Angels of Darkness (Guild Hunter #4.5)
Tales of alpha angels...from four alpha authors.
They soar through the night, unearthly creatures of legends and lore. Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore the rapture of the heavens above, and the darkness below in four all-new stories of angels and guardians, and good and evil.
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh — In the spellbinding universe of the Guil
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November 2011 Update
Okay so I may have overreacted! I now have the book, happy days people! The baboon is back in the cage!
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh
I find it really hard to rate novellas, this book is only 90 pages or so long; how much can you possibly pack in in that length?! Apparently for Nalini Singh, quite a bit. I think to fully appreciate th...more
Alphas: Origins, by Ilona Andrews - 5 stars
I loved this one. Skill and versatility from two authors I adore. The writing is so different from the typical Ilona Andrews voice and I am excited. I am excited for a new series (fingers crossed), hopefully starring Lucas and Karina.
Nocturne, by Sharon Shinn - 5 stars
My favorite. Sharon Shinn writes with elegance and an understated beauty that drags you una...more
This book is one of the few anthologies that I've read in which I've actually liked every story. Some definitely more than others, but they are all good! I'll review them individually.
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh - 4.5 Stars
Noel, a vampire who used to work at the Tower for Raphael, and who was one of the victims in a previous Guild Hunter book, is sent to New Orleans to serve Nimra. At first he thought he was being cast out because of his weakness. He is...more
Angel’s Wolf – Nalini Singh
The vampire Noel is sent to Louisiana by Raphael, the Archangel of New York. Nimra is the angel who...more
Angel's Wolf (Singh) 4 stars. This is the first work of Singh's I've read and I really enjoyed it and will definitely try out her series. I'm not sure that I like that all the angels are cruel and inhumane (why does Raphael leave them in power?), but I get that, for at least some, it's an illusion they've created and is used as a foil for Nimra. I really enjoyed the characters of Nimra and Noel and even Christian and the rest of the c...more
~4 stars, with a plus, because I'm dying for the Alpha series by Ilona Andrews and also for something written by Sharon Shinn. Hadn't expected to like her writing and when I did.. Yay.
The story by Nalini Singh wasn't as good as I hoped for, 3 stars, probably.
Meljean Brook's story was interesting. The whole Ascension-thing and the stuff the protagonsits said about the Guardians.. But I wasn't emotionally involved with them whatsoever, so I'd probably give this story 3.5 sta...more
I enjoyed this story. It wasn't the best of Ilona Andrews stories, short or normal length, but it was a solid story. One thing that actually hurt the story for me was the huge information dump. There was that problem in Magic Bites as well but it wasn't as obvious because the story was longer and I was able to get used to the information over that period of time. Overall this was an interesting story and I enjoyed the characters.
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh: Not used to her stories other than the shifters this is a good story that has everything from vampires, shifter to angels. 5 out of 5.
Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews: A different story then what I've read, this story deals with a human woman who calms even a dark being. and in exchange for her life and the life of her daughter she must serve the dark being in anyway he demands. 5 out of 5.
Nocturne by Sharon Shinn: A woman who is running from her pa...more
Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews — A woman is kidnapped into a world divided by a superhuman civil war. As the captive of an irresistibly dangerous male, she has two choices: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny.
Nocturne by Sharon Shinn — Accepting a position...more
Nocturne, by Sharon Shinn, is quite good, if predictable. A woman with a bit of a troubled past and a scathing tongue meets a hurt and despairing angel at a lonely manor . . . If you've read any Sharon Shinn, you'll know what's going to happen, but in a good way, because the story is comfortably predictable (like chocolate).
