#11.5 in the Guardians of Eternity series, release date Sept 30, 2014
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.
A gargoyle of Levet’s charm and intelligence should not be facing a solitary Christmas. True, he may appear a little unconventional, not to mention unconventionally little even for a gargoyle. But what Levet lacks in height he makes up for in loyalty, and being banned from the festivities surrounding the Queen of Weres’ new pups is quite unfair.
So when a beautiful Christmas angel begs for help in fulfilling her duties, Levet has nothing better to do than agree. Armed with a magical wand, Levet confronts Damon, a pureblood Were intent on seizing the throne. Challenging the King will put the pups at risk and drive away Damon’s potential mate, Gia. Who better to convince Damon to choose love, not war, than a gargoyle expert in “amour”? With a little magic, and a lot of Levet, this may yet be a truly wonderful Christmastime.
Perhaps a little early for a Christmas story, but hey I don’t get to pick the release dates or when they show up on Net Galley. This is one of the authors I enjoy and own most of her books. This was a sweet little addition to the series and the novellas that center around Levet are always such fun. He is the much-needed comic relief in a world that could become much too serious and heavy with out his quirky personality.
As with the other novella centered around Levet, this in not a love story for him. The story is the bringing together of Damon and Gia. Ivy has cleverly shared this story as a tribute or in the spirit of the Christmas Classic by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. This will be a lovely tale to read around the holidays on a cold winter’s evening, perhaps when you are stuck at home during a storm. It is quite short, only 55 pages for the story itself, and I was able to finish it in a couple of hours. We get to see a glimpse of character’s from past novels in this world and are there to welcome Salvatore and Harley’s new family to the world.
The story while fun on its own, is probably going to be appreciated by fans of the series more than those who are new to the series. There isn’t much back story, so new readers might not know much of what is going on or the context of the events taking place. Still a fun read, and I’m thankful for having been granted to privilege to read and review it before its release.