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The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld Series #4)
     

The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld Series #4)

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by Gena Showalter
 

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New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter returns with the next installment of her fan-favorite series…

Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlef ield instead of in the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn

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Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 748 reviews.
ReadersGroupsLiaison More than 1 year ago
The wait is finally over for Gena Showalter's next enthralling tale, THE DARKEST WHISPER in her New York Times, Lords Of the Underworld series (HQN/Sept. 2009). In present day Egypt, Sabin, keeper of the demon Doubt, is leading his fellow immortal Greek warriors on a hunt through the pyramids to find four ancient artifacts that could help them recover Pandora's box. A box they tampered with centuries ago, unleashing dark, deadly demons upon an unsuspecting world. As punishment, the gods cursed each warrior to host a demon inside his body - demons like Defeat, Death, Disaster, Lies, Misery, Pain, Secrets, Violence, Wrath, and Promiscuity. Instead of the box or an artifact, however, the Lords discover a secret room run by Hunters, who have imprisoned immortal women. The evil Hunters are the Lords worst enemies, hoping to destroy the Lords, who they blame for all the world's troubles. While battling the Hunters, Sabin notices one beautiful redhead alone in a glass cell. When he frees her, however, she goes berserk, sprouting razor sharp nails and wings and ripping the throat out of the Hunter leader, who had kept her prisoner for over a year. After the incident, Gwendolyn is horrified with what she has done since once again she finds she has no control over her dark side. A dark side she's always feared. A dark side that makes the Lords of the Underworld look like marshmallows. Sabin, who is desperate to finally win the war, realizes Gwen will make the perfect Bait to trap the Hunters. So instead of allowing Gwen to return to her home in Alaska, he flies her back to his fortress in Budapest. Sabin is very attracted to Gwen, but his demon, who has caused many of his past lovers to commit suicide, is out for blood. Gwen is equally attracted to the commanding Sabin with the rib hugging violet butterfly tattoo but refuses to fall for him since he places victory before love. Will these two learn to trust each other, vanquish their demons and find long-lasting love? Gena Showalter knows how to deliver the goods in the steamy, complex, highly imaginative, THE DARKEST WHISPER. She is simply a PHENOM in the paranormal romance genre as she makes readers laugh, cry and cheer for her Lords Of The Underworld!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Like his comrades, Sabin hosts a demon he and the others released from Pandora's Box; his being Doubt. He knows unless a miracle occurs as has happened to some of his brothers in arms recently, he will remain eternally alone as he fears Doubt will destroy anyone he cherishes. He leads an expedition in Egypt for one of the ancient artifacts that could help him and his dark warrior teammates reconstruct Pandora's Box and contain the demons. They find their enemy the Hunters, who believe killing the Lords of the Underworld will destroy the demons, have captured immortal women locking them in hidden cells. One of the prisoners is incarcerated in a glass container. Over the fears and warnings of the Hunters, he frees Gwendolyn the Timid, who unlike the other harpies does not enjoy the kill though she rips out the throat of the Hunter who imprisoned her for the past year. She fears her dark side is free so she wants to return to Alaska to hide from mortals. Instead Sabin takes her to Budapest with him. He wants her and she wants him, but Doubt wants her blood to flow. The latest Lords of the Underworlds saga (see THE DARKEST PLEASURE, THE DARKEST KISS and THE DARKEST NIGHT) is once again an extremely dark exciting tale in which Gena Showalter's mythos laden earth seems genuine. The hero is a fascinating brooding protagonist who for the first time since his fall has a sliver of hope although his demon leaves him with doubts while the harpy is ready to kill the demon inside her beloved if it gets in the way of love. Though a stand alone as are the other entries starring different "Lords", romantic fantasy fans who appreciate a modernization of ancient myths should read the previous three novels; not only are they excellent, they provide depths to this strong gory read. Harriet Klausner
BekahSC More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh, finally. I've been waiting for the next installment in the Lords of the Underworld series for too too long. I've heard this is Sabin's story. Hopefully Paris and Torin are up next???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gena does it again! One of the best in paranormal romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed Sabin & Gwen's story. Loved that Nix paid a 'visit'! Are we looking at a series crossover here? Nix & Torin.....now that would be a story!!!!
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Great
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PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I found this novel a bit slower to start than the rest of the series.  Once I got into it though, I couldn’t put it down.  It was the best yet.  Showalter picks up with her usual polished style that lets her fast paced, emotional, yet still hot & adventuresome story shine through.  The suspense, both in battle and in the relationship growing between the main characters, tied me to the pages.  Not only that, but the world was developed in such a full & in depth manner that I could easily picture myself in it. Sabin and Gwen may be one of my all-time favourite couples.  They are the perfect complement to and counterpoint for each other.  Gwen was definitely a unique addition to the cast of characters in this series.  She’s so different from everyone else, yet completely loveable.  Showalter humanized Sabin throughout this novel as well.  We get to know him quite well, and I definitely love the side of him we see in this novel.  I really liked how we’re starting to get to know some of the other Lords better now.  Each one has such a different view of the situation they find themselves in based on how it affects them.  I can’t wait to see how the Cameo-Torin relationship develops later in the series.  It’s got me quite intrigued.  She also gives readers a deeper peak into what it means to be one of the Lords.  And don’t get me started on the Harpies!  Such fantastically comical, yet fear inducing supporting characters.   Will I be reading more from this series in the future?  You betcha!  Would I recommend it to others?  Without hesitation.  Showalter has crafted a world that is a joy to get to know.
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A-Greene More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars This is the fourth book within the Lords of the Underworld series. The Darkest Whisper focuses on Sabin, the keeper of Doubt. For the past couple hundred years, he has been leading a separate group of the lords of the Underworld and he will do anything to save his brothers from the human hunters that want to destroy the lords. He was the typical alpha male, but he had his sensitive moments and I really liked his characters. Sabin located one of the hunter's strong holds and after launching an attack he finds a beautiful redheaded captive that, sadly, the hunters had been experimenting on/torturing. Gwen is timid and tries her best to hide her darker side. As a Harpy, her strength rivals even the lords of the underworld. I really enjoyed Gwen and I felt she was fantastic match for Sabin. I love it when an author shows a character coming into her own and developing his/ her personality. Unlike the previous books within the series, this one didn't have a lot of action and the couple seemed...removed from the rest of the story. As i was reading it felt as if the world building and the arc of the story was sort of thrown in and the romance...was support or back up...I'm not sure which. At one moment I felt as if i was reading two different books. The ending also wasn't solid, but then again, this is a series so perhaps there will be some closure later. I will definitely read more of this series!
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High recommend! Gena Showalter writes another winner!! I love this series and I just devour every book -- full of sassy heroines, humorous bad boy heroes, and steamy love scenes matched by a well-written story.
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One of my favorite books!!
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I can't get enough of Gena Showalter. Her books take you to another place. The characters are rich and have depth to them. You feel all the emotions from all of the characters. I have almost all of her books, and can never wait for when she has a new one coming out.
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JanJan63 More than 1 year ago
Very engaging, but be warned, the characters are demons who are the good guys and angels are the bad guys, so take that into consideration when Considering her books.
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Great read