In a world where angels fly in the skies above and vampires walk the streets Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter Series brings the reader the perfect urban fantasy and romance combination.
Hunter born Elena Deveraux was destined for something more than a normal human life. At an early age she began smelling and sensing when a vampire was nearby. Living in denial her parents pretended all was picture perfect in their family. Until one day when a serial killer vampire sought out the Deveraux family torturing and murdering her sisters in front of Elena.
Haunted from the memories Elena chose perseverance over depression, training to become the best guild hunter around. Elena has captured numerous vampires, there hasn’t been a job too big for her to overcome. Until now.
When Archangel Raphael approaches her for a secret mission Elena may have found the one serial killer she can’t bring down. Archangel Raphael has lived for centuries and there isn’t much that touches him anymore. A human lifespan is over in the blink of his eye. Recently Raphael fears he is becoming colder and more removed from life. Raphael fears becoming insane as his mother did when she grew too old.
When a fellow archangel Uram goes off the rails and becomes an insatiable serial killer its up to Raphael to put a stop to him. Raphael seeks out the best hunter from the guild and in walks Elena. Terrified yet fascinated by the gorgeous archangel in front of her Elena refuses to let him sense her fear or her attraction. Elena’s attraction to Raphael overwhelms her. Elena isn’t sure if Raphael wants to kiss or kill her. Part of her didn’t care if he killed her if only, he would kiss her first.
Raphael is drawn to the fiercely strong and beautiful hunter born Elena. Suddenly Raphael’s desire to make Elena his becomes more important than stopping Uram. Suddenly Raphael has found someone who makes him want more in life. When things with Uram go from bad to worse and Elena’s life is on the line what will Raphael choose? Will he put his feelings for Elena above all else? Above his duty?
Angels Blood, book one of the Guild Hunter Series is a one of a kind romance novels. This isn’t the usual vampire novel or even typical paranormal romance. New York Times Best Selling Author Nalini Singh has created a new world for her reader. This world is fascinating, terrifying and so filled with passion its amazing the pages don’t go up in flames.
This initial book of Singh’s Guild Hunter Series sets the stage for the many books to follow. Where other author’s first book in a series merely sets the stage and doesn’t have much substance, Singh goes so far beyond. Angels Blood is packed with action and suspense from page one to the final period at the end.
I have read this book several times and each time is just as good as the first. I’ve purchased Angels Blood from Audible and have listened to the audiobook twice. The narrator’s tone and affect capture Singh’s Elena and Raphael so well you feel like you are living in their world.
To say I recommend this book is an understatement. I highly recommend reading and then listening to the series from start to finish. If you start now you have enough time to catch up for the newest release Archangel’s War due out September of this year.