Monday, December 26, 2011

Review: Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

Lord of the Abyss
(Royal House of Shadows # 4)
By: Nalini Singh
Pub. Date: November 22, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 288
Source: Netgalley
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.
Lord of the Abyss is the fourth and final book in the Royal House of Shadows series. Twenty years ago, the Kingdom of Elder was attacked by the Blood Sorcerer. Right before they were killed, the King and Queen used magic to send their four children to different realms to keep them safe. Each story centered on one of the siblings, and this one is about Micah, who was only five when his parents were killed.

But when it came to Micah, the Blood Sorcerer corrupted the magic that the King and Queen performed, and Micah ended up in the basement of the Guardian of the Abyss castle.

Micah became the Lord of the Abyss. He is cold and dark and he remembers nothing of his past life or his family. The Abyss is the last place for souls before they spend eternity being tortured. 

Liliana is the daughter of the Blood Sorcerer. She has only known abuse from her father and will do anything to destroy his power. The only way to achieve this is by getting Micah to remember who he really is. When Liliana and Micah first meet, she looks him in the eye and isn't afraid of him. Micah has never known anyone that wasn't afraid of him-so he was instantly intrigued by her.

I really liked Liliana. She has been through a lot in her life and had never known love. I think she was the perfect person to get Micah to remember that he is the youngest Prince of Elder. 

I was really disappointed in the ending. After reading four books, I have become attached to the characters. I wanted a huge reunion of the siblings, and their reunion was completely glossed over. Actually this didn't just disappoint me, it completely pissed me off! I wanted hugs and tears. I got none of that. It almost makes me feel that I have wasted my time with reading this series.

Read my reviews on the first three books:

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