The Darkest King by Gena Showalter

Published: February 25, 2020

The time we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Well, some have waited much longer than I have since I’m a newer fan but that’s not the point. The point is William’s book is here and it is everything you want it to be. It has the crazy William who now has a mate who is just the same brand of crazy like I can’t make that up. To me this book was everything I’ve been waiting for in William’s book and that could just be because I NEVER wanted him and Gillian to get together. He was too selfish and she let him get away with it. Whereas Sunny calls him on his shit and he gets away with nothing.

This book definitely answers questions too. Like why Axel looks exactly like him but is a Sent One and William is a Prince of Hell. We learn why he was adopted by Hades and how his children were born. Though we don’t see much of the Lords of the Underworld throughout the book Sunny and Anya and Pandora become fast friends and they all show up for the epic battle at the end. We also learn a bit more about Lucifer, the Kings of Hell, and William’s infernal book.

Did I mention how much I love Sunny? She is everything the counterpart to William should be and she is a freaking assassin. Not only that but she can’t swear due to the magic of her species and those around her can’t swear either. Except William. So it’s great to see Green, Red, and Black not be able to swear and only use names of flowers. Sunny not only believes in herself but she believes when William says something that it will get done. Trust isn’t a trait she is familiar with but throughout the book we see her open up more and more to those around her.

I had a hard time putting this book down and I sincerely hope I didn’t spoil anything for anyone in this blog post. That was not my intent. I think you guys are going to devour this book and will definitely have a strong book hangover when it is all done. Now all I want next is Axel’s or Xerxes’ book. I’m not picky which one is next. So long as they come out. Let me know what you think of William and Sunny! I’m already planning on a re-read!

—“‘Before you comment about the number of items or the expense incurred, don’t. William acquired a thoroughbred, and as you can guess, my upkeep is expensive.’ She snickered at her own joke. Unicorn humor never got old.” -Sunny to Pandora, pg. 138—

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