Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 11 hours 23 minutes
Series: Guild Hunter #14
Published by Berkley on October 26, 2021
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Illium and Aodhan. Aodhan and Illium. For centuries they’ve been inseparable: the best of friends, closer than brothers, companions of the heart. But that was before—before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, at long last, Aodhan is healing, but his new-found strength and independence may come at a devastating cost—his relationship with Illium.
As they serve side by side in China, a territory yet marked by the evil of its former archangel, the secret it holds nightmarish beyond imagining, things come to an explosive decision point. Illium and Aodhan must either walk away from the relationship that has defined them—or step forward into a future that promises a bond infinitely precious in the life of an immortal…but that demands a terrifying vulnerability from two badly bruised hearts.
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Archangel’s Light gave us so much packed into one book. We would travel to different times in Illium and Aodhan’s life to see the progression of their friendship. All the way up to this year that they have been separated and awkward.
Both Illium and Aodhan regret the way they have handled things the last year. Aodhan has been in China with Suyin so he thought he could use the distance to stop the pain of the rift between them. That is until Raphael sends Illium to help with disappearing people. Raphael is forcing the two to try and mend their rift so Aodhan will decide to come back to New York instead of becoming Suyin’s second.
My heart took a beating with this one. So much love between the two. Watching them struggle to be around each other made my heart hurt. Each had their own issues with the relationship to overcome. I felt like there was a lot of miscommunication. If they both had of just opened up and talked the problems could have been resolved much sooner. But when they finally did, I felt so much joy for them. Then to have their friendship to develop even further was amazing. I don’t think either of them realized how deeply their feelings went until things just started feeling right. They move forward slowly and each gesture to the other had me smiling.
I loved the emotional train Archangel’s Light kept me on. This may be one of my favorites of the series, if not THE favorite. I know a lot of people had issues with this book, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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