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Wicked Abyss

(Immortals After Dark #17)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  9,065 ratings  ·  869 reviews
This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss... A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell...

As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster--just as
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Simon & Schuster UK
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AT LAST! It's here!
I don't think I've ever loved a female character as much as Nix. My favorite batshit crazy Valkyrie! I almost hope she doesn't end up with anyone. Who is good enough for her, I wonder. It has to be someone equally insane. Lothair could have been perfect, but whatever... Loki? Yes!!

I realize many people aren't thrilled about these new characters getting their books while some of our loved ones are still waiting in the line patiently.

I totally understand your frustration, but
The 'Immortals After Dark' series is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. The over-the-top Alphas that fill this supernatural world are perfect, in a very primal sort of way. Kresley Cole knows exactly how to hit the spot when creating this type of male. I know I should be appalled by their obsessive and controlling caveman antics, but I just can't help myself.

I have listened to the Audible edition of all of the books in this series, except for 'A Hunger Like No Other'. Despite the fact that I
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Where is the Magic Kingdom?”
“Right between Rivendell and Narnia, asshole.”

This sure is one of my favorites this year ! As if I were reading Demon from the Dark again, I was in awe by Wicked Abyss completely, especially the hero. The plot, snatching directly from Beauty and the Beast and mixing with darker twists, complements the protagonists profoundly. Their hostility runs deep, he can't forgive or forget for what she did in the past. Abyssian “Sian” Inferna was betrayed by a female destined
What the hell? Completely new people again? What about Furie? Kristoff? Hag? Munro?

This seems like almost a complete new series set in the old world!

After reading Wicked Abyss I can tell the only reason for the Morior is to extend the series. They are adding nothing new whatsoever, besides a new nemesis for Nix (which I guess she needed, after Lothaire got his HEA and has better things to do.) Besides the 'Beauty and the Beast" theme, there was very little new in this book: Sian found his mate
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Cue the 10 year olds having a tantrum because it isn't the book THEY want.

Whoops, must have been in a bad mood when I wrote this! This is exactly why I shouldn't look at reviews of people who aren't my friends or who I follow, then I wouldn't get riled up!


Loved it! I'm really enjoying the direction of this series. I've loved, liked and disliked the previous books before the "reset", but I've loved both books now since it. Looking forward to the next one. I might be wrong, but
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
So... I saw this was to be Sian's book!!

And then I was like... Who the hell is Sian? I don't even remember!!!

And then I was like...

Cole will have to work hard to win this fangirl back.
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars


This was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a hint of Cinderella and Persephone, Lorean style.
Though an awesome book that gave us some more insight to The Møriør, it didn't really tie up any loose ends mentioned below. And no hints of so many of the possible couples prior to the Møriør appearance. And why do I have a feeling Nix and Orion are gonna be the ultimate couple in the end?


So I recently re-read Lothaire and MacRieve and I realised that Cole has been setting
Sophia Triad
Abyssian Infernas aka Sian (Primordial Demon and King of Pandemonia/Hell) and Calliope Barbot aka Lila (Fae and princess of Sylvan)

He stood, staring her down. "Calliope, understand me: you will never escape this realm."
She boldly held his gaze. "Abyssian, understand me: I will escape you, and when I do, I will leave rubble in my wake!"
As she spoke, the fire flared behind her, twin spires above her head that resembled horns.
His breath left him. She looked like a queen.
A queen of hell.

So, Nix
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Spoilers here - >

OMG first I have to tell you, the narrator of this book is fantastic! LOL I LOVED him. It was freaking hilarious, he keeps actually roaring and bellowing and panting during the sex scenes. The funniest shit ever. I kept bursting out laughing.
I'm used to reading bookporn but it's a whole different experience when you ACTUALLY HEAR the narrator saying p*ssy. :--------D LOOOOOOOOL I could not contain my laughter!!!!!!!!!!!

But seriously, he did an extremely good job in my
Blacky *Romance Addict*
I don't want this series to end. Ever. She is building up to Nix's book, but honestly I'm afraid it'll be horrible hahaha

But this one, loved it, perfect narration as ever <3
Aug 07, 2016 marked it as no-thanks
Are you kidding me? Another new couple? No thanks, I'll pass.

Someone give me a heads up when the OG characters that we've been waiting on forever (Munro, Furie, Kristoff) gets a book.
If I had to choose only ONE reason WHY I am so in love with Kresley Cole's work - even if it IS an impossible task but if I HAD to choose one - I would have say it's her creativity. To date, I've read about 90% of this author's entire catalog and I've yet to read the same story twice. Her imagination knows no bounds because with each and every new release, Kresley Cole brings to the table something special and very unique to the couple the story is about. The only thing that DOES repeat from ...more
Michelle Huberdeau
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Alright.... I liked it. Didn't love it though.

I think I was reeeaaally intrigued by the original plot... Although I get it, it would have been more of a series-filler rather than a development, had KC kept on that first route of this story.

I don't know, I really loved the idea of Sian being a monster, but reverting to his original form for an hour a day, posing as a prisoner in the castle with her, and taking his lusts out on her then, while she finds herself softening toward his "beast" form -
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ by:
Shelves: read-in-2017
4 's

Nix is working her mojo again...interfering in other's lives to who knows what end. And this time it's the King of Hell, Abyssian (Sian), and a princess fey, Calliope (Lila).

Both sides are complicated and at war with each other. However...a huge complication is that Sian fell in love with a past life of Lila's that she knows nothing about. It was very ugly and he's held a HUGE grudge for over 10,000 years!

