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Lord of the Abyss (Harlequin Nocturne #125)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Favorite in the Series!

    I loved this book so much! It was my favorite in the series hands down, and of course, why not, it was written by Nalini Singh! She is the QUEEN of love scenes, nobody, and I mean nobody does them better! She knows how to build and build and build a scene until you swear YOUR heart is about to bust if we don't get to the good stuff already! LOL! But this book is about so much more than the bowchicawowwow!! I loved Micah, despite everything surrounding him and what he'd become he was so innocent in in so many ways, especially when it came to women. I also loved Liliana for her strength of character and not falling prey to her bloodline or her father's demands to come to heel. This is another book I'd gladly read again just because, to see the journey the two characters take, one knowing what is coming and trying to prevent it, one just trying to figure out why they are so affected by the other's presence. It was the perfect ending to the series, it couldn't have ended on any higher note. If you like this series you will love this last edition!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    The Lord is Great!

    Micah is a wonderful leading man, and I loved the simplicity of this story. A Beauty and the Beast setup but with the Beauty totally knowing what she's doing. Loved it. Thanks, Miss Singh for another wonderful story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

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    Great end to the series...

    My Review:
    What a fantastic ending to this great series. This book was about Micah, the baby of the family. He was five years old when the Blood Sorcerer killed his parents and took over his kingdom. He was flung to be the Guardian of the Abyss¿a job where he helps force evil into the abyss. It¿s a solitary job and has turned him into a warrior that most are afraid of. Since he was so young when upheaval began and there was so much magic thrown at him, he has no memory of his life before he became the Guardian.

    Liliana is the daughter of the Blood Sorcerer. She knows his evil and knows that if Elden is to survive, then Micah needs to come home before the 20 years is up. She tracks him down to the Abyss where she slowly and methodically inserts herself into his life, creating situations to help him remember his heritage. She is deceiving him, but she is doing it with the purest of reasons.

    Micah is a hero that makes my heart weep. He has never known human kindness or intimacy. Lily touches his heart simply because she doesn¿t fear him and she will stand up to him, but at the same time, she shows him a kindness and empathy that no one else ever has. That doesn¿t mean that this guy isn¿t pure alpha, because he most definitely is¿he just has a huge soft spot for this woman who has stolen a piece of his heart. I love the two of these together in the final scenes where they are putting themselves into danger. The dialogue between the two of them is magic with the romance and love between them.

    Lily has overcome so much and managed to maintain a pure heart. She is so strong. She was raised by one of the most evil men around, but she still works so that good can win. She knows how awful her father firsthand and she will do anything so that there isn¿t anyone else that has to feel the horror that is his life. She will lay down everything to make sure that Elden survives.

    This has been a great series. Each book has had a slightly different flavor with the different authors, but for the most part, they have all been good. My only complaint is I wish that there had been more to the reunion of the four siblings, but I realize that would have been difficult to accomplish with the four authors writing the series. Nalini did handle the tying up of the series very well though, with the way that she wrote the epilogue and how all four of the siblings will be living out their lives. Just a great series that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    HC

    Yeah ill be watching out. Lol. Theres more spys here than clan members!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

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    Here. No spies are on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Darkfall

    A white wolf with black stripes. Shadows cover her eyes. Wolves are allowed to join, right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    An awesome read

    :)

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    loved it.

    loved it.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

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    A Great read

    Liliana may be the daughter of the Blood Sorcerer but she is nothing like him. Liliana knows that there is only one hope for the land of Elden and that is to brave the place that Micah the last heir to Elden is at. Forced to live under the rule of her father she knows what it will take to defeat him. Now she just has to help Micah do what needs to be done to defeat the Blood Sorcerer.

    Micah is now Lord of the Abyss and has no memories of Elden and the fact that he is the heir to the land. All Micah remember is the Black Castle he lives in now and the Abyss, until a woman braves the land and castle to come to him. Now Micah is starting to remember things that he didn¿t know existed and his whole world is changing.

