The Darkest Fire
A Lords of the Underworld prequel.
Geryon is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. Kadence is the goddess of Oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords—and discover a passion unlike any other.
The Darkest Fire
Note: This review focuses solely on the first story of this book featuring Geryon and Kadence. You can see the second part of this review about "The Amazon's Curse" here, and the third part of third review about "The Darkest Prison" here.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Lords of the Underworld
A short, yet sweet story of acceptance.
Kadence, the Goddess of Oppression, is forced to monitor Hell's walls, ensuring that they never crumble. Geryon, a "monster," is stationed to guard Hell, protecting the living world from the vengeful spirits trapped inside. The two have worked side-by-side for years, never once uttering a word to the other. But, when demons start causing some trouble, will Kadence and Geryon be able to overcome the trial set before them, or, will they ultimately be defeated?
I usually try to avoid short stories, simply because they're too brief for me. I'm always left craving for more, bemoaning how cruel the authors and publishers are for releasing such a short snippet of an idea that I feel has potential. Usually, I'm also never convinced that the two characters are in love in these types of situations, unless their relationship was developed in prior books.
With that said, I was slightly skeptical in regards to this blossoming relationship. I neither doubted the physical attraction, nor the feelings of liking the other, but in regards to love? Still too brief for me to fully believe.
While I wished that this story was slightly longer--I'm a sucker for these stories--I was not left disgruntled. The outcome was something so creative and unique that I have to applaud Gena for being so frighteningly clever. Never once in those 90 pages did I suspect that that was how the story would end.