Book Review | The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter

Title: The Darkest Fire

Author: Gena Showalter

Series: Lords of the Underworld #0.5

Age: Adult

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: April 1st, 2008

Publisher: HQN Books

Page Numbers: 66

Format: E-Book

Source: Purchased from Kindle

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He is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. She is the goddess of oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords -- and discover a passion unlike any other....

Don't miss this sizzling prequel to Gena Showalter's breathtaking new paranormal series, The Lords of the Underworld! Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful....

My Rating: ★★★★

My Thoughts

Gena Showalter did a great job with this novella prequel to the Lords of the Underworld series. This prequel followed the guardian of the hell, Geryon, and the goddess of oppression, Kadence, and their relationship with and to one another.

Geryon stands guard at the entrance between hell and Earth. He is to make sure no one leaves hell and that the damned enter hell. Kadence is the warden for his area. She is connected to the wall separating hell and Earth -- physically bonded to it so she feels any disturbance that takes place. She finds that there is a crack in the wall and she needs helps to get it fixed and stop the demons (Death, Doubt, Violence and etc) from trying to crack it.

Kadence gives Lucifer a year to wreck havoc on Earth in exchange for Geryon to assist her in stopping the demons. Kadence has given Geryon his soul and his freedom back and in return (and out of doubt) he helps her enter hell to find the demons.

Geryon and Kadence have had feelings for one another, but said nothing because they are from two sides of the world (good and evil). Geryon feels himself unworthy of any love or emotions because he sold his soul to the devil for love that wasn't true. Geryon is half man and half beast. He has horns, huffs, fur and deadly talons. Kadence being the a goddess should not have any feelings for him, but she sees past the appearance into his heart and can't help but grow attached.

I loved their growing relationship and how intense it was without all the erotic points to it. I enjoyed how they looked past each others backgrounds, but into the hearts. It was poetic in it's own way and they were one in the same.

This prequel has set the stage for the series for me and I’m excited to read The Darkest Night next!

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