    Liliana never expected to find a man that would attract her the way Micah does, but will he still want her when he finds out exactly who she is and what her father has done? Liliana knows that by helping Micah remember the past may destroy her future but she also knows that there is no choice is she wants to save Elden and the people that live there. Only time will tell if she will be able to have the happiness she has only found with the Lord of the Abyss and whether she will be able to survive the battle that is coming because her father has no intention of loosing.


    This take Beauty and the Beast and gives it a very unique twist that will make sure the reader never looks that that tale the same again. This story is wonderfully written and very emotionally charged. The reader will hate to put it down for any reason once the start reading this tale. The character come to life for the reader and the reader will get emotionally involved in this one. The trials that the characters have to face make the story line move along quickly and will keep the reader reading until the very end. While this one brings the series to an end the way it ends is very satisfying and will have the reader wishing for more stories by the authors of this series. The whole series is worth getting and reading as readers will not be disappointed in this one.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

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    Lush, enchanting fairy tale

    Lord of the Abyss is easily my favorite book in the House of Shadows Series, a four book series published by Harlequin Nocturne. Each of the books is the story of a royal heir of Elden, who are four siblings separated by magic during the bloody massacre of their parents and the conquest of their kingdom. The stories can be read as stand-alone books, but there is a well-constructed framework linking them together, as the heirs of Elden are running out of time to reclaim their kingdom. Lord of the Abyss is the story of Micah, the youngest, and ends with the final battle between Micah and his siblings and the evil Blood Sorceror.
    Written in a lush and rich style, Lord of the Abyss starts with a bang as Liliana magically arrives in the Black Castle, home of Micah, who is now the title character with no memories of his life before he became the Black Lord. Liliana knows that time is running out for the heirs of Elden - if they don't return to Elden and defeat the Blood Sorcerer, Elden will fall forever. Liliana is desperate to help Micah remember his past in time, but it is a dangerous business, as his memories are linked with pain and twisted sorcery.
    The book has many elements of the classic "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale, with Liliana as the ugly one and Micah as a fair haired god of a man hidden behind his black armor. Liliana barters her survival for her cooking skills, and she soon begins to unintentionally seduce Micah with her amazing cooking and her brave, stubborn intelligence and personality. Because Liliana was tortured her entire life by her father, she has no fear of the Lord of the Abyss, and is quite comfortable telling him no and bantering with him. Micah has never encountered anyone who didn't fear him, and is fascinated by the brave Liliana. As her delicious cooking begins to trigger sensory memories of his childhood, he finds himself drawn to Liliana and slowly falls in love with her. Liliana is shocked and nearly overcome by the attentions of Micah. Told her entire life that she is ugly and odd, she is confused by his straightforward attraction to her. The buildup of trust, respect and attraction was really well done. I found it believable, touching and sexy and could not stop reading this delightful story. Adding to this is a sense of suspense, as time is running out and the Blood Sorcerer is hunting Liliana. The final battle, the reunion of the siblings and the fate of Elden was resolved in an exciting and very satisfying manner. Good stuff!

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    Loved it!

    I was charmed by the story of Liliana and Micah and this was definitely my favorite story of this series. I truly enjoyed how Nalini Singh approached the character of Micah. There is a wonderful scene in the book where Micah tells Liliana that she needs a bath and then he proceeds to tease her with a game of keep away with the soap. At this point Liliana makes an observation that Micah went from being a little boy to being The Guardian, since he was held in a sort of limbo until he was hold enough to become The Guardian. Because of this, he never had an opportunity to play with others, pull a girl's hair, or just simply have fun. So she plays along with him. Of course, he still makes demands and gives orders since he is the Guardian, and that is all he knows, but it is wonderful when he drops the facade and he acts boyish. It is not often you see such an intimidating figure acting so young and innocent. I truly enjoyed Micah and Liliana together.

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