Review: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh

Posted June 30, 2014 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini SinghReviewer: Holly
Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #6
Also in this series: Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Consort, Archangel's Storm, Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel's Shadows, Angels' Blood, Archangel's Heart, Archangel's Heart, Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9), Archangel's Kiss, Angels' Blood
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: October 29th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, General
Pages: 384
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four-half-stars

FIRST TIME IN PRINT
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.
Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.
Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.
Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.
Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…

I started Archangel’s Legion around midnight, thinking I’d read a couple chapters before bed. At 4am I finished it with gritty eyes and adrenaline pumping through my veins.

In book six, Singh returns to continue the archangel saga from Elena’s point of view. She and Raphael are trying to deal with his mother’s return, the continued estrangement from her father and the development of new powers throughout the Cadre.

Though I’ve enjoyed Singh’s foray into the lives of Raphael’s seven over the last few books, it was really good to get back to Elena and Raphael. There were many loose threads left dangling after their last book and I was anxious to see how those intrigues were playing out. I wasn’t disappointed.

Raphael’s and Elena’s relationship is still developing.  Traversing their way through the relationship minefield is difficult normally, but while being attacked from outside forces (both literally and figuratively) is, shall we say, even more difficult. They’re learning to deal better with each other, however, and they continue to grow closer. This aspect of the series is probably my favorite – their ever growing and changing relationship.

The second half of the book focuses more on the action and outside plots. I really loved the action and found myself on the edge of my seat as I read.

This was a phenomenal read. The series just keeps getting better.

4.5 out of 5

This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

four-half-stars

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