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The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter
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Nov 27, 2009

did not like it

This was bad.
Really bad.
Mainly because although it gives you the preface as to what happened for the Lords of the underworld to escape Tarturus; too much is added into what is to be an anthology. Making the story appear super rushed and unfulfilling. And I know, I know…. It’s an anthology, and a 70-odd page of “how the villains escaped to sow destruction on man kind” is really not something to split hairs over. Actually, all would have been well if that was it. But it wasn’t. Included in the villain mixture, there was a feeble half-hearted attempt at a love story…. Which had me thinking; “Why? Why do this? Either do it properly… or don’t do it at all.” Anyway. Showalter’s Lord of the Underworld series is great on its own; there was no need for this anthology. I’ll write it off to the first book (anthology) in the series syndrome. A little lapse in concentration.
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