Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s breathtakingly passionate Guild Hunter world with the story of a woman who isn’t a vampire or an angel…or human…
Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman—it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite.
Now, someone has put a bounty on her head…
Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael’s private guard, and he’s as infuriating as he is seductive. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly’s. But even if Venom can protect Holly from those hunting her, he might not be able to save himself—because the strange, violent power inside Holly is awakening…
No one is safe.
In Singh's rich 10th Guild Hunter paranormal romance (after Archangel's Heart), set in an alternate version of our world that's populated by angels, vampires, and other supernatural beings, the romance lurks behind a mystery. After Holly Chang was violently attacked by the depraved archangel Uram, she became not quite human, not quite vampire, and was infected with the bloodlust that sent Uram on a killing spree. She now serves Raphael, the archangel of New York, who saved her; mourns the loss of her old life; and tries to control her distinctive powers. Someone who thinks she's too corrupted and dangerous to live has offered a multimillion-dollar bounty for her death, and her partner in finding the person threatening her is Venom, a centuries-old vampire and one of Raphael's top lieutenants. Holly and Venom trade pointed comments that readers will recognize as foreplay, and Singh expertly and slowly unmasks their affection, allowing their romance to develop with subtlety. Venom has long been among the author's most unhuman characters, and he encourages Holly to embrace her strangeness rather than fighting it. But danger looms over Holly, and Venom fears to love a woman who may be doomed. Singh's newest is a winner, but is not recommended for series newcomers.
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I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book, but I have to admit once I started reading it was so hard to put down. Worried that Holly would be like other heroines in other books, but she fooled me. She made her own story with Venom and it rocked. Lots mystery, drama, laughter and romance. Kept you guessing what was happening. Thank you for a great book.
Love this series
As always, i loved everything about this book. It surprised me in the best of ways. I thought this book was going to be about an angsty "Sorrow" being all depressed and moody. I was so so so happy when i started and saw that she'd passed that phase in her life and was becoming Holly again. I should've known because Nalini Singh writes such strong and amazing characters. I loved how how strong Holly is and how perfectly she matched Venom. He's one of the seven I knew the least about and i'm so glad he got a story. His past was sad and the rejection he faced shaped him into the man he is today. I loved when he opened up to Holly and they really got to know each other. I really felt their connection throughout the book. I really enjoyed the mystery throughout the book and the connection between Holly, Uram and Michaela. And the little seen with Illium was great! Loved that this book takes place during the same time frame as Archangel's Heart. I liked the part where Illium is upset he let Adohan leave without saying goodbye. Can't wait for the next book!
I love this whole series!
These are my favorite books to read, I can’t count how many times I’ve reread these books, I’m really hoping you will write a book on Illium soon! I want to know his story and about his mother the hummingbird. Please please say you will write it after the new book comes out in October!