The Darkest King - Gena Showalter

The Darkest King

By Gena Showalter

  • Release Date: 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 325 Ratings


To become a king of the underworld at long last, William must resist an irresistible beauty—or a curse will ensure his end…

A merciless prince feared by all…

Cursed by a vengeful witch, William of the Dark will die if he ever falls in love—murdered by the woman who steals his heart. His lone shot at redemption is a book filled with indecipherable code. Break the code, break the curse. Now, centuries later, he’s condemned to a string of one-night stands…until he finds the only woman in the worlds able to set him free.

A rare creature of myth and power…

One of the last living unicorn shifters, Sunday “Sunny” Lane works from the shadows as a cryptanalyst, on the run from assassins and poachers. Then the darkly seductive William abducts her, holding her captive in Hell. The closer they get, the more she hungers for his touch…and the stronger a mystical desire to kill him becomes…

But which desire will prove stronger—lust or death? And who will give in first?

Don't miss Ruthless, the second book in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's captivating and unforgettable Immortal Enemies series.


  • Love doesn’t to my feelings justice

    Sunny Lane 🥹💛✨ William the Panty Melter 🥹💛✨ Gena you’ve outdone yourself 🫡
  • Loved it

    By book reader 60
    I have loved these books. I’ve always been curious about William and his children. This answered my questions and makes me want more.
  • Loved

    By Lovely Essence
    It was awesome. It’s just that the guy on the cover is sooo not cute!! I mean at all!! Zacharel cover on his book should have been William. I love when the female lead is strong and powerful. Not a weakling. And don’t like when the couple feels just thrown together. It was a good read though. Now to wait a million years for the next one huh?
  • The Darkest King

    By siatimo
    Loved this most of all the series. William and Sunny are hilarious together. This and Anya and Lucien were the best stories.
  • Great read!

    By pandaexpresssss
    I’ve read this series for the last years. Always enjoyable and fun to follow their adventures in finding love for others and themselves.
  • Finally!

    By maryst812
    Been waiting a long time for William’s story. The wait was worth it. Brava, Gena Showalter! Brava!
  • William the Ever Randy

    By Dodgegirl_04
    We’ve waited and waited for Willy’s story and the answers to his questions and it’s finally here!
  • The Darkest King

    By EllsFaz
    Gena Showalter did exactly what a book is supposed to do... take you on journey, make you fall in love and believe that anything is possible. What an amazing read, I can’t wait to read it again already! #bowsdowntothequeen
  • Rushed

    By rubyred718
    This book felt like she rushed the story line, it contained a lot of errors and typos. Honestly the chemistry between William and sundae felt forced and this didn’t quite meet up to par with the LOTU books.

    By Curlinsthebest
    Love this book William ROCKS AND SUNNY ROLLS!!!