Darkness Unleashed (Order of the Blade #7)

Darkness Unleashed (Order of the Blade #7)

by Stephanie Rowe


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The New York Times bestselling author of the Order of the Blade series, Stephanie Rowe, returns to the haunted recesses of the Underworld, where the most dangerous and unpredictable Calydon of all must face his darkest past and the sensual woman who is hiding a secret that he can't afford to discover.

Intensely loyal and yet violently unpredictable, immortal warrior Ryland Samuels has one chance to save the soul of the man he owes his life to, but with each passing moment, he spirals closer and closer to the life that once trapped him, a nightmare that has been waiting to reclaim him for almost a thousand years.

Ravaged by betrayal and loss, Catherine Taylor is almost out of time to save her daughter from a place so deadly, so haunted, that no one has emerged alive in centuries. The angel of death will not let anything stand in her way, not even the deadly, haunted warrior on a lethal mission. Ryland needs her help desperately, but she needs his even more...and they can't both get what they want.

Forbidden heat explodes between the two tormented, isolated souls when they meet, a fiery, sensual connection that threatens everything they hold most dear. Will they survive the passion raging between them? Or will it cost them the one thing each cannot bear to lose?

"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~J.R. Ward, NYT Bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

"Once more, award winning author Stephanie Rowe pens a winner with DARKNESS UNLEASHED, the seventh book in her amazing ORDER OF THE BLADE series. The eternal battle between good and evil is epitomized in this action-packed, sensual story that will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, eagerly turning pages to discover the outcome.... [DARKNESS UNLEASHED is] one of the best paranormal books I have read this year. Brimming with humor, danger, hunky Calydons, angels, demons, witty banter, sizzling sensuality, surprising plot twists, loyalty, love and revelations, this fast-paced story is one you will not soon forget...You do not want to miss it!" ~Romancejunkies.com

"Stephanie Rowe has done it again. The Order Of The Blade series is one of the best urban fantasy/paranormal series I have read...Keep them coming!" ~Alexx Mom Cat's Gateway Book Blog

All books in the Order of the Blade series are intended to be standalones that can be read in any order; however, the chronological order is as follows: DARKNESS AWAKENED, DARKNESS SEDUCED, DARKNESS SURRENDERED, FOREVER IN DARKNESS, DARKNESS REBORN, DARKNESS ARISEN, DARKNESS UNLEASHED, INFERNO OF DARKNESS, DARKNESS POSSESSED, SHADOWS OF DARKNESS, HUNT THE DARKNESS (2016).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988656642
Publisher: Stephanie Rowe
Publication date: 08/04/2013
Series: Order of the Blade Series , #7
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than 40 novels, including her popular Order of the Blade and NightHunter paranormal romance series. Stephanie is a four-time nominee of the RITA® Award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has won many awards for her novels, including the prestigious Golden Heart Award. She has received coveted starred reviews from Booklist, and Publishers Weekly has called her work "[a] genre-twister that will make readers...rabid for more." Stephanie also writes a thrilling romantic suspense series set in Alaska. Publisher's Weekly praised the series debut, ICE, as a "thrilling entry into romantic suspense," and Fresh Fiction called ICE an "edgy, sexy and gripping thriller." Equally as intense and sexy are Stephanie's contemporary romance novels, set in the fictional town of Birch Crossing, Maine. You can find Stephanie on the web at www.stephanierowe.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StephanieRoweBooks, on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/StephanieRowe2/, and on Twitter at StephanieRowe2.

