King of the Unblessed (Realm Immortal Series)

King of the Unblessed (Realm Immortal Series)

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by Michelle M. Pillow
     
 

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Realm Immortal Book One

Fantasy Romance

Immortality has a way of changing fate.

The choice is simple: go with him or die.

Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good--happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his

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Realm Immortal Book One

Fantasy Romance

Immortality has a way of changing fate.

The choice is simple: go with him or die.

Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good--happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick's, and on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.

Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father's, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she'd get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.

Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her...or die.

Warning: This book contains hot sex, violence, trickster goblins, overly helpful sprights, a king of necessary evil who lives to get his way and a woman who would dare to deny him.

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625010551
Publisher:
Raven Books The
Publication date:
07/22/2013
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Michelle M. Pillow, Author of All Things Romance www.MichellePillow.com

As long as she can remember, Michelle has had a strange fascination with anything supernatural and sci-fi. After discovering historical romance novels, it was only natural that the supernatural and love/romance elements should someday meet in her wonderland of a brain. She's glad they did for their children have been pouring onto the computer screen ever since.

Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She's addicted to movies and used to drive her mother crazy while quoting random scenes with her brother. Though it has yet to happen, her dream is to be in a horror movie as 1. A zombie or 2. The expendable screaming chick who gets it in the beginning credits. But for the most part she can be found writing in her office with a cup of coffee in pajama pants.

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King of the Unblessed (Realm Immortal Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
scorpio1025 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! It had adventure, romance, great characters, everything! Ms. pillow is a very vivid writer. The world she created was so amazing and fun to be in. I am off to read book 2 now!
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
Lady Juliana wanted an adventure. She got one and much more. This one is a definite period piece. It is also a fantasy of all the realms. Merrick, King of the Unblessed, has been watching and waiting for an opportunity to bring Juliana to his realm. He is caught in between good and evil with no room for feelings. He wants her, connives to get her and won't let her go. What of her doting brothers, her betrothed and life long friend? Will they follow her to the land of fairies, trolls and all the beings of the other side? Mere mortals have much to learn and little time. There is threat of war, sibling rivalry, betrayal, love and seduction, magic. This is an unending introduction of all the aspects and feelings of both worlds. Some interesting characters are set up tempting us to read more. I know I will. I was provided and ARC for an honest review.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars:  Overall   4  Narration 3  Story  5 So I had so much fun with this author’s Divinity Warriors series, and the two medieval romances that were stand alones that I was really excited to be offered the opportunity to start on the Realm Immortal Audio Book.   There are really four or five different stories that comprise this book, making it the perfect introduction to the series and providing the never ending conflict that has existed for eons.  Set in the early 15th century, the medieval themes and references are beautifully integrated, showing the author’s true enjoyment of the fashion, customs and beliefs of the age.   The primary protagonists in this story are Lady Juliana, soon to be married and not relishing the decisions, but having no power to change her own destiny.  Her life is reasonably carefree: she spends much time imagining and dreaming.   Merrick is the King of the Unblessed: an elven man with the task of separating the evil from the good, and finding a balance in the world.  He hears Juliana speaking of her desire for adventure, and is instantly obsessed with her.   When he arranges to kidnap Juliana and make her his own, the characters start to arrive fast and furious, and the subplots and major conflicts start to appear,.  Merrick and Juliana have a chemistry that is palpable: while she laments her lack of self-control around Merrick, she cannot help but enjoy their more lustful and steamy interactions.  While Merrick is not one for soft words and gentle ministrations, his tender and considerate care for her, despite his often harsh delivery make his own internal struggles even more poignant.   See, Merrick and his brothers Lucien and Ean rule the three realms of the Immortals, Unblessed, Damned and Blessed.  The three have a familial connection that none has severed, and this allows them a sense of one another’s emotions, presence and struggles.  Merrick was never meant to take his throne, and for him the struggle between his own personal preferences and the necessary evil that he must loose on the world are constantly battling within him.  Lucien is deliciously and unapologetically evil: his delight in all things dark and deviant are readily apparent, and his lover Mia alternates in awe, fear and desire of him.  Ean is the King of the Blessed, and as such he fights for all that is good and right.  Yet even he understands the need for some darkness to creep into the light: allowing for the reset of both nature and the true appreciation.   Add to that a castle full of goblins who love to be told children’s stories, two sprites with a love-hate relationship, gnomes, fairies and even a few of Juliana’s brothers and the action is fast paced with characters providing tension, laughs and even steam.  While it puts me in the mind of the film Labyrinth in the unique voicing and introduction of characters, the unique inclusions of ultra-alpha males, humor and historical references make it utterly fresh and individual.  Narration is provided by Ross Pendleton, and the review on his delivery is mixed.  While I found his narration to move beautifully from one character to the next, with enunciation that was clear and precise, there was a great effort expended to ‘act’ voices of characters, some working better than others.  It took some time to acclimate myself to his voicing choices, and were I not familiar with a similar delivery style from a weekly podcast that I listen to, I would have found many of the changes in pitch, tone and pacing to be distracting.  What I can say is that as you listen more the choices start to make sense and do not distract from the writing and the flow of the story.  I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
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elt More than 1 year ago
Overall I thought that the book was very good, very detailed, enjoyable to read throughout every second. I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters and how they were built and also the plot of the book, which, unlike most that I have read, continued to make sense throughout the novel. Also the writing style of Michelle Pillow was great. Easy to understand yet complex and with a wonderful vocabulary. The imagery was great. I'm going to read the second book in the series and I hope that it's just as good or maybe even better.
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paragirl07 More than 1 year ago
this book reminds me of the movie the labrynth but in a more grownup way if you liked the movie than you will enjoy this book. Also michelle m pillow is an excellent aurthor and i recommand you try the other books by her
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LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
This book is unlike anything I have ever read that kept me entertain it was like I was watching a movie. Now Merrick is a bad guy but not really a bad guy and that bad side of him was like a turn on for me personally this book/ paranormal was different I liked it and wanted to read more.Very Different
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