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Book Review: ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY by NALINI SINGH

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog.

This is the eleventh book of the Guild hunter series.

SUMMARY

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind. . .

and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late, and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness.

In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole in Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind there’s a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible. . .not even for the consort of an archangel.

The cascade is still afoot and Elena is on edge, constantly watching for the next disaster the cascade will wroth (in this book the cascade was actively messing with things rather than the passive actions it displays in the previous books). Elena is drafted to chase down an errant runaway baby vampire (there is always once stupid one who thinks they are smarter than everyone and don’t have to pay the price for immortality) on the hunt a sink hole swallows the runner and several cabins while Elena starts hearing voices telling her she will die (how lovely, no one wants to hear voices that predict their death).

Elena’s body starts going through changes that terrify her and Raphael while they look for Harrison’s assailant (Harrison is Elena’s brother-in-law). She is determined to ensure the safety of her sister and niece before she considers her deteriorating health (by she, I mean Elena of course).

Raphael goes into battle at a disadvantage again (the story won’t be interesting if the odds were stacked for him not against him. We love an underdog. And why does each archangel of China want to destroy New York? Ah yes, because Lijuan is batshit crazy. Yup, her creepiness – as Elena calls her – is still wreaking havoc).

In the previous books there were speculations that there have been other angel-made but records of them have been lost. In this book we find out that not only is Elena the first angel-made in angelic memory but she is the first angel-made ever.

Elena and her scent description – please what does ice crunched under teeth smell like? Does anyone know? Because I certainly don’t.

The chapters about the legions and their thought process was eerily beautiful, I loved the way Nalini describes it. From chapter 42 till the end were the most interesting part of the book and where most of the action and intrigue can be found.

I have never read a series that has me itching with impatience to pick up the next installment.