The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to ...more
Archangel's Storm is good and more oriented toward the overall series theme and plot---but since I love Jason, I liked this book. And Raphaelena make a few more but albeit brief appearances with their POV arcs! :)
*How are these two books relevant to the overall story of Raphael and Elena? My impression is that part of it is to show how since Raphael changed from being alone and unreachable, to finding love and a mate, that is now subsequently affecting the single males of his Seven to finding lasting loving relationships as well. (Galen breaks that theme, though, since he's already been with Jessamy for the long haul. But otherwise, yeah.)
Hope this is helpful! (less)
Yes. While I was reading this book, this seemed like the most rational response..
So, instead of focusing on Elena and Raphael during this book, we get to have a story about Dmitri, Rapael's second and a vampire. Dmitri has always been a total dick to Elena ...more
Dmitri, I’m happy to say, is still the same guy we first saw in Angels’ Blood. He’s wicked and naughty, and still has that disturbing vein of cruelty. He was, I have to admit, one of the members of the Seven that I was least interested in, but I really got to kn ...more
1. Dmitri is an asshole and I haven't liked his stupid vampire ass since book 1. I had little to no hope that he'd be worthy of a book and pull his head out of his ass for a beloved. I was right, he's still a douche, even when in love. His crappy personality doesn't change.
2. Who the hell pairs up a BDSM evil vampire (Dmitri) with a Hunter (H ...more
Another Wednesday, another UF-PNR gem for the BB&B's.
Dmitri. Really, Nalini? From all the wonderful and fascinating characters you could have gone with for the fourth book of the series and you choose Dmitri??? The one obviously sick, deprived, misogynistic, and antipathetic vampire whom we all wonder why Raphael is tolerating as his second? Wow! I actually thought that Nalini had lost her mind and had decided to commit series suicide with this choice for a leading man. And even worse, ...more
Dmitri in the previous books is lethal and beautiful, sensual and cruel and in this book he is no different, he is all those things, but he is also more. You see a different side and you see how ...more
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Dmitri’s book….I thought that his character had the most growth potential so far and I was not wrong. Were/Are you scared to read Dmitri’s book because in the first three he seemed like an unapologetic arrogant ass? I mean his actions thus far towards Elena have made him questionable in my eyes but then there is that fierce devotion to Raphael he has so I always felt that he couldn’t be all bad.
Well well well I was not disa ...more
WOW! Once again I bow at the altar of Nalini Singh. Seriously, she is an author goddess who has created not one, but two amazing, unique series that I love. Archangel’s Blade is another phenomenal read that I devoured in one sitting and savored like the finest dark chocolate, which is fitting with a complex hero like Dmitri.
Vampire Dmitri is in two words...sexual chocolate. He’s dark, alluring, enigmatic, seductive, dangerous, addictive, powerful, ruthless, sensu ...more
this is going to sound bad but im not entirely convinced that nalini singh knows how to write a steamy romance. sure there is sex, confessions of love, etc. but where is the romance???
i really enjoyed the plot in this one and i enjoyed how this story felt more complete than previous installments (probably since this couple only gets one book) but the romance was so lackluster for me. i think other reviewers were unhappy with dmitri as the lov ...more
But nonetheless... I'm waiting excitedly for this talentet writer to bring out her ne ...more
This book broke me.
In the first books in the series, Dmitri is portrayed as a cold-blooded, pain seeking, brutal leader.
But, once you read this book and get his backstory and history, your heart breaks for the things he's had to endure and what he's had to live through (and without) for almost an eternity.
I absolutely loved Dmitri and Honor's story!
Honor is perfect for Dmitri in every way.
**Possible spoilers ahead**
This was probably the first book with a reincarnation plot that didn't work for me. Not at all. The suspense and action part were ok, but the romance totally fell flat. There was seriously no chemistry between Dmitri and Honor in the present day. Not that there was much of it found in their past lives either.
I didn’t find any of the bad guy’s character very convincing, and his vengeance didn't quite make sense to me. Blame it on his insanity? Hmm…maybe, ...more
12/10/2016 Buddy reading with my awesome friends over at BB&B. I would not have survived this gutting book without them.
“I will love you even when I am dust on the wind.”
A severed head with a distinctive tattoo, leads Raphael’s second, vampire Dmitri to cross paths with Guild Hunter Honor. And to a fierce attraction he hadn’t felt in a thousand years.
Even though Honor has never met Dmitri, she has been obsessed with him since she was old enough to understand the violent emotions h...more
This book has made me utterly devastated and scared and heartwarmed, and more conflicting, mixed emotions. It is a book that is heavy on the torture and trauma and inhumane acts. It is also a book about survival and changes and romance and friendships. I appreciate seeing Honor fight – to get angry at those who dared to make her feel like an animal – and yet, she still has good in her. She didn’t let them make her into a monster too. This book ...more
Dmitri has not always been a col ...more
This book broke my heart. To learn about both their past was heartbreaking!
Dmitri stayed true to his new self, he wasn't that man from the past anymore and I loved NS for not trying to tone him down.
From the start finding out about Honor was very hard. What she had to go through made her more... just more. I loved that she was able to tell him this even after all she went through:
I want a hundred lifetimes with you.
It was unexpected seeing the mortal, ex one, Holly Chang in the book, and ...more
So many issues, but where to begin. I have to emphasize one thing right away though. This book is no ...more
I just can't help but ADORE Nalini Singh. She always gives me what I have been waiting for, I still have to find a book from her which I don't infatuate about. Each and every single of her books have been unique and special and all of them fascinating.
Let's talk about the hero...
I must admit I didn't like Dmitri before I started to know him better, not one bit. But then we got to read a whole book about him and I just got so badly obsessed and in love with him. How not to? D ...more
Archangel's Blade is the last book I read for 2011 and I'm happy to end 2011 with a great book. Kudos to Ms Nalini Singh who again delivered a masterpiece with her new installment of the dark, gritty, cruel, lethal and sensual series,Guild Hunter. Yet its beautiful and romantic, make me don't want to stop reading her books.
I'm never like Dmitri since the beginning, and prefer his sire Raphael (sigh). But I'm glad Ms Nalini do him justice at his own ...more
Oct. 19, 2016: 1 star
I did my best to go into this with an open mind. The details of the book were hazy at best, but I remembered quite well my dislike of it. I liked some of the other books in this series better the second time around, so I figured it may be the same with this. Boy was I wrong. It was sheer torture to get through this, and I skimmed it like crazy.
Dmitri deserves a special place in hell where he can suffer for all eternity.
He is a cold, rotten bastard, and t ...more
These are the words that Nalini uses to describe Dmitri and these are the same words that I’d use to sum up this book.
Archangel’s Blade steps out of the Elena and Raphael story arc and into Dmitri’s world. While Dmitri wasn’t my favourite of the Seven at first, this book completely changed my mind. I knew that there was going to be something dark about Dmitri’s past. But never would I have guessed that it would turn out the way it did.
For one thing, Nalini stays true to ...more
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
At first I didn't think that pairing Dmitri and Honor would be a good idea. In fact I thought it's an awful idea. Because Honor is the survivor of a vicious vampire attack and months of torture at their hands. And as we all know Dmitri is a sick SOB with a sadistic streak a mile wide. The pushy bastard doesn't know the meaning of the word mercy or when to back down. Part o me always hated him a little for the way he treats Elena and ...more
Dmitri was someone I wasn't feeling and he was the reason I had put this on hold. I grew to like him a bit more but I didn't fall in love with him. It was a more me than him thing. I couldn't buy his character but he did endear himself to me.
Will I continue this series ? That's a "maybe". Jason is intriguing to me so ...more
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