Friday, March 23, 2012

Review: The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
Published: August 18th, 2009 (MIRA)
Pages: 416
Source: bought
Challenge: none
Series: Lords of the Underworld #4
Buy the book: Bookdepository
Rating: ★★★★☆

Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.

Bound by the demon of doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern - until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.

Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love...

While I enjoyed the series before reading about Sabin, this is the book that made me fall for the series.

Sabin is the keeper of Doubt, and his demon sends out doubtful thoughts to everyone around him, causing people to even doubt if they should be alive. When he meets Gwen, his demon is both tempted and scared, and this makes for a great story in The Darkest Whisper.

First up: I *loved* the introduction of the Harpies! One of the things I enjoy most about this series, is that it's not only about the warriors and the ladies, but also the base of Greek mythology on which the stories are based (if you've been following me for a while, you know that I'm a massive Greek myth fan). I really liked the Harpies, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of them - I'm sure I will, in one of the next books.

Up until now, Sabin is the most interesting warrior for me. I really liked reading their story to the backdrop of the always ready to attack enemy, and I *loved* the twist with Galen.

I've already mentioned The Lords of the Underworld series in my favorite series of 2011 video, but I'm sure it'll be in my 2012 video as well. It's a great series if you're looking for some paranormal romance with some Greek myth influences!

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