Also in this series: Angels' Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Consort, Archangel's Legion
Series: Guild Hunter #5
Published by Berkley on September 4, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Romance
Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly beautiful world of archangels and immortal power, as a pact is sealed between two souls bound by blood, stirred by desire, and driven by vengeance…
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.
Archangel’s Storm is the fifth book in the Guild Hunter series and it has been a while since I have read a book from this series and I have no idea why I stopped because Archangel’s Storm was superb and I had so much fun with this book. I really loved what Nalini Singh did with this story and it was very obvious that she did her research in the location and I appreciate that quite a bit. Archangel’s Storm is fantastic and this is where we take a break from Raphael and Elena and where we get the dark angel’s story—Jason.
Jason, is in Raphael’s close circle of his seven angels and is also known as the man who can get whatever information that Raphael needs and is a bit if a enigma to many. Not many know of Jason’s true capabilities. Jason is famous for being the spymaster but there is a plot going on and Jason is to find out the truth behind the murder of Neha’s mate. Now Jason is called in because Neha is becoming unstable and the only way to prevent her from going completely beserker on the world is to work with her and make a blood vow with her niece Princess Mahiya,
I’ll find my vengeance in living a life overflowing with happiness. In drowning myself in love, not hatret.
Jason knows there is no one he can trust in Neha’s territory but he is determined to get to the truth even if his suspect is Neha herself. But as he and Mahiya start to work together and begin to have a level of trust, Jason starts to realize how different Mahiya is from her aunt. She is strong but it’s not quite as obvious as it is with Neha. Mahiya is very young though but has been tormented by her aunt all of her life. She is the product of her mother having an affair with Neha’s consort and mate. But as the murders of those in the court keep piling up, the truth of who is behind everything will shock everyone and there is a war coming one only that Jason and Mahiya can prevent.
I have so much love inside me, Jason. So much. And I have never been allowed to shower it on anyone–no one has wanted it Let me stretch my wings of my heart with you
This book kicked ASS!! Its was simply a superbly written romance that I easily got on board with here and I am in love with seeing how this book was portrayed. I loved seeing such emotional growth that we see in our characters here but most especially Jason and Mahiya. Jason is a very private individual, he lost his parents when he was young and has learned to be strong and powerful but never lets anyone get close until Mahiya where he learns to let go of those strong shields around his emotions. Mahiya, is young especially in comparison with Jason’s age, however, she has such a strong inner core of strength and courage. Some would think her weak, but she isn’t. She is cunning, keeping herself alive when her aunt would love nothing better than to see her killed. I love how despite all the years she has known deception and evil in her life, she has never allowed it to touch her and has remained innocent of the evil machinations surrounding her all of her life.
She wanted to run her finger over the blade of him even if it made her bleed, wanted to dance too close to the flame, wanted to take a risk that could destroy her
Now I would say this romance is a mix of unrequited love and forbidden love. Mahiya knows about 40% way into the story that she is in love with Jason, she is new to love of course, but she knows what she feels for him is genuine and knows that Jason may never feel the same for her. Now Jason is closed off from any deep emotion due to the experiences he had when he lost his family. But boy does he fall hard for Mahiya, it takes him a long while to realize that he really loves Mahiya even though he believes himself not capable of giving that to her. But seeing these two solve the mystery together, find the truth behind what happened to Mahiya’s mother and the slow burn love story between these two is breathtaking. Jason and Mahiya are perfect for each other, and find such healing with each other and seeing them overcome obstacles together and find they’re happy ever after was so beautifully penned and BRAVO to Nalini Singh in writing a story that is brilliant, endearing and unforgettable!!
He was a power, had far more knowledge of the world, but she had a heart strong enough to care for a man who might never fully open his own to her…because even a fragment of Jason’s heart, it would be raw, honest, a dazzling joy