Series: Guild Hunter #14
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Also in this series: Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Viper, Archangel's Prophecy , Archangel's War, Archangel's Sun
Also by this author: Angels' Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Silver Silence, Archangel's Viper, Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Ocean Light, Archangel's Prophecy , Wolf Rain, Archangel's War, Alpha Night, Archangel's Sun, Love Hard , Last Guard
Nalini Singh returns to the world of the Guild Hunters for the most highly anticipated novel of the beloved series—a love story so epic it’s been half a millennia in the making…
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.
Archangel’s Light is the book loyal readers of this series have been impatiently waiting for! Aodhan and Illium have captured the hearts of readers and those readers have long waited for their story. Now, this was the first M/M in this series, and I’m also sure there were readers of the series who weren’t really psyched about it. So, Singh had to tread carefully, and since she is the queen, she does it well.
The story bounces back and forth between the past and the present. These two have a very LONG history. Both of them are sort of broken, and their story is a bit heartbreaking. But these two have such a wonderful and deep friendship that their love is truly believable. Their love story is a slow burn built on that friendship, so it is a different feel than other books in the series.
I enjoyed the book a great deal. I didn’t love it as much as others in the series, but its a great book. I hope, even if you aren’t sure about M/M, fans will give this a try! Aodan and Illium have a love that you find in fairy tales and that songs are written about. It is simply beautiful!
Also, I have listened to each book in this series. Justine Eyre is FANTASTIC! Seriously, she is a superstar narrator.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: a few
- Trope: M/M, angels
- Series/Standalone: series (you need to read these in order)
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