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Monday, December 5, 2011

Review – Lord Of The Abyss By Nalini Singh

Lord Of The Abyss

Title: Lord of the Abyss: Royal House of Shadows, Book 4

Author: Nalini Singh

Publisher: Harlequin

Buy link: Buy Lord Of The Abyss Here!

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewer: Wendy Mitchell

Blurb:

Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…

As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing but a feared monster wrapped in impenetrable black armor. He has no idea he is the last heir of Elden, its last hope. Only one woman knows—the daughter of his enemy.

Liliana is nothing like her father, the Blood Sorcerer who'd cursed Micah. She sees past Micah's armor to the prince inside. A prince whose sinful touch she craves. But first she has to brave his dark, dangerous lair and help him remember.

Because they only have till midnight to save Elden.

Review:

Even though three of the royal siblings have returned, darkness and despair still cloak the once beautiful kingdom of Elden. The Blood Sorcerer is still in power and time is running out for the kingdom and it’s inhabitants. There is however hope from a surprising source, the daughter of the Blood Sorcerer himself, Liliana. Though scarred and misshapen, she is still pure of heart and soul despite her father’s tortures. Determined to see her father dead and free the kingdom, she seeks help from the only man who can bring about the return of Elden to it’s former glory. Micah was only a child of five when his parents, the King and Queen of Elden were slaughtered by the Blood Sorcerer. He has no memory of his childhood and only knows his life as the Lord of the Black Castle, gateway to the Abyss.

What a marvelous conclusion to this dramatic and thrilling series! Micah’s story was the best by far (no slight intended to the other magnificent authors and their books). Even though I was sad to see the series end, it’s so nice to have all my questions answered and everything tied up in a nice neat package. Very satisfying. Liliana was a surprising heroine, for one she was born from incredibly evil blood, but even more surprising was the fact that Liliana could not be construed as attractive by any stretch of the imagination. Not physically anyway, no, it was her sweetness and courage that won over Micah. Micah, oh Micah, now he was quite the hero. Even though he was this fearsome being who collected the souls of the damned and guarded the gateway to the Abyss, he was still a child at his core. A tad spoiled too. He threw tantrums and demanded attention, but he also wanted to play. Um, this is where the man comes into the picture. Some of Micah’s games were not child appropriate. Reading Micah’s and Liliana’s story was a genuinely delightful experience. It was absolutely a fairytale worthy of the title ( just not one for younger ears, unless greatly edited). This would make a great little stocking stuffer for yourself or anyone who appreciates the finer points of a story well told. In fact the whole series wouldn’t be amiss for that hard to buy for person on your list.

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