The Darkest Assassin
Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents.
Ability to open portals—check
Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones—check
Scare away any man who might want to date her—mate
Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin ...more
What or who was eating away Bjorn????
Finally we will get his story!
Well I loved the story.
Bjorn finds the perfect girl and he has a sizzling chemistry with Fox. Fox is the enemy who was sent to destroy and who later will become his lover.
Many favourite characters from Angels of Dark also appear (Thane I love you!) and the writing style remined me the first books of Lords of the Underworld.
Highly entertaining and highly recommended for all the ...more
This book is absolutely amazing and brilliant and all the things you're hoping for. It brings you right back to the Angels of the Dark world with our favorite characters while being absorbed into the LOTU storyline. Like, my mind is blown and I couldn't have hoped for a better story. Seriously. Feels like old school LOTU and I love it.
Gena managed to write the perfect novella, the pacing is just right, Fox and Bjorn work great together and the way they meet is priceless, one of my favorite thing ...more
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series…
What happens when a ruthless winged warrior falls in love with the demon-possessed beauty he’s been ordered to kill?
THE DARKEST ASSASSIN is available now!
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I will admit I have not read the entire LOTU series-yet. This little detail did not hinder my enjoyment of The ...more
Gena Showalter fans rejoice, we have another novella in the Lords of the Underworld series. Even after so many books, I can't get enough. It feels like an eternity, but finally the long awaited warrior William is next to get his HEA. So many questions are about to get answered in The Darkest King.
Fox, the keeper of Distrust & Bjorn, an Elite One.
Fox is judge, jury, and executioner. Host to demon of Distrust, she accepts a deal of a lifetime thus losing control of the demon who slaughters ...more
I liked Bjorn from the angels series and hoped all the guys would get their books
Here Bjorn is paired with Fox who is Galen's protege and the new keeper of the demon Distrust. Under the demon's influence Fox kills some sent ones and Bjorn is sent to execute her. From the moment they meet sparks fly between them and he ends up taking her captive. A lack of trust and communication between them however leads to a slew of misunderstandings but with war brewing, an army to amass and a ...more
Bjorn has been tasked with executing The Executioner. Little did he know, the infamous, demon-possessed Fox would make his blood boil with desire. Between his tortured past, his torturous marriage and his overpowering need to possess Fox, Bjorn is caught in a web of danger unlike any he has ever ...more
I'm always in for yet another story set in the Lords of the Underworld universe. A world so diverse and dimensional that has long since transpired the borders of mythology. To be honest, I loved Fox more here than Bjorn (who acted many times like a jerk).
True the romance and the heat levels were high but I loved how strong Fox was and tried many times to overcome Distrust, her own ...more
It's been a while since I've read a book by Gena Showalter but I can tell you it was like coming home reading The Darkest Assassin. Right away it reminded me why I loved her books so much. I can feel a summer reread coming on.
I just loved both Bjorn and Fox. The heat coming off these two could heat a twelve-story building. Right away you knew that this story was going to be wild.
Bjorn might have a job to do but ...more
This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Gena Showalter and InkSlinger PR!
The Darkest Assassin is a novella in the Lords of the Underworld series and tells the story of Fox and Bjorn. You don’t have to read the Lords of the Underworld series to be able to read this novella.
As I mentioned in my review of The Darkest Captive, I loved coming back to the Lords of the Underworld series. I’m planning on reading the other book ...more
This year was a rollercoaster of everything for me. It started bad, then it started to get better and better. In the end, I could not believe it myself; how successful this year was and how happy I have become. J. R. Ward wrote 3 novels and 1 novella this year. What I love most about her is that she is safe. She writes her book and keeps her story going, she even introduced Murhder back into the fold and reunited Trez with his beloved mate. Larissa Ione ...more
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
One of my favorite things about Gena Showalter's books is her female characters and Fox is no exception. She's fiesty, smart-mouthed and kick-ass! I loved her from the start. The fact that Fox does something directed by her demon is a sign that she hasn't gotten good control of it yet. It also means that she is going to regret some of her actions.
Fox has been in a few books too. And I’ve never really taken to her, (she seemed very cold and standoffish) but once I read why she was that way, the story had me liking her more.
The story has us visiting Fox not long after she kills innocents (“sent ones” who are angels) she is then attacked by Bijorn (he’s been sent to dispense justice after she’d ...more
Our heroine is an immortal being who is also the keeper of the demon Distrust (yeah one of the demons let out of Pandora’s box). In 1 minute her life changes when she somehow kills 10 weaponless angel warriors. Our angel hero gets tasked with bringing her to justice- and when I say ...more
The darkest assassin is a stand-alone novella in the Lords of the Underwood series by Gena Showalter. I haven't read the latest books in the series and so, I was a little lost, so I don't believe that readers who are not familiar with the series will enjoy it as much as those who are familiar with what's going on.
In my opinion, the novella should have been longer because the ending was rushed and it was a little unbelievable. I would have preferred to see the characters talk about some ...more
I adored this story. Gena Showalter did an amazing job. The Darkest Assassin was original and exciting throughout. There were unexpected ...more
As I started, I realized that even though it does say you can read this one as a standalone, I felt as if I was missing pieces of the puzzle. Not to mention, I have missed a few of the newer books. In saying that, I would recommend reading the other books first.
The main reason why I say this is because I honestly ...more
I will definitely go back and read Thane's book also! <3
As for Bjorn?
Things i loved:
1. That sense of BROTHERHOOD between Bjorn-Thane-Xerxes. Those two men
never stop showing and proclaiming their support to Bjorn. Even when they where
confused from his actions (not killing Fox..)
2. The fact that Fox was/is a powerful and badass woman. I was so into her and i did not expect
that! Her ...more
Fox is a force of nature, I loved her when she was protecting Galen, I love her, even more, when she is trying to protect herself. Her snark, her blood-lust, her chaotic mind, she is just plain fun to 'watch. The only thing that I ...more
So, what did I like about it?
Ms Showalter's writing style is very easy to read; she captivated my imagination with her world building, the complexity of her characters and the balance of violence, humour, passion and romance.
I connect to a story more when the main female protagonist is intelligent, resilient, resourceful and has plenty of gumption; Fox ticked all of my boxes ...more
I have to say I not only love her full novels, but also her novellas, and this is not an exception. I like when the story is well-paced and not too complicated in a novella, beause I think there are some that try to contain too much for their shorter extension. But The Darkest Assassin is a good example for how it should be written ...more
Of course, fans are all over learning more about Downfall's owners (Bjorn, Xerxes, and Thane). So, when I discovered The Darkest Assassin's male lead - Bjorn - I may have trembled in excitement. I wasn't as sure about getting to know Fox, but I trust Galen's judgment and man, was he so right! Her smart-aleck comments had me insta-swooning over girls with animal names
As this is Showalter's ...more
From page one, we are brought into Fox’s hell. She’s has always been happy as an assassin who kills the scum of the earth: Murderers, abusers, cheats and liars. She is in her element, never failing to complete a job. However, on this day, she has unwittingly killed ten Sent Ones. All of them ...more
This enemies-to-lovers romance was fabulous, thrilling, sexy, fun and utterly romantic as all the other stories in the Lord of the Underworld series. Bjorn’s mission was to kill Fox, The Executioner, a demon-possessed warrior and the host of Distrust. But since their first encounter there’s an intense chemistry, a pull, between them. Something hard to fight and that most likely will put both of them in danger.
I loved reading about Bjorn and Fox, ...more
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