Review & Giveaway: Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

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.

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And thanks to Harlequin, we have one paperback copy to giveaway of Lord of The Abyss. Restricted to US/Canada only sorry.

Comments

  1. Deana Potter says

    Thank you for the review!!
    This is a title that I have been wanting to read. I have not read the first one yet.
    Thanks for the heads up on that and the honest review!!

    Deana

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  2. erinf1 says

    Thanks for the review and giveaway! I love Nalini’s Guildhunters series and I can’t wait to try another.

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  3. June M. says

    I have not read any of Nalini Singh’s books but would love to read this one. I am wanting to read this series, to try all the different author’s writing styles. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  4. Karen C says

    I have always wanted to read Nalini Singh’s books and I just never had the chance. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  5. Lexi says

    Ah the daughter of your enemy…a tried and true plot line. Sill sounds like I will like it though, guess I will keep it in my TBR list. Still love the cover too!
    Thanks for giving us a chance to snag this book =)

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  6. Barbara Elness says

    I’m looking forward to reading Lord of the Abyss, it sounds like a fantastic story.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  7. Kai W. says

    I have been reading The Royal House of Shadows from the first book. I can hardly wait for the conclusion. I love this series.

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  8. Anne says

    I’ve read Nalini’s Psi/Shifter and Angels series, but I’d just recently heard about this one. I’d like to give it a try.

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  9. Tabitha C says

    I am currently working on reading this series and I really liked the first two so far. I haven’t started the third yet.

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  10. says

    Love the sound of this series, can’t wait to read it. I had automatically put it on my wishlist just because it was a Nalini Singh series but this review has me bumping it up on the list.

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