King of the Unblessed : Realm Immortal

  • by Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by Ross Pendleton
  • Series: Realm Immortal
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Immortality has a way of changing fate...
The choice is simple: Go with him or die.
Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good - happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick's, and on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father's, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she'd get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her...or die.
Warning: This book contains hot sex, violence, trickster goblins, overly helpful sprights, a king of necessary evil who lives to get his way and a woman who would dare to deny him.


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You've really got to love a Paranormal Romance to get the most out of this action-packed, complex, emotional and thoroughly entertaining listen set in the 15th Century because Juliana's adventure introduces you to different Fae Realms, a mixed bag of strange, good/evil and wonderful creatures, Magic, Witches, Fairies, Goblins and a host of other fantasy characters. But entwined with them is a fantastical love story that's broody, raw and dark but it's also so touching.

Merrick is the sexy King of the Unblessed Realm which is in-between the Blessed Realm and the Damned Realm and he's infatuated with Juliana, a mortal woman that he's been spying on, and, when she makes a wish, he's there all too willing to grant it. This starts off an often funny, often tragic, often sad chain of events that brings her close family members into the mix who try to save her from Merrick.... and maybe from herself. There's, sub plots and sub characters galore and the descriptive world-building skills of Michelle Pillow makes this a very addictive listen.

The love story was bitter-sweet as Merrick gives Juliana everything but for his own selfish reasons and she is so desperate to get home she doesn't see behind his facade until it's nearly too late. Lots of character development, passion filled sex and an unconventional romance that'll have you rooting for the bad guy. For me, this book came alive because of Ross Pendleton who skilfully handled the host of voices needed to maximise the enjoyment factor of this listen and brought it up to a whole new level.

Worth a credit? This was 'different' and a great start to a new PNR series that I'm eagerly intending to follow, so YES credit-worthy.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

A fun book :)

What did you like best about King of the Unblessed? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the whole plot to be honest. I found it to be quite an enjoyable adult fairy-tale. I enjoyed the funny characters and their little banters and also how Michelle .M. Pillow wove the imagery into such fine words that I was able to picture the whole story. Over all I enjoyed the adventure, the silly banter and oh but of course the sex scenes :)

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I wasn't ready for it to end. It did what book series do, which is leave me wanting more, but also pleased with what I know has already taken place.

Have you listened to any of Ross Pendleton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not, but after listening to his voice, that will be rectified. He has such a soothing voice and omg the voices he gives some of the characters had me laughing as well as enchanted. Let me just say I enjoyed listening to him quite a bit :)

Did King of the Unblessed inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to want to listen to the narrator again and to grab another book by the same author.

Any additional comments?

Overall I found this book to be quite enjoyable and would give the book a thumbs up (a high 3.+ stars). I found that I liked things in this book more than I did not like things (which were quite few in # meaning that after listening to the whole book I can't even remember them). If you ever get a chance I suggest listening to this book or even picking up a copy just to read. Michelle .M.Pillow is an awesome author and I would suggest pretty much any of her books, and the narrator Ross Pendleton, let's just say I can listen to him anytime.

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- Amanda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2013
  • Publisher: The Raven Books