Guardians are descendants of the first two Gods, Uranus, the God of the heavens and sky, and Gaia, the Goddess of the Earth and nature. Their first born child, a son, Gaius, named for both his parents, was betrayed by his younger siblings as they overthrew Uranus by beheading him, so to rule the world and heavens themselves, Gaius wished only to avenge his father’s murder, but Gaia had other plans. She gave him his own realm hidden from the titan’s wrath, and their descendants. A gift for his loyalties, he and his kin and any God, Goddess or magical creature that wished to escape the titans and later the Olympians, would live free of the tainted bloodlines of those that had murdered the father God for greed and power, with only one hitch, no Guardian could ever wish to lay claim to the original homeland of Gods, Mount Olympus.
For if they did, all that had been, could be undone!
First of all, I would like to point out that it was an interesting story. I have always been interested in mythology and fantasy, and to see them both together was very entertaining for me. I don't believe I can recall another book I've ever read that had gods, elves, dragons, and unicorns (to name a few) together. The way they all fit into the world created by Sandra Schepis was as if this was always how it had been.
I found myself captivated and fascinated by Ariella, wanting to know - as she did - who she was and what was going on around her. Still, I felt parts of the story were lacking. There were times where I think I was supposed to understand more than I did - or at least feel more emotion for something going on, but I didn't.
There were also obvious editing issues that made me have to reread those sections an extra time or two, to make sure I understood what was going on in the story. Before anyone wants to correct me, I'm not talking about the spelling of certain words. I realized the book was not written in American English before I started it. An example of what I'm talking about was the use of "their" instead of "there".
I did enjoy reading it, despite the issues I felt it contained. I would be interested in reading more in the series and seeing where it goes. I give this book 3/5 platypires.