“His powers -- Inhuman
His passion -- Beyond immortal . . .
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments . . . and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love . . .
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful . . . Don’t miss this incredible new paranormal series from Gena Showalter!”
Release Date: May 28th, 2008
My Copy: eBook Privately Purchased.
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I don’t know why it took me so long to succumb to The Lords of The Underworld (LOTU) series, but it did. I love the Demonica series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Midnight Breed series and Gena Showalter’s series has a similar structure and always attracted me in some level.
A while back i got the prequel, Darkest Fire, I liked it, but wasn’t that impressed. I started The Darkest Night back then too, but it didn’t really grab me so I gave it a break.
I got an ARC for one of the Series’ 2010 release, so i decided to read the rest of the books before digging into it. I just can’t read the 5th or 6th books of a series without reading the rest, does anyone else has that problem? LOL
Well, I am happy to say that this time around, The Darkest Night caught me good! I have been in a LOTU obsession these past couple days and I just can’t stop reading it. I’m on the third book right now and loving it =)
The LOTU series follows the PNR pattern of following a group of supernatural being and each book gives us the HEA (Happily Ever After) of each one of them.
The Lords of the Underworld were Immortal Greek Warriors that worked for the Gods of old, until one day Zeus left an important Box to be guarded by Pandora and the other Warriors felt cheated. They opened the box, releasing a horde of Demons onto the world and killed Pandora. As a punishment for their act, Zeus bonded each of them to a Demon and left them to fend for themselves for all eternity, banishing them from Mount Olympus.
Maddox is bonded to the demon of Violence and since he was the one to kill Pandora, he is cursed to die as she did every night and spend the whole night being tortured in hell and wake up the next day to start all over again.
Ashlyn has always been different, being able to hear whatever has been said at any given time, wherever she goes and has been raised in an institute and unknowingly been used for her ability by a group that has been hunting The Lords since ancient Greece, called Hunters.
I loved both Maddox and Ashlyn, they are such strong characters with such difficult pasts and different kinds of curses. Maddox is Violence, but Ashlyn calms him; whenever Ashlyn is close to Maddox the voices are quiet and he is her silence in midst torment.
"I love you, too. So much. I'm a violent man with violent emotions, but I do not want you ever to fear that I'll become violent with you. I can't hurt you. It would be worse than cutting out my own heart."
They are perfect for each other in every way and their love goes above and beyond any obstacles. The sacrifices they are willing to make for each other are humbling and were really beautiful to read about. They are also sexy as hell, with great chemistry and got me fanning myself whenever they got together!
The Lords of the Underworld is a very dark series where the line between Heroes and Villains has never been thinner, the LOTU are strong, cursed, damned and victims of the natures of the demons that inhabit them, but they are also honorable and fight their demons’ natures all the time.
I really enjoyed that duality and I am really looking forward to reading the stories of each lord. This is definitely a greats series to read if you are a PNR fan =)
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