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…
“My mother,” he said, “has invited us to a ball.”
Elena pulled a blade from one of the butter-soft forearm sheaths that had been a gift from Raphael. “Excuse me while I stab myself in the eyes-and disembowel myself while I’m at it.”
We’re back to Elena and Raphael! YAAAAY!
Archangel’s Legion was just so, so damn good. I loved it so much. This was so stressful to read, and I wanted to eat the story all up. This book takes all the big events in the previous five books, crumples it into a little ball, and goes “TADA! THERE WAS A REASON AFTER ALL!”
I loved the reason. Nalini Singh introduces the idea of the The Cascade, which is a very, very rare event where everything goes to shit, basically. If that sounds like an excuse to write more books, it probably is. Doesn’t mean I don’t love it. The cascade has only happened a few times in the entire history of angel-kind, and everyone has forgotten that it is even a thing. There are only the barest mention a Cascade in their histories, and it doesn’t mention much.
There is a bigger problem than Angels literally falling from the skies, though. Lijuan is gathering her forces to attack New York. Because she believes she can be the highest Archangel and own the world or something. Because she is fucking crazy. Yet this does mean that there is a huge battle that is awesome to read about. It is badass as all hell.
Raphael and Elena are awesome together, pure awesome. I love their relationship so much, and it has grown so much from that terrible start the two had. They have love together, and understanding. And through that understanding, you get to where Archangel’s Legion has taken them together. To being a unit. To supporting each other through crises. Through hell and war.
I really love the way Guild Hunter builds upon itself. Nalini Singh took the setup from book one, and built an amazing relationship on top of what used to be a pile of dynamite. Now, Singh has taken the events of the first five books and built a series out of them.
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