From Josh of Rabid Reads:
Rating: 5 of 5 "paws"
...I can safely say that the interior shines. From the many mythological names that are bandied about, the rich historical set pieces, the snappy dialogue, and even the atmosphere of the first couple of pages (something that I don't see that often), this book manages to entertain and I imagine for some it will educate as well (an edutaining read).
From Nikki of Close Encounters with the Night Kind:
Rating: 5 of 5 "spiders"
Now this...This was a total surprisingly absolutely amazing read!! I will forewarn you, the ending will have you smacking your e-reader and shouting nooooo!! It is very climatic and I was so into the book I shouted out in my frustration!! LOL! That is how you know you have a great read. You have it in your lap, totally oblivious to your surroundings, enthralled by the plot buildup and then suddenly the brakes are slammed, reality comes crashing back to you as you frantically search for more of the story. So there I was, sucking it up and realizing that I needed to share with you the awesomeness of this book. This is perhaps one of the few times I was blown away by a book. It was a delightfully shocking read!!
From Dihanna of Critique de Book:
Rating: 4 stars
As the story unfolded, I came to love her – this woman – because she had the kindest nature. She forgave everyone and tried to find the good in everything and everyone. In her searches, she discovered that her brother was in fact Jason's father (Cassius-another Guardian) and his mother was a human.
I rated this story four stars for two reasons: I was surprised to see Werewolves and Vampires, and didn't think they belonged in this story (and they didn’t really add anything meaningful). Second, the plot was a bit too predictable. This was, however, a well written story that was extremely fun to read. I recommend it without hesitation to every fantasy fan.
Read full review HERE.
From Nastasja of Lady Caella:
Meg Whitlock has written a great story and created some fabulous characters you come to love during your journey through the book. I have to say the ending was good, but you definitely sense that there will be more to tell, so I’m hoping that the next novel won’t take long.
From Karen Bryant Doering of Famous Five Plus and The Parents' Little Black Book of Books:
"...I will be reading the next in the series as soon as it becomes available."
Filled with interesting, complex and well rounded characters The Dark Man’s Son is the first of The Guardian Chronicles Series. It brings together angels, vampires, demons, protectors and Lucifer. All of the protagonists are realistic and bold without beginning cliché. Ms. Whitlock has given us a new take on the age of the good vs evil saga giving the reader the opportunity to enter a new paranormal realm where free choice takes on an entirely new definition.
Although this offering is the first in a series, the book stood well on its own. It tied up the story line nicely while still leaving this reader wanting to know more. I will be reading the next in the series as soon as it becomes available.
From Cathy Speight of Famous Five Plus and Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews:
"Aficionados of the genre will certainly get their money’s worth with this one."
This was probably a fantasy tale on the border of my limits of the genre, but I did like the veil of wry humour embracing the story. The dialogue was sharp, witty and modern—streetwise almost. I got a little dizzy with the leaps into different time frames. Alex is immortal, so she’s been around quite a bit, and the story jumps into different centuries. Confusing also is the fact she has different monikers. However, these kangaroo hops were well done, with famous names like Botticelli being characterised, and their relevance soon becomes evident. Meg’s characters were meaty and substantial; Jason is suitably good-looking and takes his parentage and his new future in his stride; Alex is Light and Goodness in a neat, attractive little package—positive, caring, and well-intentioned. Cassius, her brother and Rorik, her trusted friend, have their own demons within their demon souls and have their consciences to fight as well as their foes.
What I also liked was that although this is the first in a series, the ending was solid enough to end the book without unanswered questions, but with just a smidgeon of a hint that there is more to come.
I’m still a little on the fence with this genre, although some recent books have been moving it up my hit charts, and Meg has certainly helped push it along upwards. Aficionados of the genre will certainly get their money’s worth with this one.
From Laurie-J of Night Owl Reviews:
Rating: 4 stars
Deftly interweaving mythical and magical elements, the story begins simply enough but rapidly gains complexity as the reader is challenged to re-examine long-held beliefs. Some historical events are presented from a fresh perspective. The short historical scenes and episodes provide context and motivation that otherwise would surely have been lacking. Jason is a likeable, albeit snarky, hero with an intriguing voice in this novel. At times, I found some of the mythical references confusing, but that is most likely because I am not particularly knowledgeable on the subject. Overall, I enjoyed the read, and hope there will be more adventures to come.
From Bridget Strahin of TeAmNeRd ReViEwS:
Rating: 4 stars
Whitlock brings to the table an intricate and perplexed novel by weaving together old school mythology with some fresh ideas. The story is fast paced and at some points a little confusing. Some of the characters go by several names, which, were hard to keep up with. Some of the dialogue seemed out of place. Especially the amount of curse words used by the Guardian of Light. The ending was great; my favorite part of the whole book and I can't wait to see what else is in store for Jason and Co.