ARC Review: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh

ARC Review: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Legion

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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Penguin Group
Released on October 29, 2013
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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Just when I think a series has plateaued and it can’t get any better, I get the most enjoyable comeuppance of my life.  I love the Guild Hunter series- the world, the characters, the plots and it’s over arcing story line.  It has been fabulous and I’ve come to expect that, but also there was a part of me that felt as each was getting their story and danger was being evaded that things would mellow a bit.  Um no… didn’t happen.  This was one wild, passionate, adrenaline-soaked ride that offered up the answers to so much from before even while my two favorite angels fought a huge menace and still had to fight internal stuff in their relationship.  This is my favorite book in the series so far outside the first one.

Warning- this series must be read in order and since this is book six there will be series spoilers that can’t be helped in the following review.

Weird stuff has been happening all over the world since Calianne rose from her sleep and the Cascade has hit.  Archangel’s are acquiring formidable powers swiftly, alliances are being forged and everyone’s sights are turned to NYC and Archangel Tower where the weirdest of all begins to happen.  First angels and birds fall from the sky, then disease riddles the previously impervious vampire population, Raphael experiences some changes personally and its unknown if a new power is rising in him or a very great threat.  Elena is determined that nothing will take her Archangel away from her and whatever happens will happen to them together.

Elena and Raphael and their people plan for inevitable war even as they are not entirely certain from which direction the war will come.  They tentatively reach out to make allies, but know that ultimately they will be on their own.  Elena learns a deep secret from her family history even as she has to come to terms with what it means to be a hunter, an angel and a consort who might have to give up much of what she holds dear.  Raphael is tempted with something he can ill-afford not to consider even as it promises to take away everything he has recently gained.  War has come and they are sadly outnumbered.

Stellar plot that opened with the inexplicable and the horrible and just kept driving forward with bigger and better to the end.  I speak of both the action and the character side of the plot.  Raphael and Elena face personal and couple battles.  And everyone is part of the physical battles.  I loved getting the answers to a few things that I’ve always wondered about in previous books.  I was also glad that the stories conflicts didn’t feel tired or rehashed.  There was something new even while there was the familiar too.

Speaking of tired, Raphael and Elena together were anything, but when it came to their relationship.  I just love these two together.  They love, they battle, and they grow even stronger.  And as to the new additions in the end, I totally look forward to what that adds to things in future books.

Such a satisfying installment to this already awesome Paranormal Romance series.  Definitely worth it for fans of the genre.

My thanks to Penguin group and Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

Review by Sophia Rose

About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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  1. Great review! I loved them together, they have such chemistry and the way they actually talk to each other to resolve their problems… amazing.

    PS: The 1st and this one are my all-time favorites as well 😀

    1. Exactly Aly! They talk and resolve stuff and don’t run off in snits. Angel’s Blood blew me away the first time I read it.

      1. That’s the 1st book I’ve read from her and after it I had to have them all! She’s my favorite author and I always re-read her books[no wonder my TBR is so big when I ignore it :))]

  2. each time i see one more book released in this series my want to discover it grow because yes sadly i still haven’t started this one but i really enjoy her psychangeling series ( discovered thanks to the french translation)

    1. I just started these a few weeks ago, Miki. I’m behind on so many good series. Good stories wait for us to have time for them. Hope you have time for them soon.

      1. being international i also have the trouble to GEt the book i want so the wait is even longer and i always fear the series will stop in teh middle and i would have done all the effort in vain and never get the end^^ ( i know internet exist but sadly i can’t buy on it so i must wait until a person i know comes with the accepted bank card and accept to order for me etc since it’s 2times a year it’s long^^)

        but there are always some gems hiding for us and that’s also the pleasure of reading