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Lord of the Abyss / Desert Warrior

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  280 ratings  ·  17 reviews
"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. Now they must return and save Elden...and time is running out...."As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing b ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Nocturne #125, 493 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Harlequin (first published November 20th 2011)
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I think that this was my favourite in the series. Nalini's writing style is just my cup of tea :) The kinks were ironed out, the seams mended, and one heck of a romance unfolded between the lost prince and the ugly blood sorcerer's daughter.

I liked the setting change in Lord of the Abyss. The Black Castle was mysterious and full of danger. But having Lily choose to be there gave the story a whole new depth. Which brings me to the other thing I liked, the difference in Micah in comparison to his
Originally posted at Butterfly-o-Meter Books on Dec 24 2011:

It was a great surprise to see that the egalley from NetGalley had not only Lord of the Abyss inside, but Desert Warrior as well! Totally awesome xDD
But since they’re separate works, we’re going to talk about them separately, first Lord of the Abyss:.

I so loved reading this novel!! Like, SO loved reading it!!

This series was an interesting reading experience, as it seems I love it more and more as books from it progress. Right now we’re
This rating is just for Lord of the Abyss, I will get to Desert Warrior later.

Lord of the Abyss: 4.5 stars. While not quite a solid 5 stars this was still a wonderful story.

This book had a mix of both the Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast fairy tales. Cinderella because Liliana became a little like a servant for a bit and she was able to communicate with animals. And Beauty and the Beast because Liliana was a captive, Micah at times could turn into a four legged beast, and Micah is extremely
Michelle Kaye
I loved this story.
It's actually the 4th book in a series, each of the stories (by different authors) focuses on a royal sibling.

This is the final brother, and is a lovely end to the set. Not only do we get the whole storyline (and I'm not going to say anything), but it wraps up the others siblings' stories neatly.

I happily re-read this book, but I'd recommend reading the other three first.
Lord of the Abyss was really good. Desert Warrior was written more than 10 years ago and goes to show how much author has improved! Now I want to read the whole House of Shadows series.
The first story, Lord of the Abyss, was okay. I love Nalini Singh's works, but this time, this story left me wanting. I really expected more from the last story in this series. It was good, but not great. To me, the bad guy was killed rather quickly and without much fuss. I expected so much more action and suspense at the end. Not to mention I was really hoping that they would involve a much better reunion between the siblings. To me everything was way too brief and ended way too quickly.
The sec
I think I could read anything by Nalini Singh. I really enjoyed Lord of the Abyss and despite having not read any of the other three books in the series before hand, didn't feel like I had missed anything. I enjoyed the characters, though wish some things could have been drawn out a little longer. But all in all I liked it. Desert Warrior was a surprise like as well. I had thought I'd figured parts of it out, but was wrong. Both main characters were frustrating and yet I liked both and was happy ...more
Not listening nor respecting "No." is NOT cute.
omg amazing.
Lord of the Abyss is a fun Nalini Singh read. 3 stars

Dessert Warrior was a challenge for me. I finished it, but not due to a wonderful story or characters. I'm happy that Ms. Singh's writing has improved with her experience, she is one of my favorite authors. One question...why one earth did Jasmine refer to Tariq as her "panther" throughout the story? It was just dumb! Obviously he didn't end up being a shifter... Oh well. 1.5 stars
Could not put either of them down once I started. With Lord of the Abyss, it was a great finale to the series. With Desert Warrior, it was a great story to delve into. Started Desert Warrior right before bed and before I knew it, it was 6:30am and I had just finished reading it in one go.
Lord of the abyss was a 4 star story but desert warrior was a 2. Of all the books I have read by Nalini Singh this was the only one I haven't liked. I guess I'll just stick to her paranormal romances, still a huge fan just not of this particular story.
Sheila Grindatti
Sorry wrong book.... I wish I would have noticed that this was book 4 before I read this..... as it turns out I liked this book the best of all the books... Each one has it's strength but this one had the most interesting characters to me.
I loved the character of Micah.

The second story, Tariq's and Jasmine's, seemed...odd. Almost like it was written by two different authors. It was okay, but honestly not something I would have picked up on its own.
I enjoyed both stories in this book! I recommend you get this book and enjoy.
The main chararcter's (Micah and Lilian)story was good, although the resolution of the overall story was very disappointing.
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