Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12)
Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see. . .The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed. . .far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough. . .This war could end them all.

Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) Details

TitleArchangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 24th, 2019
PublisherBerkley
ISBN-139780451491664
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Angels, Vampires, Adult, Fiction, Action

Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) Review

  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    OMG I HAVE AN ARC!!!!!!! I'm so excited 🎉🎉🎉 ___________After the cliffhanger ending of Archangel's Prophecy I NEED this book desperately! I love this series so much
  • Smiley
    January 1, 1970
    I think everyone who has read Archangels Prophecy is desperate to read this book ASAP! The last book was a total shocker for everyone and I absolutely cannot wait to read both these books back to back. It better be an Elena and Raphael book, or there defiantly will be some angry and disappointed readers.
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  • Aisling Zena
    January 1, 1970
    10/4/19Advance Excerpt in the newsletter : https://madmimi.com/s/9cee0eI don't consider this a spoiler as the cover is right there and Elena has lightning wings. Just wanna go on record saying that I liked the old wings better. Yes, I'm acting like a spoiled toddler throwing a tantrum but I spend 10+ books falling in love with the colour, texture and description of the old ones..25/11/18Me wanting the next book but also mad at how the previous one ended.
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  • Corina
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsOh wow! More than I could have hoped for.One of my all time favorite power couples is KICKING ASS!!!Archangel's War is from beginning to end action packed. The many different plots boggled my mind. The execution was masterful. With amazing precision, each and every plot, scene and chapter was perfectly interlaced to deliver an amazing end result.Honestly, I was blown away by how intricate this book was.full review to come✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ARC genero 4.5 starsOh wow! More than I could have hoped for.One of my all time favorite power couples is KICKING ASS!!!Archangel's War is from beginning to end action packed. The many different plots boggled my mind. The execution was masterful. With amazing precision, each and every plot, scene and chapter was perfectly interlaced to deliver an amazing end result.Honestly, I was blown away by how intricate this book was.full review to come✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.For more book recommendations, follow me on Instagram✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵
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  • Miss OP
    January 1, 1970
    You know I am one of your biggest fans and THIS BETTER be Elena's book lol. Don't mess with me, please. lolI hate every bitch who reads this book before me.
  • Gundega (Rouzmary)
    January 1, 1970
    After Archangel's Prophecy I'm quite sure all of us are thinking that this book better be about Elena & Raphael.Otherwise a mob might descend on Nalini's house. Sure we love Nalini, how can we not with these awesome books she writes, but this...this better be what we want it to be and we're given Elena's book.And I'm pretty sure this is what goes on right now XD :UPDATEYESSSSS! OUR threats WISHES HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!It WILL be Elena & Raphael's book!And we even got title!!!!!!Archangel's After Archangel's Prophecy I'm quite sure all of us are thinking that this book better be about Elena & Raphael.Otherwise a mob might descend on Nalini's house. Sure we love Nalini, how can we not with these awesome books she writes, but this...this better be what we want it to be and we're given Elena's book.And I'm pretty sure this is what goes on right now XD :UPDATEYESSSSS! OUR threats WISHES HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!It WILL be Elena & Raphael's book!And we even got title!!!!!!Archangel's War(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)UPDATE 2 (April)We've got a coverrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!And what a gorgeous cover it is!!!!!! :DAlso, a tiny blurb ;D-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-Book #1 review: Angel's Blood <- that's not actually a review, yet XD I'm working on itBook #9.7 review: Elena's School of HorrorBook #10 review: Archangel's ViperBook #11 review: Archangel's Prophecy
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  • *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
    January 1, 1970
    RELEASE DATE: September 24th 2019In the meantime, my never-ending prayer for Aodhan's & Illium's book as in mm couple book continues...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    January 1, 1970
    That Cover! What Does it Mean? What's up with her Wings?
  • Lyndi W.
