The Darkest Fire – Lords of the Underworld (Prequel) – Gena Showalter

The Darkest Fire

Prequel to The Lords of the Underworld

This is the one and only bad review that I will probably ever give to a Gena Showalter book. I swear, okay..I don’t swear but I wonder if her alter ego wrote this book. It was hard to read. I couldn’t connect with the heroine because she was flat out boring. She is so unlike a Gena Showalter female character. They are usually so alive and full of spunk. It felt like she was on lithium or prozak.

Here’s the gist of the story:

A Goddess (the Goddess of Oppression) and a creature from the underworld go on mission and face all kinds of danger. They are trying to find a way to prepare the cracks in the barrier that keep the evil imprisoned. I didn’t finish this book because I couldn’t get past the ick-factor that the hero had HOOVES.

horned creature


Talk about unsexy! Might as well go out into a pasture and hump a bull. The goddess was actually digging the hairy bull-like creature. I don’t know, maybe in the end, he turned into a handsome prince but I didn’t finish the book.

SPOILER…I’m not sure because I didn’t read the end but in the first book of the series, Pandora’s Box is made from the bones of the Goddess of Oppression as she lay dying. Hmmmm..does that mean she dies in the end?

I kept reading rave reviews about this series so I tried it and was disappointed. I did read Gena Showalter’s Atlantis series and liked it so what happened on this book?

Please do not judge the series by this book. Just skip it and go to the first book of the series. I promise, you will love the series.dragonlion logo




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