Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts: Raphael's Seven intrigue me so much. Every mention makes me want to know more about them. I want to know what makes them tick and what horrors have shattered their lives. Jason has been a long time favorite. He takes the idea of the strong, silent type and runs with it. Finally FINALLY, we get to learn about the events that shaped him into a man who freely gave his allegiance to Raphael for the promise that Raphael would kill him if it was needed.

Jason's ability as a spymaster comes into play when he sees the woman that Mahiya hides beneath the mask she wears in Neha's court. In some ways she the complete opposite of him and in other ways she's exactly like him. She hides in plain sight by pretending to be what Neha sees her as. She has been used cruelly by Neha, yet she refuses to give into her hatred and let it consume her. Her sweet acceptance of what Jason can and will do without trying to use him for her own gain touches him.

I'm still incredibly intrigued by the Seven and I hope (hope hope hope) we get to see the rest of them get their HEAs. The mystery of Aodhan and his hatred of being touched is high on my list of things I want to know about. In the meantime, things are reaching a boiling point in the Archangels' world and it looks like it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

This excites me.

Books in this series
1. Angels' Blood
2. Archangel's Kiss
3. Archangel's Consort
4. Archangel's Blade
Angels' Flight (0.5, 1.5, 4.5, 4.75)
5. Archangel's Storm - Paperback | Kindle

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  1. I love this series, though this was my least favorite book in the bunch. And yes, I can't wait to know more about Aodhan. He felt like a very playful funny person to me. I don't know, we'll see.

    1. Playful yet fragile. I can't wait to hear his story!