Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gena Showalter-- "The Darkest Lie" (Lords of the Underworld)

Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie---until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding--or bedding--her. But he wants to...almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer--and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love...

***(3.5 stars)
It took me 2 weeks to get thru this book. I can usually finish a book in 3 days. But translating "Gideon speak" (lies) slowed the book for me and had me putting it down again and again. Even though i struggled with the "lies" translation, this was just as great a story as the others. I love the Lords of the Underworld series, so I pushed thru. Gideon and Scarlet are great characters and i would have appreciated them more without having to translate every conversation, and their story was a little confusing. Were they married and his memories were erased? Or were her memories planted? Amun, William, and Aeron head to HELL to get Legion back and what a journey that was! (But i won't spoil it) We find out a lot of info about Cronus and Rhea's war and Strider finds another demon. The battle at the end of the book with Scarlet was great and funny at the same time. Can't wait until the next one, will it be Strider or Amun's story?

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