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The Darkest Lie

(Lords of the Underworld #6)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  32,576 ratings  ·  1,150 reviews
Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding—or bedding—her.
Paperback, 442 pages
Published July 2nd 2010 by Mira (first published 2010)
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Susan Harris I bought a set of 4 from the series and did not realise how big the series was, but once I read the ones I had, I then looked at what order they come …moreI bought a set of 4 from the series and did not realise how big the series was, but once I read the ones I had, I then looked at what order they come in and I suppose it will make a difference as you may read something further along and think "OMG when did that happen" so try not to skip too many they are all worth the wait, believe me.
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Sophia Triad
Gideon: Demon of Lies
Butterfly: on his right thigh
His curse: Well, lying actually. He cannot say a single truth without suffering.

Scarlet: Demon of Nightmares
Supernatural ability: Scarlet is half goddess as the daughter of goddess Rhea and a Myrmidon warrior. She is also the keeper of Nightmares and for that reason she has a butterfly tattoo on her upper thighs. Apparently the Lords are not the only keepers of the demons that escaped Pandora’s Box. Thus, she is using the nightmares to defeat he
"Cold metal and hot skin, a delicious combination."

The Darkest Lie is the sixth book of the Lords of the Underworld series, the story of Gideon, Keeper of Lies, and Scarlet, Keeper of Nightmares.

Scarlet had spent hundreds of years in Tartarus, waiting for her husband to come back for her. He never did. When she finally got free, she came to Budapest to get revenge on her faithless husband.

At the end of the previous book, The Darkest Passion, the Lords captured Scarlet, and placed her
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 I liked Gideon stars

]I'm not going to write to a long review as I have been having migraines a lot lately and my meds have been working like shit. I will take a minute to say that I did like the book, but I didn't love it. Gideon was the best part of the book. I liked Scarlet at first but as the book went along she got whinny. I did like the plot of this book, but I didn't like all the jumping around from story plot to different story plot. I would have liked to focus more on the main co
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
3 Very Confusing Stars!
This was the sixth book in the Lords of the Underworld series. Gideon and Scarlets story. It was my least favorite one and I had a hard time getting into it.

Gideon is keeper of the Lies demon. So that means he can't speak the truth without feeling pain that will eventually make him weak. Through out the whole book you can imagine what you had to read. Gideon saying the opposite of what he really means and the person he's talking to repeating it the correct way. It was very


Man how I enjoyed this book, it was action packed and down right awesome sauce. I am in love with that blue haired devil called Gideon. The Mr sexy, keeper of lies, which means he has to speak lies instead of truth. So everything he says means the complete opposite. He just met the keeper of nightmares and she is saying that they were married and shared a son, but Gideon can’t remember a thing but he knows this woman, he yearns for this woman.

So the lords are still fighti
Belinda McBride
Jul 16, 2010 rated it liked it
One of my biggest complaints in a lot of books I've read lately is the 'fiesty heroine' who is really closer to 'insufferable bitch' heroine. Gena Showalter tends to veer in that direction in this book, and then jerks the rug out from under the reader with a truly shocking twist. Unfortunately, Scarlett continues to be an insufferable bitch and never recovers my sympathy.

Another complaint... in many PNR that I'm reading lately is the tendency to veer off into side stories. The latest Nalini Sin
"To Part is to Die"

-Gideon and Scarlet

"The Darkest Lie" is the 6:th instalment in the "Lords of the Underworld" series that only gets better with each book.Gena Showalter`s vivid fantasy world are addictive,mind-fuzzing and overwhelming with its charismatic characters,action scenes,humor and sensual romance that leaves you wanting for more.In this book Gideon who is possessed by the demon of Lies wants to possess the beautiful woman who claims herself to be his long-lost wife.A wife he clearly d
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

Im going to finish by saying that Gena Showalter did a terrible job not writing this book. I did think that I'd be able to understand Gideon tongue, but found after a couple of chapters that I couldn't understand Gideon at all. I became confused all the time and thought it was done poorly!

Gideon - He was awful. With his not blue hair and piercing, he was so mean to Scarlet and didn't treat her like the devil he was.

Scarlet was an absolute wh
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Best book in the series so far funny, entertaining and engrossing 5 out of 5 stars
Deborah Obida
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think Gideon and Scarlet are the most perfect couple, they are both Keepers. Gideon lies and Scarlet nightnares.

