January 16, 2014

Archangel's Consort

Book Cover Archangel's Consort
Archangel's Consort
Nalini Singh
Published: 2011
Pages: 324
Genre:Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Source: Local library
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil ...A vampire has attacked a girls' school - the assault one of sheer, vicious madness - and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. 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.

My thoughts:
This series is growing on me with every book.  I now most certainly want to keep reading.  I am loving the characters, the action and the wondering about in which direction this series will move next.

Elena grows in beauty and strength as an angel, her trust and loyalty to Raphael is intensifying all the time.  I enjoyed learning a little more about her family, the mystery of her mother, and step sisters.  Her relationship with the seven continues to be fascinating, and she has pretty much won over Raphael's butler.

Raphael continues to be this strong, implacable archangel, yet he has a special place in his heart for Elena, and she is slowly influencing him in ways that can only be promising for his future.  This book's title, Archangel's Consort, sums up Elena's place in Raphael's world.  My prediction is it will even strengthen more in the future.

Elena and Raphael both have pasts with their mothers, both have unresolved business, yet while they have mixed emotions, both have a deep love for their respective mothers.  We are given more of the background of Elena and Raphael with their mothers. This book I hope sets up for further development with Caliane in some future book in the series.

As a reader I can only say that when it comes to a Nalini Singh's series: "I become obsessive!"  I am impelled to read through them rather rapidly.  She writes really well and spins a fantastic story.
4 stars
Guild Hunter Series.
1.  Angel's Blood                                              
3.  Archangel's Consort
4.  Archangel's Blade
5.  Archangel's Storm
6.  Archangel's Legion

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