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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Review - 'The Darkest Fire' by Gena Showalter
Geryon is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. Kadence is the goddess of Oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords - and discover a passion unlike any other.
This short story is a prequel to the Lords of the Underworld series but it’s not necessary to read this story to understand or enjoy the other books.
All throughout the LOTU series, Pandora’s box is said to have been made from the bones of the Goddess of Oppression. Kadence, the goddess, is spiritually bound to the wall of Hell. Geryon, Hell’s guardian, was a human who sold his soul to Lucifer. They’ve never talked while watching and guarding Hell’s gates but they’ve admired one another from afar. When the Demon Lords (demons like Violence, Death, Lies, Wrath, Distrust, etc) crack the wall, Kadence and Geryon band together to try and stop them from escaping and wrecking havoc on earth. They fall in love in the process and soon learn death isn’t always the end.
Though I’m glad to finally know more about the goddess and how her bones (the box) can hold the demons, I don’t think this story had much depth or detail. It’s nice to read through it but it just didn’t have much to do with the series overall.
Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.