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…
*This review contains a bit of spoilers if you haven’t read Archangel’s Blood & Archangel’s Kiss*
Reenter Nalini Singh’s unique world filled with angels, vampires and guild hunters (vampire hunters). Elena is one of the top active guild hunters and from the beginning of her story to now, her life has taken a drastic turn that she could have never imagined. What do you expect from a woman who hunts vampires for a living, right?
Elena now finds herself in love with Raphael, the archangel of New York and a newly turned angel herself, which was impossible, up until now. Elena tries hard to get her life on track while dealing with being a newly made angel, her relationship with Raphael and the new and unknown threat to the world. She defiantly has got her hands filled. The story brings a whole new twist on the phrase “guess who’s coming to town”.
I really enjoyed Nalini’s writing an Archangel Consort is no different. With the guild hunter series Nalini breathed new life into angels and vampires that are strongly unique but actually works within the story. There’s a dark edge and power to the angels and vampires that intrigues me.
I enjoyed the journey that Elena goes through and how things didn’t come easy for her. There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that she went through in trying to solve this case. She didn’t just wake up and was this all powerful being now. She had to learn and grow and fight for what she wanted. Including her relationship with Raphael.
There was a good balance of steamy sexy scenes and scenes where Raphael and Elena got to know each other better as well as their relationship as a couple. Showing their secrets and vulnerability to each other with the situations tossed at them. No instant happily ever after here, which I really appreciated.
There are so many great characters within the book, mainly Raphael’s Seven (you’ll understand when you read it), with such interesting backgrounds themselves that I wanted to more about them. I wanted them to have more of a presence within the story then they already had which I don’t know if that is a bad or good thing? Possible branch off series?
There was a lot of mystery and intrigue with finding out who the threat was and I love the added danger. Nalini really kept me guessing all the way to the end of the story with how the story would pay out. In reconciliation or bloodshed? And I have to say that the ending left possibilities that could be further explored while leaving me satisfied. Archangel Consort really kept me entertained from the beginning of the story all the way up to the end. The world that Nalini Singh created had all the danger, intrigue, mystery and romance to keep a reader entertained.