The Darkest Warrior Review
Title: The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld, #14)
Author: Gena Showalter
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
A searing Lords of the Underworld tale by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep.
He is ice...
Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.
She is fire...
Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her...and become the warrior queen she was born to be.
Together they burn.
As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?
Note- This is the FOURTEENTH book in the series. Yes, you have to read them in order. No, you will not be able to just jump right into it. Trust me. I’m not trying to trick you. This series is a great series and you will not regret reading the first 13 books. Now, if you haven’t read this series this review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS!!! Did you read that? THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW if you haven’t read the series. If you HAVE read this series there WILL NOT be spoilers in this review. Are we all clear? Ok, read on!
This book took me 6 months to read. It wasn't because I didn't want to read it, it was because I kept getting distracted by ARCs and well, the beginning was a little slow. However, the last half of this book COMPLETELY made up for the slow beginning.
Having watched Gillian for almost the entire series, I couldn't help but just love her. She has been a favorite of mine since she first appeared and this book made me adore her even more. I love how she was able to own herself and who she was and find herself valuable and lovable. She was the shinning star in this book. I was so impressed by her character.
I know people had huge temper tantrums about Puck and Gillian but he was so good for her! He let her be herself. He trusted her to fight and be strong. He saw Gillian for who she was not who she used to be. He was able to love Gillian in a way she had never really experienced before. Puck was EVERYTHING! He made sure that Gillian had all the information to make decisions and do what was right FOR HER. He loved her more than he loved himself and was willing to do whatever it took to make sure Gillian was happy! He was just the best!
Now, I took A TON of flack for sticking up for this book. I was harassed, called names, accused of being Showalter’s minion (I mean, if she asked me to be one I wouldn’t turn her down but at the current moment I have all the free will I could posses), and just plain bullied. And I take great satisfaction in being able to say this: THIS BOOK WAS WORTH IT!!!! So, all the people that got their panties in a twist over this book and refused to read it- you missed out, suckers! 😛😛😛!!! 🎵Nani-nani-boo-boo🎵!!! Ahhh, that felt really good to say! 😃😃😃
I loved this book. I'm so glad I finally finished it and am mad at myself for taking so long. I’m now impatiently waiting for the next book!
People, give this book a chance! That is all!