Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton
After being rescued from the Underworld, Gryphon is plauged by strange voices and an evil foreboding. He believes that his only hope for salvation is to track down the goddess who cursed him…until he meets Maelea.
A prisoner with no bars, Maelea encounters Gryphon on her quest to find Olympus. He’s about to test her loyalty to the gods, and she’s ready to find out if he still has a heart worth saving…
Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton continues the Eternal Guardians series. I have become a huge fan of Elisabeth Naughton’s because each book she writes is just as good as the last. She focuses on the couple in the book while still furthering the overall story arc.
There are several new twists and turns in Enslaved. Two of them being the hero and heroine. If you thought Demetrius from was a tortured hero, prepare yourself for Gryphon. Demetrius has nothing on Gryphon. Gryphon spent months in the Underworld being tortured. He didn’t earn his way there and in order to escappe daily torture he makes a deal. The deal is something along the lines of “out of the pan and into the fire” territory. Grypon sets great store by always doing the right and honorable thing. After Orpheus saved him from the Underworld, Gryphon sees the deal he mad as selfish and cowardly. he also gets to constantly listen to Atalanta’s voice constantly calling him back to her.
Atalanta is constantly in his head. The inhabitants of the miso colony think Gryphon’s nuts so he stays in his room. There is one person who seems to be as alone as he is. Maelea spends most of her time alone but doesn’t seem to be crazy. Maelea is the daughter of Zeus and Persephone. She is not allowed in Olympus without first earning the right to be there. She can’t step foot in the Underworld without her insanely jealous stepfather, Hades, killing her. Maelea has been stuck in the human realm for around 3000 years. In that time she’s learned she is better off on her own. Humans have such a short life span and it’s too hard to grieve them. Now after years on her own the darkness inside heer (inherited from her mother) is calling to the darkness in Gryphon.
There’s so much going on in this story that I could go on and on but really you should check it out for yourself. The Eternal Guardians series is a fantastic paranormal romance with Greek mythology tossed in for good measure. I do suggest starting with the first book Marked. Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton is the fifth book and there is a lot of back story that will enhance the experience.
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