The Guild — in all books — This article is for the organization. See also: Guild Hunters, Guild Headquarters, Guild Academy, and Guild Director.

Introduction Edit

The Guild is an organization of Guild Hunters that sends out hunters to catch rogue Vampires that have run out on their Contracts. They also go after Vampires that have succumbed to Bloodlust—serial killing vampires.

History Edit

✥ A long time ago, the Guild had chosen the veil of secrecy. That resulted in a string of Guild-burnings, killing a devastating number of hunters in the process. [1]

✥ The Guild had survived centuries because it was built on a backbone of absolute loyalty.[2]

About Edit


  • US Branch: as old as America. [3]



  • The Guild Hunters — loyalty goes to the Hunters and neutral elsewhere.

Function / PurposeEdit

  • To catch rogue vampires.

Powers / InfluenceEdit

Rules Edit

  • No rules against a Hunter having a relationship with a vampire.[4]

Positions / TitlesEdit

Branches Edit

  • Guild Headquarters, New York—for the entire US
  • The American and European branches of the Guild are the most powerful. [7]

Other DetailsEdit

  • Some on the Cadre, like Michaela, are concerned about vampire rebellion without a strong Guild and strong director leading them. [7]
  • If the American Guild falls, the ripple effect could be catastrophic. Vampires would go utterly free. Some would slip softly into an ordinary life. But others, others would murder and kill. Because at heart, they were predators. Not so different from angels when all was said and done. [7]
  • Archangels have little interest in the inner workings of the Guild. [8]
  • There was no messy paperwork-hunters chose their director, then trusted her to make the decisions. No meetings, no board. [9]
  • The L.A. branch has hidey-holes in the elevator shaft—small cubbies-connected, but too cramped. [3]

Events in the Series Edit

This section may have spoilers. Think of the book title as a "Spoiler Warning" if you haven’t read it yet.

0.5. "Angels' Judgmemt" Edit

The guild is in the process of picking a new Guild Director. Simon is retiring and submitted Sara Haziz as his successor.[7]

1. Angels' BloodEdit

The Raphael and the Cadre of Ten hires the Guild—the best Hunter-born hunter to catch UramElena Deveraux. it was an exhausting week at the Guild.[10]

2. Archangel's KissEdit

They had a tough few days at the Guild—almost lost one of her hunters—Ashwini, got cornered by vamps. Elena tells Deacon that she plans on returning to the Guild.[10]

3. Archangel's Consort Edit

4. Archangel's Blade Edit

5. Archangel's Storm Edit

6. Archangel's Legion Edit

7. Archangel's Shadows Edit

8. Archangel's Enigma Edit

Quotes Edit

“The Guild has always been neutral for a reason.” Simon’s spine remained unbending. “Our job is to retrieve vampires who break their Contracts. But through the ages, we’ve often found ourselves in the middle of wars between angels. We survive only because we are seen as neutral. If the Cadre takes too much of an interest, we lose that protection.” [7]

See Also Edit

Book References Edit

  1. "Angels' Judgmemt", ch. 7
  2. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 29
  3. 3.0 3.1 Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 13
  4. "Angels' Pawn", Book #0.6 Ch. 1
  5. "Angels' Judgmemt", ch. 4
  6. Angels' Blood, Book-1, ch. 1
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Angels' Judgmemt", ch. Cadre of Ten (prologue)
  8. "Angels' Judgmemt", ch. 6
  9. Angels' Blood, Book 1, ch. 4
  10. 10.0 10.1 Archangel's Kiss, Bk 2, ch. 19