The Darkest Lie – Lords of the Underworld – Gena Showalter

Book #6

I could have liked this book a lot more if I could have been able to stand Scarlet. I think she was supposed to come off as selfless but I thought she was boorish and pig headed. I could see her reasoning in the beginning, when she thought Gideon had forgot her but then she should have realized that if he had forgotten her, someone had probably messed with his memories. Instead, she kept secrets and didn’t tell him what she knew or about their life from her memories. She kept throwing up road blocks and thinking of excuses not to be with Gideon. I was hoping for Gena to kill her off and find Gideon another love interest. I mean, she’s like a Katy Perry song… “Cause you’re hot then you’re cold. You’re yes then you’re no.” I get tired of characters and storylines that go that route.

Gideon though, was hilarious as always. I love Gideon speak. He put up with a lot from Scarlet and from her mom and her aunt. Gideon and Scarlet were kept so busy that they were not very useful in the hunt for the artifacts or Pandora’s Box. Scarlet did learn that Cronus and Rhea are somehow connected though so to kill one would mean to kill the other. We learned this in another book but the Lords who learned it were sworn to secrecy. Scarlet was not.

Another thing that got on my nerves in this one was the way Gideon’s focus kept getting sidetracked or changed. I gotta kill Zeus…nope now it’s Rhea…Nope now it’s Mnemosyne.

Side Stories…

Amun, Aeron and William went to Hell to find Legion. Legion is another character I am having trouble stomaching. I liked her at first but then she became a cloying little brat who caused a ton of problems when she wanted Aeron for herself. We learn that Lucifer is afraid of William for some reason but don’t really learn why except for Lucifer calls William “brother’ and says something about the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Amun has to use his demon, Secrets to get the location of Legion from the demons in Hell. Their thoughts are so foul that he ends up being fully possessed and Lysander says he is fully evil. Lysander, Olivia and a posse of angels save them. Lysander wants to kill Amun but gives the Lords of the Underworld a week to try to save him. Just some more trouble that Legion caused.

The Hunters are in massive force ready to attack the fortress so everyone takes off in different directions with the three artifacts that they possess. Strider goes to Rome with the Cloak of Invisibility and plans to talk to the Unspoken Ones again but gets distracted by Hunters chasing him. He catches one and discovers that it is Haidee or Ex and they call her…the woman who was Bait and seduced Baden then cut off his head. Strider can’t bring himself to kill her. In my head I thought “STOP RIGHT THERE, GENA! I know where this is going.” Please, don’t let Strider fall for this hateful bitch. I mean there is already the other storyline going with Sienna and Paris. Sienna is another hateful bitch. I’m starting to see a pattern and I do not like it. Anyway, she is obviously somehow immortal now because she wouldn’t still be alive. Strider, of course, underestimates his opponent and she gets away with the Cloak of Invisibility. He has to trade the Cloak to the Unspoken Ones to get Haidee back.

Now there are three really detestable women in play for the hearts of the Lords of the Underworld or maybe just two because none of them are interested in Legion.

I am invested in the story now and want to see the rest of the warriors’ stories. Let us hope that we get more characters like Gwen, Bianka and Anya.

2 thoughts on “The Darkest Lie – Lords of the Underworld – Gena Showalter

  1. Hey I’m just reading these books and I love your reviews by the way. I’ve bookmarked your website. Did you or anyone else notice that Gideon and Scarlet’s imaginary child was half demon with scales, horns, and fangs… But at the time when they were “sleeping together” they hadn’t even been possessed by their demons yet.


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