ARCHANGEL'S VIPER by Nalini Singh
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Holly Chang, formerly known as Sorrow, is still coming to terms with the brutal attack that left her uniquely immortal, but when she discovers there’s a hefty reward for her capture, she has to work with the powerful but aggravating vampire Venom to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Nearly four years have passed since Holly Chang was attacked by the psychotically insane Archangel Uram and forced to drink his blood, changing her into an immortal being who’s not quite vampire but definitely not human. No one is quite sure what to do with her, but she knows it’s time to move away from the deeply angry and violent persona Sorrow and reconnect with her old self, including re-establishing ties to her human family. She also thinks her journey may be tied in a very deep—and possibly romantic—way to Venom, the vampire member of the powerful Seven, immortals who serve Raphael, the Archangel of New York. Venom is also a unique being, more vampire than Holly but also possessing snakelike aspects, like the capacity to mesmerize and a poisonous bite, two paranormal facets that Holly shares, though no one is sure why. Holly is learning to control her strength and these elements, but everything is disrupted when she's nearly kidnapped and learns there’s an enormous bounty to capture her alive. Meanwhile, Holly is feeling a psychic pull to Europe, and she worries that somehow Uram may be trying to control her from beyond the grave. As Viper and Holly race for answers, they may find salvation in each other by healing their profound, shared sense of otherness. Another Guild Hunter title replete with complex worldbuilding and the perfect balance of horror, heroism, passion, honor, and, always, always, a message of redemptive love.

Readers just can’t get enough of Singh (Silver Silence, 2017, etc.) and her exquisitely rendered paranormal romance.

Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-451-48824-4
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Berkley
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2017




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