Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Archangel’s Legion
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #6
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 385 pages
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: 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…
When a disease targets vampires, Elena and Raphael are forced to discover and stop whatever it is before it infects their entire city. At the same time, they’re both trying to come to grips with their own issues and the ensuing danger coming from others in the Cadre. With the threat of war so near, will Raphael and Elena be able to defend their territory or will they lose it entirely?
One thing I find fascinating about this series is that there’s so much tension and harshness to it especially in the Cadre. I loved seeing how each person in the Cadre reacts and what they do in war-like situations. In this one, it was interesting to see how Raphael and Elena handled the disease that attacked their vampires and hurt their angels. At the same time, I liked how Elena fell so easily into her role as consort, I liked that she cared so much about people she didn’t even really know.
I really enjoyed this book but I have to admit, I’m a little over Elena and Raphael. I adore the situations they get into and the fact that there’s so much conflict surrounding them. However, I’m ready to move on from these two. Their internal conflicts are still the same as the first book – Raphael’s too human because of Elena, trying to get accustomed to new power and has issues with his mom while Elena has daddy issues, guilt over her dead sisters/mother and all hung up on her new responsibilities. I just wish there was something new between them and that their original issues weren’t still harped on 😦
In the end, though, I still liked the book because I loved getting back into this world. Seeing where things have progressed and how much worse everything is getting. I loved, loved finding out about the Legion (because I was wondering for ages why it was titled the way it is!). After all this, though, I really want more of Illium & Aodhan!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*