    January 1, 1970
    I have three words for you: IMMORTAL FIGHT CLUB Oh. My. God. That was fucking epic! Currently sitting at 471 pages, this book is a beast that is impossible to put down. I read it straight through and didn't get to sleep until 6am. I'm reading the last few pages and hearing the morning birds chirping thinking "Oh, I could definitely go another 400 pages."Oh gosh, how to review it without ruining a single thing. I'm not even sure I can and I'm also jacked on caffeine. Let's see...We start the sto I have three words for you: IMMORTAL FIGHT CLUB Oh. My. God. That was fucking epic! Currently sitting at 471 pages, this book is a beast that is impossible to put down. I read it straight through and didn't get to sleep until 6am. I'm reading the last few pages and hearing the morning birds chirping thinking "Oh, I could definitely go another 400 pages."Oh gosh, how to review it without ruining a single thing. I'm not even sure I can and I'm also jacked on caffeine. Let's see...We start the story a little bit before the end of the previous book, Elena is still becoming and things don't look great. Thankfully, Raphael saves the day and things are looking up. Then they're looking down because there are suddenly a whole lot of archangels around that weren't around before and shouldn't be around now. But are they here to make things better or worse? Both! *squees*They aren't joking when they named this book "Archangel's War" because the war takes up a majority of the book. This could have turned into a slog, but the action keeps moving, more information is revealed, and you don't even realize you've read 30 chapters of fighting until it's over. New York takes a beating like never before and Elena, Raphael, Illium, Aodhan, Dmitri, and their fellow angels, vamps, and hunters are scrambling to defend their people from the Archangel of Death's shocking surprise assault. That bitch just needs to die, okay? She's extra creepy in this book.My favorite part was also the biggest surprise: I hope you're all ready to finally learn about the Hummingbird! And for anyone reading this afterwards, are you looking forward to that asshole getting lit up by Illium's Cascade powers? I AM! Don't let me down, Nalini! Oh oh oh! And good luck keeping your hate-on for Michaela after you see her in action in this book. Oh man, I hope we get Aodhan's backstory next time. How long is the wait for the next book?Hands down the best installment of this series. It was exactly what I needed after the gut punch of "Archangel's Prophecy" and I will never be more Ride or Die for a group of fictional characters than I am for these folks. I'd read it over again today if I hadn't already procrastinated all day yesterday and stayed up all night. Maybe tomorrow?I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Though you are expected to write a review, the book was not received in an exchange for such and all opinions expressed in this review belong to me, only me, and me again.PS: Zero editing errors, one scene that felt like it dragged just because I knew the good shit was going to happen next, and one clunky sentence that is probably grammatically correct but sounds weird in my head. I have a feeling this will remain around 470 pages - the longest book in this series and yes, the best.
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  • Maya
    January 1, 1970
    I soooo need this book. I did pre-order it but waiting till the end of September might just be too much.
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • ❆Francesca (Mother of Cats) Selina❆
    January 1, 1970
    June 4th:We have the official blurb! And it’s super anxious! And I’m not freaking out, not at all!**Voice from the sidelines: “She was, indeed, freaking out”.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~April 9th:WE HAVE A COVER! AND AN EXCERPT! Ok, first of all ashjgdskhfrdavhuasdgh!.Freak out done, let me applause whoever comes up with these covers because I had no idea what to expect after Prophecy and the thing, but they did it...they used Elena (view spoiler)[when we know next to nothing about how she’s doing, like s June 4th:We have the official blurb! And it’s super anxious! And I’m not freaking out, not at all!**Voice from the sidelines: “She was, indeed, freaking out”.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~April 9th:WE HAVE A COVER! AND AN EXCERPT! Ok, first of all ashjgdskhfrdavhuasdgh!.Freak out done, let me applause whoever comes up with these covers because I had no idea what to expect after Prophecy and the thing, but they did it...they used Elena (view spoiler)[when we know next to nothing about how she’s doing, like seriously, having her wings almost completely covered by lightning is perfect, I only hope she’s is going to have the wings (hopefully with the old colors...I love them so much, maybe they develop a “mark” of some sort?); I also noticed that the part of the wings we see kinda look see through and I wonder if Elena is going to have wings made of light or fire...maybe she’s gonna be able to switch between physical wings and the light/fire version (kinda like Raphael does?), I mean, Nalini is not so cruel to take them away from her.....right?One thing is certain: Elena is going to be a Power...the days of “oh she’s nothing compared to other angels when it comes to strength” are gone. (hide spoiler)].As for the excerpt: wow....just.....wow. Raphael protecting his people, Illium saving the knickknacks dear to R&E, the Legion being awesome.....oh man, when does September 24th arrive? I WANT THIS BOOK NOW!§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§January 16th: WE HAVE A TITLE!https://www.instagram.com/p/BstdUdKFK...Oh my god, the anxiety is starting to build up! #wakemeupwhenitsseptember
