Guild Hunter Series: The Review

Guild Hunter Series; Nalini Singh; Berkley Publishing Group, New York, NY archangels legion with shadow

This is another one of those authors I happened onto via Patricia Briggs via Ilona Andrews in the Angels of Darkness anthology. But unlike the duo writers of the Kate Daniels series, this author kicks some series hinder parts all on her own. She also tweaks the bejesus out of my angel theology. I’m not Catholic, but if I were, I’d be tempted to run to confession after every book. And not just for the blasphemy against angels…the hormones between these heavenly beings and their earthly counter parts are anything but immaculate.

All that aside, Singh does a great job with suspense and character development. And we all know what a freak I am about character development…and hers are good. So good in fact that I even like the bad guys. It’s probably the reason I got past the first book – what with stomping all over my religious upbringing and all. Just sayin…

In the Guild Hunter series one of the main characters, Elena Deveraux – vampire hunter supreme – is pitted against Archangel  Raphael, an arrogant bad boy who our heroine cuts down to man size bites. By the time Singh gets done telling her readers about the heroine’s personal and professional conflicts, the reader has a pretty good idea why the Bible says that the ‘sons of God’ hooked up with the ‘daughters of Eve’. If the angels pre-flood were anything like those in the Guild Hunter series, you could understand why.

Dear Lord have mercy….

Singh also does a different take on the whole vampire thing which I found interesting. It’s hard to come up with a new twist on something that has gotten more author mileage than a Michelin tire.

As for the rest of the series…can’t wait till her newest novel, Archangel’s Legion tags my bookshelf next month.

On my reader review scale of 1-5 stars, I’m giving Hunter Guild 3.5 stars for just good reading, and 4 stars for tweaking with my head.