With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that ...more
If you're not familiar with the series, these books are set on the alternative version of Earth, that's just like ours, except that angels and vampires exist. Angels are not Biblical, but rather super-powered beings with wings, who occupy the ruling social strata. They are led ...more
I need to know who this will be bout? Will we go back to Elena & Raphael's world or will we get to finally see Illium or even Venom or Jason or heck just everyone! Can Singh Please just release all the books in one hit so I don't have to wait!!!
Update 26th August 2012.....
Only 9 more sleeps and I shall devour this book like a fat kid that's been taunted with a piece of cake for what felt like YEARS!
Official Review Below;
"But he would make her no promi ...more
A buddy Read with the wonderful Wednesday UF group at BB&B! We get to fly with the angels once again!
Book 5 already in the world of angels and vampires by Nalini Singh, and we are still not bored:) OK, that might have sounded a bit weak as an endorsement, but it is true. Being a long, long.... looooong time reader of UF, I can say as an almost expert, that the field is over-saturated with anything vampire. This is why it would be a mistake to take this series as "just one of the t ...more
"you are the perfect spymaster. An intelligent, gifted phantom unaffected by anything he sees."
his job was to be unseen, unheard, a shadow among shadows....
part of the world... but apart. A shadow who never becomes too involved...
No, that's not good enough. A shadow! B ...more
19/10/2016 Buddy read with the fantastic UF enthusiasts over at BB&B, because it’s Wednesday!! May our weekly Wednesday UF buddy reads live long and prosper :-D
A loving childhood that ended in blood and violence forced Jason to embrace the darkness he once feared. With his wings of midnight that absorbs both darkness and light, and his ability to use shadows to his advantage, there is no better spymaster. And when Archangel Neha’s consort is brutally murdered, Jason is sent by Raphael to...more
Well... This did not go the way I wanted it to. As in, I didn't love it the way I expected to, the way I loved all the books in the series. I still liked it plenty, though and seeing all the characters again was amazing and NS can write. But... *sigh* It was slow. And while I like mystery books, something here just didn't get me anxious to read on. Also, I didn't connect with Jason the way I hoped. I was so intrigued by him. Still am, but... I don't know, I can't formulate my feelings c ...more
I was skeptical about the main characters in the beginning, but agh they won my heart soon enough.
Mahiya was such a pure soul. She went through pain, fear, and loneliness throughout her whole life. Her own family sought to humiliate and torture her just for being birthed. Yep, I cried for her. The admirable part about her was that the crappy lot she had in life did not make her into a negative, scornful person. I would feel bitter and angry a ...more
What a compelling group of men... We never really got to know them well. We got many glimpses of their lives, their stories, but NOTHING ELSE. They are always there, loyal to Raphael like no other men, helping him in all manners, but always in the back. Well, lucky for us, NS has decided to write about them all. Now was Jason's turn. The Spymaster.
A slower read is not always bad
I agree with many reviews that mentioned this read being slower than the rest of the books in the series ...more
When I read the first book in this series I was amazed by what a harsh, bordering on unlikeable hero Raphael was in the beginning. He hadn’t lost all ability to empathize with the human race but he was straddling the line of that. But after spending time in Neha’s court Raphael’s early time look positively gentlemanly.
This is what I know….NO ONE, that is no one holds a grudge like and Angel. Neha kept her consort as a pri ...more
The plot is simple. Eris, Archangel Neha's consort (husband) has been murdered and Jason, Raphael's spymaster arrives to help solve the mystery. Because he's from a rival ruler, he has to take a blood oath to one of Neha's family members to ...more
"The skies will be clear tonight. Will you fly with me?"~SWOOOOOOON~
It's official. I will read anything that Nalini Singh writes. This installment of the Guild Hunter series was SO GOOD; swoon-worthy, heart-string tugging ROMANCE at its absolute best.
Jason, one of Raphael's Seven, didn't have an easy start in life.