It was insta love but this one works both side, none of them was denying their attraction to eachother, they went through hell to finally be together. Scarlet is a Titan which equals badass, you don't spend centuries in Tatarus and not be. I love that Gideon didn't bother to deny his attraction to her, he wanted her and didn't hesitate to go after her.

William is in love I think, the
I really liked the storyline and relationship with Scarlet and Gideon, but there was way too much going on in this book. I alternated between bored, irritated, and exasperated as I read the storyline Amun, Aeron, and William starred in. I'm interested in seeing more of Amun and William (especially him), but I felt that way too much time was spent on them when this was Gideon's book.

I also wasn't that thrilled with the whole purpose of that storyline either. Ugh! The fact that Aeron would put hi
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
The Darkest Lie has to be one of my favourites of the Lords of the Underworld series! Both highly entertaining and heartbreaking, I loved every moment of it!

To be honest, I wasn’t particularly excited to read Gideon’s book. I loved the moment between him and Olivia in The Darkest Passion with the panties thing and all. However, I also found his demons, Lies to be annoying sometimes. Gideon has one of the worst demons of all. He can’t have a meaningful conversation without insulting someone. It’s
Autumn Miller ~ autumnbookreads
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
I loved this book. As usual with this series, the plot was fast paced and flowed really well. I enjoyed seeing the old characters and the new. I got to be in Amun and Strider's heads which was new but I really liked it. I love any glimpse of the Lords of the Underworld whose stories have not been told yet. I am very interested to see where their stories are going.
I liked Scarlet. I thought she was a little stubborn considering, in her mind, her and Gideon had already had a relationship. Why she
Liz F
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well, I think this is the last of the Lords of the Underworld for me for a while. This book just did not do it for me. At all.

In this installment, the main story (if you can call it that) is about Gideon, Keeper of Lies. Gideon's character is actually pretty funny because he is unable to speak the truth. If he DOES speak the truth, it causes him horrible pain and weakens him for days. So a simple conversation takes quite a bit of translating. When he wants to say, "Don't leave. If you stay, we c
Alex is The Romance Fox
This is the 6th book in Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld and tells the story of Gideon, the Keeper of Lies – he cannot tell a lie and if he does…ooh nothing can describe the terrible pain he’s attacked with - and Scarlett, Keeper of Nightmares – she’s the one with a demon who invades your dreams and gives you deadly nightmares about what you fear most!!!

After being captured in the last book by the other Lords, she’s now their prisoner. She claims to be the wife of Gideon but he can’t re
Dec 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-lit, m-f, 5-stars
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Jan 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
Before I get started on discussing anything about this book I just wanna make it known that our "heroine" Scarlet was a great big slice of fat from the annoyance meat. I typically don't really go all "oh, boy! She's the bomb" with Gena's leading ladies, I'm really interested in learning more about the pretty mens but Scarlet was just too much for me and the number one reason why I knocked a star off this book.

Another reason is because while I do not pay much attention to how a book is written,
Mistress SuckMyBlackDagger
Gideon oh you sexy beast. He is all sorts of tie me down and spank me hot! I really enjoyed this installment of LOTU. It was full of humor yet also stayed true to the sexy demon lord romance. Scarlet was a bit annoying at times. I just hate when they keep going back and forth mentally about to stay or not to stay. Just shut it! He is effing hot, you want him and honey you know you ain't going any where so deal with it already. I had moments of "damn" and I like that. I like twist an unexpected e ...more
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
OK..... I was dreading this version as whenever Gideon in the past babbles on in his gobbledy gook, i usually skip it..... Now its a whole book of it.

The couple itself Scarlett and Gideon were cute together... but with the whole amnesia back and story with Gideon constantly lying felt like i was trying to solve a hard sudoku puzzle... it was all a bit too much for one book, also with Gideon's declarations of hate and Abuse it was kind of hard to take them seriously... how Scarlet will put up wit
Ren Puspita
Favorite Quote :"My Demon is a Girl??"

Just give this book 5 stars. I don't know why this book not "touch" me like The Darkest Passion. But its still have a great story

So, Gideon is Keeper of Lies. One day, there is a woman, her name is Scarlet, told him that she is his wife. But Gideon never remember when they are married and why they are now life separated. He can't detect any lie in Scarlet too.

