#6 in Lords of the Underworld
Gideon, keeper of the Demon of Lies, fights to uncover the truth….
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, and a future with her could mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . .
Smokinhot Cliff Note: Ok, those of you like me (and K-Khan) and completely forgot the ending in Darkest Passion you are not alone. Darkest Lie starts off with the mysterious Scarlett locked away in the Lords’ dungeon. Gideon can’t quite understand why he is so intrigued by the Keeper of Nightmares, until she mentions she is his wife…
Darkest Lie is for the most part told from Gideone’s POV who has to speak in, well, lies. If he tells the truth he is instantly struck with lots of pain. Now, in the wrong hands this could have read really annoying, but hey, this is Gena Showalter she could write on coupons and I’d still buy ‘em. There is so much going on in Darkest Lie I could probably write a 60 page thesis and barely scratch the surface. Should I create a flow chart? Ok, maybe not. Just making sure ya’ll are awake. Although, I do so like those laser pointers.
I’m usually not a fan of old lover’s quarrel plot lines, but it didn’t read like over the top bickering-soap opera . Gideon has no memories of Scarlett (who he calls, Scar, isn’t that cute?), meanwhile Scarlett wants revenge against those who left rotting in a dungeon. Stranded and left to the wolves, she has been waiting for Gideon to return, only to find out that a. he is still alive and b. is a horndog. Not. Cool.
Showalter really brings her A-game in what I think is one of her best Lords of the Underworld books. The whole book keeps you on your toes and adds a few interesting twits that had me gasping ‘really?”. I like how she introduces the demons Lies and Nightmares, where see how two immortals and their demons fall in love. (We even get some naughty demon on demon sex…for reals!) Showalter is a master of reintroducing previous characters and not making them appear flat.
I believe Darkest Lie is one of Gena Showalter’s best LOTU book, she manages to weave in so many different side plots, while maintaining your interest in the main characters. If you haven’t read this one and have the previous 5 LOTU books on your shelves, shame on you! No, I kid. Seriously, run out and buy it so we can all squee about it on social networks.
Why Gideon has blue hair…
Cronus is still a dickhead
…William….. (that’s all I’m going to say)
You have to go here and read Tori’s review quote over at Smexybooks.
Will Legion play a part in one of the next Lords book…maybe with Galen?
Who thinks Amun should be paired up with one of Harpies sisters? Raises hand
Next LOTU book is Darkest Secret (Amun’s story)!!!! And the next one after that is Stryder’s story called Darkest Surrender.
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