I know most of you are seasoned (and die-hard) LOTU fans, but just for those who have been introduced to this series of Gena Showalter with The Darkest Night (like me) or for those who *gasp* are not familiar with the series and universe, here is a quick 101 cheat sheet:
The Lords of the Underworld (and not Underground as a friend mistakenly told me ;-p) universe is based on the Greek myth of Pandora: Pandora was the very first woman, each one of the Gods helped create her. The Gods have gotten together all the bad and evil in the world - be it negative emotions like jealousy, rage or doubt, or sicknesses, wars and other bad things plaguing the world and humans - and closed them all in a box, which they gave to Pandora to guard it. They have gifted her with many things, just asked/warned her of one thing: never to open the box. But Pandora was curious and decided to take just a peek, however it was enough for all the badness to get out and spread in the world. Sh quickly closed the lid, however all evil got out, only one thing remained inside the box: hope.
In the LOTU universe Pandora is killed by warriors and that is why the negative emotions and bad things go "haunt" the warriors: each one of them gets possessed by one of the evil things.
Which gets us to...
We meet the Lords in the first book (The Darkest Night):
Maddox - Keeper of Violence - The Darkest Night (Book #1)
Kane - Keeper of Disaster
For more information on the Lords and the upcoming books, check out Gena's website: http://www.genashowalter.com/
The Lords live in Budapest, capital of Hungary, a Central European country.
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