Thursday, January 8, 2015

Review: The Darkest Fire

The Darkest Fire
The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In an effort to complete my Lords of the Underworld reading, I went back to the beginning to read this prequel. Warning: If you're looking for a HEA, this delivers a pretty dark and unhappy one.

Geryon is a man who sold his freedom for a woman who didn't want him. Transformed and self-conscious, he was tasked with guarding the gates of Hell. Kadence is the goddess of oppression who has unwittingly bonded with the wall into hell. Each crack in the wall hits her like a direct blow. Her constant visits eventually begin to bond the two unlikely allies. On a mission to fix the wall and destroy the demons who are determined to break it, she bargains for Geryon's freedom.

Yes, expect hot sexy times (as with all Gena Showalter books), but this short story doesn't really give you a lot of development. It suits its purpose, though, in that we end up with Kadence setting up her next role in the series.

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