„One of the best in the series”
Millenia ago, the Greek gods created immortal warriors as their guardians. But when they gave a box containing demons who escaped hell to the female warrior Pandora to guard, the other warriors became angry. To show that Pandora wasn't good enough for the job, they stole the box and opened it, thereby freeing the demons. In the following chaos, the box was lost and the demons were out of control, so the gods decided to punish the warriors be forcing them to carry the demons (death, disease, wrath, etc.) inside them. Then they were banished to earth, were they were soon despised and ruthlessly hunted by the Hunters, a group of humans secretly led by another demon. The Lords of the Underworld tells the stories of these immortal warriors.
Olivia, an angel, used to be a joy-bringer. But her new task is that of a warrior: To kill Aeron, the immortal warrior possessed by the demon Wrath, because he unknowingly freed a demon from hell. But she feels attracted to him from the first, watches him and realizes that he is a good person. When she refuses to kill him, she is cast out of heaven, losing her wings and her immortality. When she finds her way to Aeron, he is attracted, too, but tries to keep her at a distance. Not only is he afraid of his emotions, but another angel tells him that she has a chance to return to heaven if she gives Aeron up. He soon loves her too much to want her to suffer the pains and losses of a mortal life. And life with him would be dangerous, especially since the Hunters are still after them, and Lucifer himself wants to leave hell and kill the Lords in order to free their demons...
This was an emotionally intense novel, with likeable and well-developed characters. I enjoyed it a lot and would say it's one of the best in the series.
Lords of the Underworld: the series so far
1. The Darkest Fire (2008), in Into the dark and in Dark beginnings (anthologies)
2. The Darkest Night (2008)
3. The Darkest Kiss (2008)
4. The Darkest Pleasure (2008)
5. The darkest prison, in Into the dark and in Dark beginnings (anthologies)
6. The Darkest Whisper (2009)
7. The darkest angel, in Heart of darkness and in Dark beginnings (anthologies)
8. The Darkest Passion (2010)
9. The Darkest Lie (2010)
10. The Darkest Secret (2011)
11. The Darkest Surrender (2011)
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