Series: Guild Hunter #12
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: New York City, NY
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Also in this series: Archangel's Kiss, Archangel's Viper, Archangel's Prophecy
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
Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see. . .
The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed. . .far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.
At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough. . .
This war could end them all.
Ok, listen, there is literally NO WAY to review Archangel’s War without spoiling Archangel’s Prophecy, so consider yourself warned.
So, the book starts with Elena and Raphael in the chrysalis. They awake with some unique changes. But, the key is they awake-Elena is still immortal and Raphael is still…well badass. The cascade still threatens and is causing all kinds of weird issues. Elena’s wings are….super fucking cool, but strange things are happening to her. She seems to have taken on some of Raphael’s cascade powers. And she can make trees grow super fast.
In their immediate awakening, they have to tackle a few things: Elena is essentially a skeleton, Raphael is ablaze, they are at the bottom of a giant crater caused by their explosion. But even past those, Raphael has to re-secure his territory or there could be war. I loved getting to see all the gang again-Bluebell, Ash, Elijah, Beth. There is a LOT going on in the story and Nalini Singh weaves it all together and it leads up to the big battle with Lejuan. There is a death that makes me sad, but its not a main character or anything View Spoiler »The Legion dies! « Hide Spoiler. Its about so much more than just what is happening with Elena and Raphael, which makes the book feel like a super fast read.
Archangel’s War is triumphant, just like Elena and Raphael! The plot will answer the questions from Archangel’s Prophecy, and hint at more to come. The relationship between Elena and Raphael is evolving and it’s a beautiful thing to read.
If you are an audiobook fan, I cannot recommend these books enough. Justine Eyre does a magnificent job!! She nails all the various worldly accents.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: vampires, angels
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series (you HAVE to read at least the books that focus on Elena and Raphael)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »nothing like the last book, but there are some open ended events that hint towards more in the series (yay) « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler