Tammy has just started to truly get past her beloved husband’s death, though it will take his ghostly nudging to get her to consider the possibility of new love. Stephanie has a chance to get back to her roots and is still traveling the convention circuit. Betty is back with a new car that shares some similarities with Manx and goes by the name of Zee Cat. Ron has a month’s leave and will take Betty to a SCA convention where their relationship might progress to a new level. Amidst Bike Week and more, an old evil will make a new appearance, and the Guardians will have their work cut out for them to thwart another catastrophic attack.
Anthony Stevens has done it again with Guardian Noon, the second installment in the Common Grounds series. We meet the various characters from Guardian Dawn over a year after the foiled D.C. terrorist attack. Whereas Guardian Dawn was a hurried meet and greet in the midst of non-stop action, Guardian Noon progresses at a more leisurely pace, and I have to say, I enjoyed it more. Like the calm before the storm, it allowed the reader to truly sink into the characters that are starting to get a real “lived in” feel while still getting the sense of conflict to come.
As a North Florida native, I enjoyed the fact a great deal of this story is set in Florida. It was fun seeing a lot of familiar places through the characters, though I did notice a few errors (e.g. Blue Springs magically becoming Silver Springs *sigh*). Despite those minor errors, Anthony Stevens does a good job portraying the characters’ experiences in Florida and elsewhere. I highly suggest reading Guardian Dawn before Guardian Noon. A lot of the character abilities, plot, and connections, won’t make sense unless you do.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 443 KB
- Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc. (November 17, 2008)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001NGP6CC