The Darkest Whisper

Posted September 28, 2010 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Darkest WhisperThe Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
Published by Harlequin on June 15th 2012
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Mythology
Pages: 384
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Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern… until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love….

Summary:
Sabin, is bound by the Demon of Doubt, who is always there whispering to him and everyone else around him doubts about themselves, so Sabin, refuses to let anyone get real close to him especially any women, then he ends up rescuing Gwendolyn, the Timid, a Harpy, although very different from her kind. Gwen, also a immortal, and a harpy, has always tried to hide that part of herself, because when her harpy is free she does unimaginable things, where everyone that surrounds her is dead. After being captured for a year, she is afraid to contact her sisters, whom are harpies but have always been there to protect her, but afraid they will despise her for past mistakes, not realizing how strong their sisterly bond truly is. Then she gets rescued by Sabin, and taken back to his sanctuary and home with his brethren who are just as cursed with demons as he is, and finds a deep and abiding love in Sabin, and that despite everything going on around them, love can conquer all, even the whisperings of doubt!

The Hero:
Sabin, holds the Demon of Doubt within him, and has never had a true and honest relationship with any woman because of it, not even one that is full of esteem and confidence. I found Sabin, to be one of my favorites of all the Lords, because I think he lives with one of the toughest demons, one that can destroy who you are, but Sabin doesn’t allow that to happen to himself, and he finds a woman that can tell the difference between her own thoughts and that of Doubt.

The Heroine:
Gwen, is a immortal, a harpy, although she wishes that she wasn’t one. She has always desired a soft tender man, not realizing that what she truly needs is a man that can calm her harpy and be strong and steady. After she gets captures, she is ashamed of herself, and knows that even though she loves her sisters, she knows that they will despise her for her actions. However upon being set free she starts to learn some truths about herself, where she finds a inner strength that she never expected to find.
My Thoughts:
The Darkest Whisper is the fourth in the Lord of the Underworld series, and this is Sabin’s story, who holds the Demon of Doubt. Although this series isn’t my favorite of this author, its such a exciting and intriguing one, and I have truly loved reading this series so far, its been a intense ride that for sure, and The Darkest Whisper is one of my favorites of the series. Although Maddox’s story is at the highest top of favorites, Sabin is probably next in line. I loved every aspect of this story from the exciting plot, to the adventure, to the heated passion, and the tender love that grows between Sabin and Gwen. I found these two to be such a perfect match for one another, and they compliment each other so well. With Gwen able to distinguish the difference between her own thoughts and doubt, and the fact that when her harpy comes out, Doubt hides, since Doubt is afraid of Harpies. And how Sabin is the only one that can calm her harpy when she is out, which no one has been able to do  that Gwen remembers. I have found the each book in the series so far is different yet special as they are so unique from one another! A true romance that will have you eager for more and more from this author.

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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