A searing Lords of the Underworld tale by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep.
He is ice...
Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.
She is fire...
Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her...and become the warrior queen she was born to be.
Together they burn.
As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?
Honestly? I feel like I died a little inside as I read the description of this novel. 14 books! 14 books I have waited for the day Gena Showalter would tell Gilly and Williams story, only to discover that The Darkest Warrior is about Gilly and PUCK!?!? God! How can Gena Showalter do this to her readers?!?! I got over the fact that Cameo and Torin found happiness with other people, but to do the same to Gilly and William??? I feel like this is taking it too far in the effort of earning more money; was it really necessary to tear Gilly and William apart? Why? Just WHY?
I will read this book most likely, but after so many years as a loyal fan (and I consider Gena my favourite author) I'm REALLY heartbroken over this decision to not pair two characters we as readers always thought would be together. I think we deserve better.