Angels' Flight

Angels' Flight

by Nalini Singh

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ISBN-13: 9780425246818
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Guild Hunter Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 400,790
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. For contact details and to find out more about the Psy-Changeling series, please visit her website.

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"Heartbreakingly original . . . [and] sizzling hot." —-Errant Dreams Reviews

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Angels' Flight 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Masquerader888 More than 1 year ago
Angel’s Flight is a unique type of omnibus composed of four, short-story to novella length, works set in the Guild Hunter universe. Of the four, two I have already read, “Angel’s Judgment” originally published as part of Must Love Hellhounds, and “Angel’s Wolf” that was part of the Angels of Darkness anthology. “Angel’s Pawn,” originally e-published as a short story, and “Angel’s Dance,” the novella length never before published story in this collection, were both new reads for me, and I have to say that they both added to the richness of the world that Ms. Singh has already created in the Guild Hunter universe. This collection earned a high four stars all the way around. “Angel’s Pawn” In this story we get to know Ashwini— a secondary character so far in the main Guild Hunter storyline— a little better, along with her charming interest Janvier “the Cajun.” I loved getting to know some more about these two, and straightening out some of my earlier misconceptions, including my wrong assumption that for a hunter to be sent the vamp in question had to be under a hundred. Ashwini is a fascinating character, and Janvier is a perfect foil for her. We also were able to see Nezarach, a frightening yet enlightening excursion. I truly hope that we get to see more of these two in the future and would adore a whole novel devoted to their budding love story. This was a fun, if agonizingly short story. I give this one four stars. “Angel’s Judgment” This story, I feel, is a must read for any Guild Hunter fan. Detailing how Sara became head of the Hunters Guild, and met Deacon, it is the ground work for the first few books, gives some insight into how the guild actually functions and is an all around good read. I give is one four stars. “Angel’s Wolf” I feel that this story is only fully appreciated after having read through Archangel’s Blade, where we experience the trauma one of the main characters, Noel, goes though, and so can more fully understand the transformation he undergoes in this story. I really enjoyed this story, both the first time I read it in Angels of Darkness and in this volume. It is a complete departure from the main storyline in the Guild Hunter series, and as such has a freedom to be nothing more than it is. Even in so short a work, this story managed to feel complete to me, and encompass feeling of both tenderness and ferocity. It also showed and angel in this world with both power and compassion, a somewhat new concept to date in this series. I would be happy to see either of the characters in a secondary role again in future works, I am however content with where their story is now to feel they do not need further spotlight. I give this story a high four stars. “Angel’s Dance” This new story surprised me by going back in time and letting us see some of the build-up that got us to where we open in the first Guild Hunter book. Seeing Raphael as a new archangel was an interesting sight, and the cobbling together of his seven was seminal to the series, if only peripheral to this story. I will admit that Galen has not been one of my favorite characters to date, however seeing this story from his perspective definitely had him grow on me. Also getting to know Jessamy more deeply was a pleasure, the only externally “flawed” angels in this series hers was a worthwhile journey to travel, and I felt honored to be able to tread some of it with her. The glimpses we get of Illium in this story are equally fun and sad; I enjoyed knowing the origins of “Bluebell” but knowing the future outcome of his relationship with a mortal that strings through this story was a bitter ache. All in all it was a good story that also added wonderful back-story and insight into the series on Raphael’s side. I give this story four stars.
SpeedSD More than 1 year ago
Love these novellas. They give a nice background to the stories I have already read from the Guild Hunter series. They just add to the story so much when you hear about one of the characters in these novellas mentioned in the full-length stories of this series. You can just smile and say "uh huh..... I know about that one!!" If you have not read any of this series, it is HOT HOT HOT and totally not appropriate for young ones. Hope all others who give this series a chance love it as much as I. Thanx Nalini, keep them coming please!!! -- SPeeD
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Angels' Flight (Guild Hunter 0.5, 1.5, 4.5, 4.75) by Nalini Singh Four short novella’s that take place in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter world. I’d already read three of the four Angels' Pawn, Angels’ Judgment, and Angel’s Wolf but it’s nice to have them all in one place rather than trying to remember which anthology they were in. Angels’ Dance is the only previously unpublished story in Angels' Flight. It is Galen and Jessamy’s story. It is a wonderful “nerd” and “jock” love story. Jessamy is the teacher/ historian at Refuge that has a deformed wing and can’t fly. Galen is Raphael’s new weapons master. I enjoyed this story so much that despite my over-flowing TBR shelf I am going to go back and re-read the Guild Hunter series.
