Book Review: Guardians of Stone by: Anita Clenney

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: December 4, 2012

Origins:  From Author for Review

Format:  E-book

Book Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Kendall Morgan is a human bloodhound. Spending her childhood hunting relics with her ambitious archeologist father, she knew the two of them shared a sixth sense for the history and location of objects—sometimes even people. What she didn’t know was that their paranormal gift could ultimately be their undoing.

After the tragic plane crash that killed her father as well as her childhood best friend, Kendall dedicated her life to finding and protecting relics. When mysterious, sexy billionaire Nathan Larraby hires her for his latest expedition—the search for four powerful relics —she’s thrown into a world of high-octane danger. He sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back, but he may have created danger of a different kind.

As the team chases down clues, a man called the Reaper makes a play for the artifacts and will stop at nothing to put them to his own sinister use. What’s worse is that Nathan hasn’t told the whole story, and the dark secrets he’s keeping could cost them the mission…and their lives.

Review: Anita Clenney’s first book in The Relic Seekers series is ‘Guardians of Stone’. The main characters are Kendall Morgan (the relic hunter), Nathan Larraby (the eccentric billionaire), and Jake Stone (the mercenary). I thought the premise was way cool, with a relic hunter who has a supernatural knack hunting down a mysterious box which may contain one of the worlds’ most powerful artifacts. Kendall, Nathan, and Jake are all haunted by their pasts and their secrets may cause even more harm in the present day. I liked how we learned about the characters as the plot unfolded and the multiple viewpoints made it easy to see what was going on with each character, but some of the dialogue was stunted and not all of it truly contributed to the storyline. I was caught up in the mystery and Kendall’s supernatural abilities, but sometimes there were entire sections of dialogue which could have been handled better by showing the characters’ actions. Overall, I love the concept, the characters definitely grew on me, and I really need to know what happens next – especially with the way ‘Guardians of Stone’ ended. I think The Relic Seekers series will be able to grow into a solid series.

The Relic Seekers series: Guardians of Stone (1), Fountain of Secrets (2)

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