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…
Please pay no attention to how long it took me to finish this book. It’s no indication of how much I liked it. (As should be obvious by my rating.) It’s just that I had the paperback version of Enslaved and at the time I started reading it, I had no time to find a nice cozy corner to finish it. Trust me, it had nothing to do with me not being interested in how things worked out between Gryphon and Maelea. I loved these two broken, beautiful characters. 😉
Gryphon and Maelea were both hiding things, which made it impossible for them to trust each other. For most of the book, they didn’t even trust themselves. They both had their own agenda which didn’t include finding their mate.
Enslaved was kind of heartbreaking for a lot of reasons. Gryphon was basically shunned by all but two of the Guardians. He didn’t blame them though. Maelea had her own family issues. They both had people trying to track them down and most of them were out for blood. Basically, there was danger, deceit and mystery around every corner. There was still room for plenty of romance and even a little bit of humor. Everything readers have come to expect from the Guardians and then some.
There were other characters going through their own mini-crises during Enslaved. A couple more secrets revealed and pretty interesting set up for the next book in the Eternal Guardians series. Bound is up next.