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The Dark (Guardians of Time Trilogy)

The Dark (Guardians of Time Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Marianne Curley
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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'Another gripping teenage novel from the author of Old Magic. Once more Marianne Curley pulls off a thrilling, complicated and magical story while keeping a firm grip on the reality of present day life' Irish Independent 'This pacy, contemporary mix of action, suspense and fiery relationship is cleverly calculated to appeal to both boys and girls' Books Magazine 'Marianne Curley's second novel, The Named, succeeds in combining the contemporary with the historical in this lively, eventful adventure' Bookseller

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A dark and compelling sequel to The Named, The Dark crackles with suspense and intrigue. Hell-bent on avenging the death of one of their best, the Order of Chaos gain the upper hand in their battle against the Guardians. As the Order's attempts to change history bear fruit, Ethan and Isabel notice subtle changes in their daily lives as an altered past impacts on the future. Before they can confront the Order, Ethan and Isabel, joined by Isabel's brother Matt, must risk everything to travel through a dark world and save Arkarian, without whom the future looks bleak. Told from the perspectives of Isabel and Arkarian, the edgy relationships and pacy narrative make for an unputdownable read.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1972 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; Rejacketed ed edition (20 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AO4WFL4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oh my god! How good can it get! 14 Feb 2005
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when i read the named i couldn't wait to get the dark so i could continue the story of ethan and isobel - two characters i had come to like. The dark is suspenseful and intriguing full of humour and love and loyalty. A brilliant sequal to the named. It picks up on Arkarians and Isobels viewpoints and expertly tells a love filled, emotionful, loyal,loving,exciting and intriguing tale of a fantasy story that could actually be happening and we just haven't realised it. If i could give it more than 5 stars i would. Again Marianne Curley takes my breath away with her superb sequel the dark - so good it kept me up half the night because i couldn't put it down!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Word : WOW!!! 30 Aug 2004
After reading 'The Named' about two years ago, i was convinced no other book could compare to it. Yesterday, while browsing in my local Ottakar's i came across this title, 'The Dark'. I cannot explain to you my suprise and excitement when i turned it over and read 'Sequel to The Named'. I started reading it last night and did not put it down until the early hours of this morning and am now very happy to admit just how wrong i was. 'The Dark' is without a doubt the best book i have ever read, with a magical mix of history, adventure and unfathomable love. I would recommend this not only to experienced readers, but also others who are not keen readers. Prepare to be taken on a journey you will never forget! But dont be disappointed once you have finished reading 'The Dark', its sequel and concluding book in the trilogy, 'The Key' is due to be published 7th February 2005!!!!
Happy reading!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it. Read it noooow. 28 Oct 2004
This is the second book in the Guardians of time trilogy, and it's even more explosive than the Named! If you are a fan of teenage fantasy you NEEEEED to read this book.It's smart, funny, thrilling and impossible to put down. I can't wait for the Key to come out!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars credibly cool 30 Sep 2003
The Dark is an awesome story of advancing powers, fighting evil, secret societies, time travel and even a touch of romace (aaaaaaawwwwwww!). Written with the views of Isabel, newly Named, and Arkarien, who does not age. This way you get to know the characters more and are drawn to them magnetically. You also get to know the point of view of the "bad guys" at the beginning because there is a prologue. During this part of the read you feel sorry for the "bad guys" but this feeling soon washes away further through the story. If I was to find 1 flawed in this otherwise enthralling book it would be that certain accurances in the book aren't fully explained.
It is killing me waiting for the final book in this trilogy, and I only finished reading the book a matter of minutes ago! This gripping tale is hard to put down and is well worth the read even though it will leave you pining for more when it is finished.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant fantasy! 28 May 2007
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After reading the first in the series - 'The Named', I couldn't wait to read this, the second in the 'Guardians of Time' Trilogy and it did not disappoint.

It draws you in from the very beginning and transports you to another world, full of intrigue, excitement, romance, treachery, mystery myth & magic.

I enjoy all types of books (including the literary greats) and this was one of the most absorbing series I have ever read. Light but well written and certainly 'unputdownable' - well deserving of the 5* rating for this genre.

I've since read the third 'The Key' - a thrilling end to a brilliant series!

(PS. I usually sell on or swap my old books but not these - they're just too good to let go!!!!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark 23 Nov 2003
By A Customer
The second in a three part trilogy, this is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. I can't stand reading but I really can't put this one down. Trouble is I'm nearing the end of it now and the third book is not yet released! I would reccommend this book to anybody who likes a bit of magic.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Triology = A Weekends Read 15 Aug 2005
By A Customer
One word for it FANTASTIC !! A great read and impossible to put down ... a brilliant story, with jealousy, seriousness, hate, magical missions, relationships, teenage hormones and a love story all rolled into one (I wish I could meet someone with those Violet eyes and blue hair!).. the ending was slightly weak - but get the feeling there will be another book to follow this fantastic triology????
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Curley masterpiece 25 Nov 2006
By Laura
Fantastic, the characters are put into your mind brilliantly, and every book comes from two different people's points of view. It is so unique, I have never read anything like it but could read the trilogy again anytime. It took me 3 days to read the trilogy, which speaks for itself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
Great follow up to the first Guardians of Time Trilogy. I couldn't put it down, am now going to buy number 3.
Published 18 months ago by kat
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Couln't put it own once I started reading,was totally engrossed and would highly recommend this book. I bought this for my kindle and will no doubt read it again.
Published 18 months ago by vena bartaby
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Although I am way over being a young adult I love this book. The whole trilogy is a brilliant read and you really get into the characters and the story. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by Jilly
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark (Guardians of Time Trilogy) - Excellent read!
An excellent trilogy for young people and adults! It's full of adventure, suspense, excitement and romance. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2010 by Herbie
5.0 out of 5 stars best of the trilogy!
When i read the Named I couldn't wait to get this one, and it hit my expectations, I loved it. I thought this one was the best one out of the three! Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2009 by Tamsin Swann
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Trilogy Ever
The Guardians of Time trilogy is my favourite book trilogy, better than books such as Harry Potter or Alex Rider. Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2007 by S. Bower
1.0 out of 5 stars Woeful
This has to be one of the worst books that I ever have read. The prose is poor, ungrammatical and stilted. The description of places is lazy and cliche ridden. Read more
Published on 4 April 2007 by Merlin
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