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 himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.
With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare... and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.
©2012 Nalini Singh (P)2012 Tantor
Beautiful! This story gives us more insight into the Guild Hunter world Singh has created. The events in this book pick up almost immediately after the last book. We are treated with updates regarding the other characters in the series and more importantly, we are gifted with an intimate look into Jason and his complex and alluring personality. This novel builds upon the foundation for greater events to unfurl, so I can understand how many readers would find this installment slow. I found the main H/h and the story presented to be in perfect balance and I just love how Singh's novels can make my heart swell and my blood rush at the same time.
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Performance: 5 out of 5
I like that the same narrator is reading all the books. Eyre does a great job with the voices
I adored the characters and their interaction, the slow building on their relationship and the thoroughly believable sexual tension.
The final scene, when Gabriel sings, though his flashbacks are truly horrifying.
I've listened to a number and she's very good, particularly with accents.
The finale, when Gabriel sang.
I've liked most of the Archangel books to varying degrees, but I find I like the spin-offs, this one and Archangel's Blade, the best.
This is one of those books that you need to start with the first in the series, and go from there. It continues from the previous book, and still has some of Dimitri's story in it, as well as a continuation as to what is happening with the Cauldre.
The main story is about Jason, one of Raphael's seven. We get a good understanding of his beginnings and why he is so good at his job.
I like that this series has branched out with the 'seven's' stories, as the books, so far,have been very good.
The narration could be better. The men all sound the same, as do the women, in somewhat of an irritating voice. But, it is bearable
Great storyline, and like other series by this brilliantly creative author, a character you have come to treasure in the series finds his/her true soul mate in each book. I love how this series has the angels, under the leadership of the archangels, interact in the world of us lowly mortals on a daily basis, believing that we are theirs to take care of. The fact that they also create and control the vampire population, keeping everyone from harming humans!! Each angel has his/her own special abilities, which continue to grow throughout their immortal lives brings a fresh personality to each character. If you like fantasy and romance with intrigue and danger thrown in to keep the series moving, this is a must listen series.
Nalini Singh can do no wrong in my book. Both her Archangel series and her Psy-changeling series are my favorite paranormal romance books. I highly recommend both to anyone who is a fan of paranormal romance.
Everything!! The murder mystery twist was great though.
Although I like Angela Dawe and Hilary Huber best in the paranormal romance genre Eyre did a good job on all voices.
loved the entire book.
The audiobook cover-I’ll keep it brief but we must address the lack of resemblance’ the audio cover picture had to the Jason that we’ve all grown to be deeply intrigued about. He looks like college jock...again with absolutely no sense of mystery swirling around him like we have come to expect from the black wing angel. Finally, no tattooed face – part of what’s makes Jason, Jason-- Really?!? He is one of Raphael’s SEVEN.
Joyce Bean or Sophie Eastlake- The narrator? I can’t quite put my finger on it but she grated on my last nerve with her voice on this one. I liked Justine as the narrator for the first 4 books of the series – just something missing with her portrayal of Jason and Mahiya.
Stormy Reading_ Full disclosure...I must say that I absolutely LOVE Nalini Singh and her writing. She has an unbelievable talent to write exotic and fantasy laced love stories and turned them into what I would call epic Saga’s for the paranormal junkie. She has transformed the paranormal romance status quo into a world of transcendent adventures with the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series.Without being too harsh, Ms. Singh completely missed the mark on this one. The storyline was middle of the road, almost too far fetch to make sense. The connection between Jason and Mahiya was forced; there was no true buildup of anger, love, and trust. As readers, we are expected to believe...as a spurned princess she basically intrigued Jason with her astute ways and he immediately begins to think, I like this young woman and...eventually honor bound decides he would give up his life for her. I found myself counting down the time to end the story. It actually took me 2 weeks to finish when normally; I wrap up an audio in 4-days and read her books in 1-day. I hope she takes a creative writing break and really focuses on the next storyline whether that be Venom and Sorrow, Aodhan or Janvier and Ashwini…looking forward to it.
Finished this in a day and a half and that was with going to work and sleeping. Such a good book. Once I started I couldn't put it down. The narrator in this series does a really wonderful job. And as always the main characters and seconds are done so well, fleshed out so well they become very familiar. I never have trouble remembering her characters from one book to the next. They are all vivid. The plot was very interesting. The only con is now to wait for the next one.
Grwat books, Great reading, great reviews and I can re-read them at anytime.
I read/listen to a lot of series as I use them back and forth to work.
This story I liked as much as the first book. The characters are more in depth in this one and it makes me want the last book.
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