Series: The Watchers Book #1
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Blurb: The Lightbringer:
Theodora Morgan knows she’s a little strange. Her talent for healing has marked her as different all through a life spent moving from town to town when someone notices her strangeness. Now she has a home, and she doesn’t want to leave—but she’s been found. The Crusade wants her dead because she’s psychic, the Dark wants to feed on her talent, and then there’s Dante. Tall and grim and armed with black-bladed knives, guns, and a sword, he says he’s here to protect her. But what if he’s what Theo needs protection from most?
Dante is a Watcher, sworn by Circle Lightfall to protect the Lightbringers. His next assignment? Watch over Theo. She doesn’t know she’s a Lightbringer, she doesn’t know she’s surrounded by enemies, and she doesn’t know she’s been marked for death by a bunch of fanatics. He can’t protect her if she doesn’t trust him, but how can she possibly trust a man scarred by murder and warfare—a man who smells like the same Darkness Theo has been running from all her life?
Thoughts: Dark Watcher kicks of a strong sci-fi/fantasy series that for me was a little reminiscent of the television series of Charmed – it sort of had that feel or vibe to it. If you enjoyed that show, I have a feeling this series will be right up your alley. Don’t get me wrong, this series certainly stands on it’s own – but it sort of has that same feel to it.
I really enjoyed the character of Theo – she’s strong in a subtle way, with a big caring heart that never knows when to stop giving (even when it is in her own best interest to do so). And Dante? He’s one of those perfect Alpha males that you can’t get enough of. All in all – the perfect combination.
I enjoyed the story, and I thought the author did an excellent job weaving it together and I can’t wait for the rest of the books in the series!