New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her world of dark passion and immortal power—and to one of the most seductive and impenetrable heroes ever to stalk the Guild Hunter landscape…
Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.
Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows…and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…
“Seven months Naasir had been hunting. Seven months since he’d told Ashwini he was ready to find a mate. Seven months and still his mate hadn’t made herself known to him. Didn’t she know he was looking for her?”
Archangel’s Enigma is an adorable book. I loved it so much. The characters were absolutely perfect together, and the story wasn’t bad either. I just had a blast reading this.
Nasser is Raphael’s Enigma. He has a game with Elena where she guesses what he is – and she has yet to guess correctly. He is NOT human. He is vampire, but at least vampires were once completely human. Nasser is just weird. He is also super loyal to those he loves, and I love him, too! Nasser has also decided, after watching those he love find their mates, that he is ready for one, too. So he has gone looking for her, and he is angry that she hasn’t found him yet!
Andromeda has a secret. On the date of her four hundredth birthday, she is to enter her grandfather, Charisemnon’s, court and serve him for the next five hundred years. Andromeda knows that experience is going to break her. She isn’t suitable for life in Charisemnon’s court. But as his granddaughter, she is expected to be. She wants to hope she can be saved, but she knows hope will hurt, too. She is strong in the face of this imminent destruction.
Andromeda also understands Nasser on a level no one else does. She is perfect for Nasser. And Nasser is perfect for her. When Nasser gives his heart to someone, they own all of it. This relationship is adorable and I love it.
Archangel’s Enigma is mostly about the Cascade that was introduced in book six of the series. There are also consequences for the cascade, too. Things are going wrong. Really wrong. Dangerously wrong. And Lijuan is at the heart of it all because, and have I said this before?, Lijuan is FUCKING INSANE. She has decided that in order to avoid death from a prophecy she believes concerns her (and I don’t really want to get into how much I dislike prophecy and that I’m annoyed it has turned up here – I doubt this is the last prophecy we’ll see), she is going to go after a sleeping Archangel. Which is incredibly taboo.
I really liked this book, it was so good. I was enthralled the entire time.
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