He is the keeper of Doubt and his entire world’s about to be rocked.
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…
The Darkest Whisper is the fourth book of the Lords of the Underworld series, the story of Sabin, Keeper of Doubt, and Gwen Skyhawk, a powerful harpy.
So powerful she is that Sabin’s demon goes into hiding every time she is around. So not taming the beast here, but intimidating it.
Everyone had a deep, dark fear. Again, even Sabin. He feared failure as much as Gideon feared spiders.
He was the kind of man every Harpy craved. Powerful, a little wild, a lot wicked. He could kill an enemy without guilt. He wasn’t afraid of hard work. He could be ruthless, without mercy, yet he was tender with her.
A frightened Harpy is an oxymoron.
But it is not only physical strength, but mental too. Evidence of this is that she could endure all the suffering during her captivity.
Even so, Gwen has so many doubts and insecurities that the demon Doubt has nothing left to do. Slowly, she accepts her darker side, and learns to handle her Harpy – with the help of Sabin.
More than her appearance, he liked this newfound spirit. Despite his earlier grumblings to the contrary. Strength was damn sexy. Especially strength that didn’t come naturally. Though she was timid by nature, afraid of him, this house, even her own shadow, she was sitting calmly on his bed, questioning him, head high, refusing to back down. She was truly a remarkable creature.
The appearances of the harpies as a new supernatural species in the series is so cool! Gwen’s sisters are freakin’ awesome too!
“Invite your sisters? You mean you want me to have to deal with more of you?”
“That had better be happiness in your tone, not disgust,” she said, offended. “My sisters have castrated men for less.”
Sabin pinched the bridge of his nose. “Sure. Invite them. Gods save us all.”
And that twist about the identity of Gwen’s father! Just… wow!
I liked the connection between Sabin and Gwen, as for the harpy nature. It is kind of fated, as they are created for each other, and finally find the other half of themselves.
The chemistry between them is fiery; it is beyond normal human affection.
I love first kisses, and theirs is worth mentioning: sensual and heated.
His origins, forgotten. His past, of no consequence. Their audience, vanished as if they’d never been present. Only the two of them existed. Only the here and now mattered.
A moan escaped her, reality so much more decadent than she could have dreamed. So heady… so… heavenly. Pure and good and everything a girl could want from a lover.
A kiss that left no room for fear.
What I disliked is the way Sabin proved his love for her, how he wins her trust.
The only question was, would he put Gwen before his war?
Why should he????? They are not in the same category! What Sabin has done is very theatrical, but also irrational. Actually he turns his back on his fellow warriors. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want… SPOILER! Highlight to read: Galen defeated right now, because he is a very credible antagonist, and I like him very much. And as I’ve read the following installments before, I know that he has an important role later. I just don’t like that attitude, that’s all.
The storyline is thrilling. I enjoyed it much more than the romance. The Hunters’ long-term project, namely kidnapping and impregnating immortals to raise an army of special talented beings, conditioning them to hate the Lords from their infantry, is really creepy. This proves that the Hunters have potential as antagonists, as they are becoming a more and more strong, competent enemy, and it would be a mistake to underestimate them.
The venture of a group of Lords in Chicago and the fights in Budapest don’t go without damage. The Hunters don’t hesitate to use their creations in battles, and also have new paranormal allies.
Torin and Cameo surprised me, I loved them together. Torin is so desirous, so needy, and very lonely. I just can’t help but adore him for his strength and humor. Though they are not meant for each other, their friendship with benefits is lovely and sexy.
“I told you to be naked when I got here. You were not a good boy.”
Used to her sorrowful voice, he didn’t flinch as the others always did. Inwardly or outwardly. That voice was a part of who she was — warrior to her core, beautiful disaster… unintentional nightmare. To him, it was a soulful melody, one that echoed within his own soul.
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Daily Quotes by Exina, from quote 633 to 643.