Gena Showalter – Lords of the Underworld, Atlantis and Angels of the Dark Series

Thousands of years ago, Zeus created 14 immortal warriors to guard the gods of Olympus. They helped open Pandora’s Box which released the evil demons within it. The gods punished the warriors by forcing each warrior to house one of those demons. For the first few hundred years, the demons ruled the warriors and wreaked evil deeds upon the earth but the warriors are now in control of their demons. Now, they face a powerful enemy and they must find for ancient relics in order to find Pandora’s Box to save themselves and the world.
I avoided this series for a long time because I made the mistake of reading the prequel to the series or I tried to read it but could not get into it. I set it aside and wrote the series off thinking it was just like the prequel. I was so wrong. I was in a lull and needed a new series to read. I didn’t want to read Lords of the Underworld but read some good reviews about Gena Showalter’s Atlantis series. I read that and liked it and then decided to read Lords of the Underworld and liked it better than the Atlantis series. Actually, as of this review, I am still reading the series. I’m on Paris’ book right now.
The male characters are dark and dangerous but I couldn’t help liking them. The female characters are spunky and give the warriors a run for their money. The plot of the series is captivating and I am hooked. There was only one problem that I could find with the series. Sometimes, I find myself skipping over paragraphs especially sex scenes because Gena over describes things and makes the characters go through a process of overthinking their emotions and why they are having those emotions. Sometimes they rehash these feeling and thoughts over and over which gets monotonous. It ruins a good sex scene for me. Other than that, this is one of those series that everyone who loves paranormal romance and urban fantasy should read.

The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld) Prequel My Review
The Darkest Night (Hqn) My Review
The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld) My Review
The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld) My Review
The Darkest Prison (Lords of the Underworld)
The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld) My Review
The Darkest Angel as found in Heart of Darkness: The Darkest Angel\Love Me to Death\Lady of the Nile
The Darkest Passion (Hqn) My Review
The Darkest Lie (Hqn) My Review
The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld) My Review
The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld) My Review
The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld Book 9) My Review
The Darkest Craving (Hqn) My Review
The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld) My Review
The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld #12)  My Review

Atlantis

This imaginative world where the gods created Atlantis to hide their mistakes which are vampires, dragons, nymphs and many other creatures enchanted me in book one so I continued the series and was not sorry. I plowed through the rest of the books in no time at all.

Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis)
Jewel of Atlantis
The Nymph King (Atlantis)
The Vampire’s Bride (Atlantis, Book 4)
The Amazon’s Curse

Angels of the Dark
This is a spinoff series from Lords of the Underworld.

Wicked Nights (Hqn) My Review
Beauty Awakened (Hqn) My Review
Burning Dawn (Hqn)

 

2 thoughts on “Gena Showalter – Lords of the Underworld, Atlantis and Angels of the Dark Series

    • Do you mean the book with stories from Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter? For some reason, I thought those were books that were just re-released and that I had already read them but now that I just looked it up, I’ll be reading it next. Thanks for asking.

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