Saturday, January 14, 2017

Archangel's Viper

...is the title of the next Guild Hunter book.

No full blurb yet as I've just started writing, but here's a small temporary blurb.

Return to the epic and dangerous world of the Guild Hunters in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, as immortal angels, vampires, and mortals struggle to build a new world order... 

Venom has always been one of the most mysterious and seductive members of the Seven--Archangel Raphael's personal guard. But even this powerful vampire has no idea what awaits when he returns to New York...and to a woman who might be the greatest threat of all...

50 comments :

Amaranth said...

Awesome! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Squee!!!!! We get Venom's book. I wonder if the woman is Sorrow? Can't wait.

Patricia S

Anonymous said...

When???.? How long must we wait????

Anonymous said...

Finally, answers about venom!!

Sherri L. said...

Yea! Can't wait to read this. Thanks nalini.

Lea Coates said...

has to be Venom and Sorrow - now I have to start the entire series again in anticipation - sucks to be me (not)

Ashlyn said...

yuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Eva said...

YEA!!!!!

Aleiona said...

Please, let it be Sorrow!!

G. Singh said...

YEEEESSSSSSSS I've been waiting for Venom's book for so long...*crosses fingers and hopes it is Sorrow* Either way, this is going to be good

Anonymous said...

I hoped that Venom would get his own book (YYYEEESSS!!!), but am I the only one who doesn't want the woman to be Sorrow?

Anonymous said...

Nope I dont ship venom with sorrow either, but im excited to get to know venom better :D

Yolanda said...

YAY! Another book!
I cant wait.

Anonymous said...

I hope she gives Venom a run for his money. I hope Illium and Aodhan find their HEA afters, just not with each other.

Anonymous said...

I understand most authors are conforming to society and writing m/m books. I would hope my favorite author does not go in that direction with her main characters. I would hope Illium and Aodhan could have a loving and supporting relationship without it being sexual.

Chelle M. said...

Yes!! So happy to hear Venom will finally get his story told. Whoever the lucky woman is, I'll root her on. If it's Sorrow, she deserves a little happiness after so much pain and sorrow. And who could handle her better than Venom.

Anonymous said...

happy about the Venom book but was really hoping for Aodhan and Illium (or at least resolution from AH). I would love for the two of them to be a couple. their relationship is so intimate and close. Either way, I know Nalini will do a fine job. I"m just a little disappointed that the next book won't be for Sparkle and/or Bluebell. Still, Venom is cool

Anonymous said...

I seem to be in minority - I neither care for Venom or pairing of Venom with Sorrow. But still ... it will be a good book since it is being written by Nalini !! :)
Would have preferred either Bluebell or Aodhan ...

Aria said...

I can't wait!!! I have always wanted Venom's story told

Anonymous said...

Where're Keir's book. The last or not? (;_;)

Anonymous said...

oooh yeah, would love love love something for Keir, even if just a Keir centric short story!!

IvyT said...

Wrote a long comment, wouldn't post. Here's the short version:
Don't really like Venom (so far), hope Sorrow gives him heck.
Sparkle & Bluebell would be great - obviously already love each other as friends. Nalini will write it well no matter the pairing.

Skyler said...

I don't want a book with Aodhan and Illium as pair. I hope Nalini doesn't write a mm book with them.

Anonymous said...

So excited to find out more about Venom! Whomever the lady is, this book is going to be great!
Also dont ship Illium en Aodhan, I love the beauty of their friendship as is.

A said...

I wouldn't like that Illium and Aodham end up together, they are perfect as friends

Anonymous said...

A new Guild Hunter story!!! I thought Venom would be after Aodhan. Illium and Aodhan are amazing friends not lovers. Interested to see the pairings as Raphael, Galen & Jason all ended up with angels (possible angel babies in the future) as did Naasir.

Tajé said...

I really can't wait any longer for bluebell but I kinda felt I would have to...the big ones always make u wait forever. I do hope it's not with Aodhan please please please Nalini do not take this beautiful friendship into that side please. I want to see bluebell find a trustworthy badass woman and Aodhan someone to give him a good shake dwl. Venom and sorrow though...I know it will be good...those two are antagonistic enough to be combustible dwl

Sophie R. said...

i woke up really excited about the Venom book. I wasn't at first but I just reread ARchangel's Blade -- finished last night-- and he's such a bad ass character there and in the earlier book (I forget which one, Archangel's Consort?) where he helps defend Sam in the Medica. I cannot wait now for this book to come out. :)

I actually really like the idea of Aodhan and Bluebell as a couple because of the closeness and 'purity' of their friendship. It's like they're intertwined with each other. I can't help but think that any other HEA would only diminish that closeness. but I won't worry about it -- Nalini is awesome and whatever she does with her characters will be good.

