Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Where did you get the book: e-ARC
Release date: December
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.
*blurb taken from author’s official website*
This is the last book in the House of Shadows series, and when MinnChica brought up the idea for each of us to review one book in the series, we of course said YES. Just like all of us here at The BookPushers, I am a huge fan of Nalini but it’s with some disappointment that I’m writing this. I didn’t like Lord of The Abyss as much as her other titles, and it disappointed me quite a bit. I haven’t read the previous book in the House of Shadows series, but it’s not because of not being able to follow the continuous storyline that made me have issues. It was almost the simplicity of the plot of the hero and heroine.
Ugly duckling as a heroine. Beautiful stunning warrior as hero. Both are attracted to one another. Both virgins (which was quite surprising and that I really liked) that explored one another sexually. But the problem I had was that Micah had NO personality whatsoever, and other than his beauty, I couldn’t see what Liliana saw in him other than he was gorgeous and he turned her on sexually.
Throughout most of the book, I thought the sense of location was very vague other than it was in a castle, and also secondary characters didn’t seem whole to me. Throughout the story, as I was reading I felt as if something was missing, and it left me wanting. I really liked Liliana though, and I thought her back story with her father was so chilling that I was pretty amazed that she turned out so decent and kind after what she had gone through.
I think what got to me was the stunning beauty that Micah had that made him a predictable hero who also happened to be a prince. I didn’t feel that he had a lot of emotional depth, and some of the dialogue between them was very simple also. But the love scenes were incredible, and I just wished that there seemed to be something more between them other than their attraction.
All in all, it made for a nice read and I give Lord of The Abyss a C.