Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Darkest Night

The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she’ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member – a man cursed to die every night, only to awaken the next morning knowing he has to die again later.

Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments. . .and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love . . . .

I finished this book in one sitting. Its a very interesting storyline, a group of immortal warriors who used to guard the gods were slighted when the responsibility for guarding a box (Pandora's box) that houses great demons is bestowed upon a female warrior named Pandora. In revolt, they try to gain control of the box, but end up losing it and releasing the demons within. Because the box is now lost, their punishment is to house each of the demons within themselves. A curse they have carried till now.

There has been an upset in the heavens, the titans have escaped captivity and enslaved the gods (greek). A new order is coming to pass. And it seems... things are changing for the cursed warriors as well.

I loved the plot, and cannot wait to read the next novels. As a first novel it did an admirable job of introducing the world and the players. The romance is also decent and endearing. I think this is a must read for paranormal fans.

Overall Rating : 4.5/5

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