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The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
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Jan 24, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: pnr-uf
Read in January, 2012

This is the fourth installment of the Lords of the Underworld series. I keep finding myself switching allegiances. I seem to like each new book better than the one before it. Gotta love that phenomenon.

This is predominately the story of Sabin, the keeper of the demon Doubt, and of Gwendolyn the Timid, a harpy. I say predominately because there are several story threads going at once. Each book pulls in the former happy couples and the ongoing issues and intrigues of the ones who are not mated. The hunters', those pesky misguided and 'love to hate' villains have done a despicable thing and created the most powerful weapons that have been revealed so far and more is revealed that they hope to unleash. They don't seem to understand that when your flinging mud some gets stuck on you making them dirtier and more evil than they accuse the Lords of being.

But back to the hero and heroine! Sabin is the most focused, ruthless, and lethal Lord of them all. Nothing, even innocents or friends, get in the way of achieving his end game. He is derisive of the Lords who have found their mates because they are now weak for putting their females first and that will NEVER happen to him. Well, not to mention, the last time he tried to love a woman, his demon forced her to commit suicide from all the doubt she experienced.
Then there is Gwendolyn or Gwen as she likes to be called. Gwen does not like who and what she is so she leaves her mother and sister harpies to forge a life amongst the humans on her own. She already possesses a boatload of doubt in her ability to rein in her inner harpy or that anyone could love her for who she really is. Hey, even her sisters baby her because she is a washout as far as they are concerned.

So, when Sabin and the Lords' strike team find Gwen and several other female immortals imprisoned, that begins the inner struggle of two individuals both embracing and fighting their attraction. Doubt is the least of their issues with the kind of mistrust they battle all the while trying to gain some ground in their race for the artifacts and to outwit the ever present hunters.

This book reintroduces the new Aeron keeper of Wrath with his little demon friend and the downward spiraling Paris keeper of Promiscuity. It gives some focus to Torin and Cameo. But it also introduces the harpies who are Gwen's sisters which give Anya a run for her money in the Alpha girls club.

And oh yes, more secrets are revealed.

Great read!
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Deanna Great review! :)

Sophia Deanna wrote: "Great review! :)"

Thanks, Deanna!

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