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The Midnight Court

(The House of Arkhangel'sk #2)

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Against the pristine ice of Heaven, spilled blood and a demon’s fire will spark celestial war.

The exiled heir to the throne of Heaven, Grand Duchess Anazakia, and her demon companions, Belphagor and Vasily, have made a comfortable home in the Russian city of Arkhangel’sk, but their domestic bliss is short lived. When their daughter, Ola, is taken as a pawn in Heaven’s demo
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Entangled Select (first published 2012)
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Marlene
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jane Kindred's House of Arkhangel'sk trilogy reminds me of Russian tea, initially bitter, often and unexpectedly sweet, and filled with immensely complicated rituals. And incredibly satisfying for those who savor a heady brew.

The Midnight Court comprises the second book in this tale, following The Fallen Queen. The title is apt; in The Midnight Court Anazakia's court is definitely in eclipse. All is as dark as midnight in a Siberian winter.

And the situation
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Vernieda
Oct 16, 2012 marked it as dnf
I've gotten to the point where if I see a female character raped for no other discernible reason than The bad guys are bad, I will put the book down. Enough! If you're going to include it in a novel, it needs to pull its own weight and not use it for the sole purpose of showing how strong and enduring a woman is in her suffering or how she can put herself back together again stronger than ever. ...more
Sandy S
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
THE MIDNIGHT COURT (House of Arkhangel’sk #2) by Jane Kindred

THE MIDNIGHT COURT is the second storyline (August 2012 release) in Jane Kindred’s House of Arkhangel’sk. The storyline, once again, facilitates between first person POV through a series of memoirs and third person accounting of what happens when Anazakia is not involved. The novel begins several months after the exiled Grand Duchess Anazakia and her demon companions are rescued from the self-proclaimed Queen of Heaven Aeval’s dungeons
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Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
The Midnight Court picks up in the world of man, where Anazakia is in hiding with her daughter Ola, Belphagor, and Vasily. Love is there as Ola's nanny, and they have Nephilim guards. However, all is not well. Vasily and Belphagor's relationship is strained; and with Belphagor back, Vasily and Anazakia aren't sure how to act around each other. In fact, there's a lot of tension in the relationships, especially with the introduction of some new characters.

While I didn't enjoy this book as much as
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Ashlie Gillis Nelson
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is another book I won through Goodreads. It took me a bit to get pulled into this story, but once I was in I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with the character and there is so much detail that I could really see this in my head play out as I was reading it. The Midnight Court is very different from anything I have read before and I really enjoyed the story and characters. Can't wait to read more from this author! ...more
Cocktails and Books
It amazes me, a few days later, to find this book is still rattling around in my head. I'm not one for demons, angels, or other biblical referencing stories, but Jane Kindred has created this fabulous world that captures your attention, with complex characters and a story that will stay with you for a long time.

The Midnight Court picks up one year after the end of The Fallen Queen (and yes, you must read that book to continue on with this one). Belphagor, Vasily, Anazakia and Love are living in
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Kai
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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The Midnight Court is the second book of The House of Arkhangel'sk series. The story continues with the Grand Duchess Anazakia and her demon companions, Belphagor and Vasily hiding from Queen Aeval, who stole her birthright to the throne of Heaven. Aeval has bewitched her cousin Kae into slaughtering Anazakia's family and his wife. Aeval used that tragedy and manipulated the blame to Anazakia.

Anazakia and Vasily were happy to stay in their new home in Russia with their year-old daughter Ola. Bu
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Grace Troxel
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jane Kindred’s writing reminds me a lot of Jacqueline Carey. It’s epic fantasy, but there are elements of romance and sexuality throughout the book that one wouldn’t typically expect to find. There’s also a lot of sexual violence, so if that bothers you, then you might want to steer clear. However, if the idea of a parallel supernatural world that incorporates Russian history and culture sounds appealing, then this one’s definitely for
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Helena
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is no sequel in the Hollywood movie sense. In book two the story builds a tower over the foundation of the first. The well distilled characters exist in a perfectly described world made almost real by those skeptics who are thrown in. It's the detail created by a passionate author which keeps us caught up the humanity of a story in which few humans are included.

It's hard to put down this book. The sexiness continues like a new relationship. I can't wait for the third book to come out.
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Hillary Seidl
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Excellent writing, amazing characters and has me all crazy for the next book. Highly recommended!
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Jane Kindred is the author of epic fantasy series The House of Arkhangel’sk, Demons of Elysium, and Looking Glass Gods. She spent her formative years ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the Tucson sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. She now writes to the sound of San Francisco foghorns while two cats slowly but surely edge her off the side of the bed.

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Other books in the series

The House of Arkhangel'sk (3 books)
  • The Fallen Queen (The House of Arkhangel'sk, #1)
  • The Armies of Heaven (The House of Arkhangel'sk, #3)

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