ARCHANGEL’S LEGION is the sixth book in Nalini Singh’s brilliantly hot GUILD HUNTER series. The story focuses on the Archangel Raphael who lives in New York, and his consort Elena Deveraux – a Guild Hunter. In ARCHANGEL’S LEGION the events of the previous five books come to a head, and The Cascade crests. Things are changing in the world of the archangels, and nothing will ever be the same.
I was really excited to get back into the world of GUILD HUNTER and find out what was going on with Elena and Raphael, who I should probably confess are my favourite characters in the series. A lot happens in ARCHANGEL’S LEGION, so I found the book to be a real page turner – I just had to know what happened next. When I reached the end I was actually quite sad because I wanted to be more, not because the story felt incomplete or anything like that, but because I didn’t want it to end.
The plot of ARCHANGEL’S LEGION is a seemingly simple one: someone is making a power play against Raphael. However, Singh weaves much more into the plot than that. She also reintroduces characters from the previous novels and novellas in the GUILD HUNTER series. There are also some new characters introduced, and there is a heck of a lot of action as well as some really steamy romance between Elena and Raphael – all in all, everything you would expect from a novel in the GUILD HUNTER series.
Battle lines are drawn, and battles fought in this book. I think Singh did a very good job both building up the tension in the narrative, and describing the fight scenes. There are also some really quite poignant moments, where we get to see a more “human” side to some of the characters. Singh did a really good balancing all these different scenes out, and keeping the narrative coherent. All in all ARCHANGEL’S LEGION is a great addition to the GUILD HUNTER series, and I am looking forward to seeing how things develop in this world in future books.
Originally posted on The Flutterby Room.