So when Nix gets the tables turning, Lila ends up being Sian's prisoner. Lila's just
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite paranormal series that always seems to deliver for me.I enjoyed this tale of the fey princess reincarnated, and her spurned love,the hell king.Almost had a sense of Beauty and the Beast,one of my favorite fairytales.The references to Narnia and LOTR gave me a smile amongst other references.I don't see this series ending anytime soon as several other possible characters popped up.Do I dare even guess who Nixes mate will be if the last few sentences were anything to go
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
YAAAAASSSS! I have missed the IAD world so much! Wicked Abyss is the epitome of what Kresley Cole does. Review to come before the release date.

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Kresley Cole surprises and delights readers with the eighteenth installment to the Immortals After Dark series. Known for her spunky heroines and sexy heroes, Cole delivers yet another exciting book for readers to enjoy. The main couple of this story is fairly new to readers so I worried how well we were be able to connect with him. However, Sian and Lila completely surprised me.

First off, I’ll talk about Lila because she was the one that stood out to me the most. As a princess, she has that
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it

Okay, more like 3.5, but it's getting the Kresley Cole bump from me.

LOVED Lila; she was a total boss and maybe one of my top three KC heroines ever. I liked Sian too (though autocorrect most definitely does not) but I felt like his personality was a little less fleshed out.

ALSO, I am not sure when the synopsis for this book changed, but I was expecting the handsome version of Sian to show up for an hour every day until like 60% through, when I came back and reread the new synopsis which said
Julia's Book Haven
As much as I enjoyed this book, way more then I thought I would actually, I find it hard to get excited for these new characters when there are still characters like Fury and Kristoff and Munro that I'd really be way more excited for. So while I'll stick with the series because they're all well written PNR's that always have lots of humour and twists you don't see coming, I look forward to when we can get back to some previously introduced characters. Also still really hate this cover.

Alexis Payne
Mar 17, 2016 marked it as to-read
Please, please, please be Munro's book!!!
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
So hot - literally- and sexy.

Fantasy is not one of my favorites to read, but when the writer has that special touch and can draw you in no matter what they're writing, you know it's something special.

This book is loaded with astounding imagery, a powerful heroine, a man-beast who's too complex and dripping sexuality to forget. Plus, a plot that is unimaginable and so very intriguing. With twists and turns, mystery and mis-trust abounding throughout this book, you never
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Well that was a tad underwhelming. I thought the King of Hell and Pandemonium would be more interesting. This one was heavy on the sexy times and light on story / substance. Still it's Kresley Cole and her books are always escapist fun.

Pre-read comments:
Preordered. Pub: 17/04/17
Recently reread the whole IAD series and now I'm looking forward to this one. Love the Morior characters. I really hope Orion ends up being Nix's mate. I'm even hoping that Nix's book when it finally comes is SO huge
5 "FiTFO (Figure it The f@ck out)!" Stars!!!

FANTASTIC!! Fans of the IAD series are going to love this. It is a Beauty and The Beast story, complete with a magical castle; with a tiny bit of Cinderella thrown in for fun.

Sian and Lila are explosive- in just about every way. I loved them both so much and wanted them to get their eternity together so badly. That is why I could put up with the prolonged secret keeping and unearned suspicion.... grrrrrr. But it completely went with the story. I loved
RachelW (BamaGal)
Apr 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
A hate, hate, hate to love story; except being IAD, you can throw in some attempts to kill and (sometimes forced) laughs and madcap bits. The couple of Nix crumbs were fun, as were the other brief cameos. Aside from that, the characters and storyline really had nothing much to do with IAD, other than the general setting.

This could have easily been part of a spinoff series with new characters. Used here it leaves the impression that Cole might be trying to stretch out the series; because let’s
Beauty and the Beast re-tellings are my catnip. Probably because Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991, I was nine, and that's what I think love looks like? Seriously, let's not psychoanalyze this too much.

And there were wonderful nods to, specifically, Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Wicked Abyss -- Calliope's gold dress, her sidekicks, a living castle, and of course a wounded prince slowly degenerating into a more animalistic -- demonic -- form. (I didn't think I'd be
3.5 stars.
Abyssian “Sian” Infernas rules hell as he waits for the reincarnation of the woman he loved...the woman who betrayed Him. Now she has returned has the Fae Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot.
She in the other hand doesn't remember him nor what she did to him. She came to hell to win his trust since her people, the Fae, are petrified of his powe. They sent her to try and learn his secrets so they can find a way to neutralize Sian.
This begins a game of cat and mouse as Sian and Lila try to
Marta Cox
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, library
Four and a half
I'm loving the direction these books are now going and can't wait to see which couple will be up next. I honestly right now don't mind that new characters are appearing since Sweet Ruin as I trust this author to continue to entertain me. The recent introduction of those of the Morior is really changing the perception of what is to come and with this book the author sneaks in the possible idea that these incredible powerful allies are not intended to bludgeon and control but
Layla  is a Picky Reader
Final rating: 4/5 stars

Whilst I was originally upset because I realized this was going to be yet another book with relatively new characters - Abyssian had just been introduced in Sweet Ruin - and thus, my hopes of reading about Furie, Kristoff, Nix or Munro (oh and also Thad, Tara or Balery..and lots others) vanished, I promised to give this book a chance since, ya know, it was Kresley we were talking about. So I had absolutely no expectations about Wicked Abyss. I was in for a treat.

The story
I will admit to a mew of displeasure when I started this book. I wasn't a huge fan of the last main book in this series when this new group of allies were introduced-- Morior,

Here is the last three books we get main characters we have never met before and very little time with those we like. This is no fun for a fan of a long series.

There are a pile of characters who deserve and HEA--some of them are still drowning over and over at the bottom of the ocean.

However, after I settled in,
Lynsey A
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

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Immortals After Dark (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #1)
  • No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #2)
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #3)
  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #4)
  • Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #5)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #6)
  • Untouchable (Immortals After Dark, #7)
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #8)
  • Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #9)
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #10)
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