As secrets from the past begin to unfold, it becomes evident that the motives driving the attacks on the McAllister family go much deeper than money—and they're not going to stop anytime soon. Now, as Danni faces evils even more sinister than before, she has to wonder if even the Guardian will be equal to the dangers ahead.
The whole family will love this page-turning conclusion to the story of Le Gardien, the enchanted pouch that guides, protects, and teaches those who have it in their keeping.
Unabridged audio book
|Published||Deseret Book Co. (November 4, 2013)|
|Audiobook Narrator||Diane Dabczynski|
|Runtime||21 Hrs. 24 Min.|
I loved this sequel to the Guardian. Danni is a sweet, fun girl. It's been enjoyable following her story.
When I read the first Guardian book last year, I liked it but didn't think it was as good as the fourteen previous books of fiction by Bro. Lund that I read. (The first book in the Work and the Glory series was one of my favorite books of all time.) Unfortunately, for me this second book falls even farther below the Lund standard I was used to. It just doesn't seem to flow real well, is hard to believe at times (and I'm not referring to the supernatural powers of the "Guardian") and often seemed to bog down.
International intrigue, realism with a touch of magic, characters to entertain any age, clean and suspenseful, a hint of romance, written by the masterful Gerald N. Lund--what's not to like?
The only problem was--I haven't read The Guardian (Book One). Yeah, probably would have been a good idea.
I was especially intrigued with the first section of the book, but wasn't quite prepared for when it jumped from Europe to the US and totally different characters. (I know, if I'd only read the first book...) After that, the excitement seemed to take a little time to get going again. Much of the first half was taken up with "wrapping up" what transpired in the first book. By the middle, when the family went overseas, I found myself more invested in the story and it finally felt like its own plot rather than a continuation of the first. It was then that I became immersed in the McAllisters' world and the pace picked up, though my favorite part remained the history and back story.