Welcome back all, I hope you like this review because this is one of my favorite books in the series.
We kick off this book with Lydia sneaking into Noir’s stronghold to try and rescue her dad. I can really feel for her since he’s all she’s got in the world, and from someone who is pretty close to my dad I can empathise with her. Since he finally owned up to doing the right thing and helped the rest of his fellow Dream Hunters he got captured and is now stuck in a dungeon possibly dying. Except with her typical bad luck she gets caught and delivered to Azura. Azura then gives Lydia to Seth as a plaything to keep him amused since she didn’t really have anything better to do with Lydia and wanted to make sure she was getting tortured. This on top of everything else we’ve learnt about Azura really makes me hate her even more.
Seth on the other hand has been a slave to Noir and Azura for over a millennia and is really sick of it. He was someone I had mixed feelings about for probably the first quarter of the book. He started off all intimidating and scary and threatening to Lydia, who for obvious reasons was pretty scared and what had happened to her. Lydia being mute tries to sign to him since that’s the language she uses to speak to her dad and others. Seth, again obviously, has no idea what she’s on about with the symbols she’s making with her fingers but he can tell she’s not happy.
At this stage I honestly didn’t know who to feel for more. We know from Seth’s point of view he had no intention to harm her and just wants to be left alone by Noir and Azura so he can focus on finding the “Key” they’ve told him to find. Lydia however doesn’t want to be raped and wants to save her dad. The hilarious part of this exchange between them is when Seth gets a laptop and is trying to figure out how to use it. Since the last time he was in the human world was YEARS before electricity was even thought of it was quite funny. It honestly reminded me of when I had to teach my dad how to use a computer and how oblivious he was. And Lydia essentially ends up doing that for Seth.
My favorite part about their relationship is the love/hate part of it. They are so aggressive towards each other, yet they seem to care for each other. Seth eventually mans up and admits his feelings for her and sends her back to the human realm to save her life. Only Lydia hates being treated like this, especially since her dad didn’t come home with her. So as a typical strong woman who knows what she wants, she comes back with the cavalry and saves not only her dad. But Seth as well. Although he took a bit longer to convince and actually get him out!
I really felt like this one had really strong family and relationship values that really spoke to me. At this time I had just moved back to Melbourne and my family so her loyalty to her dad was how I was feeling at the time. I was also single so I was feeling a little sorry for myself and just a little bit jealous of Lydia finding love in such an unlikely place and making something of her life.
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Published: Nov 1st 2011
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10649555-the-guardian