The Armies of Heaven The House of Arkhangelsk #3 [E–book/E–pub]
E is beat or tortured but I wouldn t be able to paint a picture of the scene provided that I had the artistic talentIf there s anything that surprised me me it s how the romantic relationships played out Given the complex relationships of the characters it shouldn t have surprised me what Anazakia nds up doing However I didn t see the romance coming between her and this other angel though they may have had history together she never really showed present romantic inclinations towards him until late in the story when it suddenly comes to the surface It may be that she never had time to think about it and she certainly had to reason to love him Nevertheless there is no single form of love and if a companion novel is released I d be interested in seeing how the relationships amongst Anazakia s group play out in the future Anazakia s reign as ueen is looking pretty unconventionalThe Armies of Heaven delivers a solid conclusion to an In Pursuit of a Princess enjoyable romantic fantasy trilogy Fans of paranormal romance andpic fantasy alike can find common ground in the series Jane Kindred has written a wonderful novel that completes the trilogy of The House of Arkhangel sk The characters are compelling and complex Each of them gives a different prospective of the power struggle for the throne of heaven Anazakia makes many sacrifices to follow her destiny Heartbreak and danger surround her as she leads her troops into battle She is conflicted between duty to her people and her role as a mother She has ndured much suffering and loss Her family is gone and her daughter Ola has been kidnapped The people of Heaven are split in their loyalty As the story unfolds we see Angels and Demons battle for supremacy All are touched by death treachery and loss Who will be the victor and at what cost To fully understand what is happening and why the reader might want to start with The Fallen ueen and then The Midnight Court This series is an pic fantasy of romance and war that should not be missed For a full review see beginning of the book seemed a bit slow to me but the pacing picked up and I read the last two thirds of the book in one sitting frantic to see how the story would be resolved There are so many things about this series that make me happy and this book did not disappoint I love the way that Jane Kindred intersperses her writing with Russian phrases specially when describing Belphagor s relationships with his various submissive friends Rather than play with tired love triangles the author creates characters who are okay with having unconventional and somewhat deviant relationships preferring to all be one happy family rather than fight over ach other This book kept my attention the Dark Awakening entire time It is about a war among the angels and demons It wasxtremely well written The characters were Hawks Way (Hawks Way easy to follow and they all seemed to have a purpose in the story Defiantly recommended. Ng the terrestrial forces of Grigori and Nephilim Anazakia’s Virtues are hopelessly outnumbered But there are things in Heaven and Earth than any of them have dreamt of and those they cannot see will mean the difference between victory and losingverythin.
Originally published at Book Lovers IncWhat goes around comes around Not Family Men exactly profound but there is definitely a sense thatverything good and bad from The Fallen ueen and The Midnight Court comes back around in The Armies of HeavenThe chickens all come home to roost Chickens and angels both have feathers rightThe House of Arkhangel sk is the heavenly reflection of the House of Romanov And both were manipulated by the Snow ueen Aeval because she didn t get what she wanted when she wanted it Yes she was just that petty Aeval is that coldAeval set in motion a series of Creative Participation events with far reaching conseuences onarth and in the Courts of Heaven Because she is the Snow ueen she had no care for any of those conseuences as long as she got what she wantedBut now there are three players on the board Aeval is still the Usurper ueen of Heaven Anazakia is fighting to regain her throne And somewhere Anazakia s former nurse Helga is holding Anazakia s daughter Ola prisoner in an oubliette while she puts forward a surprise candidate for the throneAll this time Anazakia believed that Aeval had Sabina Spielrein ensorcelled her cousin Kae into murdering their family including the child her sister Omelia was carrying His own child Now the truth is revealed that Helga murdered Omelia by performing a butchery of a Cesarean birth and taking the childHelga says she wants social justice Many in heaven who want to see the aristocracy thrown down are rallying to her banner There have been too many ineuities for too long and reforms are needed but Helga is only out for herself At any price including the sacrifice of