New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness…
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…
Nothing will ever be the same again.
Uh, yeah, I just devoured this book! I absolutely loved reading it, it was just so fantastic! It was great to have another Elena and Raphael book! And the clues from the previous books, about her mom's family and heritage, well, they're explored in this book! So fantastic!
I really enjoyed this book! I loved dealing with Elena and Raphael as they and the Cadre decide what they're going to do about Lijuan having no appearances in 2 years. That in an of itself isn't good, but also then they had to decide what they were going to do about it!
This book deals with what we learned of Elena's maternal family-that she had a vampire in the line. And yeah. this was pretty shocking, how that all turned out! And also, how the group of angles were treating everybody. They basically forgot that they weren't Archangels, and that wasn't good!
There were a few new characters, and they were ones that I want to see again! I hope that maybe, that they'll be a part of the series going forward! It was a good mix with the mentions of the book that Naasir found! Oh, and the bits of history of Illium and Aodhan, and how Aodhan is healing! Can't wait for more!
This book was just epic, and I can't wait to read more (I hope one of the remaining single members of the Seven get a book next!)
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #9
Read: October 6th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Expected Publication: November 1st 2016