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Archangel's Storm

(Guild Hunter #5)

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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  23,452 ratings  ·  1,404 reviews
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 was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.

Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie hims
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Paperback, UK Edition, 337 pages
Published September 13th 2012 by Gollancz (first published September 4th 2012)
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Benita Vehnom  Ruiz
Illium book? Please Oh Please!!!!! THIS IS BS, I want Illiums book or Venom. DOn't get me wrong I love Jason but COME ON!!!!
Seena Seena
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
This is going to be a VERY long wait!!!'

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!

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"But he would make her no promis
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Sylvia
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of my all-time favorite series! I'm a huge fan of Nalini's. Jason's backstory broke my heart and the ending was perfection! Thrilled the next book is back to Elena and Raphael, though. He's still my fave. :)
Jilly
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book focused on the angel, Jason. He is one of Raphael's closest allies and is a spymaster because of his ability to manipulate shadows and "hear" the wind. His wings are jet black and he seems to just vanish in the night.

"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!
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Choko
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** 4 ***

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 thous
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Angela
October 2016 Re-read: This book has a quieter space of love in my heart than a lot of others. Jason is ... Jason. Because of things in his childhood, he did not develop quite completely socially and emotionally. It would be impossible to expect the same level from him that we get with the others, even Raphael who had gone so imperious and cold before meeting Elena. Jason isn't the same in that sense, but there's a distinct loss in him. It can make it hard to accept the words he speaks at times. ...more
Jo
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 a

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Mimi Smith
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
3.5 stars

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
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Catherine
I didn’t realize quite how much I missed Singh’s Guild Hunter world until I jumped back into it. The first book in this series, Angels’ Blood, gave me my first taste of this author and I loved it so much that I indulged in a serious glom session and inhaled the rest of her backlist. Said glom session led to me falling in love with the Psy/Changeling series as well, but even that doesn’t come close to how happy the Guild Hunter world makes me. There was just something about Elena and Raphael (and ...more
valee
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Raphael’s Seven
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
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Robin (Bridge Four)
The best thing about Jason’s book is that it opens up the world even 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
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chan ☆
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
i knew what to expect, ending wise (read: UNSATISFYING) so i ended up enjoying this more than i anticipated

and i really fucking liked mahiya. she was so different than the previous female protags and her positivity was nice and refreshing.

do i still want grand proposals and mating ceremonies and all the ridiculousness i've come to expect from paranormal? ya. but that's not what this series is and i'm learning to live with it and embrace it
Sharon
Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

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
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Sigh. Well, this was better than Dmitri's loser book, but it didn't wow and you know why - Mahiya. Sadly, this could've been awesome because Jason is awesome, but Mahiya dragged it all down. As did having to read several chapters from Dmitri's point of view.

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
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Melanie A.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!
"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 n
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Jess
Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

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
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Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
3.5 stars

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
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Eon ♒Windrunner♒
In Archangel’s Storm Raphael sends Jason to investigate the murder of a victim close to Neha’s heart, but she will only trust Jason in her territory if he ties himself to Mahiya, who is a blood relation, via a sacred vow. He agrees and soon finds himself navigating the treacherous territory of Neha’s court of snakes in his search for answers to the murder mystery. What he does not expect is that Mahiya is proving to be a bit of a mystery herself. A mystery he very much wants to solve.

Nalini Sing
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Lady Heather
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nalini Singh's Guildhunter series, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance luvvas
re-read

"5- You're The Reason I can Survive Eternity, Stars!"

Jason.. you are now one of my absolute favourites in Paranormal/Urban Fantasy romance characters.
I LOVE how broken you are, and yet your still able to be the warrior you were destined to be, and finally learn what real love is.
You broke my heart in some places.



Once Mahiya realized she could trust you, and she saw the man underneath all the armour

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She was able to finally break thru the wall you built around your heart so many years ag
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Sarah
1st read - June 2013 - 4 stars
2nd read - October 2016 - changed to 5 stars
3rd read - September 2020 - still at 5 stars

Original Review

When the archangel Neha's consort Eris is murdered her rage threatens to destroy the balance of power amongst the cadre of ten and if left unchecked thousands of innocent lives could be lost. Neha already has a grudge against Raphael which makes him and his territory a likely target for her rage. The one person that Raphael can send to try and gain Neha's trust and
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Ren Puspita
5 stars

RE-READ in order to read Archangel's Prophecy and Archangel's War. Also, part of my Guild Hunter series read-a-thon.

Anyhoo, I bypass reading Archangel's Blade because my copy was borrowed by friend and the person still not giving it back yet -.-. Actually, Dmitri is never my favorite Seven, hahaha. I know readers adored him, and maybe if I re-read his book he will change my opinion. But eh, since the first time he already got a wrong impression :P. I know that his scent-tease to Elena
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

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
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Aisa
Jun 10, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: top-priority
I hope there will be a story on Illium. He's become my second favorite character.
Gianne Kris
May 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wish-list

Excerpt

CHAPTER 1

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
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
3.5 Stars

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
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
To be frankly honest: as much as I love Jason, I found this book a bit boring. It was interesting at first, but then...meh. I loved the two/three scenes we got from Raphael's POV. But Dmitri's was boring as well :O I think I'm too caught in Raphael's web, that I only see and want him...
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.

Quick basic facts:
Genre: - (Adult) Par
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Steven
An enjoyable entry. Mahiya turned out to be a very likeable character. It's very easy to respect someone who conquers the near-impossible challenge of being good when the world around you is bad, not breaking with the unending negative around you, staying whole when the world tries its hardest to shatter you.

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
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Stacie
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels, pnr, vampires, tpam-br
4+ "Obsidian" Stars!

I liked this one a lot. The romance is slow in coming, but was definitely worth the wait. There was a good mystery to solve, and we get a few updates on Dmitri and Honor.

Jason's story was so painful. He stole and broke my heart. He was also a BA as you probably suspect. Mahiya was a big surprise. She had some BA in her as well. I liked them both. There was something to be desired in the ending, but I'm hoping we get some updates as the series continues. This world is definit
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Melindeeloo
4.5 stars - There is reason that Singh is one of may favorite authors, her Guild Hunter world is vividly framed but it is all of the small details that make me believe in that world of powerful, dangerous - and not always sane - winged beings and in Singh's characters who are so well drawn that they have a depth that makes them 'live'.

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.
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