Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Justine Eyre
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, Love Hard , Last Guard
A horrifying secret rises in the aftermath of an archangelic war in New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s deadly and beautiful Guild Hunter world...
The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone but their legacy of evil lives on—especially in Africa, where the shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence.
It is up to Titus, archangel of this vast continent, to stop the reborn from spreading across the world. Titus can’t do it alone, but of the surviving powerful angels and archangels, large numbers are wounded, while the rest are fighting a surge of murderous vampires.
There is no one left…but the Hummingbird. Old, powerful, her mind long a broken kaleidoscope. Now, she must stand at Titus’s side against a tide of death upon a discovery more chilling than any other. For the Archangel of Disease has left them one last terrible gift…
Archangel’s Sun is finally here! I was a little hesitant about this book because I wasn’t sure about Sharine. She made her appearance in the previous book, but she was kind of crazy. I wasn’t sure I would believe a romance between her and Titus. I’m thrilled to say I was wrong!
Sharine was once in love, but her love died tragically. She has been asleep for a LONG time, but awoke to help Raphael and Elena. Now, she is off to Africa to assist Titus and things don’t get off to a great start. These two have different ideas on a lot of things, but learn to work together. I must say it was really great to see Sharine come into her own (again). She was so fragile (and a bit mad) before, but she really rises in Archangel’s Sun and its compelling. Titus is a good hero for her as well-he isn’t a push over, but he doesn’t dampen her shine. There were a few times when I felt perhaps Sharine was too demeaning to Titus. These two didn’t always agree, but sometimes, she was just straight up MEAN.
Ok, so here is my issue. This book felt unresolved to me. The ending was just lacking in my opinion. While part of me understands her determination to keep her “independence”, it didn’t give me the same satisfaction I typically like in a romance. It isn’t anti-romantic so much as not a full HEA. That could be on purpose-perhaps Singh is planning to continue Sharine and Titus’ story!
As always, Justine Eyre’s narration is superb! I highly recommend this series in audio as she narrates all the books and each is delightful!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: supernatural, post apocalyptic
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series (while this is a ‘new’ couple, you need to understand the complex world and characters by reading the previous books
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Again, this didn’t feel like a traditional HEA…maybe an HFN? « Hide Spoiler