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2.0 out of 5 stars Bad treatment of a good premise., August 26, 2009
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This review is from: The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, Book 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
Like many of the other reviewers, I really wanted to like this series. The plot device of warriors cursed with holding various `demons' inside themselves (i.e. wrath, violence, pain, etc.) intrigued me. Here's why it didn't work for me:

1. The writing is really sup-par.
2. The `intimate' scenes are poorly written.
3. Too many pages are used for small, insignificant details while important information is frequently not given the space it needs for development and understanding.
4. Bad characters. The two main characters, Ashlyn and Maddox, each have very conflicting characteristics. Ashlyn is `brave' yet she seems on the verge of tears every other page. Maddox is the keeper of the `violence' demon, yet he reads romance novels. I didn't like either character.
5. The deus ex machine at the end (Anya) is unforgivable.

I do not recommend this book. I recommend J R Ward, Kresley Cole and/or Jeaniene Frost instead.
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