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  • Ren Puspita
    January 1, 1970
    Already have Archangel's Prophecy and read about the cliffie ending on people reviews (sometimes I really hate spoilers, lol!), I decide to wait for Archangel's War release so I can read the books back to back. Well...I sure have patience to wait for 9-10 months later (or not :P)
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  • Lila
    January 1, 1970
    EPIC.This is THE book, guys.This is the one I was waiting for a long time.This is the Endgame movie, The Heart of Obsidian of Guild Hunter series.The one that finally changes status quo for real and for good.Everything that was happening since Uram gave way to his bloodlust and went psychopath,through Cascade being the pain in everyone's ass and Elena's mysterious illness... everything was building toward this book.The story opens right after that cruel cliffhanger Nalini dropped on us at the en EPIC.This is THE book, guys.This is the one I was waiting for a long time.This is the Endgame movie, The Heart of Obsidian of Guild Hunter series.The one that finally changes status quo for real and for good.Everything that was happening since Uram gave way to his bloodlust and went psychopath,through Cascade being the pain in everyone's ass and Elena's mysterious illness... everything was building toward this book.The story opens right after that cruel cliffhanger Nalini dropped on us at the end of Archangel's Prophecy with Elena and Raphael being trapped in weird, lightning cocoon after Raphael literally gave her the part of his heart (cute, but also creepy which is I guess a norm when you're dating an immortal being). They wake up not knowing how cascade, new heart and Cassandra's prophecy affected Elena and what she became.At the same time, Cascade is out of control with earthquakes, storms, floods and not letting some ancient tired people sleep... it's chaos all over the world and it's the first time where we see members of Cadre actually keeping their territory in more proactive way, and not just in name. World is in peril and there is no time for petty politics and usurping current territorial status- everyone is dealing with their own problems.But all of that is nothing compared to what's coming for all of them from China.It's death. And nobody is safe.The book starts a bit slow and it starts accelerating and suddenly so many things was happening I was gasping several times. I am trying to avoid spoilers before book release, but there are so many iconic moments!-Elena: Ok, I called it after finishing Archangel's Prophecy: Nalini had to change something about Elena to make her relevant in the sense of power for an upcoming war. When this immortal society is built upon hierarchy defined by power, why would I believe that heroine, who we are repeatedly told is in terms of power equal to newborn angel, be a force to be reckoned with, an important cog in state of the matter. Just because she is a main character or one of the most powerful players in the story loves her? Nah, Nalini always wrote her to be a warrior, his equal in everything that's happening and when it comes to war, we needed to see that, needed it to be more than just words. We needed it materialized in some way. Nalini found a way and it's very neat how it all comes together at the end. Elena's and Rafael's relationship is one of the strongest parts of this series and I appreciated the way Nalini handled this because it also makes sense and keeps the ballast of romance part: powerwise, they are not even close in their respective positions. Raphael is a true soldier here, a warrior but also strategic and kudos to Nalini for actually showing this. I loved everything about archangels in war. He creeps into overpowered trope a bit, but I was not bothered because it's Nalini's archangels. It's just how they roll.-there is a scene where Calliane is talking about Nadiel, Raphael's father and it was so lovely and sad, and I kind of want to read their story now, tragic end and all and cry.-You know who was immediately my favorite, first time I met him? Illium. I wanted more of him. Then Nalini teased all about Hummingbird, his ascension and I wanted his book. Then everything with Aodhan happened and I wanted his book more than anyone else's. Than this book happened and DEAR GOD WHY IS SHE TORTURING ME BECAUSE I NEED HIS BOOK. Illium is precious and must be protected by all means.