Nalini Singh is best known for her psy series and angel novels and she brings readers a great addition in the Royal House of Shadows-Lord of the Abyss. Singh knows how to write romance and shows her stuff in this fantasy romance mix. You have Micah the last royal heir to be found after years of the royal family being missing. He has been cursed to maintain the land called the Abyss. It is initially seen as a terrible place, a place where souls go and are tortured. Once Liliana arrives, daughter of the Blood Sorcerer, you readers realize that Micah and the Abyss provide a balance to the land and that not all the souls that end up in his land are that of evil men and women.
This was a great, relaxing read that delivered on following the plot of the royal family and still shows the gradual love that developed between Liliana and Micah. Liliana is deterred to assist and make sure that the youngest son of the royal family is returned and saved. Even as she falls in love with the handsome prince, she is afraid that he will despise her when he discovers her heritage.
This was a fabulous conclusion to this series. It's deep, dark and exciting. This is a series best read in order and each title is written by a different author. Start out with Gena Showalter's LORD OF THE VAMPIRES.
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 oyal 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.
Once upon a dark time, they were the only hope to bring their kingdom back to the light!