Published: Gollancz 2013
Genre: Paranormal/Urban fantasy
Source: Local public library
Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels.
Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York...and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same...
Archangel's Legion is #6 in the Guild Hunter series. The main characters of this book bring us back to Elena and Raphael. As a couple they work so well together, so it was a pleasure to link up with them again.
In this story there is a major battle between an archangel who is trying to rule the world with an evil power, and Raphael and his troops. Of course his feisty consort is there to add her weight to the battle as she fights side by side with the troops.
The shifting of power amongst the archangels of the world brings different strengths for each. Raphael is developing new ability, thanks to his relationship with Elena it is a power for good. Elena, while human and newly an angel. is vulnerable and she feels she may be a weakness that Raphael has to contend with. However in this book, Elena proves to be a wonderful consort, reaching out to support Raphael and all those who need it at this horrendous time. As the book ends, we find out just how important Elena is to Raphael, as they prepare to battle to the death. Raphael has a surprise coming and it is just in the nick of time.
Some of the minor characters have their story progressed, there is Elena's sister Eve, who is also a hunter born - much to their father's distress. In this book Elena is given the back story of what happened to her father when he was young, which goes a long way to explain his antipathy for hunters and Elena in particular. I really look forward to this aspect having further development in books to come, and to see if the relationship of Elena and her father improve in any way.
This was another excellent book in this series. I am now up to date with it and will just have to wait until the next one comes out later this year.
Guild Hunter Series.
6. Archangel's Legion
7. Archangel's Shadows - November 2014