The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh is a series of six books set in a modern world where angels live among mortals and create vampires to serve them. A group of powerful Archangels called the “Cadre” rule the world from their preset territories, and an organization known as “The Guild” works for angels to wrangle in runaway vampires who don’t want to pay the price for their immortality – 100 years servitude. The Guild trains and becomes a home to special mortals with a sense of smell for vampires – these beings are called “hunter-born”. The books follow the story of Elena, a hunter, and her experiences with the Archangel of North America, Raphael, and Raphael’s loyal Seven, a group of angels and vampires sworn to serve and protect Raphael and his territory from the invading, untrustworthy Cadre members, especially the mysterious Lijuan, Archangel of China.
Nalini Singh deserves a seat at the top of the fantasy writer’s ladder, right next to George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien. Singh paints a picture of beautiful scenery that can only be seen from the sky carried on breathtaking wings. Nalini will make you wish you could fly and you’ll find yourself turning page after page with no desire to stop. Corrupted politics, adult humor, mystery, and just enough erotic romance to keep anyone interested. Start with Angel’s Blood, the first in the start of this never-ending adventure, and see just how deep you’ll be buried in the words that will sweep you off your feet and drop you in the middle of Manhattan.