If you read and liked “Angels’ Blood” by Nalini Singh, then “Angels’ Pawn” is like an after-dinner mint…a touch of spice with a little heat to round out your meal. If you haven’t read “Angels’ Blood”, then you’ll likely just be confused. So far, “Angels’ Pawn” is only available as an e-read.
Ashwini, the tormented hunter, approaches Janvier the sexy, Cajun vampire for assistance on a Guild mission to Atlanta. It seems an Archangel has contracted Ashwini’s services to retrieve one of his vamps. But Ash suspects, and Janvier quickly realizes, that they are being drawn into a vampire power play and an Archangel’s retribution…a very risky proposition indeed.
The heat between Ash and Janvier is sizzling, yet never consummated and I can only hope the continuation of their story is high on Singh’s ‘to write’ list. Her ability to portray evil with just words is almost miraculous to me and the fact that it’s a toss-up as to who’s more evil, vampires or Archangels, is so ironic it fascinates.
After “Angels’ Blood”, I’m curious and waiting to see where Singh’s world goes next. If urban fantasy with heavy sexual overtones sounds delicious to you, get going and pick up a copy of ‘Blood’, then read ‘Pawn’, and you can wait with me for the next release “Angels’ Judgment” in the upcoming anthology “Must Love Hellhounds”–out in Sep09.