Title: Angels’ Pawn
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #0.6
In: Angels’ Flight (Nalini Singh)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Angels, Paranormal romance, Vampires
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
5th sentence, 74th page: Stepping into the shower, Ashwini turned it to freezing.
In Angels’ Pawn a vampire hunter faces off against two rival factions and the angel manipulating them both, and a vampire whose help is not entirely selfless…
So far in the novellas there have been angels and angels, hunters and hunters in romances… but not yet a hunter and vampire relationship. And after this novella, I’m still not quite sure if this line got crossed or not. Regardless, Ashwini and Janvier make a perfectly chaotic pairing. The idea of mayhem, madness and a little bit of lust thrown in makes this a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
More than any of the other Guild Hunter stories so far, this story showed the inhumanity and depravity of the angels. Or at least, some of them. The political machinations and manoeuvrings in just this short amount of pages made my head spin a little. And although I have read the Psy-Changeling series and there is many similar moments throughout, this was far more intimidating and overwhelming. Possibly because the lead character was so much closer to the ruthlessness. And so much more afraid.