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


Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh, Sharon Shinn

It is part of the , , , series and is a paranormal romance, short stories in Paperback edition that was published by Berkley on October 4, 2011 and has 406 pages.

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

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.