Series: Guild Hunter #9
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 5 Stars
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness…
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…
Nothing will ever be the same again.
ARCHANGEL’S HEART is an amazing new book in this exquisitely and lovingly crafted Guild Hunter world. Raphael and Elena are at the center of the story, but it’s not entirely about them. So many secrets are revealed! So many questions are formed! Some are answered while others have us salivating for the next Guild Hunter book! And unfortunately, yet again I have to restrain myself from spilling those secrets! A self-imposed muzzle is necessary I’m afraid.
What I can reveal is that this is a story full of danger, excitement, intrigue and the sexiest angels ever written! What I can also say without it being too spoiler-y is that while Raphael and Elena are the center, we get to spend a good amount of time with a certain Sparkle-y angel as well as being introduced to several new characters. We are also treated to some updates on previous characters in the series that haven’t been mentioned much in the last few books. Vague much? Yes, I know, but I just can’t bear to spoil this book for you and the rest of the readers. I do hope you’ll understand and forgive me :-)
ARCHANGEL’S HEART is…magic. No other way to explain it. So many adjectives would be adequate in description but the bottom line is, it’s magic. I usually spend most of my Nalini Singh reviews babbling on, waxing poetic about this or that, but it’s the magic of the story that keeps me coming back.
This book could possibly be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend you start from the beginning. The story building is what also makes this series magical.
Now if you’re still reading the review and don’t think I’m a total weirdo, I whole-heartedly recommend you pick up this or any Nalini Singh book and read till your heart’s content…then schedule a reread!
I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me an early copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.