I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review."Ain’t No Party Like A Bear Party" by Nalini Singh
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction
Published by Author on December 31, 2018
Also by this author: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, "An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Silver Silence, Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper, Ocean Light, "Elena's School of Horror", Cherish Hard, Archangel's Prophecy, "One Night At The Refuge"
This free short story is 2.5 in the Guild Hunter paranormal romance series and revolves around Galen and Jessamy — it actually takes place during Archangel’s Kiss, 2. You can read their short story in Angels’ Flight: “Angels’ Dance”, 0.4.
If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Guild Hunter books on my website.
On reading “Weapons Training” and putting together this review, I got to thinking how very smart Singh is in creating these short peeks into the lives of her characters. It’s a great way to flesh them out. Make them come alive for her readers. And why waste the effort? Posting them as a free story simply makes sense.
In this one, Jessamy challenges her lover on his disgruntled comment, and it’s their back-and-forth that reveals the truth of his anger.
Singh does a lovely tiny story in this, revealing so much about Jessamy and Galen as a couple as they argue, reminisce, and love.
A spat, a difference of opinion about weaknesses and potential as Elena leaves the training grounds.
Galen is Raphael’s weaponsmaster while Jessamy is the librarian, historian, and teacher of their young. Both live at the Refuge, a retreat and the home of angelkind.
Elena is consort to Raphael, the archangel of New York City who rules a good chunk of North America. Illium is one of his angels.
The title is the prelude to the dispute as Galen wonders if her “Weapons Training” will be enough.