Monday, December 30, 2013

Review: Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter #3)

An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed...

Archangel's Consort is the third novel in the Guild Hunter series. Vampire hunter, Elena Deveraux, has become an immortal--an angel--whose glorious wings of night and day captivate the people of New York. She is also the lover (consort) of the lethally beautiful archangel, Raphael. As she has adjusted to her flying abilities, Elena awaits her archangel to return home to New York. However, their honeymoon is brief when an uncompromising new evil disturbs the peace.

A vampire has attacked an all-girls private school---the assault one of sheer, vicious madness--but it is only the first act. Rampant blood lust takes vampire after vampire, eventually affecting angels too. Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrollable rage. Inexplicable weather patterns darken the city skyline and wreak havoc in other regions. Although Raphael wants to deny it, the omens are unfortunately clear--an ancient and powerful immortal of the Cadre is rising from their slumber. And she wants nothing more than to reunite with her son and rule what is rightfully hers...

Singh has become an exceptional writer as she portrays a captivating new world order where angels rule, vampires serve, and humans obey. I enjoy reading the romance between Elena and Raphael. Elena, who is still adjusting to her new life as angel, has made tremendous progress to the point that she can fly in the sky without assistance. Yet, she learns how to bridge both her former human life (still working as a Guild Hunter and learning the truth behind her hunter lineage) and new immortal life (becoming friends with angels and recognizing her foes). Singh ends the novel on a climactic note (the awakening of Raphael's mother!) that urges readers to read the next novel. I look forward to reading more novels in the Guild Hunter series, which is among the best out there on angels and vampires.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Guild Hunter series, Archangel's Blade.

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