Review ~ Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance @TantorAudio

Posted October 10, 2019 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance @TantorAudioArchangel's War by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 15 hrs 39 mins
Series: Guild Hunter #12
Published by Berkley, Tantor Audio on September 24, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 478
5 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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!

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.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2019 Audiobook Challenge