Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan.
Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.
Fallen angels: listen to another Guild+Hunter novel.
©2010 Nalini Singh (P)2010 Tantor
I wish I had stopped with the first of the series. The narration is just getting more and more annoying. Does this incredibly strong female lead really have such a wimpy, expressionless voice?
I, unfortunately, lost interest in the first half and it just seemed repetitive. Somebody tries or does kill/maim someone else, someone else gets revenge and so on. The angel premise is fascinating. I just wish the story was more engaging.
This first two books of this series were not bad but they were not particularly good either. Definitely not good enough to make me want to continue with the series so I'm stopping here.
It's hard to compare to print, but I have tried to listen to some of my other favorite preternatural romance/dark urban fantasy and they almost always leave me unsatisfied. This one was AWESOME! I re-listened to every book in the series that I had read. I started looking for things to do (like washing the dishes, mowing the lawn, folding laundry, etc) just so I could keep listening to a story I already knew.
The characters are very vibrant and the plot is well balanced between the happening in the world and the happenings in the heroine's heart/life.
It's hard to beat the finale, but the final scene in her apartment was pretty compelling. Don't want to ruin anything - if you've read it you definitely know what I'm talking about.
I start yelling at characters (when driving) and pacing incessantly or jumping around the room (at home). I'm pretty sure some of my neighbors think I'm a lunatic after suddenly walking away from my lawn-mower to pace and rant - only about 30 seconds so no men in white coats were involved.
One of my favorite series - worth it whether read or heard!
My favorites are Fantasy and Sci-Fi, but I can always enjoy a Mystery or Romance.
Picking up where the last book left off it takes the reader on an adventure for the Refuge to the Forbidden City in Beijing. It's ending though leaves a cliff hanger and the reader wanting more. I advise if getting this book to get the next as well.
There are very few books that I would listen to again but I must say that this would definitely be one of them.
I like Elana. She is a strong woman with a mind of her own and doesn't take much crap from her soulmate. She stands up for herself and for others no matter the consequences. Very brave woman!
Yes, I have listened to all of Justine Eyre's performances and she is excellent!
Epic supernatural love story!
Excellent book - excellent series!
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
I love the way Raphael says 'Elena' and everything he wants to say is included in that one word. Kudos Justine Eyre
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