Amanda’s Thoughts on The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter

Posted February 19, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Amanda’s Thoughts on The Darkest Whisper by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #4
Published by Harlequin on 09-01-2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased

He is the keeper of Doubt and his entire world’s about to be rocked.

Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.

Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she’d fall for a kind human who wouldn’t rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora’s box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love…

THE DARKEST WHISPER is the fourth book within the Lords of the Underworld series. It focuses on Sabin, the keeper of Doubt. For the past couple hundred years, he has lead 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 character.

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!


About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories”, while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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2 responses to “Amanda’s Thoughts on The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter

  1. I enjoyed this a lot more than you did, maybe the narrator move this up a notch for me. In fact that might be the case, I read the first and I thought is was just meh! But when I saw them on audio I decided to continue the series, and I have enjoy the ride, I think they all have been a 4 or 5 star listens for me.
    I can’t remember the ending, but I hope the next one leaves you more satisfied and it’s a much better experience for you 🙂

    • I listened to the prequel and book 1 and that they were meh because of the narrator. LOL I have book 2 on audio and others on my Nook. But I’m going to catch up on some of Gena Showalter’s other books before trying this series again.