Book Reviews

Book Review: Guardian Trilogy

Prophecy of the Guardian
by J.W. Baccaro

Revisiting this adventure as it is newly edited with a character list, creature list, a map and beautiful new cover. The story has progressed with more details and some different elements.

Not darkness, not light, perhaps something in between, and is claimed by the darkness…as theirs. Though being saved by the light, that which is saved must in turn save the world…

Darshun Luthais has never experienced the Nasharin Frenzy—the unbending will to challenge a stronger opponent, no matter the cost. He doesn’t know what he will transform into, has never bonded with an elemental crystal and has never seen any of the unearthly creatures his father talks about. Even though he’s an infant in Nasharin years, his life consists of nothing but constant training, striving to unlock the sleeping power his so-called accursed race is born with.

But all that changes when he is pursued by a Dream Assassin in the dead of night. What he witnesses will forever change his outlook on life and lead him on a quest only the strongest can complete.

My Review

This epic fantasy Prophecy of the Guardian: Guardian Trilogy is action packed, all the way through. Definitely a power house for fantasy lovers. It has plenty of dark magic, tons of bloody battles, and even some seductive tones.

J.W. Baccaro does not hold back in his details of war and how brutal the effects are on the people and the land. He sets his world in a beautiful background, so exquisite and then details the destruction during bloodshed and battle.

This series carries so much with it, more than just a battle book. The action was absolutely a big part of the story and without it, the fantasy would not be the epic level that it is, of course! But, there is also the magical side, the mythical and mysterious wonderment. The creatures are so desirable and they stayed with me as I read the story. The colors of the world are so vivid. And actually the magical aspects are my favorite parts of all.

I first read Prophecy of the Guardian series in 2011 and it was a series of several books. Five books if I remember right. The author did some edits and got the series into three books. Now, this year the author has made some major edits, adding a new cover, character list, creature list and a colorful world map.

My Recap

One man’s choice to love a son… a son that is not really his. A legacy, a Nasharin legacy, is truly dying out. It is the father’s hope that the legacy will live on in this baby. Though the baby does not really belong to him, he believes. As the baby grows into a young man, father and son will stand together in battle. The father will teach and the son will experience lessons that test his wills. Strength, maybe even his level of light against his level of darkness, is tested. They are not on the side of the dark and they are not on the side of the light. Therefore, they belong to neither and they are feared by all. It is that which is not understood completely that is feared the very most.

This choice, a choice to save a baby and to love that child will one day be questioned. Many will be massacred with the very survival of that one, the one that is deemed the guardian. The one to save the world.

The Author

J.W. Baccaro is the author of the Prophecy of the Guardian: Guardian Trilogy, Blood Dreams and Tree of Damnation. In his free time, he enjoys literature—fiction and non-fiction, playing electric guitar, and thinking how to intertwine his thoughts about the world’s myths, legends and distinct truths into his next novel. He is a lover of animals and loves to hear from his readers. Feel free to email him at 
He lives in upstate NY with his wife Melissa, his son Alexander, his German Shepherd and his two cats.

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