Scarlet is the Keeper of Nightmare, she can unleashed the nightmare in everyone dream. She feel bet
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c, w-az
2.49 stars.

There are 3 storylines in this book. Stryder's is boring and felt like page filler. Amun's managed to turn him from enigmatic and complex into tedious and simple.

The romance between Gideon and Scarlet was wonderful until 56% of the way through the book. Then a plot twist was dropped that ruined everything. It took away the emotional investment and all the chemistry. In the first half of the book Scarlet was strong, confident, courageous, clever, and sassy. In the second half she becam
Jen Davis
OK. I have to admit I have some mixed feelings about this book. Our hero is Gideon and as one of the Lords of the Underworld, he holds the soul of a demon inside him. His demon is Lies, which makes him incapable of telling the truth without experiencing debilitating pain. This. Is. Utterly. Annoying. Every single bit of his dialogue is in this absurd reverse-speak, followed by a translation so we can grasp his meaning. It bugged me to such a degree that it almost ruined the book for me. And that ...more
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
I really enjoy this series it is the closest thing I have found to the BDB series by J.R Ward. While still being totally original. But here is the thing with this particular book...

I didn't dislike it. The story line and characters were good and the premise was certainly unique. But when the main character can only talk in lies (if he tells the truth he faces unbearable pain) then you have to mentally convert everything he says into its opposite. And maybe I am just stupid but once I started doi
Kat Desi
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review is written in Gideon Speak.

I'm not going to tell you want I think about this book. I didn't like it, obviously. I hated Gideon. He made me cry with how he spoke. He is also not dreamy. He is hideous. He is not my favorite Lord out of all of the Lords of the Underworld.

I also hated Scarlet, who is not totally not bad ass. She is not an interesting character. She grew up spoiled and pampered and I really don't care about her as a character.

Together, they make an unremarkable couple.

Nov 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Why I thought I would not like Gideon I have no idea. I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. I was missing the thrill of reading a book who would get me all hooked like this one did.

Gideon was great. I loved him. And nightmares, the heroine was amazing as well. I love A-kicking heroines. I just don't know what to say I'm still trying to recover from all those OMG and WTF moments,lol. So many amazing things happen in this book. I just think this couple was great.I definitely liked them most tha
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reci, 2018
My review in Hungarian. ...more
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Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nichole
Originally posted on, reviewed by Nichole.

The Darkest Lie focuses on Gideon, demon of wrath, an Scarlet, demon of nightmares. We met Scarlet in the previous book in the series. If you've followed this series (which you should be reading them in order,) then you know that Scarlet dropped the bomb on Gideon that they were married. I don't know about you, but that one took me for a bit of a loop. I was definitely caught off guard. It did the trick, though, because I definitely wante
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.5 stars

Ah…such a complicated book and such a twist and good use of the word lie. Gideon is a Lord of the Underworld, his demon Lies, so he cannot speak the truth if he does he experiences pain and 99 % of the time he can tell when people are lying, sadly he can’t tell if Scarlet, the recently captured Titan God who houses the demon nightmare, is lying. She told him she is his wife and then shut down plus they both have the same tattoo. He needs answers so he decides to take her
Smokinhotbooks K.C.
Jun 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
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Smokinhot Cliff Note: Ok, those of you like me (and K-Khan) and completely forgot the ending in Darkest Passion you are not alone. Darkest Lie starts off with the mysterious Scarlett locked away in the Lords’ dungeon. Gideon can’t quite understand why he is so intrigued by the Keeper of Nightmares, until she mentions she is his wife…

Darkest Lie is for the most part told from Gideone’s POV who has to speak in, well, lies. If he tells the truth he is in
Oct 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I can honestly say that as much as I was dying to read this, I wasn't sure how an entire book full of "Gideon Speak" would be to read. It was marvelous. So well-done that I never had an instant where I was unsure of what was said. I loved it and any Lords fans will too! Any Kresley Cole fans will love Carrow's cameo appearance on youtube :)
I think that Gena Showalter is gearing up for something big. Too much was hinted at. (I'm trying to do this review with as few spoilers as possible) I'm super
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over seventy books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series, the Gods of War series, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Forest of Good and Evil series. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family an ...more

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