Written by: Nalini Singh
Series: A Guild Hunter Novel
Sequence in Series: Book 9
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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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 by Nalini Singh
Once again, Nalini Singh, pens an absolutely amazing tale in the Guild Hunter series.
The world is waiting, holding its breath, for the next shoe to fall. Lijuan was defeated by Elena and Raphael but they are not presuming her dead. The world is pounded by magically powered storms (Cascades) and each time one hits the angels caught in its wake come away with transformed powers. The archangel’s have stuck to their territories and haven’t met since Lijuan’s fall. There are also reports of blood lust plaguing Lijuan’s territory, with vampires running unchecked and killing throughout her land. To say tensions are strung tighter than a bow string would be an understatement. But that is all about to change…
A summons is sent demanding all the archangels (The Cadre) to a conclave. You might wonder who can order archangel’s and that would be the Luminata. The Luminata is a group of angels that have dedicated their lives to finding peace and learning, in a somewhat religious monastery type life style. The Luminata are isolated, residing in Morocco; you thought tension where high with the archangels, you should see what happens when you put them all in the same room.
Of course, Elena and Raphael must attend and they decide to bring “Sparkle” with them.
Elena is excited to return to the home of her heritage, Morocco. She is also excited to see some of her friends/allies while reluctant to run in to enemies of the past. The big question is whether Lijuan will show. Without showing, Lijuan will forfeit her territory.
Besides all the issues facing the world and the power structure of the archangels, there is something not right with the Luminata and somehow it is connected to Elena’s heritage. This is where we get to see Elena do what she does best…HUNT.
I love the dynamics, the world building and the imagination that has been poured into the Guild Hunter series. Archangel’s Heart does not disappoint, it gives us everything a fan of this series has come to love and will tantalize anyone who loves a marvelous urban fantasy...tied into a romance that will thrive the ages.
I received this ARC copy of Archangel's Heart from Berkley Publishing Group and have volunteered to write a honest review. This book is set for publication November 1, 2016.