I want to second or third or fourth or whatever, the plea for more Keir. I think that's my favorite character.

I'd really like to see more Laric too. I liked him. I liked his quiet courage.

Suzi said...

It has to be Sorrow for Venom!

I am old fashioned, and my gray hair proves it, but I don't want to see Aodhan and Ilium in anything other than a BFF relationship. Ilium's mortal love was a woman.

Keir has already been established as going with both male and female. Somehow I don;t have a problem with that, unless it involved one of the Seven.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Sparkle and Bluebell together - and falling for the same woman! Best friends sharing the love of their lives. :) I doubt it will happen though (it didn't for the two Arrows who seemed to be heading that way at times) ... and either way, I am sure the story will completely draw me in and I will become lost in it, as I have with all of the other stories.

As for Venom, I love to hate him. Just like Dimitri, until we actually got his story, and then I simply fell in love with him.

Anonymous said...

How about Illium and Aodhan don't end up with anybody romantically or sexually and they just have a queerplatonic relationship and be happy and at peace together like that or heck even have a romance without sex (because sex and love are two separate things and can exist without the other in romantic relationships)? To me that would be great instead of them ending up in straight sexual relationships with women that I have seen played out a million times in fiction.

Anonymous said...

I known Keir go with male and female and I don't know Keir will has his own book or never, but some hints make me think if he has one Isabel will be his mate.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Venom and Sorrow's story, the tension between them promises for a wild ride!

I'm absolutely shipping Illium&Aodhan now, those two have a bond that goes so deep it's really the only choice. Any other person (be it female or male) that was brought into the picture now could not come close to the depth of feeling they have for each other. Love isn't about gender, it's about the person you are inside and these two deserve to find happiness together.

nalini.assistant said...

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~ Ashwini

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see if Illium and Aodhan develop a polyamorious relationship with a woman.

Anonymous said...

Venom interests me a great deal actual though it's a surprise since he hasn't really shown up much in the second half of the series. I think he and Aodhan sort of swapped and while I really enjoy Aodhan, I'd like to spend some time with Venom. As for the girl, I thought there seemed to be a lean towards Sorrow though I can't particularly say how I feel about her. I thought she dating someone in Dmitri's book. I don't remember. Gives me a good excuse to go back and read the books.

MSM27 said...

Venom-Sorrow rocks! Both unique, sarcastic, and that "some times I want to kill you" from Sorrow for Venom like from Ellie for Raphael that could easily turn into "still I wanna kiss you"... Plus, she had violent episodes, and without his eyes, the viper in Venom takes control... They understand eachother...see? Perfect!

I think Keir-Isabel is a really good ship, I mean, he does not fall in love with a gender, but with the person, man or woman, and Isabel is loyal, sweet, and has characteristics of the two genders...

Now, imagine this girl with her heart full of love to give, full of hope, still a survivor, ((new hunter, friends with Ellie's friends) or (a donor, friends with Marcia, gets to know Ellie)). She is able to see a lot more of Sparkle and Bluebell than what the media makes you believe, she crosses Adohan and Illium's path because of her friend's links with the Tower and falls in love with both of them. Then asks her friends to help her confirm if she could be a Candidate or not just because she loves Sparkle and Bluebell so hard she wont let them fall in love with her if she has to stay a mortal: she doesn't want to break their hearts after a few decades… And yet, she wont ask to be a candidate before wooing Sparkle AND Bluebell because she cant stand the weight of eternity without the love of the two friends, friends who are so close they seem to be two halves of the same spirit, a spirit that speaks to all aspects of her's (a romantic trio that alows everyone to heal, all kinds of uncondicional love, find peace and happiness)

Let's give all the good guys a HEA!

Guild Huter book have been awesom and I'm sure they always will !!!!!!!!!! :3 xD

Anonymous said...