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Darkness Unleashed (Order of the Blade, Book Seven) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
Two sayings come to mind with this book! The first being "The best is yet to come", and with Stephanie Rowe's Order of the Blade series, truer words have never been spoken. Every single book that she comes out with is better than the last, and that is saying something because all these books are amazing. The second saying is, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall", because in Darkness Unleashed, Ryland falls hard!! It is so amazing to me the amount of depth Stephanie can put into her characters emotions. You do NOT just read them, you FEEL them. The trials she puts them through are so intense that it will have you on the edge of your seat wondering how they will ever overcome them. This is definitely a MUST read! Just make sure you have plenty of time when you sit down to do it, because once you start you will not want to stop! 
ArcticMama More than 1 year ago
One of the Best Books I've read this year...Did something that a book hasn't done in a long time... Moved me to tears! Just when I think Stephanie Rowe has written the best book in the Order of the Blade Series, with her last book Darkness Arisen, she goes and writes one even better than the last. So I’m here to officially declare that Darkness Unleashed is the Absolute BEST in the Series!! Why do you ask? And here is my honest answer…I have been an avid reader since I was about 12 years ( many ,many moons ago) and it has been a very long time that a story was able to draw out my emotions to the point that I had tears running down my face. Stephanie was able to draw me into the story on such an emotional level that I was able to feel the pain and heartache of the characters. At times, they were tears of sorrow and misery and other times they were tears of over whelming joy. And for The Calydon Warrior Ryland Samuals, who in the past books of the series, kinda always stay in the background and just making an appearance once in a while, he totally stole the show and my heart. Ryland was the darkest, most fierce warrior from the order. There was darkness within Ry that the others around him could see and where very cautious in his presences, they were afraid he could snap at any moment. Because of the darkness festering inside Ry, he was the best warrior to track and find Catherine Taylor. The Angel of Death, who Ryland is convinced is the 3rd angel that protects The Order. But Ry also has a secret reason for wanting to find the angel of Death, she could be the key to save him. He had been looking of an angel of Death for the last 1000 years. However, Catherine is on her own mission, to enter the bowels of Hades to get her daughter back and she is running out of time. Nothing will stop Catherine from saving her child, not the man who betrayed her and took her daughter or the man that is following her. Nothing but saving her daughter matters to her. As Ryland is following Catherine, he realizes where she is heading as his own struggles with his darkness begin to take a total on him. There is no way that Ryland will allow this to happen. To return from the pit that he escaped a thousand years ago, would destroy him. Once Ry finally catches Catherine, the connection is instant and strong, it almost overwhelms Ry and Catherine as they try to fight it. Catherine feels safe and protected for the first time since losing her child and Ry feels peace, something he hasn’t felt in a very long time. The sexual chemistry between them is off the charts. The tension and anguish just leaps off the pages, I even caught myself reading and holding my breath waiting to see what was going to happen next. Both have major trust issues and both have their own agenda. These dark but beautiful souls are hurting on a deep level and my heart broke for them. They finally come to an agreement, Ry will help her save her daughter and Catherine will return to The Order has their Angel. And just how does Catherine manage this…. She tells Ry that she is the angel that took the leader of the Order’s, Dante, soul and she can get him back. Ryland has given his life to protect the Order and it’s because of Dante that he escaped the netherworld all those years ago. He’ll do whatever to takes to help the man who saved his life and gave it purpose. Not even the threat to losing his humanity will stop Ry from helping Dante. Will these two lost souls learn to trust each other in order to achieve their goals, will they learn to work together to save Dante and Catherine’s daughter or will they let their secrets destroy them. Ms. Stephanie Rowe has created a story that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat from the time you start reading Darkness Unleashed, till the last word. I was left with that great feeling you get after you just rode one of the biggest, loopiest roller coast ride… your legs are wobbly, your inside feel like mush and you have the biggest ear splitting grin on your face. Every one of my friends can be expecting a Goodreads recommended read of Darkness Unleashed by Stephanie Rowe from me!!! PS… After I finished the book, I turned back and re-read some of my favorite sections with a huge smile on my face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished darkness unleashed in order of the blade series! Have loved everyone and this one was starting to deflate and then wham it turned and i was so involved i couldn't put it down;) Stephanie Rowe is wonderful,imaginative,and so....... I am niw the proud owner of all but the last book!!! HURRY stephanie I only got 3 more to read before the last!!! I always read romance only but woman you ROCK!!!! SHE HAS IT ALL!!!
Protozoan More than 1 year ago
This book is in my top 3 best books in this entire series of 10! I loved this story, this was the only story that actually had me crying because I was so happy! ** Some spoilers** I really enjoyed Catherine and Ryland's relationship, they were great together. I could not have imagined anyone else better for Ryland. He's been a dark and mysterious member of the Order of the Blade for a long time and Catherine saw past all his walls and immediately knew the man that Ryland was. She was a fan of Ryland right from the start and he needed that so much. I loved their relationship because Catherine was slightly hesitant at first but she then she immediately brought down her walls because she could see his true self. She wanted to be with him from the start. She was the first sheva to truly want to be fully bonded with a calydon in the entire series (thank goodness, it was about time a woman didn't fight it!) She knew the risks but she didn't care and I loved her so much because of it!The ending was so wonderful and I was so happy that Ryland was part of a family :-)
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Fe-Mitch More than 1 year ago
It is difficult to read just one book in this series. So compelling.
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Completely underrated series. I have read every book and they keep getting better.
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niah More than 1 year ago
worth the wait
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ReaderLoverKV More than 1 year ago
This series is breathtaking!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy men sexy story
omyBD More than 1 year ago
I have loved all for the order of the blade series and this book did not dissapoint. At the end of the last book it left me feeling so sad for Ry.Glad he got his happy ending.
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