Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld #4) by Gena Showalter

Synopsis (Goodreads):
He is the keeper of Doubt and his entire world’s about to be rocked.

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 Thoughts:  I adore this series.  It's just so... fun.  Yeah, it's bloody and a little brutal but I loooooove these guys.  I want every one of the Lords to get a happy ending.  I want every one of them to end up blissed out and loving life with their respective lady friends.  *gathers the Lords up and cuddles them hard*

Sabin and Gwen were fabulous together.  He alternately pushes her and soothes her.  She inflames him and gives him a chance at a normal relationship.  Speaking of which, these Lords all have such... issues with their love lives.  It's so sad.  Torin is killing me.  Metaphorically.  I could insert a joke here about how his demon would gladly kill me with a touch, blah, blah, blah, but I'm sure you get the picture.  Anyway.  Those poor Lords.  They lead such tough lives what with their curses and all.  Gideon... *cries quietly for him*  Paris... *cries some more*  I just want to give them all giant hugs and tell them it'll be all right!

So, where was I?  Right Gwen and Sabin.  I loved the introduction of the harpies.  I loved that they weren't hideous creatures but lovely women with awesome fighting skills.  I still hate the Hunters.  I think they all deserve a lingering (and painful) kick to the jewels.  We got some expanded mythology and some insight into what the Hunters have planned.  Overall, I liked it.  I liked diving back into this world and seeing some old friends while meeting some new ones.  *thumbs up*

Other reviews in this series:
Prequel .5: The Darkest Fire
Book 1: The Darkest Night
Book 2: The Darkest Kiss
Book 3: The Darkest Pleasure

More books by Gena Showalter

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge


  1. I still haven't started this series. I probably should, though.

  2. It's very good. And there's an undeniable yum factor. Plus, you can follow the Lords on Twitter and ... umm, do inappropriate things in a public forum with them. Just sayin'.