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Warrior (The Fallen #3)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  897 ratings  ·  102 reviews
A born warrior, archangel Michael is dedicated to the Fallen’s survival. But only one woman understands the seductive hunger that he cannot forsake.

There comes a time in every angel’s life . . .

Every little girl imagines, now and then, that she’s a princess held captive in a tower. But Victoria Bellona is almost twenty-five. And that whole f...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Pocket Books
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
This was great, definitely the best so far Photobucket

Although it was kinda weird to read about Michael in a sexual way (he's so damn hot and delicious) considering my grandma taught me prayers about him when I was little lol but I'm not little anymore Photobucket and I've developed a fondness for fallen angels Photobucket I even want Lucifer to have his story and a happy ending (if my grandma heard this I think she'd get a stroke Photobucket )

The story was great, it was tight paced, always something happening, maybe it's because bot...more
Wendy
Wow, this blew me away! It's a fun, witty, edgy and totally engrossing read. So far the best in the series, loved it!
Kelly
*4.5 stars*

This book made me realize how much I've missed PNR. A great addition to the series.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I probably would have rated this higher if I hadn't been so strung out from sleep deprivation and just feeling so tired and worn out this past weekend. I feel bad about that, because that's the reason why I hoard my favorite authors' books for when I am in a good/receptive mood. Even with my beloved books, I can set the bar high and being moody can interfere with my reading experience. I guess it seems silly to qualify a four star rating. But Anne Stuart/Kristina Douglas is probably one of the a...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
(June) Really more of a 3.5* book for me. I read several reviews that say this is the best of the three so far - for me, it was the least captivating. I'm not sure what was off exactly, but I just didn't feel like I got to know Tori and Michael very well. From what I read I liked them both - but I didn't feel the love between them, I guess. While I am used to Anne Stuart's abrupt endings, I felt this one was too abrupt for this book - fallout (or astonishment) about who the traitor was, or the n...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
**4.5 stars**

Archangel Michael, the warrior angel, has been celibate for 100 years and has not taken blood from anyone but the Source for 200 years. Now due to a prophecy, he must not only wed but bed and drink blood from a woman who is the Roman goddess of war reincarnated to help save his brethren and defeat Uriel.

Finally a book that doesn't have the outright meanness that the other books have had. While Michael is not exactly excited about being with Tory outwardly, inwardly he wants her ver...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
The Fallen series is an interesting take on the theme of Fallen Angels, in this world the Fallen are the good guys trying to save themselves and humans from the Archangel Uriel and his Angels who a missing in action Creator has left in charge. Warrior the third instalment is the story of the archangel Michael and Victoria Bellona the human personification of the Roman Goddess of War.

I really like the mythology of this series and the pop culture humour in places( the interpretation of Hell as a 1...more
Cindy
4 1/4 stars.

While this is by far the best in this series so far, I don't feel like I can go much higher than this just because as good as it was, I was still able to put it down without much difficulty. I did read it in 2 sittings, it's just that I didn't feel that need to MUST READ RIGHT NOW.

All of that said, this is the Lover Awakened of this series. And from me, that is about as high of a compliment a book can get. Because Lover Awakened is my all time favorite PNR book. With no equal. This...more
Ashley Wallace
Oh Michael!! I loved him and I have to say Tory is my favorite female character so far but I love them all. She was just so badass.

The surprise ending with Allie - OMG I totally squealed! I hope Rachel is soon to follow :)

I can't wait for Lucifer to be freed! I have a feeling I'm going to love him!

I can't wait for them to go after Uriel instead of them always coming to their home to fight.
valee
Now this definitely made me love this series all over again. What an amazing and outstanding read. I loved everything about it. The best of the series so far.

VampireNovelFan
The series at its best

It looks like Kristina Douglas has finally hit her stride in The Fallen series. Warrior is the best yet. What a difference adding more plot and featuring a better romance dynamic can make.

Raziel and Azazel have settled and found happiness with their human mates, but now it's Michael's turn. He's the fiercest warrior of The Fallen, shying away from love as much as he possibly can, even to the point of only drinking blood from The Source to avoid a deeper connection to his p...more
Feminista
Rating: 4 out of 5.

If you love paranormal romance with a mix of gamma heroes, then Kristina Douglas has the perfect series for you.

Michael is a fallen angel who has been celibate since his mate died years ago. Victoria (aka Tory) is the Roman goddess of war reincarnated. So basically there is this place that breeds goddess of war and on their 25th birthday, they are killed, if they aren't of use until then. Then the next goddess is bred.

Why are they killed at 25, you ask? Because goddesses have...more
Diane
I completely enjoyed the first two books in this series by Kristina Douglas (aka Anne Stuart), but had some quibbles with them. I have no issues with this installment of the series. It gives less of the background of the paranormal world and is more of a paranormal romance than urban fantasy. That's fine with me. The Fallen Angels of biblical times are living in Sheol, a beachfront community off the coast of America - though I think there was an editing problem because previously it was off the...more
Avi
What an improvement compared to the last two!
Michael was a much more tolerable hero in this book. Sure he was a bit of a jerk and a little dull, but a lot more nicer compared to Azazel or Raziel.
Victoria was a likeable heroine. I did find her whole "locked up in a castle my whole life whilst being trained as some sort of bad ass warrior" back story a little stupid, though. I kinda skipped through most of it because I thought it was ridiculous and unnecessary. Their banter was fun. I liked how t...more
Lord Rose
This is probably my favorite of the series so far. I will admit to being predisposed to liking anything Anne Stuart writes, and reading her paranormal series has definitely been interesting.