I didn't care much for Ascension, by Meljea...more
I have to admit, I’m partial. Sharon Shinn is my favorite writer, although I don’t usually find for her books in the romance section of a bookstore. She is, foremost, a fantasy writer, despite the romantic subplots in her stories. In this anthology, with its dark and sinister title, her...more
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh- I love Nalini Singh's writing, and I enjoyed the story, but it tried to do too much in the short format. The mystery plot of this story has a resolution that I'm not even sure makes sense. It certain...more
Pick up any Ilona Andrews book and you know the world-building is going to be top notch. It's a skill that is hard to pull off, and they have mastered it. That skill was evident here, too, but not with the usual subtlety and deftness that...more
I grabbed Angels of Darkness because of this story, and I was rewarded. Singh crafted a story that fit the length perfectly; it never felt rushed or forced. While some knowledge of Singh's world might be helpful, it's not necessary to have read any of her Guild Hunter novels to appreciate the story. The solution to the mystery was beautiful. I cared about the hero and heroine; they were well-matched. And the title fit the story perfectly.
"Alphas: Origins" by Ilona A...more
The Sharon Shinn story is probably not a good introduction to her Samaria world. It...more
Paranormal Romance –Oct. 4th, 2011
In this anthology the theme of angels is taken into each story and most are part of the authors’ current paranormal series. The only exception is the short by Ilona Andrews which is a bit of an odd ball and doesn’t quite flow with the rest of the novels.
Angel’s Wolf by Nalini Singh
Noel is a powerful vampire who has been moved to help the Angel of Louisiana. He is...more
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh
Singh's Guild Hunter series is not one of my favorites. I like her Psy-changeling books much better, mostly because they are PNR and the romance and world-building is good. In the Guild...more
Four stories with angels or angel like creatures.
Angel’s Wolf by Nalini Singh – This story takes place in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter world. If you love her Guild Hunter novels you will enjoy Angel’s Wolf. This story doesn’t involve any of the major characters except peripherally. Nimra is an angel holding territory in Louisiana for Raphael. She has a problem and is sent Noel, a damaged vampire, to assist her. A...more
"Alphas: Origins" by Ilona Andrews - Weird. I really enjoy their other series but this one was strange. The explanation (when it finally came) was interesting - very interesting - but this book suffered from trying to introduce too much into the novella. Apparently, it's going to be a series though...? So I'd check it out....more
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This book includes novellas by three of my all-time favorite authors, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook, so I was really excited to find it in the bookstore early. It features outstanding writing, which I’ve come to expect from these authors, and I was pleasantly surprised by Sharon Shinn’s novella Nocturne, which is my favorite of the collection. I hadn’t read anything by her before, but I will be r...more
Nalini's story is set in her Archangel's world and center's on an Archangel called Nimra and the vampire Noel. They must find out who is out to poison the archangel. A great insight into the Archangel world!
Ilona's story is exactly what you expect from her, full of action and adventure and great character's. I would love...more
1) Nalini Singh adds a short story to her Guild Hunter series here. It is an attempted murder mystery in which a vampire who was almost killed in a previous book goes to assist the angel who rules Louisiana. I thought th...more
My rating for each story with my thoughts.
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh - 3 stars; Ms. Singh is a good writer and this was my first experience reading her work. I just couldn't ge...more
The first story by Nalini Singh was OK in my opinion, I liked that the person they were searching for wasn't necessarily a villain but the romance felt a little heavy handed to me. Also, I haven't ready anything in this universe before so vampires and angels together seemed a little silly to me. It did seem like the author was tr...more
Nalini Singh's "Angel's Wolf" is set in her Guildhunters series. Noel, a vampire who works under Dmitri and Raphael, had been severely beaten and tortured in one of the previous novels. Fully recovered physically, he is sent to the Louisiana territory to work for one of Raphael's angels, Nimra. This emotionally scarred vampire finds himself drawn to one of the most feared angels, and he finds there was a different reason...more
I had not been introduced to Nalini Singh's Guild Hunters series prior to this book and I really enjoyed it. Angel's Wolf is #4.5 in the series (according to the numbering presented in Singh's Angels' Flight anthology). It presented a great intro to the world of vampires and angels that Singh has created. It's more of a political and psychological thriller. The viole...more
Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh narrated by Justine Eyre - C+. Great story (B for story alone) but the narrator bothered me by mispronouncing the hero's name throughout the book. As his name appears often, it was a problem. His name is not No-El like the Christmas...more