The Phantom | Review

Title: The Phantom
Series: Rise of the Warlords #3
Author: Gena Showalter
Pages: 399 pages
Version: Ebook
Release date: 7 February 2023
Rating: ★★★★★


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with The Phantom, the third book in her pulse-pounding Rise of the Warlords series, featuring a vengeful harpy and a callous torture master locked in a battle to the death.

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?


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Gena Showalter!

The Phantom is the third book in the Rise of the Warlords series and tells the story of Blythe and Roux. Although this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

I recently read The Warlord and The Immortal, the first and the second book in the Rise of the Warlords series, so I didn’t have to wait long for the third book, The Phantom. Lucky me because I really enjoyed reading the first two books and I was so excited to start The Phantom. I really love the Rise of the Warlords series because although you kinda know how the book is going to end, it’s still so exciting to see the main characters fall in love and get their happy ending. Blythe and Roux’ story was no different, I really liked this couple and their story!

The Phantom is about Blythe and Roux. Roux is a mix of a harpy and a phantom, and she’s really fierce and badass. Roux is an Astra and he’s a virgin! I haven’t read that many books with a male virgin, so it was a nice change. Roux has killed Blythe’s consort, so how in the world would she ever forgive him?! This book was kind of chaotic, but in a good way. So many things happened and there were some plot twists. I loved reading about Blythe and Roux and seeing them trying to figure out their feelings for each other!

The Phantom was another amazing book in the Rise of the Warlords series, and I didn’t expect anything else from Gena Showalter. Gena Showalter is such an amazing Fantasy Romance author and the romance, the spice and the fantasy bits are always on point in her books! I really enjoyed reading The Phantom, and reading about Blythe and Roux. I’m also really looking forward to reading the next book in the Rise of the Warlords series!