Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 15 hrs 39 mins
Series: Guild Hunter #12
Published by Berkley, Tantor Audio on September 24, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see. . .
The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed. . .far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.
At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough. . .
This war could end them all.
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Oh, how to write a review on this book without there being spoilers for the previous book?! If you have not read this series or even Archangel’s Prophecy, and don’t like to read blurbs before the books, then I would stop here. I’m not going to be spoilery for this book, but it could definitely take some of the shock value out of the previous book.
Now that you’ve been warned. What the heck just happened?! At their first awakening, I was devastated for Elena. They were alive but everything was so uncertain. Honestly, everything is uncertain through most of the book. Elena’s immortality, Raphael’s powers, the new archangel’s. I was on a crazy roller coaster ride throughout this whole book.
Nalini Singh made me hold my breath in fear, sigh in contentment, shout in outrage and even cry with loss. Things happen to characters that I could not imagine. There were times I wanted to jump online and drop a note to Nalini to tell her just how outraged I was. But obviously the author has a reason for doing what she did. I just have to hold on until the next book to find out why she ripped my heart out.
The war with Lijuan is long and bloody. Not only for Raphael and his territory, but for all of the Cadre. There were times I felt it dragged a little long, but it just proved how strong Lijuan was and how difficult to kill.
I love Justine Eyre and feel like she did an amazing job keeping pace with all of the ups and downs the characters faced. It must have been difficult bringing on the new accents of the Ancients, but Justine handled it well and you could definitely tell they were tired and old. I felt the audio was so well done for this book!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 Audiobook Challenge