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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #480 on: September 24, 2011, 07:48:58 pm »
Huh. I'm not feeling it. He looks sweaty and dirty and a little like he has the beginnings of a black eye. Leaning up against a overwrought tapestry.  I much prefer the old style of the covers.
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #481 on: September 25, 2011, 01:43:18 am »
overwrought tapestry  !  LOL
A very good description.
At first I had a similar reaction to you Cerulean, but is growing on me, as unstable as things are becoming, somehow someone who looks like they have had a rough time is fitting imo. The tapestry is still overwrought though, I can't think of anything that can save it from itself.


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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #482 on: October 18, 2011, 04:46:26 pm »
As much as I enjoyed Archangel's Blade, I was also disappointed. I found there was too much romantic angst and not enough plot and action.
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #483 on: October 21, 2011, 10:58:59 am »
As much as I enjoyed Archangel's Blade, I was also disappointed. I found there was too much romantic angst and not enough plot and action.

Didn't love it, either, Art.  I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars, I guess.  I had several issues:

1) The cover. Yeah, yeah, don't judge a book by its cover, but that cover was awful!!

2) Honor reminded me of Katya from the Psy-changeling series, and I just never really cared for her.  It was difficult for me to buy into her story -- horribly tortured/raped for 2 months, and yet she seemed quick to recover.
 
3) The two plotlines -- searching for Honor's abductors AND searching for the guy who was making the baby-vamps -- kept getting mixed up in my mind.  At some point in the story, I started thinking that they were related somehow:  as if the person in charge of her abduction was the same person who was making the baby vamps.  The plot was just too muddied.

4) I would have liked to have had more Raphael and Elena.

5) These names!!  *roll eyes* Ransom, Honor, Sorrow, Venom.  It’s like a bunch of BDB names only without the Hs.  (Rhansom, Hohnor, Sorrhow, Vhenohm.)
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #485 on: November 09, 2011, 01:56:34 pm »
Whee! :D


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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #486 on: January 06, 2012, 03:17:50 pm »

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« Reply #487 on: January 07, 2012, 09:32:54 am »
:D


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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #488 on: January 08, 2012, 12:21:04 pm »
Judd & Brenna short. :D

LOL. Clearly they're watching Syfy creature features.  :D
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #489 on: March 01, 2012, 02:11:43 am »
Angel's Flight is a new anthology with all the Guild hunter novellas and one extra about Jessamy and Galen. Their story is interesting but it really made me impatient for Illium and Jason's stories.
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #490 on: March 01, 2012, 04:40:19 pm »
Angel's Flight is a new anthology with all the Guild hunter novellas and one extra about Jessamy and Galen. Their story is interesting but it really made me impatient for Illium and Jason's stories.

I read Galen and Jessamy's story last night.  It's timed 400 years before the Raphael/Elena timeline.  I didn't remember from the main books that Jess and Galen were together.
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #491 on: March 02, 2012, 06:38:08 am »
It is mentioned only once in passing. I think it was one time when Elena was leaving the childrens school with Jessamy and Galen came to pick her up.


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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #492 on: March 24, 2012, 06:21:13 am »
When Blaze of Memory was released I wasn't able to get past the first chapter, not sure why, I don't remember what bugged me about it. Anyway, last night I was looking at the rest of the psy/changeling books I missed and since I can't read a series out of order I decided to suck it up and read Blaze of Memory so I can move on in the series... I devoured it and stayed up way too late to finish it. Now I'm really curious about why I had disliked it so much in the first place  ???
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Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
« Reply #493 on: March 24, 2012, 08:24:19 am »
Probably in the wrong mood when you tried the first time.

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« Reply #494 on: March 24, 2012, 02:30:26 pm »
Probably in the wrong mood when you tried the first time.

Yes, that happens to me, too.  I disliked the Black Jewels Trilogy the first time I read it, but then fell in love with it later.

I didn't like Blaze of Memory, either, but I haven't tried to re-read it yet.
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