-More. Archangel. Drama Queens. They are ridiculous and I love them. Look, with passing time they definitely develop a penchant for dramatic entrances and theatrical statements. I don't care if it's written somewhere or not, it's a cannon.-Thank you Nalini for writing a scene with Jason and Elena! :wipes away a tear: I know I'm an outlier in this, but Jason's book was one of my favorite. He is a rare bread in pnr, a quite, in the background, non-intrusive hero. I loved his book and I appreciate him more and more with each reread. -Michaela! Now what? -Favashi! And Africa! Now what? -Aodhan. I had a needling feeling first time we met a certain character she is going to be paired with Aodhan and how Nalini positioned it, I'd say it's definitely where we are going. I am not a fan of this idea at this point, but I'll wait and see. I am cool with everything, but I'm not objective when it comes to Bluebell and Sparkle. I just want their stories to be handled well.-Also, Ash being the queen of cryptic statements. -And honestly, we need to see more of female archangels in warrior gear: Neha can totally put Taylor Swift to shame with her costumes.You know when you finish a book and have a feeling like author wrote it specifically for you? I had this feeling. I like reading romance, but I was always obsessively focused on worldbuilding in Nalini's books and overreaching arc and this book delivers on so many levels. I want to know all about territorial disputes, about how this system with angels, vampires and humans supposed to work, what happens if Cadre is not in balance... Hell, I was expressing my doubts about Cascade showing signs of being sentient in my review of previous book- and Nalini directly addresses this!It's also a book finally dealing with conflict on a large scale and in such an interesting, rich setting: large scale thrives. Everything gets to the level of epic with memorable scenes and powerful resolution, but never losing what's familiar in her books: a sense of camaraderie, love and unity between her characters I came to care so much for. Easy 5* for me!***********************************Look, Nalini sticks to established rules of her world, that's her thing. If she's going to throw these crazy powerful archangels, fickle Ancients* and sentient Cascade at Elena, and keep the already established fact that in terms of power she is still a baby angel and that it will take years for her to grow into form to fight other angels, we needed for something to happen. I expect her to transform into superbadass angel and starts taking names on her own, so she'll finally have a body and strength that fits her will to protect those she love. *"Archangels continue to dial upon the creepy when they want to deliver a message. Volcanoes and murmurations is just the level of drama I want and expect from them."- this is from my review of previous book, and honestly, it says pretty much everything I think about the lot.
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  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    January 1, 1970
    A little slow and wordy at the beginning. In all of her recent books, Singh has had the unfortunate tendency to explore the minutiae of the mundane. The book picked up about the 20% mark, however, and the storyline took off, as basically a continuance from the last book. To not be spoilery, Elena is not quite herself after the cascade at the ending of the previous book. A goodly portion of the book is about ‘finding’ herself, and exploring the new powers she and Raphael picked up after their rec A little slow and wordy at the beginning. In all of her recent books, Singh has had the unfortunate tendency to explore the minutiae of the mundane. The book picked up about the 20% mark, however, and the storyline took off, as basically a continuance from the last book. To not be spoilery, Elena is not quite herself after the cascade at the ending of the previous book. A goodly portion of the book is about ‘finding’ herself, and exploring the new powers she and Raphael picked up after their recent experience in the cascade. To no ones surprise, Lijuan is continuing her treacherous activities as villain of the series. The word ‘War’ is not in the title for nothing. Also, the political machinations of the current story arc carry on, as do the plot seedings for the next book, which is presumably to be about the mysterious and troubled Aodhan. As for the often explored idea by fans of Aodhan and Illium becoming lovers, the familial scene between them and The Hummingbird, Illium’s mother, will firmly put that idea to rest. All of the Seven play a large role here, as well as many regular and some intriguing new characters.Overall an excellent addition to the series. The book runs a bit on the long side. A little editing to tighten it up wouldn’t hurt any, especially on the overlong and slightly clunky early chapters. Oh, and we learn a bit more about Illium’s backstory. Can never get enough Bluebell..
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  • ♆Hayley (TheVillainousReader)
    January 1, 1970
    THAT TITLE! FUCK ME UPhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BstdUdKFK...
