Goodreads – Archangel’s Prophecy
Genre: Fantasy, paranormal, Romance.
Published: October 30th
Eeek!! the time has come to review this AMAZING book. I read it in a day, and oh my god. That’s all I can say.
I don’t think I can wait until 2019 for the next one.
The book jumps back into the lives of both Elena and Raphael.
Elena is Raphael’s consort, but trained hunter who still works with the Guild, alongside her best friend Sara.
Elena is one kick ass Heroine in all the books she features in, hence Raphael’s attraction to her from the beginning.
Raphael is a powerful Archangel in charge of New York City, he begins to grow with more angel fire within becoming stronger and stronger in each book, ready to fight in the Cascade.
The love between these two is undeniably strong, since she is the first angel in thousands of years turned from mortal to immortal by the kiss of ambrosia Raphael produced. Read the first book to see their love begin. Elena makes Raphael that little bit more mortal at heart.
In the beginning Elena’s vampire brother in law is attacked, left close to death, which also threatens her sister and niece. The story follows Elena tracking down the culprit and uncovering dark truths, as well as battling her own fears of weakening.
Elena begins to hear an ancient voice in her head, over and over again telling her of a prophecy. A part of the Prophecy is an immortal must die…..
“You must for the other to live”. But of course Elena is not having any of that, she makes her future with Raphael, the Cascade will not control them.
Owls begin to appear to only her, lint starts to grow from her skin, the legion state the pain she is feeling will not kill her but be part of her “Becoming”.
Her wings become weaker, she loses weight at an incredible rate, and her rate of healing becomes like that of a mortal. The healers are baffled and so is Raphael. Raphael is furious and worried, for him there is no world without Elena if she dies, he would give into the darkness and fall within himself if anything happened to her.
He just makes me swoon every time he tells her “Elena mine”, or “Hunter – mine”.
But the real heart wrenching part of this book is 3/4 of the way through. Probably the first time in a long time I have cried in a book. This is when the book really changes and the fate of these two becomes unsure.
Since reading reviews from others who received an ARC, the ending has been a widely debated topic. Everyone was going on about a cliffhanger. There has been mixed reviews, people refusing to read the series after the ending.. I did not find the ending a cliffhanger, but more of a genius way of Nalini Singh keeping her readers hooked for the next instalment. I for one am so upset, confused, intrigued to see where book number 12 takes us. Will the fight of the Cascade begin. What happens with these two.
Once again Nalini has not disappointed.
If you have read Archangel’s Prophecy then check out the Facebook page, just for this book, but there are spoilers!
Official Archangel’s Prophecy Discussion Group
There is also a general page for Nalini Singh fans: Fans of Nalini Singh.
And the Guild Hunter series.
5 Stars for this book
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.
About the Author
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.