Lord of the Abyss

Lord of the Abyss

by Nalini Singh
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Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh



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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459282193
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Series: Royal House of Shadows , #4
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 122,204
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

NALINI SINGH

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author

Nalini Singh loves writing paranormal romances.

Currently working on two ongoing series, she also

has a passion for travel and has been to places as far

afield as Tahiti, Japan, Ireland and Scotland. She

makes her home in beautiful New Zealand. To

find out more about Nalini’s books, please visit her

website, www.nalinisingh.com.

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Lord of the Abyss 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
CYP More than 1 year ago
As always, Nalini Singh comes back to tease us with more unconditional love and hot sex scenes! I have always loved Singh's writing, and it was no different in LORD OF THE ABYSS. LORD OF THE ABYSS started out with a brisk pace, throwing Liliana right into the midst of the throne room in the Black Castle. So the suspense and thrill level has always been on the up high. And from there, it never got boring. Liliana's role in the book was to infiltrate the Castle, get to Micah, lead hero, Lord of the Black Castle, Guardian of the Abyss, and youngest heir of Elden, and help him remember a past that he cannot recall, and get him to Elden by the midnight in a few days time to defeat her infallible father, the cold and ruthless Blood Sorcerer, before midnight in a few days, before Elden falls true to the evil clutches of the Blood Sorcerer. And saving an entire kingdom isn't exactly an easy task for one young woman. Our lead heroine, Liliana, wasn't pretty or perfect, and naturally, Micah's reaction to her was rather neutral. But as the story progressed, and Micah and Liliana got to know each other better, the romance that developed was so sweet! The way Micah behaved around Liliana made her forget about her imperfections... Made me forget her imperfections. He made her feel hot and beautiful. All that and both personas' basal characters held firm. Liliana, though flawed and with a low self-esteem, had a heart so pure and compassionate. They were just too cute together, especially since Micah's never been around courting couples and as such, he is, in a way, very child-like when it comes to wooing Liliana. He's very honest about his feelings, very straightfoward and explicit in showing what he wants. There is a lot of affection between them that made reading it such a joy. The sexual tension's a killer too. The plot's a little fantasy-like with the usual Paranormal Romance touch. But I daresay it bordered on being an Erotica. There were quite a number of explicit sex scenes in here! Not that I'm complaining, but it did slow down the plot. Upped the sexiness, but debilitated the action. All in all, I did like this book. A lot. I loved the action, the romance, the suspense, the characters... Everything!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
RBtWBC More than 1 year ago
Lord of the Abyss is the fourth and last novel in the Royal House of Shadows series. The series follows four siblings, prince’s and princess of the magical realm of Elden, who were magically cast out by their parents to save them from the evil Blood Sorcerer who murdered the King and Queen and captured the kingdom, tainting it with his evil and nearly destroying the land. This last installment follows the youngest brother, Micah, who was just a boy when this tragedy occurred. Sent to the Abyss, he wakes knowing himself only as the Lord of the Dark Castle and of the Abyss, protector of the gateway where malevolent souls are taken. Until a strange creature, announcing herself as Liliana, drops from the air onto his floor… Liliana may be the daughter of the Blood Sorcerer but she is in no way evil. Biding her time and perfecting her magick, Liliana escapes her father’s castle for the Abyss seeking the last chance to save Elden and destroy the Blood Sorcerer forever. But first Liliana must make it out of Black Castle’s dungeon before she can force the Prince Micah to remember his past and his legacy. Time is running out though. Charming the dark Lord with her bravery, storytelling and cooking, Liliana slowly see’s the man hidden behind the intimidating armor and every time a piece of it recedes she loses a bit of her heart to him. But can this fearsome lord ever love the homely daughter of his enemy, even if they make it to Elden in time? Lord of the Abyss was a fantastic conclusion to the rich and unique series of the Royal House of Shadows. A first read for me from author Nalini Singh (I know, I know! *hangs head in shame* But she’s on my TBR list!) I can easily see why she has such a huge fan base. The romance of the story was heart-warming and not what you would typically find in a Paranormal Romance. Essentially a retelling of Beauty and the Beast; Liliana is not a beautiful heroine, at least on the outside. But Micah easily sees the true beauty of her beneath the exterior. While Micah is a sexy, fierce and greatly feared man, Liliana views the compassion in him that no one else sees and the joyous little boy he must have once been. Their dialogue together is what really made the novel for me. Both are innocent in the ways of love and sexuality but Micah is also un-socialized so tends to be quite blunt with his need and feelings, whether it is commanding Lily to limit her crying to only four times a year or to stop talking and kiss him. The relationship that builds between Micah and Lily’s is natural and balanced with several steamy scenes to get you squirming in your seat. An emotionally riddled story, the final battle scene tore at my heart. Nalini Singh weaves a captivating fairy tale giving new readers essential background information from the first three novels making Lord of the Abyss a good standalone, as well as new information on the four royal heirs through Liliana’s storytelling. Some loveable secondary characters provide readers with some understanding into life in the Abyss and insight into the Lord of the castle. The action and suspense is balanced well with the romance for a satisfying read and the epilogue provides the happy ending that all fairy tales need to be complete, with all four siblings and their mates. Creative and captivating, Lord of the Abyss is a recommended read!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed By: Jen Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley This book is by far the strongest of the series. The fairy tale featured here is Beauty and the Beast, with the roles reversed. Micah is the youngest of the royal children scattered to the ends of the kingdom to be spared from the Blood Sorcerer who conquered Elden. And Liliana is the daughter of that evil sorcerer, but she's nothing like her father. The story sets out with Liliana on a journey to find Micah to help him fulfill his destiny to defeat her father. What she doesn't expect is to find a gorgeous young man who seems to look past her disfigurements and sees what's beneath, but doesn't know anything about his family and the quest he must undertake. I really did like the idea of this series. But I think by having different author write each of the stories, the series as a whole fell short for me. However, this book was the highlight. I enjoyed getting to know both Micah and Liliana and watching their romance play out. The overall arcing plot was continued and concluded in this tale. I think the only thing that didn't give this book a better rating from me was the lackluster ending. I expected some grand finale battle, but it didn't really happen. And of course, the prologue was a nice added bonus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend reading the whole series Royal House of Shadows with Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen and Nalini Singh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a Nalini Singh fan you'll truly love this tale. I have not had the chance to read the other stories in this series however, this is truly well written, adventuresome and has a great story line. A must read for Ms. Singh ' s fans.
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I love Nalini Singh and she may be my favorite author. So while I was a little dubious of this storyline, I bought it because Nalini has yet to lead me astray. And she delivered yet again. It's not her best work, but it's still worthwhile.
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AnnieWAW More than 1 year ago
loved it.
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