ReaderLoverKV More than 1 year ago
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! WHAT CAN I SAY? I LOVE NALINI SINGH!!! SHE IS THE BEST!!! LOVED ALL THE STORIES. I CAN'T WAIT FOR TANGLE OF NEED COMING NEXT IN HER PSY-CHANGELING SERIES!!1
BelovedAJP More than 1 year ago
Angel's Dance- 5 STARS! I am such a fiend Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series that I have already read all of these novellas, save for one- Angel's Dance! And when Angel's Flight was released I was so excited to have all of these wonderful novellas in one book! But most of all I was excited to read Angel's Dance- Jessamy and Galen's story!!! All I can do is *SIGH* and hug myself! I LOVED Angel's Dance! Such a tender, sweet and yes, sexy story! Jessamy and Galen are a beautiful example of how two opposites attract and compliment each other. The telling of their courtship simply melted my heart! Any avid fan of the Guild Hunter Series must read this novella! You get so much- Jessamy and Galen's story and a glimps into some back story w/ everyone's favorite angel... Bluebell aka Illium! p.s. you also find out who gave him that winsome moniker! ;) Raphael, Jason, Dimitri and even Aohdan make appearances! And if that isn't sexy enough, Jessamy and Galen's "dance" will melt your socks off!!! Angel's Dance was such a delight! Angel's Pawn- 4 STARS Angel's Judgment- 4STARS Angel's Wolf- 3.5 STARS
rabbitzny More than 1 year ago
Anything she write is terrific. Explains alot about her Angel's series. Gets you up to date on the other archangels. Who they are and whhat that are all about. Must read if you started the other books. Can not wait for her next book!
Stevie14 More than 1 year ago
The stories were wonderful. It gave me a ton of insight into who the side characters really are, I can not even begin to explain the wonderful writing that Nalini Singh accomplishes. I am not usually an overly emotional person, but every story had a point that brought me to tears. The beauty of the stories is exceptional, then the excitement in each plot, combined with the extra intrigue and offering a broader view of the Guild Hunter world all comes together in a way I recommend to everyone.
libraryliability More than 1 year ago
I do enjoy this author's work! However I find it important for those of you who have an e reader that you may have already purchased Angel's Pawn published last year for $3.99. I did not remember that I already had this in my library until I had Angel's Flight and started to read it. That said Angel's Flight is another enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no better paranormal romance author. Each book gets better and better. I loved this collection of short stories and if you are a fan of her Angel series it is a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novellas were as addictive and well written as I have come to respect and expect from Nalini. The new tale of Galen and Jessemy was hot hot HAWT!!! And it was great to get a peek of Raphael 400 years ago. Read this, you will not be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nalini Singh succeeds in weaving another beautiful tale. She continues to sit at the top of my favorite authors list and shows no sign of moving. Ms Singh manages to keep the strength and aloofness of Galen and Jessamy as seen in earlier books, but successfully ties in other deep aspects of their characters.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Four great stories of love and angels.Opening Sentence: From Angel¿s Dance ¿She had seen empires rise and kingdoms fall, queens come and go, archangels clash in battle and drown the world in rivers of blood.¿The Review:I. Love. My. Job. Or, my ¿job¿ as it were. I get to read then review books by some of my favorite authors. Let that be a disclaimer¿I am a bit prejudiced, I live for the day the next book by Nalini Singh comes out. I love her books and this one was no exception. This volume contains four novellas about the characters from her Guild Hunter series, two of which are making their first appearance in print. I was so excited when I got this one in the mail; I just had to read it right away.Angel¿s Pawn brings us to the deep south of Atlanta, Georgia where a newly formed vampire gang, or ¿kiss¿ as the book calls it, has kidnapped the descendant of one of the more powerful vampire families of the region. Their angel in charge brings in the vampire hunting guild, and more specifically, Ashwini, hunter extraordinaire, to retrieve her. With the help of her vampire ¿friend,¿ the rather tasty, Janvier, she is able to gain entrée into the group¿s headquarters and retrieve the kidnapped vampire.You might notice I had a bit of trouble defining the relationship between Ash and Janvier. As a vampire hunter, Ashwini has been previously hired to track down Janvier and bring him in, only to be denied the pleasure at the very last second. As a result from their combined time together, it appears that Janvier has developed certain feelings for Ash. However, Ashwini has a personal rule: no dating the enemy, namely those vamps she makes a living hunting. Though, had I been in her shoes, I would have given in to temptation a LONG time ago. And I can¿t for the life of me figure out what she¿s waiting for. I mean, there is a man that rules were made to be broken for.Angel¿s Judgment was a reread for me. It gives us a look back into the past of the Guild¿s Director, Sara, before