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The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, Book 1) by Gena Showalter

Congrats to Gena for making the NY Bestsellers List at # 11 in her first week!

I had been putting off reading this book for a while now. Gena was so nice to even post the first three chapters but I couldn’t bring myself to read them knowing that I would be highly disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to finish the story! Well, I’m glad I did that.

This was a very good book! I’d have to say it wasn’t my favorite Gena book though. However, with it being the first book of the series which required a brief introduction to all the demons in the story it was good. It had a great cast. I’m loving the demons. I’m looking forward to reading about the rest of them.

This book centers around Maddox the demon of Violence. He is cursed because he was the one to slay Pandora trying to prove that he should have been the one to guard the box that held the demons. His punishment in addition to housing Violence he must be slain each night in the same fashion that he killed Pandora. One night Ashlyn, who has her own unique curse of being able to hear the conversations of the past where ever she stands, ventures to the estate that the demons live in. Maddox, nearly upon his death bed for the evening, ventures out to slay the men following her and to find out who or what she is. She’s quit to figure out that Maddox is the cure to the voices in her head. When he’s around all is silent.

Maddox is forced by some inner thing to take her with him back to the castle. She witnesses and tries to save him from being slain that evening. Which evolves into a full blown love story between Maddox and Ashlyn. It’s a very charming story.


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