Sunday, June 19, 2016

Review – ‘The Darkest Prison’ by Gena Showalter


Blurb 

Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn rivals destined to destroy each other will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love. 

Review

This is a short story in the Into the Dark anthology about Nike, the Greek goddess of Strength and Victory, and Atlas, the Titan god of Strength. It’s book 4.6 in the Lords of the Underworld series, meaning it comes right after the short story The Darkest Angel which is book 4.5.
Anyway, Atlas and Nike are enemies and lovers. She used to be his jailer and they’re love affair went awry, big time, thousands of years ago. Years, though, mean little to an immortal. Now, since the Titans broke free from Tartarus and imprisoned the Greeks, Atlas is now Nike’s jailer. They both believe they hate each other but the past few centuries had weakened that hatred, so much so that they’re in love with each without even realizing it. Once they do, however, their romance is super sweet and hot.
I loved the scene with Atlas in the throne room with Cronus and Sienna. Yep, that’s right. Paris’s Sienna. Though the Lords aren’t in this book, they’re mentioned and I’m so happy to see what’s become of Sienna, even though it’s not that great.
This story is a quick way to pass the time and it’s great to learn a bit about what’s going on up in the heavens. I don’t think it’s necessary to read this story to understand the series, but I enjoyed it. 
4 Stars

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.