THE WARLORD is the first book in Gena Showalter’s brand new Paranormal Romance series, Rise of the Warlords. If you’re a fan of her Lords of the Underworld series, then you may be familiar with this story’s heroine, Taliyah Skyhawk.
There is no doubt that I fell hard for Taliyah in this book. I love her fierce attitude and loyalty to her people. I love that she wanted to take responsibility for her actions and that she wasn’t afraid to do what was necessary of her. Her fun personality wasn’t too over the top and I thought that she paired really nicely with Roc.
In terms of romance, it blooms slowly but fiercely. But there’s also a great focus on worldbuilding and the harpies in this book obviously. I am definitely looking forward to this new series. THE WARLORD completely surpassed my expectations and I cannot wait to see how the rest of the series unfolds. Gena Showalter really hit this one out of the park. Rise of the Warlords is definitely a series that you do not want to miss!
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.