Review: Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 2:42 PM
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Title: Archangel's Blade
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #4

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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...
“I will love you even when I am dust on the wind.”
*Beware: Spoilers ahead*

Finally!!

After reading Archangel’s consort, I was so disappointed. So, after reading this one, I can say that I’m ready for more.

First thing first, some background story. As most of you may know, Dmitri is one of the seven of Raphael’s. Raphael’s league of seven consists of seven powerful and trusted angels and vampires (Aodhan, venom, Jason, Dmitri, Illium, Galem and Naasir). Dmitri is one of the oldest vampires and Raphael’s second hand. But what many of you don’t know is that Dmitri never wanted to be a vampire.

After brutally losing his wife and two children, Dmitri wants nothing but to join his family. When Raphael gives him the opportunity to join his then forming seven, Dmitri finds some hope. Needless to say, Dmitri accepts.

Now, years later, Dmitri hasn’t changed a bit. Dark, edgy and dangerous, he dominated the streets of New York. I have to admit that in the beginning of the series, Dmitri wasn’t my favorite one but after witnessing his past, I understand why he’s the man he is now.

As long as the romantic part of the book, I can say that I was disappointed. Honor was a great heroine with a hunted past of her own. How she managed to maintain her humanity id beyond me. But she did and that’s what matters in the end.

My problem was with neither Honor now Dmitri. I can’t say I loved them but I can say that I liked them. They just didn’t work out for me. Honor needed a patient, sweet man while Dmitri needed his wife. He couldn’t be with Honor because he couldn’t give her what she needed the most, help. He was stubborn, adamant, always did what he wanted and never discussed anything with Honor. I get it. He was in love with his long gone wife all these years and I can’t judge him. But since you know you cannot love someone else then why are you giving hope to them! Honor had been through much, she didn’t need Dmitri’s pity.

So yeah, all the while I kept thinking that maybe the author was going to bring his wife back to life and give Honor a better match.

What was really weird was seeing Raphael and Elena from Dmitri and Honor’s point of view. After three whole books about them, I didn’t think I could handle their “relationship” any more. But I did miss them a little (weird I know!). we also go to see Illium (who I love), venom (who I’m beginning go like) and Jason (who I’m not sure how I feel about).

In the end, I believe, everything worked out. Both Dmitri and honor got what they were looking for and had their HEA.

Once again, I can’t say that I loved this book but truth is, I enjoyed it! 
Sofia T.
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2 comments:

  1. I still have yet to get into this series. I have no idea what I'm waiting for?! I've heard many good things.. everyone admits that they enjoyed it, but I rarely read about a blogger absolutely loving it. I think that's what is holding me back from diving into this series! Maybe someday... (:
    Great review lady!
    Morrighan @ Elysian Fields.

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    1. Thank you Rose! I I was hesitant to read this series but it was worth it :)

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