The Darkest Whisper

Official information

The Darkest Whisper cover

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld
Publisher: HQN Books

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.

My review

Lately my expectations became so high, reading just didn’t seem to entertain me the way it used to. But thankfully there are books worth the time. The Darkest Whisper – one of such.

As we join Lords of the Underworld for another amazing race against their enemies, the Hunters, for the sole purpose of survival, Sabin, the keeper of Doubt, must prove just how tough he is. Because on one of the searches for the clues to finding the box of Pandora, he stumbles across Hunters secret experiment of breeding humans with superpowers and the deadliest weapon he could use himself against the hunters – Gwendolyn.

Gwen’s inner harpy is so lethal, Sabin immediately recognizes the benefits he could reap if he trained and utilized her correctly. But what he also recognizes, is the instant attraction, which considering his demons ability to destroy any woman he came to care about is dangerous, thus he has to keep her at arm’s length. As if…

I must admit, before the book was even released I kept asking myself: why Sabin? A piece of Strider, Gideon, Torin, or even Paris and I would have been the luckiest girl in the world. But Sabin? I dint feel him the way I did others. Didn’t really know him to crave his story, but once I started reading The Darkest Whisper, I couldn’t seem to stop.

I loved Gwen and Sabin together. Loved how she transformed from the timid creature with a hidden darker side into a skilled and strong harpy. Loved the whole development in the story and the new possibilities it presented introducing us to other warriors and broadening the understanding of their world.

There was one thing I didn’t love though – how quickly everything got untangled after such a long build-up and one particular scene in the end of the book. Personally, I don’t believe any of the characters would have let the event to happen. Not at this point of the story. And not when so much was at stake.

Despite this small issue I had, the book is entertaining and sexy as hell. Definitely worth reading.

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