It seems that after a pretty dry stretch in regards to new covers, things are looking up. We got a couple of big reveals in the last week or so, and it looks like it is The Darkest Warrior‘s turn. But Gena Showalter‘s big reveal isn’t without its share of controversy.
He is ice…
Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.
She is fire…
Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.
Together they burn.
As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?
Wasn’t Puck a Centaur? Did I dream that, ’cause honestly the details are a bit fuzzy for me, but didn’t he have four legs and horns and a tail? No? If he didn’t, then I am wondering what I was smoking to think he did…oy. I guess I will find out when it is released on June 26th.
I should mention that there has been some…uh…vocal opposition to this one. Like very vocal. I guess a lot of people were on the Gilliam train, but honestly? It never did it for me. I never could get behind William and Gilly as a couple, so I am completely good with things. But then, I am in the minority. A small minority. A quick scan over at Goodreads shows just how many are saying that this is the final straw and they will be throwing in the towel with the series. Where do you fall? Happy or let down that it is Puck and Gilly’s story? And if it isn’t Gilly, who do you think William will end up with?