that our heroin finds herself in. They are described so well. So, in this book we find Kara on a mission to find a group of missing sensitive children (mortals who can see the supernatural). Adult sensitives are being killed and they have to deal with the nasty seirs who are sensitives but has decided to fight for the bad guys. To top things off, Kara still has to stop her demon sisters evil plan and they can’t harm the seirs because of an oath to protect all mortals.
The good stuff.
Once again Kara finds herself wanted by the mortal authorities after Lillith, the demon sister, gave her photo to the police and press and accused her of bioterrorism. What?! How the heck does a guardian walk incognito among mortals when her face is plastered on every billboard, newspaper and TV screen? This is one of the first serious things that Kara has to deal with. The mortals are out for blood trying to catch the seventeen year old terrorist.
That’s not to take away from the fact that the mortals were actually out for blood after Lillith did some wacky thing to them with a weapon built by the archangels.
Okay, so the archangels wanted to rule the mortal world at once. What? Thought the archangels were all about free will. Apparently, at one point they weren’t. Anyways, Lillith somehow got her hands on one piece of the weapon and was still able to do some serious damage with it. Mortals were attacking each other trying to rip themselves apart. Since, the author didn’t spend too much time on this bit of storyline, neither will we.
Kara kills a seir! She knew it was forbidden. Yet in a fight against the seirs and protecting the sensitives elder on her mind, she did it anyways. Like, shouldn’t there be an expection clause in the oath? No harming mortals unless they truly, truly deserve it. She knew that she would get the truth death for doing it but that didn’t matter and she wasn’t even regretful for it. I mean, can you blame her?
The oracles gave her twelve hours to complete her mission plus they explained that she would become a mortal again and never get the chance to be a GA, so I guess that was a plus.
Of course, she managed to find the other piece of the weapon and of course it was a trap. She defeated the seir king, rescued the children but my favorite part was the final battle with Lillith.
Lillith using the weapon to amplify her powers. Kara’s elemental powers awakening and washing her body in gold. But the best part was Kara’s demon powers fully awakening. I just can’t gush enough about how well this scene was written. One minute she’s fully gold and then the next she’s green. Her sister is impressed and offers to welcome her into the netherworld with open arms. Her friends show up and are shocked to see her all green. Everyone knows what that means and the children are terrified of her now. There is this brief moment where she grasps her part of the Arath (archangel weapon) and Lillith offers to teach her how to use it. For a second you’re wondering, is she going to turn to the darkside? A teeny-tiny part of you is actually hoping she does. Come one, admit it. How assume would the story have been if it had taken that turn? I can just see it now. Kara goes evil and David, Jenny and Peter have to pull her back.
Kara chooses good and using her mega powers, which has gone back to gold, destroys the Arath and in the process destroys the one that Lillith is holding onto.
How surprised were you that Lillith became fully human? I mean, I was not expecting that. Perfect ending for Lillith. She gets to be the thing she hates most.
Aww, alas, Kara gets to live a mortal life with David.
Will the legion use her again? Well, there’s a sixth book so I guess it’s safe to assume yes.
I absolutely loved this book. I gave it four stars after my first read (repeat offender here) and I can’t quite figure out why. It should have been five stars considering I liked it so much. Maybe it just got better the second time around.
What dud you guys think? Let me know in the comment section and we can keep this thing going.
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