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Angel's blood

Angels' Blood is the first book in the series. It features the Archangel of New York - Raphael and Guild Hunter Elena Deveraux

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USA Today bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires…

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best—but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—failure is not an option...even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other…and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

First SentenceEdit

When Elena told people she was a vampire hunter, their first reaction was an inevitable gasp, followed by, "You go around sticking those sharp stakes in their evil putrid hearts?"

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  • Elena Deveraux: "Ellie" - "Elieanora Deveraux" - Guild Hunter; a 'Hunter-born' with white-blond hair and silver eyes, disowned by her father for her abilities.
  • Raphael: Archangel of New York, he is in charge of North America, one of the Cadre of Ten with white-gold wings, ebony hair and blue eyes.


  • Uram: the story's antagonist—an Archangel. One of the Cadre of Ten, controls eastern Europe and Russia. Uram become Bloodborn and goes on a killing spree. Only an Archangel can kill another Archangel. Long-time lover: Michaela.


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Supernatural TypesEdit

  • Angel of Blood: What Uram has become in his Bloodborn state. [16]
  • Angels: winged beings with the power of flight and nearly immortal.
  • Ancients: Very, very old angels and archangels.
  • Archangels: Very powerful angels who rule their own territory. An angel must go through Ascension once they get powerful enough, strong enough to hold that amount of power in their bodies. Once they ascend to Archangel, they automatically become part of the Cadre.
  • Hunter-born: a Hunter who is born with the ability to track vampires by scent; they also faster and stronger.
  • Made Angel: only one angel has ever been Made, though they've tried for eons unsuccessfully.
  • Reborn: aka "Walking Dead"—Lijuan's new ability—they would walk, and they would not rot.[8]
  • Reborn: Dead the Lijuan raises [9]
  • Sleepers: Ancient Archangels who decide to go into a state of Sleep that usually lasts a few thousand years. Sometimes they awake.
  • Vampires: are Made by Angels from chosen humans. They must sign a 100-year contract of servitude. If they run away, their angel hires the Guild to hunt them. Their punishment is usually harshly severe when returned.

Things, Powers, Events, States of Being, Processes Edit

  • Amber: Gemstone, amber means entangled—it's romantically traditional to give amber to the one you claim as yours, lovers usually exchange amber embedded jewelry — Gold is exchanged for married couples. [11]
  • Ambrosia: substance that the bodies of Archangels produce that allows them to Make an angel. [17]
  • Angel Dust: a powder that is shed from angel's wings, can have aphrodesiac properties
  • Angel Gun: it's purpose is to injure an angle's wings long enough for a human to escape.[18] [19]
  • Angelfire: a power ability that a few rare angels possess.
  • Angelstruck: a condition in which humans become dumbfounded with awe at the sight of an angel—five percent of the population was born susceptible to the phenomenon.[20]
  • Anshara: a state of semi-conscious coma allowing an angel both reason and deep rest.
  • Bloodborn: aka Angel of Blood—A form of insanity that all angels have potential to fall victim to. Uram, an Archangel, suffered from this. Thought to be caused by a surfeit of toxin in angel's blood used to Make vampires.[4]
  • Bloodlust: Vampires (or Bloodborn) are more animal than human—taking trophies, taunting people, giving gifts, etc[3]
  • Bloodthrall: A state between lust and stupefaction, it made the vampires insensate to everything around them. [3]
  • Contract: Vampires sign a Contract for 100 years of servitude to an Angel as the price of being Made.
  • Dance of the Angels: flying "dance" between two angel lovers [8]
  • Dark Age: vampires bathed in blood and the angels were too busy warring with each other to care. [6]
  • Destiny's Rose: a carved diamond rose—ancient treasure
  • Glamour: the ability archangels have to hide themselves from sight, not widely known to humans.[21]
  • Gold: Gold means married—what married couples exchange. [11]
  • Guesthood: has rules in the Supe world—Angels and Vampires. [22]
  • Hunter's Prey: TV show about the Guild Hunters—S. R. Stoker-the producer-is a former vampire hunter. Hunters on the show carry a big sword and have eyes that glow red [15]
  • Made: a vampire is Made, not born—one angel was ever Made: Elena
  • The Quiet: when an Archangel is in a state of being where he or she is ruled by an area of the brain without mercy, becoming totally emotionally cold
  • Scent-Lure: insidiously seductive scent which was an unusual trait thought to be an evolutionary adaptation against the Hunters' tracking abilities. [15]
  • The Scourge: aka "Toxin" or "Poison"—cause an archangel to degenerate. [8]
  • Sending: Ability to communicate over vast distance. [8]
  • Sleep: When Angels get really ancient, they sometimes chose to go into a deep rest at a secret location. If hey Wake, it's usually a few thousand years later.
  • Vampire Necklet: device for capturing, taming, and transporting vampires—used by Guild Hunters. [11]

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Book References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 26
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 27
  5. 5.0 5.1 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 6
  6. 6.0 6.1 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 5
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 13
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 12
  9. 9.0 9.1 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 36
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 33
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Angels' Blood, ch. 1
  12. 12.0 12.1 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 38
  13. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 20
  14. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 15 and 39
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Angels' Blood, Book-1, ch. 2
  16. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 32
  17. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 40
  18. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 17
  19. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 19
  20. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 29
  21. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 8
  22. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 25

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