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The Darkest Captive

A Lords of the Underworld Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
Written by: Gena Showalter
Narrated by: Max Bellmore
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series…   

For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. With good reason! This bad boy of bad boys has lied, stolen, cheated, and killed with abandon. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything.  

Then he met her.  

Former demon turned human femme fatale - Legion Honey - sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.   

Galen's hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. But as desires blaze white-hot, will Legion run again? Or will the unlikely pair succumb to love at long last?

©2018 Gena Showalter (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Galen Lover Boy Lord

This novella was too short! I wanted more of the steamy Galen and Legion/Honey/Lela! The relationship between Galen and his daughter and the other Lords is funny, sweet, and will leave you wanting more!! Read read read!

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  • Trudy
  • 2019-03-18

Galen turns out to be just what Legion needs!

Who would have believed that Galen could be exactly what Legion needed to recover from her time in Hell? Patient, kind, giving, understanding, Galen even took the time to remind Legion that she not only could defend herself but that she was a fighter! Legion blooms under his tutelage! She regains her confidence, she becomes stronger and then finally, together, they find the love they both always sought but did not think they deserved!

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  • 2019-02-16

was glad 4 legion & Galen's story. I loved it.

was glad to finally hear Legions story. She deserves to be happy after what was done to her. So happy that it was with Galen as well. I wanted to finally hear his story as well. I wish she would have made it a little longer so we could of gotten into more of why Galen did all those bad things. I mean he was the bad guy for so long but you never get a proper reason as to why he did what he did. Still a good listen. I hope Fox's story is next.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 2019-12-08

My only issue is with Gena

I loved Galen and Legion since Aeron's book. I've been obsessed with this couple ever since. So it goes without saying that i love every bit of it. My only disapointment is with Gena for doing their story a novella when they diserved a full novel.

The narrator was awesome. Love it.

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  • tonntonn
  • 2019-11-23

Another Good Story....Can't wait

I again liked this storyline. Just the right touch. But now I am going to go in withdrawal waiting on the next book. Can't await!!!Love the narrator!

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  • frances shelton
  • 2019-11-08

Can't get enough of the Lords

As always, Showalter’s has proven herself a master storyteller of the paranormal romance genre. Despite being already deep in a well-established series, “The Darkest Captive” can easily be enjoyed as a standalone. However, there is a certain satisfaction that long-time fans will receive from finally having Legion and Galen’s story.

There has been much build-up to this story, and while Showalter does not disappoint, she could have easily made this into a full-length novel. Many readers and long-time fans may be disappointed that such dynamic characters had their story cut short to a novella. Both leads have complex personalities and complicated fleshed out stories that span across the series. Watching their story unfold was both a delight and sorrow.

Overall, the story is a must-read for fans of paranormal romance, whether they have read Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series or not. Filled with detailed mythology, heart-wrenching romance, and Showalter’s trademark wit, “The Darkest Captive” is the perfect Christmas gift for PNR readers everywhere.

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  • Charina Ann McCullem
  • 2019-10-21

Love these Two

I just wished this book was longer. Cant wait for William's story. This series has the potential to go on for longer. I hope Viola's story comes up after William's & then Fox's story. I hope both of these females get Sent Ones. Lol

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  • Rosa M
  • 2019-05-18

always thrilled

Gina never disappoints the story like all in the series is heartening and fragile. Just amazing

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  • Alisa
  • 2019-03-13

Galen and Legion are my favorite couple!

I was so excited when this book came out and I had to get it as soon as possible and I was not disappointed. Gena Showalter strikes again with another Amazing Story! I just wish it was longer. Max Bellmore did a great job as always.

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  • Karen
  • 2019-03-09

Strong and Tangled

Love the strenght in this woman and how she come to find her strenght. Love that she finds her real love.
Listening to our heart is sometime hard to do but she is strong and she takes women to a new place.

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  • Megan Riverina Romantics
  • 2019-02-01

Romance Galore

Rating: 4.5/5
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Narrator Performance: 4.5/5

Although I feel that Galen and Legion Honey should have gotten a full book I really liked this novella. It had a major "feel good" vibe to it. Longtime fans of the LOTU series have been waiting for Galen's redemption story and Gena Showalter did not disappoint!

To me the best thing about this read/listen is that the romance was wonderful and plentiful. It was there from the very first words of the story. It was present in both obvious and understated ways. I loved that!

For a novella there sure was a lot going on in the story. I think Showalter did a great job summing up the fine points of the series' history so that someone who doesn't know the LOTU series could read the novella, understand what was going on in the grand scheme of things and jump right into the tale.

The only thing that bothered me about THE DARKEST CAPTIVE was that Galen seemed very similar to some other males in the series. I wanted more individuality from him. I'm afraid Showalter's heros are starting to seem the same.

About the narrator...
Max Bellmore gave his usual fantastic performance. He never fails to satisfy my ears while he pulls me into the Lords' world and brings Showalter's characters to life.