Series: Guild Hunter #15
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Viper, Archangel's Prophecy , Archangel's War, Archangel's Sun, Archangel's Light
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 , Archangel's Light , Storm Echo, Resonance Surge
New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the dangerous, haunting world of archangels…and a love that is legend.
For thousands of years, the passion between Alexander, Archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, Queen of the Nile, burned furious and bright, seemingly without end. But to be an archangel is to be bound to power violent and demanding. Driven by its primal energy, Alexander and Zanaya fought as fiercely as they loved. Locked in an endless cycle of devotion and heartbreak, it is only Zanaya’s decision to Sleep that ends their love story.
Eons later, it is the Cascade of Death that wakens them both. The passion between them a flame that yet burns, Alexander and Zanaya stand together in one last battle against the ultimate darkness. But even a warrior archangel cannot win every war. Alexander’s scream shatters the world as Zanaya falls, broken and silent…only to rise again in a miracle that may be a devastating curse. For is it truly the Queen of the Nile who has been resurrected?
Only one thing is clear: this is the last beat of their passionate, angry dance. The final song for Alexander and his Zani…
Archangel’s Resurrection features Alexander, the archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, the archangel of the Nile. These two have a storied past of deep love and deep anger. Their story? It spans millennia. Thousands of years of the deepest emotions until Zanaya decided to take a break-with the Sleep of their kind.
Just as their second chance starts, it is already hitting a major rough patch. This timeline crosses many of the previous books timelines (obviously), so it does help to understand the large story arc from previous books (the Cascade). However, I really had no idea who these two were, so in that respect, I was in the dark. In the past, I have skipped some of the books that don’t focus on Raphael and Elena. I can’t really explain why, but they are just the ultimate to me. However, I did truly enjoy Alexander and Zanaya’s story. Their love is super intense (as being in love for millennia will do). My only issue with the book was at times, it felt slow. The timeline is long and so a lot of the book is time hopping through their story. I skimmed a few times. I think what continues to make this series work for me is the overarching plot arc. In this book, with the millennia of love to tell, it was a little meh.
Archangel’s Resurrection is one of those epic love stories that really only works in fantasy. Singh’s writing is evocative and enthralling as usual. Honestly, she is one of the best writers. If you haven’t started this series, I highly recommend it.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: a few
- Series/Standalone: series (you really should read the series to fully understand the world)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
other urban fantasy reads like those by Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, Jayne Castle…then you will probably like Archangel’s Resurrection!