Also in this series: Angels' Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Consort, Archangel's Storm, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel's Enigma, Archangel's Heart, Archangel's Viper, Archangel's Prophecy (Guild Hunter, #11), Archangel's War
Series: Guild Hunter #6
Published by Jove on October 29, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Angels
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 12 Hours and 19 Mins
Source: Audible Romance Package
Reading Challenges: Romance-Opoly Reading Challenge 2019
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.
Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.
Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.
Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.
Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…
Archangel’s Legion is book six in the Guild Hunter series and I am so happy that I have returned to this series and after reading this book I wanted to read book one again, because I love me some Raphael and Elena. They are one of my favorite pairings and boy these do were EPIC in this novel and Nalini Singh has really outdone herself in this book. Now, this review will probably contain spoilers, so readers beware.
Archangel’s Legion begins with Raphael and Elena, going about their duties in their lives and to their territory. Elena is still trying to face up to her past especially that past with her mother’s death and her father’s abuse over the years of her childhood. She is still having nightmares but they are becoming less the more time she has spent with Raphael. But there is a change coming for both of them. There is a Archangel who is building a army of death soldiers but she is the most powerful of them all and Raphael isn’t even sure he can kill her with all of his power. With Elena’s influence, Raphael is starting to see the power and good thinking in building allies and friendships with other powerful Archangel’s.
“Raphael, in case you’re getting ideas – I won’t be this civilized if you decide you need a concubine. In fact, it’s a good bet I’ll turn homicidal.
He didn’t look up from his conversation with Astaad as he said, A pity, in that cool “Archangel” tone of his. I will now have to ask the pilot to empty the hold of my chosen females.
We’re going to have to talk about this new sense of humor of yours.”
There is a change that we see from the first couple of books in Raphael and Elena to this book. I love seeing how powerful they are together both as leaders and as a couple working out kinks in their relationship. They are living in their HEA, but we see that life isn’t full of roses and daisies either, they have many conflicts to overcome.
The situation starts to escalate when there are falling birds in the sky and including many angels falling from the sky and many being brutally injured and a handful being killed from this phenomenon. Raphael has no clue who is behind it all, but there is a new power rising in him that he doesn’t truly understand yet, and there is a facial mark that is beginning to form and it isn’t worrying Raphael too much but its terrifying Elena. Now Elena is having to face some real fears because of what is happening around them and she doesn’t think she could survive losing Raphael, she has lost so much and what I really liked in this book is the vulnerability that we see in Elena. She can kick ass, of course, she is a Guild Hunter but she does have vulnerabilities and I really love seeing her flaws and seeing her trying to overcome them and becoming a better person as a whole. But when there is a sickness killed vampires, Elena goes on the hunt to find out what or who is behind it all and before Raphael and Elena know it, a new power is coming into Raphael and war is coming onto their doorstep, a war that they might not be able to win….one that could destroy Raphael and Elena.
“The power, it seduced, whispering to me to weave it into my own cells.” A glance over his shoulder. “Before you, I would’ve no doubt accepted it and it would’ve destroyed me from the inside out.”
“Before you,” she whispered, “I was shut up inside my heart, protecting it from harm, and never knowing the glory I missed.” She linked her hand in his. “You and I, we’re a unit. I dare any evil on this earth to tear us apart.”
THIS BOOK!!! I can’t even describe in words how much I adored this book and its one of my favorites of the series. These books just get better with each installment and after reading this book I remembered how much I truly adore Raphael and Elena. They are so epic together and it’s in this book that you realize why they are such a favorite couple among so many readers. I love how strong they are together,
Eternity would mean nothing without you. For no power on this earth would I trade my Elena
This book I was able to listen to and boy Justine Eyre does such a good job with these books, she really displays Singh’s voice so well and I love how she portrays these stories. I would like to say that I didn’t want to put this book down, it was SO SO delicious. We have some fun sexy times between Raphael and Elena and they definitely still get creative and hot in the bedroom. There is a built up of plot twists in this book and boy the intensity and suspense in this book was SO fantastic. Definitely beats some romantic suspense novels I have because it’s a roller coaster of action and intrigue and loved seeing one of my favorite couples in action once again.
Overall I found Archangel’s Legion to be an intense whirlwhind of action, drama, world shattering romance and a story to soak into and never want to let go of!! STUNNING!