The last time I've read a Lords of the Underworld was 2007. It was for no other reason but then series fell by the wayside. So on a whim when The Darkest Touch crossed my path I gave it a shot. I loved it. I laughed and cared about these two over-the-top characters. Torin one of the original Lords and is the one Lord I assumed would not get a story and I'm very glad I was wrong. Keeley Cael. The Red Queen is the BEST female character I've read in a long, long time. She said lines that made me honestly double over with laughter and I repeatedly fist-pumped at some of her choices and actions. Of course, there are a few things I didn't totally understand because I've been out of the loop but this story still rocks. If all this wasn't enough to make me happy my sweet Lucien is around and that made me crow with joy! Gena Showalter is so good at setting a mood and a mood she set!