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Archangel's Heart

Guild Hunter Series, Book 9
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Series: Guild Hunter, Book 9
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,367 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

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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.

©2016 Nalini Singh (P)2016 Tantor

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"Singh explores power, love, and redemption with her typical consummate skill." ( Kirkus)

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ANOTHER ADDICTIVE & RICHLY LAYERED STORY

For fans of the Guild Hunter series this will be an auto download because, like me, they know that again and again Nalini Singh delivers riveting plots that are bursting at the seams with descriptive scenes and awesome characters. And this one certainly doesn't disappoint as we join Elena and Raphael once more as they find themselves in the center of Cadre politics, get summoned by the mysterious Luminata, find a village that's terrified of Angels, battle the random effects of the Cascade and uncover a sinister chilling secret that will leave Elena reeling.

Worth a credit? As we're already at book 9 there's no new love story to be had between these two because the Archangel of New York has already fallen in love with his Guild Hunter.. and theirs is a beautiful and solid relationship to witness. Instead, together they stand in another captivating and, YES, creditworthy story that's cloaked in intrigue, suspense, danger and tension - ready to fight against hidden enemies, protecting one another and are prepared to die for each other. And, as always, Justine Eyre's narration made every chapter and every character come alive.

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Great addition to the series :D

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This was a great story and addition to the series. This book focused around Raphael and Elena and Cadre business with the Luminata. The Luminata is a cast of angels that have taken a vow of celibacy and seek a path to lumination. A task given to the Luminata in ancient times is to call the Cadre to a mandatory meeting when it becomes time to reallocate the territory the Archangels control. In this case, an Archangel has left their territory un-ruled and the vampires of the area are showing signs of loosing control and killing indiscriminately. Raphael and the rest of the Cadre get called to the Luminata compound to meet and discuss the issue and it just happens to be in the same area that Elena believes her grandmother came from so while she's there with Raphael, she intends to snoop around for any info she can find.

Things at the Luminata compound certainly aren't what they are supposed to be and the story leans heavily toward the suspense end of things during their time at the compound. While some parts I was able to guess, there were a few twists I certainly didn't expect once things started coming to light. Regardless of the lack of action, things stayed interesting enough that I wasn't bored at all and it kept me engaged from beginning to end (I only stopped to sleep). Also, I really loved how things turned out in the end and it left me looking forward to what will come next. I would definitely recommend this series. :D

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Luminata & Elena's family history

The intro of the Luminata is interesting, though they aren't as immediately threatening as was Neha's daughter (bk2). Much more interesting is Elena's family history. Not saying more- spoilers! Eyre is the voice of the series.

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Great book but slow in the beginning

If you can make it through the first five chapters it gets good. The story is a great one and the ending, enjoyable.

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  • 11-16-16

Wonderful!!

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NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
I don’t want to tell you to much of what happens. But in Archangel's Heart we get to see Raphael and Elena’s relationship grow even closer then it was before. We get to see the Cadre come together and actually work together. We get to learn more about Illium and Aodhan’s relationship. We are left with a few questions about Lijuan and what will happen next with the Cascade and the world.
Yet again, Ms. Singh blows me away with her ability to write a story that makes me cry, laugh, be shocked and fall in love with this world all over again. A story that makes me want to get to the end to see how this story will end while dreading finishing the book. Because that means I have to wait patiently for the next installment. This is one of my all time favorite series and I can not wait to see what is next for Raphael, Elena, that Cadre and the rest of the amazing cast Ms. Singh has created. Really hoping that Bluebell’s book is coming soon. And after Archangel's Heart I really need an Aodhan book .
As always I let the amazing talented Justine Eyre read this book to me. I am in awe of her voice and talent! I love that I am able to know who is speaking with each passage without have to be told. I hope that they never switch narrators for this series. Ms. Eyre is just flat out amazing. I can not wait for our next meeting in book 10 so she can read more to me!!


Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & Berkley Publishing Group. I also received a complimentary audio copy from Tantor Audio Books in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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Another hit in the Guild Hunter Series

I love the strong and smart female characters Singh portrays in this series. I also really enjoyed the character development of Elena, Raphael, and others you’ll like reading more about. I’ll not give anything away. I’ll just highly recommend this book to any fan of the series or author.

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A little mix of everything!

For a series that follow the same characters, the author is doing a good job of making each book different so the series isn't stagnate. While there was less action in this book, I did enjoy several things.

First and foremost, was more time with Raphael and Elena. I love getting to see how they interact with each other, and how they watch out for each other as a couple. So many books only show a couple getting to the relationship, not after the relationship is established. That's the part I enjoy the most. How a couple works after they are a couple.

The mystery behind why things felt wrong with the Luminata compound and all the little discoveries was very interesting to me. Having all the archangels in one place also brought reminders to how much I'm not loving them. They are so flippant about abuse towards humans. I'm glad Raphael treats everyone very well or this series would not work for me.

Lastly, the things revealed about Elena's past made this book worth the read. I love how this book ended and that's all I can say about that. I'm looking forward to the next book!

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Excellent Audiobook

The narrator did a great job. I really enjoyed this storyline and how the author keeps the overall story arc moving while mixing in smaller arcs.

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Archangel's Heart ❤

The intricacies of the story line and caricatures is elaborate and intriguing to say the least I would recommend this book for any available reading enthusiasts can't wait to read on to the next book in line!😍

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great series!!!

I'm obsessed with this serious and Justine is the best. love love love love love