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“Singh proves again why she is my favorite author out there.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Jason's story - finally we get to see what has been going on behind his shadows.
I think the only thing that I would have changed about this book was the random chapters with Honor and Dmitiri. I was all wrapped up in Jason's tale and I felt the transitions to the other storyline took away from the intensity.”
“The dark inner torment and long life of loneliness for both Jason and Mahiya made me fall hard for them both and cheer for them to find their "light". The angel with wings of the night met his match. =) ”Paranormal Dawn wrote this review Wednesday, December 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just love this world of Archangels, angels, vampires, and guild hunters that Nalini Singh has created! This is already the 5th book in this series (not counting the novellas), and the Archangel Raphael's spymaster Jason, with wings of black and an affinity for shadows, has volunteered to go to archangel Neha's court to help solve the murder of her consort. Her rage could cause a devastating cataclysm, so he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.
In order to earn Neha's trust, he must tie himself in a blood bond to one of her bloodline, the princess Mahiya, who has secrets so dangerous she trusts no one, especially not an enemy spymaster! Only their relentless hunt for a violent, ruthlessly intelligent killer unites them, and leads them on a quest for a centuries old nightmare that might have Mahiya caught in the crossfire! Jason's past, also comes back to haunt him as he slowly discovers Mahiya's personal history in Neha's court.
The mystery behind the killer is a captivating one, I love the character Mahiya, who refuses to become bitter and angry, even with everything she has suffered over her past. Of course, this draws in Jason, who is able to see the layers of Mahiya, which fascinates him, as no other has done before! As other murders begin to happen within and around the court, the mystery deepens, and there is also Neha's own hidden agenda towards Jason to contend with! A captivating story, and a very satisfying conclusion! Love this series!”
“ This was definitely by far my favourite from this series. I found with the earlier instalments that I would find my self confused by the writing style but this book feel together so perfectly.
I loved the back story that we got on both Jason and Mahiya throughout the book. It made the angels they had become seem more real. The romance that bloomed between the two was a slow burn that had me struggling to book the book down until I caught a glimpse of their first kiss.
I'm really glad I continued with the series. I will not be hesitant to pick up another!”
“3.5 stars”Sarah W wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have read and loved most of Nalini Singh's Psy Changeling series as well as the Guild Hunter series. The first three (Angel's Blood, Kiss, and Consort) were very good. Archangel's Blade was one I looked forward to because of Dmitri, but I was disappointed in the reincarnation element for his heroine, Honor. Archangel's Storm should have been more interesting, in my opinion.
First, there was more emphasis on the mystery of who killed Eris than on the relationship between Mahiya and Jason. Jason was very hard to relate to. Part of that is because he is very secretive and closed down. There really was not much dialogue between Mahiya and Jason, and so any relationship that developed felt perfunctory and awkward.
It seemed to me there were too many disparate parts that never congealed to form a coherent story. The resolution of the mystery, the changes occurring in the archangel universe, the transition of Honor, and the romance of Jason and Mahiya just seemed to be four different avenues that led to a road going nowhere. Nothing was resolved as far as Neha and Nivriti was concerned. The Cascade is introduced but again seemed to add little or nothing to the story. The snippets featuring Dmitri and Honor were interesting but had absolutely nothing to do with Jason, Mehiya, and Neha's court. One bit of interest were several references Dmitri made to Honor not being merely a reincarnation of his first wife. I wonder if these parts were added to clarify that sticky wicket for those of us who felt a bit disappointed in the Honor/Ingrede story line of Archangel's Blade.
The romance between Jason and Mehiya was slow, stilted, and felt forced. One thing I noted while reading was a question of how attracted he really is to Mahiya. As for Mahiya she was just a little too doormat-ish for me.
This is my least favorite of all Ms. Singh's books and makes me wonder if I want to continue either or both series.”
“3.5 I have been intrigued by jason from the beginning. He was the dark, sulking enigma, among already mysterious angels. I got to know some of him in this, but it was limited and filled with so much more than his story he seemed to be put off to the side. It seemed slow at times and chaotic at others. I didn't get involved with the characters, there was something missing. I don't know what, it just lacked something that was in her other stories.
Dmitri and Honor made some cameo appearances. It was abrupt and disjointing to the story to flash to them and what they were doing. There were these intense moments and then we'd flash to Dmitri and Honor in their private setting and ??? Flash back to the tale.
Mahiya, the female in the story was an unusual mix of angel, beautiful and abused through her life, she had an unbelievable confidence. I could not believe her actions of motives, she came across to me as very unrealistic.
Even with all the conflicting feelings with this book I enjoyed it. It is the least enjoyed of the series so far. I will continue the series, this might have been the awkward transition book that leads to great things.”
“Still enjoyable but not nearly as much as the other books. I found the romantic couple pretty boring. I missed the banter.”Linsey wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such a heartrending ending.”Alex wrote this review Sunday, October 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had a pretty difficult time reading this book and I can't put my finger on exactly what it was but I think it had to do with the fact that there was too much going on, not necessarily action packed pages but there was just too much in this one book.
I always liked Jason because he intrigued me but I wish the book was more about him. I felt as if I was being pulled in every direction but Jason and in the end I felt that I mostly read about Neha and I didn't like that.
Why did I give the book 4 stars? Because even with those feelings, I loved the moments with Jason and Mahiya not to mention the small snippets with Dimitri (my fav of the series) and Honor.