Review originally posted at Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Guild Hunter #4
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Supernatural
September 6th 2011
The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past...but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.
Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel's right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality...the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.
As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting...and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more...
~ 5 Archangel’s Blade Stars ~
Archangel’s Blade is book four in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. Now you could read it as a stand-a-lone, but I think this series should be read in order. The first three books give us teasers of Raphael’s Seven and what they are like, leaving the reader wanting more on them.
Lethal. Sensual. Ravishing.
Archangel’s Blade steps out of Elena and Raphael’s story and into Dimtri’s world. I have been waiting since I read the first book Angels’ Blood to see if the author would give us more on the Seven and here we are given the sensual, lethal, and ravishing Dimtri.
Dimtri is Raphael’s right hand, his blade. He is menacing, lethal, and mesmerizing. His life and past, both human and vampire, was delivered in a splendid way. I like how the author portrayed him and his past. She stays true to his character throughout the book.
I loved Honor. She is a survivor and a fighter. Watching her get better and stronger as the book progress was great. She has this quiet strength. I have adored the women in this series. They are all strong, despite the dangerous men surrounding them.
Singh does an incredible job with the sexual tension. Just from page one you see the sexual pull between Dimitri and Honor. Throughout the book this playes out, but it never gets boring. We are teased just enough to keep us waiting and wanting more.
Archangel’s Blade was a unbelievable read. I couldn’t get enough and savored each page. I now have a new favorite in this phenomenal series. I can’t wait to see who comes next. As always Singh delivers a monumental novel for her readers.
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