OMG OMG OMG !!!!! Venom's book !!!!! Oh God, I'm so happy !!! He's my favorite character since the first book, and I've missed him so much !! Oh thank you, I'm so happy !!! And I agree, Venom-Sorrow rocks !!! I can't stop smiling right now !!! Yeahhhhhhh !!! Thank you so much Nalini !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


I am Bothered by the demands to have Illium and Aodhan become mates. Mainly because I fear a loving author like Ms Singh might go away from her own magical world building to please fans and then perhaps not feel whatever she does that produces great books.

Also it is clear from Keir, Demitri and others that immortals in this world are often not locked into one gender..the right pairings should be organic in development though, not fan driven.

(The fan desire for them to pair up always seems to me so 1950's ladies romance with a overcoat of this millennium...lately many romantic m/m books written by straight ladies for straight ladies?)

Anonymous said...

To the previous commenter:
I don't agree with your view that people expressing their opinions here are "demanding" anything of Ms. Singh, or that she would write something that's not her vision just to please fans and therefore lose the integrity and authenticity of her stories. She's an experienced author who knows what she's doing. The one thing I do agree with is that what ever relationships develop, they do so organically. As far as Aodhan and Illium go, to me as a reader, the direction they have been going very organically could result in romance/relationship if they stay on this trajectory. But I'm not expecting Ms. Singh to write a m/m romance just because that is the trend du jour, or to stick them up with female heroines just to please fans who can't see past gender. What will be, will be, and I'm happy to read their story/ies no matter what.

MSM27 said...

I agree;

Anonymous said...

Is this the last book in the series? The FAQ page makes it seem like this is the last contracted book.

MSM27 said...

I hope not, I mean this will be Venom's story, but we still need more Laric, more Ibrahim, MORE IZZY and SPARKLE'STORY AND BLUEBELL'STORY.

I NEED MORE.... xD

Anonymous said...

Since Venom's and Sorrow's first antagonistic exchange, I wanted them together, so I hope this book is about the two of them. In regards to Illium and Aodhan, I think their pairing makes perfect sense in the world Nalini has created. Angel's in particular, but vampires too, don't appear to have reservations about sexuality and labels we mere mortals create. I think a beloved fictional world that challenges it's readers to a different world view is a welcome addition to a genre that can be, at times, predictable and too accommodating to its traditional fan base. TEAM BLUEBELL-SPARKLE!!

nalini.assistant said...

We usually only list the contracted books on the website (not all possible future books). And we only contract 2-3 at a time. Because Nalini only writes one GH book a year, that's a 2-3 year contract. That's quite long in publishing.

This means every 2-3 years, Nalini and her publisher talk, and decide to contract or not to contract more books in a series.

So unless Nalini says the series is complete, just assume there'll be more books. (Though the GH series is getting close to the end, it's not in sight yet). :-)

Susan said...

This book is about Venom. The homophobia digs about Aodham and Illium seem almost like bullying Nalini into writing the way that they want. Whatever she decides is her decision. This is her art. Reading is a diversion and suppose to be pleasant. Please......

Anonymous said...

Thank you Nalini for another book, I just finish Archangel's Heart and i am so not ready to let go of the guild hunter series yet. I even started rereading because I want to see if i missed anything in the books.
On that note I am personally hoping that Venom doesn't end up with Sorrow, Venom has a complicated enough past as it is plus we already got that kind of story with Demitri and Honor, and Jason and Mahya, in fact I think all the couples have troubled back stories. Is it too much to ask that Venom get a girl who isnt fighting a bunch of her own demons.

Kristen Kuyper said...

Can't wait to read this book one of the most interesting and full of secrets chsracter. Every character is unique and this one I can't wait to read more of.

Stephany Vázquez said...

😱😱

Mary M. said...

Looking forward to this book! Venom isn't my favorite of the seven but Ms Singh has managed to make me appreciate every single one of her heroes and heroines so far and I have full trust that it's going to be the same this time too :). I'm dying for Aodhan and Illium's books (or book, who knows, I'd be open to either, although I believe Ms Singh's said previosuly she didn't intend to go the M3M road), but I don't think they're ready yet. I'm hoping Venom's leading lady will be Sorrow; I really liked the spark between them when they were fighting in one of the previous books. He alone seemed to truly bring some fight out of her, and she seemed to bring a bit of his soft side, some tenderness.