she held the position, and how her relationship with the very impressive Deacon began. When the two met, Deacon held the role of The Slayer, the specter who hunted the hunters gone bad. Deacon is also the man behind all the very best tools used by the Guild hunters. The two are thrown together to find a hunter who has been indiscriminately killing innocent vampires, and to make sure Sara survives the test phase that comes with being picked as the future Guild Director.Suffice to say her becoming director was no easy task, but it did come with a bit of yummy Deacon frosting.Angel¿s Wolf is nothing short of a love story. The kind of love story that makes you sigh, then roll over and cuddle with the man you love. Noel is a vampire broken, a victim of torture healed only by the fact that he is an almost immortal. Noel is seemingly exiled to Louisiana to serve the angel Nimra. What he doesn¿t realize is that all is not right in the bayou. Nimra is an angel, who is also tortured by her past, in this case a relationship gone bad, and a very devastating loss. She has called to Raphael for help in dealing with a threat and very personal betrayal. You see, someone she considers almost family is apparently trying to harm her using a poison that is paralytic for angels, which then allows them to be murdered.What neither of them was expecting was the feelings they would develop for each other, species lines be damned.Angel¿s Dance brings us four centuries into the past, when Raphael was still a newbie archangel without his seven, when the city of New York was still wilderness, when Jessamy met Galen. As some of you may know, and some of you won¿t, Jessamy is a teacher of young angels, at Refuge, the place where most angels go when they are born, where they go to heal. Galen is to be Raphael¿s weapons-master, given command of his angel troops, and told to prepare them for battle, under any circumstance. Jessamy was born an an
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SelenityJade More than 1 year ago
An awesome anthology of four stories written for the Guild Hunter series. Some has appeared in other anthologies. Angels' Dance - 4.5 Stars! I really, really liked this one despite not usually being a gigantic fan of secondary couples. However, Jessamy and Galen, both teachers at opposite ends of the spectrum, and both such awesome people separately, are absolutely mind-bogglingly awesome together! The Good: The writing and the story behind it were both an amazing addiction to the Guild Hunter series. The heat between these two and the perfect flaws each exhibit… I was enthralled with this story! The Bad: I only wonder what took Galen so long in the middle of the story! Gah! Pig-headed males! But we love them! 4.5 stars! Angels' Judgement - 5 stars! OMG! I adored Deacon! That’s pretty much that needs to be said, honestly. It’s not often I rate a short story or novella 5 stars but wow… The Good: Deacon. Sara is awesome too, but the good of this entire story was Deacon. I just loved the gay bar scene. There is some off-the-wall stuff in this story that details Deacon and Sara's meeting. A must-read for anyone who loves the Guild Hunter series! The Bad: Not enough Deacon! 5 stars! Angels' Pawn - 4.5 Stars! I love the interaction between Ashwini and Janvier, although they aren’t my favorite couple, they are the most humorous. The Good: This was an excellent view into one of the early meetings between Ashwini and Janvier. I loved the insight and I loved every word of this story. The Bad: I am simply not quite as gushy about this one as every other installment. I love these two and I loved this story, which was the perfect length for this little gem. Nothing overtly bad about it, just not as interested in this couple as some of the others. 4.5 stars! Angel's Wolf - 4 stars! For those who can’t remember, during one of the previous Guild Hunter novels one of the vampires was brutalized very badly. This is his story. I wasn’t all fired up to read this one because it was a minor character’s story, but I am on a mission here, so I delved right in! The Good: As always, there was an excellent story and excellent character building for such short installment of the Guild Hunter series. You get a glimpse of angel’s territory under Raphael and her court and the healing of Noel after the brutality he suffered. Plus, a female angel and a male vampire. That is new to this series. Most are mortal women in love with powerful vampires, angels or archangels. Or even an angel woman in love with another angel. But not a female angel hooking up with a vampire. It was nice to see the norm change in this story. The Bad: The only things I wasn’t gung-ho about were the fact it was about an angel unheard of and a minor vampire from the previous books. So it wasn’t any of the secondary characters you know and love. However, it didn’t really detract from the story much. This though is my personal preference though. I love immersing myself into my favorite characters in my favorite world so much I probably would overdose if I could! 4 stars!
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Sure is a true wordsmith.
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If you are a fan of Nalini Singh's angels , this book will not disappoint. It also provides the backstory for her other books. Extremely enjoyable!
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I enjoyed the short stories. I was disappointed in Ash and Janvier's story, only because it wasn't enough! It was all tease. I can't wait till their actual story. The others were wonderful small glimpses into Singh's Guild Hunter world.