zondag 13 november 2011

Nalini Singh - Lord of the Abyss

Title : Lord of the Abyss
Series : Royal House of the Shadows #4
Release date : November 15th, 2011
Publisher : Harlequin
Genre : Paranormal Romance

The story begins when a Blood sorcerer kills the king and queen of Magical Elden and has plans to kill their four children next in order to get the throne. But never underestimate the love and strength of parents, their mother had enough strength in her to combine her power and send them away to survive and deal with their enemy later.

Micah is the youngest of the four children and he was taken and separate from his family at the age of five. Micah grew up in the Abyss and as a grown man he is the Lord of the Abyss with a black armor on his entire body, so he can escorts cruel souls to their rightful place when they after their death. Then one day this little woman appears out of nowhere in his black castle, who isn’t afraid of him and it seems she stirs some feelings inside him he don’t understand.

Liliana is the Blood sorcerer’s daughter and she travels to Micah’s castle to help him remember who he really is, so he can return to Elden and reclaim the Kingdom that belong to him and his siblings. She needs to find a way to succeed or Elden will be lost forever and her father will win and destroy every magical being along the way. She knows it will endanger her own life, but that is the price she is willing to pay.

Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh is the last novel in the Royal House of Shadows series, which she co-writes with Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe and Jessica Andersen. I have to say that I really enjoy reading this whole series and I loved the fact that they used some of the fairy tales into them.

Nalini Singh created a fabulous world where Micah rules his Abyss. He doesn’t remember anything from his past and his is feared by many around the Abyss, but Micah has a heart of gold. He has taken in some creatures Jissa, Bard and little mouse and let them live and work for him in the black Castle.

Micah and Liliana are both strong characters; Micah came to the Abyss when he was only 5 years old, he was too young to rule the Abyss, so he slept most of his life. But when he was old and strong enough to rule, he transform into this fearful man everyone walks away from.
Liliana has been humiliated and tortured by her own father and grew up into a strong blood sorceress that will do anything to stop her father and save innocent lives.

What I really love about them was that they both were so innocence; they had to learn everything about love and feelings from the start. It was great to read how they experience things and find a way to let love fill their hearts and let it conquered all the evil in their lives.

But there was one thing I was a little disappointed with; when Micah finally remembered everything from his past, his siblings, what happened with his parent and finally faces his enemy, there wasn’t much of a battle. I really expected the dangerous blood sorcerer and Micah fighting each other on a higher level then we saw in the book. It was over in a blink of an eye.

Also the reunion between Micah, Nicolai, Breena and Dayn was not what I expected. They haven’t seen each other for more than twenty years and there was no real celebration, not any conversation between the siblings, no nothing.

I loved the book and the story between Micah and Liliana, but the reunion between the siblings and the battle with the blood sorcerer could have been more interesting for us readers. Because this was something we all have been looking forward to, during all the books.

The Royal House of Shadows series is definitely a great series, which you have to read if you love strong characters, magic and fairytales.

Thanks Netgalley for providing me with this ARC eBook.


Aurian zei

Nice review, do you think this could be read as a stand alone? I love Nalini Singh books.
And which fairy tale is embedded in this book? Sleeping Beauty?

Lady Caella zei

Thanks, yeah you can read the book as a stand alone. The siblings are mentioned in the book, but it won't interfere with the story.

The fairy tale embedded in this book is The Beauty and the Beast.

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