Book Review: Ilona Andrews’ Angels of Darkness

Posted November 9, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Ilona Andrews’ Angels of Darkness

Angels of Darkness

by Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh, Sharon Shinn


Series: Alphas #0.5, Guild Hunter #4.5, Samaria #1.5, The Guardians #7.5

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Must Love Hellhounds, Kiss of Snow, An Enchanted Season, Dark and Stormy Knights, Archangel's Blade, Wild Thing, Hexed, Demon Night, Wild & Steamy, Lord of the Abyss, Desert Warrior, Fate's Edge, Angels' Flight, Never After, Tangle of Need, Hex Appeal, Play of Passion, An Apple for the Creature, Archangel's Storm, Magic Bites, Wild Invitation, Heart of Obsidian, Archangel's Legion, "Hide and Seek", "Making Dinner", Shield of Winter, A Conversation, Magic Bleeds, "Home", Angels' Pawn, "New Year's Kisses", Burn For Me, Night Shift, "Weapons Training", "Zoë's Workshop", "Wild Night", Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Magic Shifts, Shards of Hope, Burn for Me, “Fairy Balloons”, “An Unexpected Guest”, Magic Binds, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf".

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Short Stories

This Paperback has 406 pages and was published by Berkley on October 4, 2011. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

An anthology of four short stories involving angels with darkness in their lives.


“Angel’s Wolf” (Guild Hunter, 4.75)
“Origins” (Alphas, 0.5)
“Nocturne” (Samaria, 1.5)
“Ascension” (The Guardians, 10.5)

The Stories

Nalini Singh‘s “Angel’s Wolf” is more of a side story with Noel, one of the elite Guard for the Archangel Raphael, being sent to discover who dares to threaten an angel. Noel has been badly savaged, ruined in an attack and he feels he has been sent to Louisiana, to Nimra, as a demotion to second-tier guard. Instead, it’s a lovely tale of healing for two very different beings.

Ilona Andrews‘ “Origins” will knock you for a loop with its different interpretation on the origins of man and of demons. Violent, brutal, out of this world, and absolutely fascinating.

Sharon Shinn‘s “Nocturne” was fabulous for its sarcastic, snotty heroine who drags an angel back from the brink. I must read this series!

Meljean Brook‘s “Ascension” was a long time coming for Marc and Radha. One hundred and forty years long. It’s just like a man to not want to ask directions needing to figure it all out for himself.

The Cover and Title

The cover is lovely as a purple-winged angel embraces a nude woman, a swath of green fabric swirling around their legs.

The title definitely reflects the characters in each short story as each angel experiences darkness in their lives.

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