In my area, today ( oki the whole weekend) we enjoyed a fantastic weather.. sun , no rain and at least 10 degrees above the normal ( up to 25°C!) as a result i tried to stay outside as much as i could to savor it after all.. this nigh teh rain is already back and tomorrow the temperatures drops.
However even the sun did not kept me from reading a minimum and since this month is about paranormal creature i plan to try to read a little about as many as i can. After gargoyle and siren as principal characters i decided today to go back on a serie i really love... the Guild hunter one by Nalini Singh...however with a little twist...because this novella, part of the Angel's Flight anthology, focuses on the hunters not as much on the angels and vampires but don't worry you will get more of those later
So without more delay here comes my opinion on Angels' Judgement by Nalini Singh
Nalini Singh focuses on the Guild Hunter as a whole how it’s structured, directed and how it fits in the Angels’ world and to do so she is telling us the story of Sara and Deacon first meeting. It’s an interesting read if you are new to the series but for once, even if it’s a prequel I would recommend it to be read after book 1 and or book 2
It’s happening before the events of the main series as Sara isn’t the director of the guild yet and Deacon is still the slayer even if he works as weapons master already. In fact we discover the guild depths as Sara does, the fact that there is a intel section, that a slayer exist as a honourable function for when a hunter goes rogue which seems not as uncommon as it was first imagined.
Yes, if you have read the main series you know how it will end but at the same time you are surprised because if you knew the final result how it came to be wasn’t told until now.
Several vampires are being killed and a hunter is suspected. Such a situation necessity the Slayer to come in action since hunting fellow hunters is his responsibility. However Sarah has been nominated as possible candidate for director’s job and that means a lot of trouble ahead. Simon, the current director, knows that alone you can’t win what will come and he decide that Deacon can do the hunt while taking Sara as his partner to protect her if needed. Did he knew more? I like to think so but perhaps it will be matter for another novella.
The investigation is interesting as we learn about the guild at the same time and some characters, like Elena, you met in the main series do intervene. I never imagined Sara like that either but she was a hunter at first (which we tend to forget) and Deacon is simply too good to be true. Until now in the series he was only in the background, we learn about what he is doing via Sara and via the weapon he made but that’s all. Now we see him as the fighter he can be, and what a warrior.
We also discover that Sarah has a kind of power we didn’t know.
To resume it was a really good read when addicted to the Guild series you want a little more between each release!
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review