The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past...but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.
Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel's right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality...the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.
As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting...and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more...
I was really excited to read Archangel's Blade because it was about Dmitri and Honor. After reading three books back to back about Raphael and Elena I wanted a change and I definitely got it. Archangel's Blade was an amazing read. Whatever you thought before about Dmitri completely changes when you find out his history and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So as I previously said I was not a huge Dmitri fan even though I tried really hard to like him. He was super mean to Elena at times taunting her so I had no expectations of him. He was still the same guy in this book but we find out the reasons behind his behavior. I also started appreciating the fact that Dmitri was completely unapologetic in his arrogance and straight forwardness. My heart completely broke for him when we found out his past.
Now Honor I really liked since the beginning of the book. She is a survivor in the true sense of the word. After going through a brutal attack all she wants to do is move on with her life and in no way is she prepared for the likes of a vampire, especially Dmitri. Honor makes you understand what she is going through but never once do you feel pity for this strong woman. That was the best part about Honor.
Honor and Dmitri really do have sizzling chemistry. There are sparks flying all around when they are in the same room but they actually get together much later in the book. I also loved the angst in the book. There was a lot of pain and anger but seeing Dmitri and Honor fight through it made it worth it.
Nalini Singh is a fabulous writer and I loved how she intertwined Honor and Dmitri's past with the present murders wrecking New York. This book had a lot of focus on Dmitri and Honor as they had a hell lot to tell but we also get a few glimpses of our favorites. I loved Archangel's Blade.