*In this book review I will give a brief overview and opinion on the text without the deliberate inclusion of any spoilers.
Rating: 4 out of 5 books 📖
Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy….
Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.
Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.
In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.
This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.
Archangels Prophecy is Nalini Singh’s eleventh installment in her bestselling Guild Hunter series. The author creates an incredibly complex, dynamic world where angels and vampires coincide with humans and archangels rule them all.
The novel focuses on the two main characters connection and a unknown entity who (or what), threatens all that they are. Singh creates a world that draws you in and offers you just enough goodness that soon you’re addicted to it like a drug. The storyline is entwined with a mystery, family relationships of all types both blood and non-blood, along with a changing world on the edge of cataclysmic shift.
‘One must die for one to live’ – Cassandra
What I really enjoyed about this novel is that there are two separate storylines happening throughout and yet they are connected and occasionally merge together. This allows us to see how aspects of one storyline affect the other and vice versa. I always enjoy having more than one storyline to follow, it definitely keeps things interesting and prevents the text from feeling one dimensional.
This next part I did not see coming. In her previous books, Singh does not typically end with a heart stopping cliffhanger. Except this time she has. It was so good I feel like it was cruel to end the story there. Worse, we have to wait another year for the next book (which is the worst thing in the world for impatient readers like myself).
‘Mess with me and I will shoot you through the heart, I swear to God. I am so far past hangry, I’m homicidal.’ – Elena Deveraux
The only thing I didn’t like about the ending was how abruptly it ended. I know this is a technique that is used in films and other books to keep the audience wanting more but I hate having to wait a year with so many questions. In saying this, I feel like it is important to point out that it does take time for authors to put together a book so I should try to not feel too frustrated.
If you’re like me and love a good paranormal romance novel then this is an unmissable addition to Singh’s Guild Hunter world as it foreshadows the penultimate future climax of the popular book series. But if you are interested in trying your hand at Archangels Prophecy, then I’d definitely suggest reading the rest of the series first so that you can get a better understanding of the world and the background on the characters.
I won’t spoil anything for those who aren’t familiar with the series (I hate people who do that!), but I highly recommend you give it a go.
Have you already read Archangels Prophecy? If so, what did you think?