THE DARKEST SECRET
The latest Lords of the Underworld adventure resumes in the aftermath of the demon Legion’s rescue from hell, which left Amun, the keeper of Secrets, in horrific shape. Within each book, although focusing on one particular lord at a time, Showalter lays the seeds for future conflict and relationships, making her books densely plotted. It is difficult to keep a long-running series compelling, but Showalter manages it wonderfully!
Amun has been driven to the point of insanity by the other demons that have invaded him. He is being kept locked up for his own safety, as well as that of everyone else. Amun’s close friend Strider, the keeper of Defeat, has managed to capture a female hunter, Haidee. Haidee despises the Lords of the Underworld. So why is it that when she is placed in a cell near Amun, she feels compelled to help him? When Haidee touches Amun, it helps keep the other demons at bay. The big question is why? It just may be that Haidee has some deep secrets of her own. (HQN, Apr., 432 pp., $7.99)