Black Orchid

Black Orchid

by Abigail Owen

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BN ID: 2940151190626
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 10/26/2015
Series: The Svatura Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 621,901
File size: 284 KB

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Black Orchid (Book #4 of the Svatura Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Oh no. I have reached the end of the Svatura series with Black Orchid, Book IV, by Abigail Owen. What a fabulous road we have traveled and I can hardly wait to read more of work. Black Orchid picks up where Crimson Dahlia left off, so you will want to read these in order. Adelaide Jenner has lost her love, her te’sorthene, which can drive her mad, and she has become a danger to them all. Nate, poor Nate, her lost love. He doesn’t even know how messed up his life is, though flashes blink in and out at times. Can they find their way back to each other? They both deal with confusion, but Nate’s is filled with hate and rage, while Adelaide’s has become filled with trust and caring. Maddox is still determined to kill all the women, Adelaide, Ellie, Selena and Lila, and he plans to use Nate to do it. These women are strong and determined, and as dragons have tremendous power. But will it be enough? There are intense personal conflicts with many of the characters, and their powers. They work together as a family for support and to heal, while trying to figure out how to mend their broken hearts and minds. Black Orchid by Abigail Owen is character driven and not all of them will make it out alive. The losses will be heart wrenching. Abigail Owen has created an amazing magical world. Scenes played out in my mind, like a movie playing out on screen. The final battle will be fought and even if the story is sometimes predictable, it is an unforgettable and wild ride. When Adelaide describes the bonds of connections and how she heals them, it made me think of Avatar. Now, that is being in very good company. I wondered if the finale would wrap it up in a way that would make me happy and satisfied, but, no worries. She more than met my expectations, she surpassed them. The action and fight scenes are described in vivid detail, playing out like a film unreeling in my mind. I, especially, loved the dragon fight finale with Maddox. At the end of the book, Abigail Owen has explanations for the key concepts, characters and their powers. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Black Orchid by Abigail Owen.
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
I first fell in love with the Svatura nearly two years ago when I was lucky enough to review Blue Violet. Since then I have excitedly waited the release of the next in the series and as I finished Black orchid I was left with a sense of loss, like saying goodbye to old friends. Abigail Owen has created the four books in this series with consistent brilliance, continuing the theme but still with unique and touching stories. I sat down to read Black Orchid I felt a sense of apprehension; how would the remaining threads of the story tie together (no pun intended!) and would each member receive their happy ending? Although Nate and Adelaide's relationship - or lack of one- is the focus of the story, each character we have previously met plays an important role - yes, even Alex *sigh*! In books 1, 2 and 3 the reader has witnessed the evolution of the te'sortherne bond, first with Ellie and Alex, then Selene and Griffin, followed by Lila and Ramsey. In Black Orchid we observe the opposite; the collapse of one, and though we are aware that it has been sabotaged by the Svatura's enemies, watching Adelaide destroyed and in pain is no less unpleasant. While Nate walks out to serve Maddox, Adelaide has first her emotions removed, followed by her memories. As she tries to re-learn her talents she becomes susceptible to her dragon-morph and as she is a danger to her friends and family she removes herself from the Vyusher castle to a remote home in the Austrailian Outback. It is here that Nate finds her with his task from Maddox to seduce her, capture her and use her as bait for Lila. During the time they spend together they find that Nate is the able to calm Adelaide's dragon and whilst she has no memory of their mated bond and begins to fall in love with him, he fights Maddox's mind control and feels his guilt about his treatment of her surfacing, alongside an admiration and desire. I hoped for an explosive plot from Black Orchid but did not expect the one Abigail Owen presents us with. This is a story about love, family and the triumph of good over evil, in a fantasy world with shape-shifters and super powers. Yes, I am sad this series has come to an end, but without it I never would have discovered Abigail Owen and I know that soon she will publish her next round of awesomeness!!! I recieved this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Have you ever been so shattered inside over the loss of a loved one that going on is simply beyond you? When Adelaide becomes despondent, after losing Nate to the dark side, once again everyone bands together to ease her suffering, but are their methods the best way to go? Will Adelaide and Nate ever find each other again? What lies and betrayals are now standing between them and a love that was meant to be? Is it possible for love of friends, family and that one special person triumph against the odds? Holy Grand Finale endings to a series! The fourth and final book in the Svatura series, Black Orchid by Abigail Owen is as magnetic as its startlingly beautiful cover. As every other book in this series, Abigail Owen plunged me right into her world. I was shredded, hopeful, felt my hopes falter, held my breath and sighed in relief, rinse and repeat. Abigail Owen can tell a tale, evoke emotions and glue the reader to each page. Her characters have grown, become familiar and are always fighting the good fight against evil. This time out, she has outdone herself with an ending that leaves your heart skittering!