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"Nalini SIngh has once again outdone herself!"

Now that the disaster that was Lijuan's ball is over and Elena has somewhat healed from the experience, she's back to training. Not only does Elena need to keep up her hunting skills, she also needs to perfect her flight; and as a newly made angel, there are certain things she isn't strong enough to do yet, like vertical takeoffs. However, not everything is work all the time as the relationship between Elena and her Archangel continues to grow. Raphael officially names Elena as his consort, a title Elena willingly accepts. All is not calm however as natural disasters begin occurring and young vampires become crazed with bloodlust. So once again Elena's hunting skills come into play. Turns out an Archangel may be awakening and causing all these disturbances. And that Archangel is none other than Caliane—Raphael's mother. The woman who left Raphael broken and bleeding in a field before she went to Sleep. Caliane is one of the Ancients and as such will be so strong, none of the other Archangels will be able to destroy her. While Archangels don't have many rules, they do have one—no one can kill a sleeping Archangel. So now they will have to find where Caliane is sleeping and determine if she is insane. Hopefully, they will be able to determine this prior to Caliane attaining her full strength. There is only one Archangel who may be able to destroy Caliane and that is Lijuan, who has evolved into something else.

Will Raphael be able to find where his mother is Sleeping? Will Elena allow Raphael to go after her alone? What will happen when they find her? And what does Lijuan have planned? Will she help Raphael?

ARCHANGEL'S CONSORT: GUILD HUNTERS SERIES BOOK 3 seamlessly picks up where ARCHANGEL'S KISS leaves off and once again takes us into the world of Archangels and vampires and hunters. A world Nalini Singh vividly brings to life with her wonderful gift of weaving words together into a fantastic story. Certain things come out in this story— things about mothers, both Elena's and Raphael's. We also get a glimpse into Raphael's childhood. But the thing I really loved about this story is how it's character driven. Oh, there's plenty of action, but we get to watch as Elena becomes more comfortable in Raphael's world and even creates her own space in his home. And their relationship just becomes stronger with the more time they spend together. I absolutely love this series and the depth of emotion Nalini Singh brings out in her characters. As always with Nalini Singh's books, this one already has its place on my keeper shelf.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 13, 2011

SUMMARY

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…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Angels, Vampires

Guild Hunter reading order per author's website:

  1. Angels' Pawn (e-release, early 2009; this novella is written to stand alone, so it can be read at any stage in the series. Angels' Blood is the first book in the series.)
  2. Angels' Blood (March 2009)
  3. "Angels' Judgment" in Must Love Hell Hounds anthology (September 2009)
  4. Archangel's Kiss (February 2010)
  5. Archangel's Consort (January 2011)

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Archangel's Consort
(Guild Hunter: Book 3)
by Nalini Singh

Berkley Pub Group
January 1, 2011
Available: January 25, 2011
ISBN #0425240134
EAN #9780425240137
352 pages
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Other Books by
Nalini Singh

Tangle of Need
Angels' Flight
Lord of the Abyss and Desert Warrior
Lord of the Abyss
Angels of Darkness
Archangel's Blade
Kiss of Snow
Play of Passion
Burning Up
Bonds of Justice
Archangel's Kiss
Blaze of Memory
Must Love Hellhounds
Branded by Fire
Angels' Blood
Angels' Pawn
The Magical Christmas Cat
Hostage to Pleasure
Mine to Possess
An Enchanted Season
Caressed By Ice
Visions of Heat
Slave to Sensation
Desert Warrior


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