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Sara's Review: The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld #14) by Gena Showalter

REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: HQN Books RELEASED: June 26, 2018 GENRE: paranormal, romance LENGTH: 480 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible


He is ice...

Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.

She is fire...

Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her...and become the warrior queen she was born to be.

Together they burn.

As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for? FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

First off let me start off by saying I was never dead set on the whole William and Gilly thing. Honestly, it was a bit creepy to have such an “old man” thinking he was destined to be with a little girl. Because even when she turns 18, she is still a little girl, there isn’t some magic that happens so she will automatically discover a wealth of maturity and intellect. The Red Queen said so when she told Gilly she needs to grow up a bit a find out what she wanted. And I agree with Gilly, if they were destined, William would have found a way to keep it in his pants! So all of you who are judging this book without even reading it, you need to take a seat! The Darkest Warrior was great to read, loads of fun and I think exactly what Gena intended all along for William and Gilly. And If she didn’t know who cares. These are her characters, her art, and her vision, she can do with it as she pleases. It’s up to us to sit back and enjoy the ride and trust that she knows what she is doing. The only issue I had with the story is some of the characters are starting to have the same personalities and are not standing out. Which is a shame. I still want to delve into every story, and with so many new characters introduced it looks like Gena is a long way from slowing down. If you love the books and enjoy the Author, trust where she is taking the story, even if you are disappointed it isn’t going where you want it to go, trust that it will end it a place that you will love. I know that is what I do. I am ready for the next Lords of the Underworld story. As for The Darkest Warrior, I am giving it 4 Boundless Stars, and it was unexpected, exciting, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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