As always, Nalini Singh comes back to tease us with more unconditional love and hot sex scenes! I have always loved Singh's writing, and it was no different in LORD OF THE ABYSS.
LORD OF THE ABYSS started out with a brisk pace, throwing Liliana right into the midst of the throne room in the Black Castle. So the suspense and thrill level has always been on the up high. And from there, it never got boring.
Liliana's role in the book was to infiltrate the Castle, get to Micah, lead hero, Lord of the Black Castle, Guardian of the Abyss, and youngest heir of Elden, and help him remember a past that he cannot recall, and get him to Elden by the midnight in a few days time to defeat her infallible father, the cold and ruthless Blood Sorcerer, before midnight in a few days, before Elden falls true to the evil clutches of the Blood Sorcerer. And saving an entire kingdom isn't exactly an easy task for one young woman.
Our lead heroine, Liliana, wasn't pretty or perfect, and naturally, Micah's reaction to her was rather neutral. But as the story progressed, and Micah and Liliana got to know each other better, the romance that developed was so sweet! The way Micah behaved around Liliana made her forget about her imperfections... Made me forget her imperfections. He made her feel hot and beautiful. All that and both personas' basal characters held firm.
Liliana, though flawed and with a low self-esteem, had a heart so pure and compassionate. They were just too cute together, especially since Micah's never been around courting couples and as such, he is, in a way, very child-like when it comes to wooing Liliana. He's very honest about his feelings, very straightfoward and explicit in showing what he wants.
There is a lot of affection between them that made reading it such a joy. The sexual tension's a killer too. The plot's a little fantasy-like with the usual Paranormal Romance touch. But I daresay it bordered on being an Erotica. There were quite a number of explicit sex scenes in here! Not that I'm complaining, but it did slow down the plot. Upped the sexiness, but debilitated the action.
All in all, I did like this book. A lot. I loved the action, the romance, the suspense, the characters... Everything!show more