  • Kira
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsChaos. It is absolute chaos. The world is overflowing with power, and of course most of it is in the hands of the enemy. Crazy things are happening, and no one knows what it means. Everything leads to a war that is long and arduous.It was so good! It’s hard to say almost anything about this without giving anything away. It picked up where the last book left off. I was extremely satisfied with the turn of events for Elena and Raphael. I liked all of the scenes with the Legion. A few new 4.5 starsChaos. It is absolute chaos. The world is overflowing with power, and of course most of it is in the hands of the enemy. Crazy things are happening, and no one knows what it means. Everything leads to a war that is long and arduous.It was so good! It’s hard to say almost anything about this without giving anything away. It picked up where the last book left off. I was extremely satisfied with the turn of events for Elena and Raphael. I liked all of the scenes with the Legion. A few new characters were introduced, some of which I hope we see more of.The whole series has been building up to this. The pacing was perfect. Even though the war was long it was never boring. I hope this is not the last book in the series because it felt like it could be. Enough was left open ended that there could easily be more books in the series. It did not end on a cliffhanger, so it doesn’t feel guaranteed that there will be another. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me this in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    Archangel's War picks up shortly after the events of Archangel's Prophecy leave off. Like everyone else, I was dying to know what became of Elena and Raphael after the quasi-cliffhanger of the previous book. Full review to come closer to the release date, but suffice it to say Archangel's War was everything I needed it to be. Oh, and the Legion? <3 <3 <3
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Thrilling Stars!!I stayed up way too late reading this one!! Totally worth it!Review to come!
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC copy of Archangel's War from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Archangel's War is set for publication September 24, 2019.
  • Teressa
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy from Netgalley.This is a wonderful addition to Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series. The last book left off with a bit of a cliffhanger... little understatement there, I know, but this book picks up pretty much right where that one left off. So Singh doesn't leave her readers guessing. I don't want to give too much away. The book revolves mostly around Raphael and Elena, which we all expected. But there are a few times it switches POV. And there are some juicy bits! We find out m I received a copy from Netgalley.This is a wonderful addition to Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series. The last book left off with a bit of a cliffhanger... little understatement there, I know, but this book picks up pretty much right where that one left off. So Singh doesn't leave her readers guessing. I don't want to give too much away. The book revolves mostly around Raphael and Elena, which we all expected. But there are a few times it switches POV. And there are some juicy bits! We find out more about Illium's history! Who doesn't love him? I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read it again!
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  • melissafandomworld
    January 1, 1970
    Reading the synopsis of this 12th book in my fave PNR series gives me goosebumps, every single time. Am I ready? YES and definitely NO. I have a feeling hearts are going to break all over the reading world, mine included, when reading this book because things are getting INTENSE and dangerous and dark. I am so in awe of Nalini's story telling and the fact that she keeps on surprising me with every new release in this series. Archangel's Prophecy, #11, was nothing short of amazing and left me ach Reading the synopsis of this 12th book in my fave PNR series gives me goosebumps, every single time. Am I ready? YES and definitely NO. I have a feeling hearts are going to break all over the reading world, mine included, when reading this book because things are getting INTENSE and dangerous and dark. I am so in awe of Nalini's story telling and the fact that she keeps on surprising me with every new release in this series. Archangel's Prophecy, #11, was nothing short of amazing and left me aching so badly for this upcoming release, the 12th book in the series. I am scared, I am excited, I am dying a slow death while waiting for the book to being delivered on my door mat. September can't come soon enough, it really can't. If you haven't been reading the Guild Hunter series; what have you been doing with your life then? Go read them asap and get yourself hooked to this dark world of men in which (Arch)angels, vampires and their power struggles are the rulers of all.Follow me here:my BLOGmy INSTAGRAM | my FACEBOOK | my TWITTER
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  • Elizabeth H.
    January 1, 1970
    WOW! 100 Stars!!!!!Nalini Singh put her blood, sweat and tears into this one!Full review to come closer to release date!***Net Galley provided in exchange for an honest review***
  • Alina
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot wait for this BOOK!! Why can't the release date be sooner!!Also, did anyone read the excerpt, it's on her website: http://nalinisingh.com/books/guild-hu...I see a badass queen coming soon!!!
  • Annette Miranda
    January 1, 1970
    I was gifted an ARC copy of this next installment of the Guild Hunter series and I have been waiting for this, the war that has been looming with mysterious and world threatening unknowns, sleeping archangel's who speak from their hidden beds, the Legion with their eerie, ancient, knowledge and childlike curiosity, and the chrysalis that holds the archangel of New York and his consort. Now awake the Archangel Raphael and hunter Elena must face the turbulant changes of the Cascade while trying to I was gifted an ARC copy of this next installment of the Guild Hunter series and I have been waiting for this, the war that has been looming with mysterious and world threatening unknowns, sleeping archangel's who speak from their hidden beds, the Legion with their eerie, ancient, knowledge and childlike curiosity, and the chrysalis that holds the archangel of New York and his consort. Now awake the Archangel Raphael and hunter Elena must face the turbulant changes of the Cascade while trying to understand and harness the metamorphosis of their own bodies and powers. The Cadre must over come past animosities, and come together to face the threat that could destroy everything and everyone...Lijuan is rising and Death is a shadowy fog that will creep across territories bringing a horrific threat hidden in it's murky depths. Suspenseful, and emotional. I couldn't put it down, I cried and smiled at the emotional roller coaster as characters we have learned to love make self sacrificing decisions to save not just New York but the world.