"He's like that all the time, isn't he? Part of the world . . . but apart. A shadow who never becomes involved."And neither did Mahiya, Neha's niece...
This was an interesting installment in the Guild Hunter series in that, the book and characters took on a different feel than previous books. Coming off Dmitri’s story where he was a very big presence on page and just in general, Jason is quite the opposite. He has that archangel edge, being one of Raphael’s closest friends, he does what needs doing in his world, but he’s quiet, dark, very emotionally closed off. Having love in his life was an interesting ...more
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Somehow, someway this didn't work out for me as well as the previous books in the series. I'm not even sure why. Maybe it was too slow a pacing for my taste. Maybe Mahiya was just too normal (well, as normal as anyone in that world could be). And yes, I do get that she was exactly what Jason needed, but what I needed was a little more badassery. I like when my heroines are less demsels in distress and more warriors in their own right. But, with everything else I had no problem. I liked ...more
Jason, the spymaster and one of Raphael’s Seven has always been in the shadows. It’s what makes him good at his job, but as readers we don’t know much about him. In ARCHANGEL’S STORM, the fifth book in the Guild Hunter series, Singh reveals those long awaited secrets in a way that devastates and dazzles.
When Jason takes a blood vow that will place him front and center in Neha’s territory, he meets Princess Mahiya, a woman whose strength is silent, but is still as lethal ...more
Sorry for all Bluebell's fans! I know how much you want that naughty and wicked blue winged angel have his own story. But we must save the best for the last, right? :P
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My second opinion :
- Love the wedding scene between Dmitri and Honor. And soo delighted to read about Raphael and Elena.
- Jason have same past with Elena. Both are watching their mother die in front of them. Just, in Jason's case, maybe he who ...more
Standing on velvet green grass still sparkling with dew, Jason watched Dmitri cup the face of the hunter he had just made his wife, the dawn sunlight kissing her skin, lighting up eyes that saw only the man in front of her.
The grounds of the Archangel Raphael’s home, Jason thought, the Hudson rushing past beyond the cliffs and a mass of fragrant roses in full bloom climbing the walls of the house itself, had seen centuries pass, but a scene such as this, they had never witnessed ...more
I didn't feel this book was all it could be, Jason has intrigued me from the very beginning so I was very much looking forward to his book. However, for me it fell a little flat. There are two main reasons for this:
Oh Melodrama, thy name is Archangel's Storm I am not sure Nalini Singh's writing isn't like this in every book, I know she has a penchant for being a little OTT, but normally her language strays closer to poetic and beautiful rather then cloying and repeatative. In short, it ...more
All in all, very entertaining. I have to say that I will NEVER adjust to the flowery terminology that the author uses in her nigh-PNR sex scenes... honestly, sheathes and hilts and quivering ...more
Okay I didn’t do any research on this book. Its Guild Hunter and I was reading it. I did see a couple 4 star reviews come over my feed and because of that I stayed away so I didn’t get swayed one way or the other. I can see where some people might have been a little disappointed because that was me up until close to 50%. Don’t get me wrong the writing was typical Guild Hun ...more
She wanted to run her finger over the blade of him even if it made her bleed, wanted to dance too close to the flame, wanted to take a risk that could destroy her.
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Genre: - (Adult) Paranormal ...more
I really enjoyed this story way more than I thought I would. I had seen some lower ratings and I understand where they are coming from. Jason's story is not action packed...it is more subtle. You get to learn the hor ...more
The story, as are the leads and the romance, in Archangel's Storm is more nuanced and subtle than some of the other Guild Hunter stories but I really enjoyed it. ...more
I was always intrigued by his character in the past Guild Hunter novels because he was so dark yet loyal to the death. When Jason gave his vow to serve Raphael, he required a promise of him. "I was not…formed correctly. Part of me is damaged and may one day shatter. When it does, I ask that you execute me cle ...more
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