Don't miss this sizzling prequel to Gena Showalter's breathtaking paranormal series, The Lords of the Underworld. Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive - and unimaginably powerful.
Don't miss the other books in the Lords of the Underworld series.
©2008 Gena Showalter; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
While this book was not as good as the others in the series it provides a lot of background information. It still had an interesting story line and an unexpected ending. I think it is worth listening too so as to put the other books in perspective.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This is a great prequel to the Lords of the Underworld series. It's not a requirement for the LOTU series but it was a great companion read.
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Having read the first book in the series, I have a really hard time thinking of this as a prequel. It had very little to do with any back story. It seems that it was a totally different story and different world that the author tied in at the end with a mention of creating a box out of bones. It gave so little insight into the book I read that it really isn't even worth having taken the time to listen to. Maybe it'll become more important as I listen to more of the series but right now I'm thinking I wasted my money.
Not sure the prequel was really necessary. It was disjointed and very poorly written. I've only read book one of this series and it was an interesting story, but I'm beginning to think they're all going to be similar. Maybe I should stick with contemporary romantic suspense.....
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This is a new series for me....so I started at the beginning, book 0.5 as it were. This wasn't at all what I thought the series would be like. A lot of old language, not a lot of spice, very short and really anticlimactic, but what did I really expect from a book that is what not even 2 hours long? It gave a short back story to the rest of the books. I decided to listen to book 1 in the series before writing this review, and I'm glad I did! Book 1, The Darkest Night, was more what I thought the series would be like.
I could have done without this prequel, and if I had to do it over again I wouldn't get it because it is SOOO different than the rest of series that it almost turned me off to the series before I got started.
It's not that it is poorly written, and there is some "tension" in a good way, but ...well....'eh....kind of covers it.
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I know not why I got this book. Romance is not my area of enjoyment. I do try some of it every now in then just to see if there is an author I might like. I strongly believe a good author can write anything and make you like it.
This guy sells his soul to the devil, because his wife left him. I soon figured out his wife left him, cause he is an idiot. Plus if he was a great lover, his first wife would have not left him. I mean make a woman scream in bed and she is yours for a life time. I have been married 34 years and no matter what others say, that is the secret.
The female lead is almost as dumb as him so they do go together. The story not only makes these two look stupid, but make the devil look like an idiot. To escape the devil, it seems you just have to kill yourself. How dead people kill themselves is beyond me. I know they are not dead people, they are god and demon, but still.
Narrator is good.
I'm 37 years old. A single Mother of two boys and a small business owner.
I have listened to this series 4 times now and it is better every time.
Max bellmore total pulls you in to the story. He is right up there with Phil Gigante.
This series is as good as the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Very awesome!
While I liked this book, it ended way too soon. However, it was a splendid introduction to the Lords of the Underworld. The Darkest Fire was magical and romantic. I was not crazy about the end, but was glad their love prevailed
I love Gena Showalter, don't get me wrong. But, this was a disappointment. The storyline could have been expanded and the lovemaking scene not really thrilling. It was not very good and I don't recommend anyone wasting time listening to it. Her other books are fantastic.
This was a nice prequel which helped put some of the pieces of the series together. It was too short though. Narrator was good but a little slow in the reading.
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