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  • Brittany Biddy
    January 1, 1970
    This book had the perfect combination of action and romance. You feel every emotion written as if it’s your own. Only put this book down to sleep and that was hard to do.
  • Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
    January 1, 1970
    This book slayed me... phenomenal. Full review to come!
  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars out of 5ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.Oh my god!! This was absolutely fabulous. When I got the ARC for this one I squealed like a little girl, because the cliffhanger at the end of Archangel's Prophecy had me on the edge of my seat.I really don't want to give anything away about the plot until the book is out, but I can promise that this book was a non-stop ride of action and badassery. Also, the ending changes the game of the Guild Hunter world. Consider this book the 4.5 stars out of 5ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.Oh my god!! This was absolutely fabulous. When I got the ARC for this one I squealed like a little girl, because the cliffhanger at the end of Archangel's Prophecy had me on the edge of my seat.I really don't want to give anything away about the plot until the book is out, but I can promise that this book was a non-stop ride of action and badassery. Also, the ending changes the game of the Guild Hunter world. Consider this book the ending of one arc and the beginning of another.My mind is working over time with who Singh's next book will be about. While I have been wrong numerous times in the past, I am getting strong vibes that we will finally be getting Aodhan's book next, but what the hell do I know. Over all, this book was everything I needed it to be. It was Elena and Raphael showing the world how strong they are because they have each other, and it shook up this universe enough that I am very much looking forward to the next book in this series even though it's over a year away. I will say this a million times, but Nalini Singh is in a realm of her own when it comes to the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre. Her fans will not be disappointed by this book by a long shot.
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  • Widget
    January 1, 1970
    There aren't enough words to say how impressed I am with this book and this series as a whole. I fear giving away spoilers so I'll just say that Singh does it again. Her story immerses the reader into epic battles, horrific danger, heartwrenching sadness and joyful triumphs. From page 1 to the very last I was glued to this story and came out the other side feeling like I had gone through the wringer. Totally worth the emotional ups and downs. If you are thinking of picking up this series start w There aren't enough words to say how impressed I am with this book and this series as a whole. I fear giving away spoilers so I'll just say that Singh does it again. Her story immerses the reader into epic battles, horrific danger, heartwrenching sadness and joyful triumphs. From page 1 to the very last I was glued to this story and came out the other side feeling like I had gone through the wringer. Totally worth the emotional ups and downs. If you are thinking of picking up this series start with Angel's Kiss and read every single one. You won't be dissapointed. If you've already read the series, you won't be disappointed by this newest addition to the Guild Hunter world. My thanks to the publisher for allowing me the chance to read the ARC.
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  • Shymsal
    January 1, 1970
    A great series continues with this resounding novel. So many things happen when war finally comes I won't even bother to try to describe it. There are resounding losses (view spoiler)[As an extremely picky reader, I did remove points from my rating because these losses were not resounding enough. No single, well-loved character died. Yes, the Primary, but ... Certainly no one who got a book died and SOME of them should have in a blood bath so large. (hide spoiler)]. Raphael and Elena's love and A great series continues with this resounding novel. So many things happen when war finally comes I won't even bother to try to describe it. There are resounding losses (view spoiler)[As an extremely picky reader, I did remove points from my rating because these losses were not resounding enough. No single, well-loved character died. Yes, the Primary, but ... Certainly no one who got a book died and SOME of them should have in a blood bath so large. (hide spoiler)]. Raphael and Elena's love and the connections, between them and their people, were important counterpoints to all the suffering.If you're just starting this series, do not do it here. This book doesn't stand well on its own and may just overwhelm you.Where do we go from here? Where can Nalini take us next?Thanks to Netgalley and Nalini Singh for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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