My main problem with this book (and the previous one) was the alternating first person/third person POV. It just seemed odd, and as it's not something I'm used to, I suppose it detracted from my reading experience. I'd really prefer to just have everything in third person, and found myself rereading (translat...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This on was by far the best in the series so far.

Michael is dark and cold for most of the book & Tory learned all her social pop culture remarks from watching movies in her secluded life. She has no idea how to cook because she never has, but learned everything she knows about cooking gormet from Julia Chiles who happens to be the Messiest cook ever! Why she was used instead of Rachael Ray or others is beyond me, but whatever.

Tory was my favorite female character in the series & I also l...more
SaturNalia
The relationship and verbal banter between Michael and Tory was phenomenal. Michael needs to marry the goddess of war, Tory, to ensure that Uriel's army does not win. Tory believes she is human, she has been trained to fight and survive, isolated from humans. On their first meeting, of course, they dislike and mistrust each other. But as they are forced to live together, slowly attraction begins to grow and the sexual tension was delicious. A lot of action happened and new worlds were introduced...more
Jackie
The series is finally coming into its full potential, Michael and Tory's story is hands down the most well developed and the best storyline with the best matched hero and heroine of the three books in the series. If only June 2012 were the release date for Rebel instead of 2013! I have a feeling Cain and Martha's tale is going to be full of surprises.
Sara
Michael finally awakened! Tory you are sassy, loved this strong kick-ass character! Two warriors in a pod! My only objection was they needed to get it on more :)
Lizzielvr
Kristina Douglas aka Anne Stuart writes great anti-heros! I hate that I have to wait a year until the next one :P
Marianne
Loved Michael's line about the euphoria and great set up for future plot developments.
Melanie
Loved it!

Review to come....
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
Oh how the Mighty have fallen! 4.5stars actually!

Archangel/Warrior extraordinaire Michael has been destined to take another mate - and he really, really doesn't want to. Tory Bellona has led a very odd and sheltered life in that her mother and her mother's lover plan to kill her by her 25th birthday and she’s been raised on a spit of land. To escape the fate planned for her and see the world Tory agrees to mate Michael while she plots her escape from him since his idea of their mating matches he...more
Valentina
I'm barely 1/4 of the way done with this book and I'm so fuckin pissed I'm seeing red. What the fuck is wrong with these characters? Beg your fuckin pardon but Michael is an asshole of major proportions. I haven't come across such an unlikable hero in a long time but he seriously tops the charts for "Male leads who need a good beating before they go fuckin die in a dark corner". Seriously. I actually don't think I've ever been this pissed at a male character before. And whats with all the other...more
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Ava's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

I recently read the first two books in Kristina Douglas’ The Fallen series in order to review the latest installment, Warrior. I would agree with the author, that this series is best read from the beginning because the stories build on one another.

Warrior begins with a prophecy in which Michael (you guessed it, the warrior himself) must find and marry a woman hand picked for this and stored away like Rapunzel, destined to be his mate. A mate he absolutely N...more
Stacy {Texas Reader}
There comes a time in every Angels life....

Every little girl imagines, now and then, that she's a princess held captive in a tower. But Victoria Bellona is almost twenty-five. And that whole fairy-tale scenario? That's her real life. The drop-dead gorgeous man who rescues her is no Prince Charming. He's the gruff archangel Michael, and he insists that Tory is the Fallen's only hope for ending Uriel's vicious rule. She insists he's crazy.


To show his brethren what he's made of....

According to the...more
Book Run Run
I thought the book was going to focus on vampirism which I wasn’t looking forward to. I was pleasantly surprised when that aspect seemed secondary. I have to applaud the author for an original concept I would have never thought of the Archangel Michael in this light; but bravo it was well done. Michael was slightly cold but he made up for it with his strength and powerful presence. Victoria sold this book for me I loved her movie and pop culture references and she kept her sense of humor through...more
Christina Madison
Full review here: http://zodiacbookreviews.blogspot.com...

Warrior begins with a prophecy stating that Michael must mate with the reincarnation of the Roman goddess of War, Victoria Bellona, if they are to prevail in the upcoming battle with Uriel and his armies of angels. Having been secluded and basically held prisoner her whole life, Victoria jumps at the chance to leave and finally experience life when Michael comes for her.

Neither Michael or Victoria wants this marriage--Michael is a warrior...more
Joti
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Rizzini

The series just gets better aNd better..and let me just say that book 3 has been my favorite so far.ü I've enjoyed the tug-of-war game happening between Michael and Tory.ü I love the fact that in the small army/community of Sheol everyone wanted to fight and protect their home and what they have considered their family.

I loved the story from beginning to end. Michael captivated me, Tory amused me and finally Allie & her little miracle had made me tear up.ü Changes are already happening in Sh...more
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Anne Stuart Fans: Warrior (Fallen Book #3) (spoilers) 5 14 May 02, 2013 06:37PM  
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