- Title: Archangel’s Storm
- Author: Nalini Singh
- Series: Guild Hunter #5
- Genre: UF, PNR
- Format: eBook
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 3 out of 5
Description: 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.
Review: A slow fire is a good way to describe this book. It doesn’t start with a bang but that’s okay.
Jason with the stark, black wings is the Archangel Raphael’s spymaster. He has been alive for centuries in a distant fashion from the world. Never a true part of what goes on but not far enough to become inhuman. In order to ferret out information, he takes on a blood vow to the Angel Mahiya and promises to find out who killed Archangel’s Neha’s consort. In another web of horrific stories, wishes, dark desires, lust, revenge and murder, Jason and Mahiya fall in love with actions rather than words.
On one hand, I’m glad there were snippets of the other characters thrown in the book to show there’s progression or that they’re still there. However, the method is sloppy and didn’t really have a place in the overall story. Here’s this “murder mystery” that needs to be solved and there are suddenly huge viewpoint & environment changes to see what Dmitri & Honor are doing. Weird and kind of silly to read.
The story about Jason and Mahiya is comprehensive but it was filled out with extra stuff that didn’t really fit in with the rest. Without the blocky fillers, I would have rated this story a four. It’s my third favorite in the series.
I want Raphael & Elena back! They’re more interesting!!!