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
yes , but this book just didn't have the same intensity of the first book.. but I do like Elena and Raphael and their story.. It's ok .. not great but not bad..
I enjoyed listening to this book very much. It has a great storyline and there is nothing better than books about flying!!!! Looking forward to the next one.
Love, Love, Love,
I really love Book 2.
blue bell, I really love in this story and is hoping that a story of him come soon.
Yes, I have listen to this book in one sitting.
Again, I really love the writer and the narrater of this book.
First audible book I have listneed to.
Elena. Because she is so strong physically and yet so mentally damaged inside. Because of her childhood tragedy.
I LOVE WHEN SHE IS TRAINING WITH GALEN AND BLUEBELL AND USING HIM FOR TARGET PRACTICE. SO FUNNY.
NALINI SINGHS ARCHANGELS NOTHING HEAVENLY ABOUT THEM.
I love this series. Read all of them and decided this would be my first audio. It did not disappoint me. I am hooked on audible books now.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Didn't expect the book to get better but it did, I must say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this, normally I read books focused on vampires strictly but I love the differences in how Nalini brings them into the storyline without making them the entire focus. I really enjoy her work now and will see what else she has written.
This is a very difficult book for me to rate. On one hand, Singh has written a complex world and a multi-layered plot. On the other hand, there were many repetitive phrases and thoughts, especially in the first half of the book, that got old. On top of that, the book is stuffed full of really sick torture and scenes of cruelty.
So, while I appreciate that Singh can be a creative and skilled writer, I do not enjoy her characters or her stories. There was no one to like in these books, except perhaps Elena and a few of her Guild friends. The angels and vampires, especially the archangels, are almost without redeeming features. They are casually cruel, jaded, careless of life, and after centuries of living, need ever increasing stimuli to feel anything, making them especially prone to torture for pleasure.
The slow reveal of Elena's nightmare was disturbing and revolting. Really, there wasn't much to like here, at least not for me.
I will not continue with the series. I was very tempted to give this 2 stars, but will concede 3 stars based on the quality of writing...or the potential, for I felt like Singh wasted pages on repetition in this book.
The narrator, Justine Eyre, is quite popular, but her voice and delivery didn't work for me. The entire book is delivered in an emotionless, almost monotone, voice. I can understand using that voice for the angels, especially the archangels, but not for Elena or even the vampires. Eyre does distinguish well between the characters, but they all had the almost identical flat tone.
The book was good, but not as good as the first. I enjoyed the book but it wasn't memorable for me.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Theres something about bloody violence and cruelty thy killssany possibility of romance for me. Love and romance cannot be believable when the characters are cruel to each other at times.
I will get one of the Psy Changeling books. Same author, much better narrator (Angela Dawe) and its an interesting paranormal romance without violence, blood and cruelty.
I did not particularly like Ms. Eyre performance but I would conside a future book narrated by her if it sounds better.
No. I liked this book even less that the first so I'm done with this series. The author has a much better paranormal romance series (Psy/Changeling) that I highly recommend.
If you like dark romances and S&M with your love scenes then you will love this book. Othetwise, don't waste your time and credit.
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