An omnibus of novels by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook and Sharon Shinn. Published October 4th, 2011.
Nalini Singh –Angel’s Wolf
Noel is recovered from his torture in the previous book, and is send by Raphael to Nimra, a 600 year old Angel, who holds New Orleans for Raphael. She is feared by far more powerful Angels, so Noel has no idea what he is supposed to do. He thinks he is being denoted, by being damaged. But Nimra really does need him, to figure out who is trying to kill her. She doesn’t want to suspect her loyal court, but clearly someone does hate her.
Against her reputation, Noel keeps seeing little acts of kindness, her love for an old human man, her cat, a young servant. Somehow, Nimra has kept her humanity. Which is a rare thing for powerful Angels. And he starts to fall for her.
But keeping her safe is more important.
After being betrayed by her “husband” Nimra is not looking for another lover, no matter how many Angels would love to fill that place. Christian, one of her own court, or Augustus, an old friend.
Okay, time for my quick review:
Hero: Great. Tortured hero, who starts to come alive again when meeting his heroine. Still, no man to play with.
Heroine: Strong, resilient, but also caring and feeling.
Secondary characters: The rest of the court, some good, some bland, some nice.
Plot: Very good
Heat-level: Nalini Singh worthy. I would love to be able to touch an Angel.
Writingstyle: Her usual awesomnes.
Summary: A really good novella. I would not have minded reading for some more hours about Noel and Nimra.
Ilona Andrews – Alpha – Origins
I did not finish this one, even though I like Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series. It is just too weird and upsetting me. Stopped at chapter 5. If you like scary and disturbing, this will be a perfect Halloween read for you!
The other two stories, Sharon Shinn – Nocturne and Meljean Brook – Ascension are not interesting me enough to start reading them. I don’t like Sharon Shinn’s writing style, and have not yet started Meljean Brook’s books.