Holly Chang, a broken girl we all knew as Sorrow is now
under the Tower's protection, prowling the shadows for
them. The only known survivor of an insane Archangel's
brutality, she is no longer human nor vampire. What makes
her unique is not being similar to Venom, one of the Seven,
but it is an unknown power coursing through her veins. Now
with a bounty on her head, someone else wants what she has
or is capable of.
With Raphael and Elena gone to meet the Cadre and the
Illuminata, as we know from ARCHANGEL'S HEART, Venom is
back in town to help Dimitri and Illium, to look after New
York. Tasked with protecting Holly, Venom has his hands
full, having fun with someone who is so much like him in
powers but the violent power within her is awakening and he
isn't sure if he can help contain it as before.
ARCHANGEL'S VIPER runs parallel to the events of
ARCHANGEL'S HEART. The story is fast-paced and with
interesting twists which are Singh's trademark. Venom and
Holly's story reminded me slightly of Dimitri and Honor's
story and Naasir's but it is unique too in its own right. I
loved Venom and Holly's banter and how she was more
fascinated than scared of him. And the slow relationship
buildup is absolute love.
The only thing I sorely missed in ARCHANGEL'S VIPER is
Raphael and Elena. I didn't think I would miss them so much
but they are such an integral part of this world that I kept
waiting to hear from them despite knowing what was going on
with them in the last book. The adventure is stunning but
this is comparatively less dark than previous books and
finished off too quickly. I kept wanting to see more and
hear more. It felt wrapped up too soon.
Overall, ARCHANGEL'S VIPER is a mesmerizing addition to the
series, more like a standalone version. I look forward to
seeing all of them again in the next one. Especially want to
know how Holly is and the rest of the world faring after the
events in these two books. Fans should not miss out.
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
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
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...