New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter begins a dark, sexy new series—Rise of the Warlords—with a fan-favorite character from her beloved Lords of the Underworld series, Taliyah Skyhawk. The ice maiden faces off with her greatest enemy, a villain brutal beyond imagining.
For centuries, Taliyah Skyhawk has prepared to become Harpy General, leader of the deadliest female army in existence. One of the requirements? Remain a virgin. But, for a chance to save her people, she must wed the fearless leader of the Astra Planeta, Alaroc Phaethon.
The time has come for Roc to sacrifice another virgin bride to his god. There has never been a woman alluring enough to tempt him from his path. No warrioress powerful enough to overcome his incredible strength. No enchantress desirable enough to make him burn beyond reason. Until now.
With the clock ticking, war between husband and wife ignites. Except Taliyah never expected the merciless king to challenge the future she once envisioned. She certainly never anticipated the thrill of their battles turning into games… The problem is, only one spouse can survive.
Love is a battlefield in Showalter’s The Warlord.
With characteristic sass and sensuality, Showalter launches her Rise of the Warlords fantasy romance series, a loose spin-off to her Lords of the Underworld novels. Roc Phaethon, Commander of the Astra Planeta, a group devoted to creating, destroying, and conquering worlds in the name of their god, Chaos, has a ritual to perform every 500 years: he must wed an immortal bride and sacrifice her after 30 days of marriage to secure victory for his soldiers. If his bride is still a virgin upon her death, he and his men receive an additional weapon to use against Chaos's son, Erebus. He undertakes this task with an unflinching sense of duty but he gets more than he bargained for when he weds Taliyah Skyhawk, a highly self-assured harpy bent on becoming General. Taliyah is determined to save her people from the Astra invasion, and nothing will stop her not even the secrets she carries or her scorching chemistry with Roc. The stakes are high as Taliyah and Roc fight for what they want, but the plot occasionally feels like filler between sex scenes. Liberal doses of humor help to balance the page-scorching heat as Showalter sets the stage for what promises to be a thrilling new series. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency \n
Love love love!!! Keeps you on the edge of your seat!! Cannot wait to continue this series.
Long time coming
Gena showalter finally delivers! Her last 2 books we’re ok 2/5, this book is all 5!
I thought there could be no better Gena book than last years The Darkest King... she has truly outdone herself! I laughed and cried, and laughed and cried some more! Truly outstanding!! I’ve fallen in love with her characters! ❤️❤️❤️❤️