Guardians of Time, Book Four

After two years of planning, researching and writing it, the fourth book in The Guardians of Time Series is finally here. It’s finished. It’s about to be published. And… drumroll please… it’s called – The Shadow.

The Shadow begins where The Key ended and includes all of your beloved characters from the series, those that made it through the battle day alive, and also a new main character who gets to tell her part of the story through her own viewpoint.

I can’t wait for you to meet her.

The Shadow will be sold in two formats – Paperback and E-book from the usual places, but especially and Amazon’s affiliated distribution channels and countries. 

I can’t give you the release date today, but I assure you it will be very soon and I will let you know as soon as I can confirm it.

So now I’d like to show you the cover, designed by my daughter Danielle Curley. Thanks so much Dani.

The Shadow . . .

The Shadow Cover

There is plenty more to come, so please stay tuned. An announcement of the Release Day is coming soon, and if you haven’t read the first three books in The Guardians of Time Series – The Named, The Dark and The Key, now is a good time to do so. To celebrate the release of The Shadow, Bloomsbury Publishers has lowered the price on The Named, The Dark and The Key by 10% for the next two months.

Happy reading everyone. 

Reading the shadow 1


One more thing. . .  please share and spread the word –

The Shadow is coming.



  1. Ordered the book on Amazon and I am so incredibly excited to read it! I have read the stories over and over again since the series first came out. I have always been a kid at heart so these books are very near and dear to me. Thank you so much for writing and continuing to write. I wish you so much happiness and health in the future!

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    1. Hi anxiouslyann87, you are so welcome. And thank you for your lovely comment and well wishes.

      You’re not going to believe this, but The Shadow is not supposed to be released yet, not until March 24th. There was an error on and the title is being withdrawn tonight until the 24th. How lucky are you to be one of the first readers. I would love to hear what you think of The Shadow, and please remember not to give away any spoilers since you will have the book six weeks before it is officially released.

      All the best.

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      1. Marianne,
        Oh wow! This has very much made my day. I do feel very lucky indeed. I would definitely love to let you know what I think and you don’t have to worry about any spoilers. I am very good with secrets.
        Can wait to read.

        Jessica Ann

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  2. Marianne, congratulations for such a magic and beautiful trilogy. I had the chance to live with Ethan his adventures when I was 12. I will always keep it in my heart. When can we enjoy book 4 in Spain?

    Un abrazo! 🙂


    1. Hi Vir

      So it’s been a long time for you. I hope you enjoy the new book. The paperback and e-book in English will be available as it is for other countries on March 10. This is only 13 days from today. But if you’re asking for the translated edition, I happen to have amazing news. The Shadow will be translated this year and hopefully before the end of 2018 The Shadow will be released in a Spanish translation edition. I have only just locked this in and will make an official announcement in about a week’s time.



  3. Wow, talk about a great surprise!

    I randomly saw The Dark on my bookshelf and started reading it again a week ago. It threw me into the fast paced world of time travel and adventure! I realized that time travel is my favorite genre. Is that even a genre?!? ;P

    I remember when I read The Named in high school when I was in India. It was so good that my heart was pounding after every twist and exciting moment. I was actually hoping that there would be more Isabel x Ethan moments, but I do love Arkarian. I actually found a lot of good Guardians of Time Fanfiction. I wonder what you think about some of the stories by the fans? 😉

    I also read about your illness. I don’t know if you believe in God, but I have been praying for you. God has been good and it is crazy that I open amazon and see ‘The Shadow’ pop up!

    I have to finish up ‘The Key’ and then I will be ready to read the next part <3.

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    1. Hi Lady Knight

      It’s funny how things fall into place sometimes, can seem almost like fate, or being guided by a higher power. In your case, to pick The Dark off your shelf and start reading it again. I do believe in God, and in the angels, and I thank you wholeheartedly for your prayers. It’s a beautiful thing to pray for someone you’ve never met, and I appreciate them very much.

      It’s been 14 years since my stem cell, bone marrow transplant using my sister’s cells, who, by the way, wasn’t even the same blood type. I’m an A+ and she’s an O+, and yet her cells and mine were a perfect match as if we were twins while we’re really born four years apart.

      I have worked on The Shadow for two years now, and I’m very happy to finally be in a position to bring it to the readers. It’s a book I wanted to write way back when you were in high school in India. That would have been an experience, I’m sure. Thanks for writing to me, I enjoyed reading your message, and I hope you will let me know what you think after reading The Shadow.


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  4. I’m so happy for the fourth book! I’m not even trying to guess when it will be translated into Polish or available in Poland. Amazon is like Obi-Wan right now: My only hope 😉
    And there is a chance that I will have a possibility to buy first three books in English and read them in this language.

    Nonetheless, thank you so much for the fourth book! I just hope that there are also others Named, not only Ethan 😉


    1. Hi Patrycja

      Thanks for being so excited about the fourth book in The Guardians of Time Series. It’s called The Shadow and yes, there are many of your beloved characters in it. I’m sure you haven’t forgotten any of them, like Arkarian and Isabel, Matt, Neriah and Dillon. There’s also a new character who was in one of the earlier books but at that point I had not released her name. Thanks for writing in. Enjoy your reading.



    1. Hi Anni

      Thanks for writing to me. You’re Finnish, how wonderful. I’m having a difficult time finding international publishers so a translation of these books can occur. It’s a massive commitment and as yet I have not found a Finnish publisher willing to publish The Guardians of Time Series. But I will keep looking.

      I’m not sure what you mean by every book have 3 looks. Could it be that your question is about the fourth book, The Shadow? It had a different cover because I wrote The Shadow quite a few years after the first three books were published.

      Thank you for loving my books!

      All the best



  5. Hi Marianne!
    Mhanks for this lovely serie.
    I am reading that you were speaking with a Spanish publisher and specting to have it by the late 2018 . I am triying to buy it but cant find anything… What happened in the end? Is possible to purchase The shadow in Spanish?
    Thank you again



    1. Hi Natalia

      I’m sorry to tell you there is no Spanish edition at this time. I will keep trying to find a publisher willing to publish The Shadow in Spanish, as well as the other countries where I have readers wanting for translations.



  6. Hi, i am from Turkey and i found the book four on amazon. But here is the problem… its too expensive. i reed the three book when i was young. an accident happened and i losted my consuisnes. then months later i recovered. i looked at web sites and the book 4 is out! but it it not turkish and too expensive 😦 i wanted to ask this: can you sent me it’s pdf or epub ? or an turkish book will be fine. thanks.


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