Review: THE PHANTOM by Gena Showalter


THE PHANTOM (The Warlord Series Book 3) by Gena Showalter

Publication Date: February 7, 2023

Genre: Paranormal Romance


A5CB9EDA-0B57-4217-88CA-AAF59BC87559New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter delivers The Phantom, the newest book in her dark and sexy Rise of the Warlords series.

As the son of a war god, Roux Pyroesis has suffered unending pain—he’s caused it, too, dispatching his foes with alarming ease. Now, he’s tasked with cutting out the heart of a powerful queen who rules an ancient prison realm inhabited by the most vicious immortal females in existence.

Blythe the Undoing is a decorated harpy warrior determined to annihilate Roux, the invader who killed her beloved consort. Nothing will stop her. Even if she must trap herself for eternity by sneaking into the brutal realm and taking the crown, pitting herself against the merciless male she’s sworn to despise.

Having never known desire, Roux is ill prepared for the stunning beauty who challenges him at every turn. For the survival of his army, duty comes first. Always. But what happens when the flames of Blythe’s hatred burn out and she craves him too…but only one of them can live?


Cori 5 Stars

Gena Showalter never disappoints! This was my first read this year because I knew it would be a good and I want to start the year off right. THE PHANTOM is an enemies to lovers troupe with instant chemistry between the characters. Gena Showalter is master at creating unique and exciting new paranormal worlds that draw the reader in. I instantly got swept up again in the Warlord series world and drawn into Roux and Blythe’s story. It kept me glued to the pages and had plenty of action, steamy hot romance, some humor and unforgettable characters.

The Warlord Series is a spin-off series from The Lords of the Underground Series but you do not need to read it before picking up this series. I highly recommend the LOTU series though. It’s one of my favorites. Each book in the Warlord series is a standalone but I recommend reading them in order.

I highly recommend this book and this series for paranormal romance lovers. Gena Showalter always delivers an unforgettable story that I end up rereading. She’s on my auto-buy list.

*Review copy provided by Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.



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About the Author

411A3C05-FDF9-4C09-BE5D-F743C622384CGena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or

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