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The Darkest Night 1

(Lords of the Underworld #1.1)

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Those crimson eyes look like they want nothing more than to turn this whole world to ash.... But I would die happy if he killed me right now. Ashlyn has a strange power: she hears the voices of the past that linger in this world. Since she was a child, she's lived a noisy and lonesome life. But when she hears the rumors of angels living in an ancient castle in Budapest, sh ...more
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by Harlequin K.K. / SB Creative Corp. (first published June 1st 2013)
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Nenia ⭐ Literary Garbage Can ⭐ Campbell

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I've read a Harlequin adaptation by Earithen before and I didn't like it. The book in question was called THE BLACKMAIL MARRIAGE. It was a case of bad story, bad art, bad execution. When I saw LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD on Amazon for 99-cents, my reaction was one of skepticism. I'd heard of Gena Showalter's series, but had written it off as being too cheesy. Plus, the adaptation was being done by Earithen.



...But on the other hand, it was only
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Marta Cox
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I read the Lord's of the Underworld series several years ago and this is the story that started it all. Such a magical idea to combine Greek mythology with a modern day setting all whilst adding extremely hot romance. Seeing that there's a manga version had me very curious and my feelings are a little mixed if I'm honest.
Ok first what I liked about this book was the way the artist took the salient points and imbued them with life. Maddox might not be exactly as I imagined him in looks but he's
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Tara
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Gena Showalter. I love Manga. What a perfect combination. This is a great introduction to her books for anyone who hasn't read them before and one of my favourite series too. It is adapted well, the only criticism being as it is a manga you lose a lot of the details I loved, but because it's manga you can't do much about that. The art work is lovely and I loved the character design of the men in the book, just wasn't as keen on the main character design.
Ren Puspita
I had review the manga adaption of The Darkest Prison - Lords of the Underworld 3.5 (Harlequin comics) by Earithen and The Darkest Passion (Harlequin comics) by Earithen..and now , we back to the first book of LOTU, The Darkest Night. A little foreword, I read LOTU back at 2010 when I first read my paranormal romance spree. Together with Immortals After Dark, Lords of the Underworld is a series that start my love for anything paranormal. Back then I'm not read Dark Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon yet, and I'm quite fascinated with the way Gena infused Greek myth, especially about Pandora box to her work. And so begin my love ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful artwork, wish it wasn't broken into 2 parts though.
Shirley Cuypers
This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlequin and Netgalley!

The Darkest Night Part 1
is the first part of The Darkest Night, the first book in the Lords of the Underworld series. The Darkest Night tells the story of Ashlyn and Maddox.

I've read the first three books in the Lords of the Underworld series and one novella, and I love the story and the characters. When I discovered this manga on Netgalley, I just had to read it. I love
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Nicole Potter
Mar 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-edition, own
I bought this the second Showalter announced it was for sale! If you're a fan of her Lords of the Underworld series, this is a nice visual companion to the books. My only problem with it was that if you had not read the series before picking this graphic novel up, I don't think you'd be able to follow it too well. So definitely make sure to read the series first, and this adds to it nicely :)
Synovea
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
I love it :)
Lör K.
In Issue 1.1 of Lords of the Underworld, The Darkest Night, we are first introduced to Ashlyn Darrow; a young woman with the paranormal ability to read minds, be them in the past, the future, or the present. Desperate for some quiet, and to try and rid herself of her gift, Ashlyn seeks out the Angels living in the suburbs of Budapest. There, she meets a dangerous man, Maddox. Her adventure begins.

I love this first issue of The Darkest Night, despite my three star rating. As great as this is as
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Gianna
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a hidden world in Budapest. And it's not normal.

24-year-old Ashlyn has been born with incredible abilities: she can hear all conversations around her from past and present. So, when she bumps into a castle where the voices in her head quiet down, she is determined to find out why. But the castle is not inhabited by angels, as legends say. It's inhabited by Guardians, cursed with inner demons. But even that isn't enough to keep her away from the handsome, mysterious Guardian who keeps his
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Ije the Devourer of Books
This is the manga version of the series and this is the first part of book one. I read the first book ages ago and I really enjoyed seeing the book come to life in picture form.

The story is engaging and it nicely introduces the Lords and tells us their back story. We also get to understand who Ashlyn is and we have an intro to her special abilities which have set her aside from friends and family in the past.

The manga version is done really well and manages to capture the first part of the prose
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Leticia
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-reads
I would like to thank NetGalley and Harlequin / SB Creative for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't read the series on which this manga is based, but I liked this adaptation. It ends with a cliffhanger, but this often happens with comics and probably also with Manga.
It's a very romantic and a fast-paced page-turner, you can read it in one sitting.
I'm looking forward to reading the next volume of this series.
Ola Adamska
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2018
Ms. Showalter writes stories which has something in itself. Add manta layer to it with beautiful drawings and I'm done.
Story followed really well First part of The book. Now I cant wait to grab second part.
SSShafiq
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I remember this one. This made me read the book which is a good sign for the manga.
Des
📚I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from NetGalley and Harlequin/SB Creative as the publisher in exchange for an honest review📚

Book title : Lords of Underworld- The Darkest Night part I: a Harlequin Manga

Author : Gena Showalter; Illustrator : Earithen

Release Date : 27 September 2013

I read Gena Showalter’s Lord of Underworld super long time ago and started it with this book. Telling a story about Aislyn, Maddox and how their encounter brings a new aspect of the storyline. I personally adore
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Miku
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Re-read it.
Love the story and art
When I found this on the shop I fell in love by the cover and bought it. This book is the reason I am now a fan of Gena Showalter and decided to read the book. Though there were some slight changes in the story. I would have bought the whole manga series for this and along with the novel if it weren't for different people drawing the manga series.

I love the stories written by Gena Showalter and the manga counterpart of the stories namely the 2 manga below:

Lapis Lazuli
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Molto carino, in realtà 3 stelle e 1/2. Un must per tutte le appassionate della serie del Lords of the Underworld di Gena Showalter o per appassionati di manga che sono stufi delle solite storie con protagonisti adolescenti. I disegni sono gradevoli, soprattutto i Lord, che corrispondono alle descrizioni del romanzo e sono facilmente identificabili. In realtà la storia è un mega riassunto del libro, ma l'atmosfera generale e tutti i punti principali sono ben rappresentati. E la "figaggine" di Ma ...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
E' sempre un'emozione quando un'artista decide di dare un volto ai personaggi di un libro che ami davvero, come nel caso della serie dei signori degli inferi della Showalter! *ç* Certo, da vera fan potrei trovare da ridire su alcune scene troppo veloci o poco accurate ma in generale ho trovato la storia scorrevole e abbastanza fedele e capisco che le "esigenze di copione" prevedano un minimo di tagliuzzamento ahahah XD
Stephanie
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was very hesitant to read this book but a friend recommended it so I gave it a shot. it was awesome! A mix between a harlequin romance novel and a sci-fi novel. nothing like I have ever read before cant wait to read the next in the series!
ᴊᴀɴᴇ
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm fascinated with the story. The bait, the guardian of the gods. So wanna know what happen next.
Nay Denise
Just as great as the novel! The artwork is stunning. Made me fall in love with Maddox all over again. I need to read part 2 ASAP!
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