This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Berkley
Released on October 30, 2018
In the midst of powerful natural and unnatural disaster world-wide, an evil that only sleeps, and a love that transcends all between an archangel and his angel-made consort, an ancient prophecy threatens to rip the world and the lovers apart. The rising action of this latest book threatened to undo me with all response and emotion it pulled forth.
Archangel’s Prophecy is #11 in the Guild Hunter series that must be read in order.
Just when I thought this series might be waning and coasting into its finale, this book comes along and doesn’t just fan the flames, but pours an accelerate on it. This one offered up a game changer and I have no idea where it will lead other than the promise of a clash of titans between the evil that is Lijuan the Archangel of Death and Raphael and Elena.
Most of this one slowly built along two storylines set against the odd calamities of the Cascade. First, Elena is back in hunter action trying to track the person who tried to kill her brother in law and threatened her sister. The trail is dark and gritty as the bloody body count rises. Along side this suspense element is the inexplicable and nerve-wracking loss of her angel-hood and immortality. An ancient voice predicts her death so another can live, but Elena is a huntress and has no plans to cave to fate especially when Raphael’s warmth and love will die with her.
The book was riveting and I had to know the answers to both storylines. The love affair of Raphael and Elena was as endearing and strong as ever, time with Raphael’s Seven and their camaraderie is always good, friends and family time, tracking down a skilled killer, and Elena’s unbecoming were all blended into one fabulous story. It was steady and gave both exciting and introspective moments in turn though one of the plot threads did go from steady to rushed to get it finished by the end. I was totally in this one right up to the end.
The biggest plot thread is left dangling over a cliff. I saw the pages thinning as I neared the back of the book and had a bad feeling. After all the build up and now I must wait. So be prepared for that. Not that its a big deal this late in the series when it’s pretty much hardcore fans who will read the next book no matter what, but waiting… yeah.
All in all, another strong installment in the Guild Hunter series in this incredible world where powerful, militant angel’s rule, vampires and other magic users exist, and humans are definitely not at the top of the food chain. If you like action-packed paired with sensual and sparkling romantic pairings in a dangerous urban fantasy world, give these a try.
My thanks to Penguin- Random House for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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