both childrenAs the armies gather as allies becomenemies become allies Anazakia and her friends fight to find the children and to attempt to save as much of both heaven and Cognitive Radio Networks earth as they can Every relationship and belief is strained to the breaking pointBut this story is ultimately about the importance of the family you make On her 17th birthday Anazakia went riding with her cousin Kae On that ride he wasnsorcelled by Aeval Everything Personnel Management in Government else happened because of that ride Kae was her best friend then and Anazakia has to admit to herself that she still loves him that he was not responsible for the things he did while he was under Aeval s blood spellKae has to let himself believe that tooAnd Anazakia has to make a deal with her worstnemy in order to achieve the best part of what she wants It s a damn hard lesson to learnFate is cruel Even for the ueen of HeavenVerdict What makes this story so fascinating isn t the battles or ven the politics although the politics are incredibly intricate it s the peopleThis is a series that has to be read as a whole because the relationships are so complex Even with the summary at the beginning of this volume there s no way to understand who these people are to ach other without reading the whole seriesBecause Anazakia fell from heaven she be. Full scale war has broken out in Heaven and Anazakia must The Time It Never Rained embrace her destiny leading an army of Virtues into battle against a Host ofnemies to restore the House of Arkhangel’sk Furious with her for putting her trust in the angel who has done them all ir.
Comes than a spoiled princess She makes her own family with the demons Belphagor and Vasily and The Child of the Soul and Other Stories eventually with Ola and then Love and Kirill And finally again Kae She opens up and grows because she got shaken from her settingven if that shake was in the worst way possibleShe s a better person and a better ueen because of what she Childrens Phantasies experiences Otherwise she would have been just another complacent spoiled princess and nothing would havever changedIf The Midnight Court was like Russian tea The Armies of Heaven is like baklava made of of many many individual layers ach of which has it s own flavor and is sometimes full of nuts and is its own part of the whole melangeEvery single tiny piece of the story from first to last came back to haunt by the time this book nded Every thread got tied off And the weave of them all was complicated and very much like the Kushiel series or Babylon 5 The Soviet Union every detail matteredThend came around to the beginning both with Aeval and with Kae although with Aeval I was left wondering what it was all for from the forest sprites point of view Is there another tale yet untoldThe idea of using the Tarot to send messages to the internet from heaven was just plain coolI give The Armies of Heaven by Jane Kindred 4 and heavenly stars 35 starsAnazakia has accepted the role that s been thrust on her as the Fallen ueen and now seeks the throne of Heaven However she is not the only one vying for power and the people of Heaven are split amongst the various factions In order to restore the House of Arkhangel sk Anazakia must make bitter decisions as a ueen leading her forces into battleI really Gods and Heroes enjoyed watching Anazakia grow over the course of the series Initially a sheltered princess blind to the growing dissent of the people Anazakia matures into a kind ueen understanding of the wishes and needs of the people At times Anazakia does forget the importance of her role in the battle becoming blind to her duties when her duties as a mother and person conflict with her duties as a leader but her behavior is understandable In fact these vulnerabilities make her all the real and believable She s gone through so much it d be strange if she didn t crack at some point Fortunately Anazakia is surrounded by loyal friends who support and advise her providing her the strength to keep going and Injoyed getting to know them better through the various narratorsThe multiple POVs were done better in this book than the previous book It was Science, Technology and Culture easier to see the chronological order ofvents in relation to No Beast So Fierce each character and it didn t feel as if the story was being told to me as much It did help that there were battle scenes in this book which I reallynjoyed A lot of the brutalities of war are clearly detailed for us nough that I could see the sacrifices made but not in such graphic detail that I had to put the book down For xample I might know that someon. Reparable harm Vasily tries to ignore his growing resentment while Belphagor returns to the world of Man with a cadre of beautiful androgynous Virtues to restore the sundered alliance between the Fallen and the gypsy underground Without their help in nlisti.