Saturday, June 30, 2018

Week 26 Review: The Darkest Warrior

From Goodreads:
A searing Lords of the Underworld tale by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep.

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?

My Review:
Man, I really loved this book! Gillian has been a part of the series almost since the beginning, and I was so glad to read about her find her happiness! Sure, it's not with William, as has been set up in the previous books, but things were too uneven with them, and then with the time difference where she spend 500 years growing up, he didn't realize that she was different, that she was a warrior.

Honestly, I wasn't sure how Gillian could end up with either William or Puck in the beginning. She was only finishing up her 2nd decade of life, and she'd suffered terrible abuse. The 500 years, though, those were key, and I loved how we got diary entries to showcase some of her growth. So great!

Oh, oh, oh, oh! There was this one line, about how Axel had the same features as William and how he was adopted by a family of Sent Ones. Which means they were both adopted, and are most likely brothers, perhaps even twins! Squee!

I really enjoyed how everything came together! Keeley had a pretty big part in behind the scenes actions, like dealing with Puck's brother Sin, and giving Puck Indifference, but also, so much more than that! I really enjoyed how things worked out with the prophecies, because prophecies are always tricky, and like is the case in this book, are solved in unexpected ways! 

There was set up for both The Darkest Captive, and The Darkest King, the first Legion Honey and Galen's book, the next William's! And we have the title for his book! Yeah! Go Keeley for telling him where he could find the one to decode his book! We also got the potential for Sin to have a book since he got a prophecy with finding a lady love, given his current situation, since he is a Lord, twice over, now. And Galen's getting redeemed now, why not Sin? I'd be interested in him having a book!

Man, this book was so freaking great, and I can't wait for Legion Honey and Galen's book!

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #14
Read: June 29th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Published: June 26th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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