What can I say? Today is a big day. Nalini Singh‘s 12th (how did that happen?!?) Guild Hunter book, Archangel’s War, was released today. We will get hauled off the cliff we were all left hanging on after the end of Archangel’s Prophecy and find out what happened to Elena and Raphael. I think I could use a re-read of the last book to get ready, honestly, but we will see if I have the patience to wait. Maybe. Anyways, Doug Meeks was kind enough to send over his review for Archangel’s War, as well, so I thought I would do a two-fer post covering both my pick and Doug’s thoughts on it.
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.
What Doug said…
This is the book the last few have been leading up to and it did not disappoint for me but as some have mentioned it does kind of drag you through the mud for many pages before an ultimate ending that made me check to be sure the series had not just ended.
The world is headed towards war and nothing can stop it, there are battles and horrors but the majority of the Cadre of archangels are trying to prepare to stop an unstoppable enemy and sadly there are going to be casualties.
The Guild hunter world has always intrigued me but this one gives you a bit of everything you have seen and more, I can’t really say too much or ruin the plot which is worldwide in scope and is mind boggling but the ending is so complete I really thought she was ending the series and I missed the announcement (FYI: she has 3 more books at least contracted).
So with little to let you know all I can say is prepare for a small bit of romance and a ton of battles and war, I think I love the series so much I am biased since I have given all of them high marks even when many of my fellow reviewers did not but we all have our favorite series that just speak to us and this is one of mine. I love the violence, the romance, the loyalty and the family dynamics so enjoy this one because I have no clue where she is going after this but this is 5 Stars.
What do you need or want to see in this one? Where do you see the series going from here?