The Darkling Lord (Court of the Banished, #1)

The Darkling Lord (Court of the Banished, #1)

by Shona Husk

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BN ID: 2940046281545
Publisher: Shona Husk
Publication date: 03/19/2015
Series: Court of the Banished , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 275,316
File size: 397 KB

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The Darkling Lord (Court of Annwyn, #4) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Henry Saint must kill someone and take their soul every year on his birthday to exist. He was the product of a human and a grey - a banished fairy. A kiss will steal the soul Henry needs. Henry has survived over a century which is a rarity for a Darkling. He started out in poverty and worked himself up to a successful man. There seemed to be something left unresolved by the end of this story. I really didn’t like that. Also a lot of the time this story had problems keeping my attention and I barely finished it. Just really didn’t interest me very much. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This is a remarkably vivid fantasy tale.  Husk uses her words to paint this world before her audience.  The world surrounding the characters becomes vividly real, allowing readers full access to the story.  The plot was well thought out & presented.  Romance & chemistry vie with courtly intrigue for centre stage.  The story was well developed & well rounded.  I simply found that this instalment had a hard time holding my attention throughout.  I repeatedly found myself putting it down and wandering off to do something else.   I really enjoy Husk’s take on fairies.  She develops them and their world well.  The different types are individually developed, allowing readers a sense of who everyone is and what they believe. The difference, and chasm, between the fairy court & the human realm is also very apparent here.  The difference between those from the court of Anwynn and those residing in the human realm was also apparent and the basis of much of the lives of the characters.  In fact, it was the basis of much of the tale, to the extent that one could almost sum up the main characters & the plot this way. As a whole, this was an intriguing novel.  Husk has returned to her well-developed & thought out world to create another adventure for her readers.  Many readers are bound to love this story,  I enjoyed it, but it simply didn't capture all of my attention. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
The Darkling Lord (Court of Annwyn #4) by Shona Husk Falan, the new King of Annwyn sends Lady Darah merch Hathor on a mission to the human realm to spy on darkling Henry Saint, in exchange for a place on his Council. The Darkling Lord is a creative and awe-inspiring novel that was hard to put down. I like Henry.  He has had to fend for himself his entire life.  He’s not considered human or fairy but an anomaly.  He didn’t even know what he was until he was forty.  I appreciate that he feels remorse for the lives he has to take in order to stay alive.  I also like that the Greys automatically follow him without him making deals with them.  Henry has great drive and motives. I enjoyed Darah’s growth throughout the novel.  She is used to living at court and becomes more relaxed in the human world.  She discovers a lot about herself and questions her wants. So far, I have found Falan a worthy King.  He has been cleaver and open minded. He is smart for investigating Henry and considering the mortal world.  Shona Husk does a commendable job with the plot.  I like the connection to the human world and the affect Annwyn has on it.  I enjoy all the details and imagery.  It is fascinating to see how things have change from the first book in the series to this story.  It is amazing what different leadership can do. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the fourth book in the Court of Annwyn series by Shona Husk. Henry is a darkling, not fairy and not human. Every year on his birthday he must kill someone for their soul, so that he can live another year. Darah is a spy for the King of Annwyn and he wants her to join the darkling’s court to find out what Henry’s endgame is. Darah is also a soulless fae who can survive Henry’s deadly kiss. I really enjoyed reading Henry and Darahs story and was glad that they found their HEA. Once I started reading this book I didn’t want to put it down. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.