As a follow-up to my author profile of Elisabeth Naughton, I am reviewing her newest book in her Eternal Guardians series Enraptured. This one follows Orpheus. Orpheus, half-Argonaut and half-daemon, is the newest of the Guardians and a very reluctant one at that.
This story follows Orpheus after his brother Gryphon loses his soul and his body is captured and being used by another. Orpheus is in search of his brother’s body and soul to hopefully get him back so Orpheus no longer has to be a Guardian. We have seen Orpheus throughout the series. He is always enigmatic, sometimes conniving and always out to get what he wants. He will meet his match in a Siren named Skyla. As soon as Skyla and Orpheus are together Skyla realizes there is more to their relationship than Orpheus knows. The Fates have contrived a path for them that no one, not even Orpheus can derail.
Ms. Naughton’s newest addition to her Eternal Guardians is yet another stellar story. She weaves seamlessly the multiple layers and many players that comprise Enraptured. Her story draws you in and you get an emotional attachment to the characters. You will be angry at both Orpheus and Skyla at points in the story. You will really hate Atalanta, but that is a normal feeling about her in all the books. I read this book in two days and it only took that long because I have a 1 yr old I am chasing around. I would recommend that this not be the first book in her series that you read, however. You are going to want to pick up Marked first. If you do start with this book then you will have a lot of questions that only reading the first three books will answer. After you read all of Ms. Naughton’s Eternal Guardian series you will be waiting, like me, with bated breath for the next in the series, Enslaved.
For more on Ms. Naughton’s Eternal Guardians and Enraptured go to her website: www.elisabethnaughton.com. You can also purchase Enraptured and the rest at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and all other book retailers.