Archangel’s Enigma (Guild Hunter #8) by Nalini Singh #BookReview #ARCReview #GTBA15
*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***
The burning question in the mind of every Guild Hunter series fan is, “Just what is Naasir?” Is he a vampire? A “tiger creature”, as Elena likes to call him? In Archangel’s Enigma, author Nalini Singh finally unveils the secrets of the mysterious Naasir, and readers are treated to some up close quality time with the most feral of Raphael’s Seven. Opposites may attract, but Ms. Singh puts a new spin on that old standby: Naasir’s mate Andromeda is young, seemingly fragile, and a scholar—in vivid contrast to his wild, lethal grace and predatory nature—but she has a hidden core of strength that she’s been nurturing under the cover of darkness and a few dangerous secrets of her own. The scene where they meet is just plain entertaining and brings into stark relief the differences between the pair, as well as hinting at the deeper similarities they may share.
Every Guild Hunter book is a grand adventure, but Naasir’s is fun. He has such a playful spirit that he brings life to the most mundane of situations. He’s also so naturally predatory that he has a way of both amping up and playing down danger and of getting out of situations even other members of the Seven might find challenging. His scholar mate is brilliant and has an inherent talent for fluid combat, so they are perfectly matched.
Graceful strength, wild beauty, predatory intelligence . . . These things are at the heart of every Nalini Singh Guild Hunter story (and the Psy-Changeling books too). Archangel’s Enigma is part Indiana Jones, part Braveheart: adventures worthy of a rugged scholarly explorer and emotional ties so deep they grab your heart and don’t let go. Every time I finish a Guild Hunter book, I feel full, excited, sad, and satisfied all at once. I always hate that it ends, and can’t wait to see what happens next, but am ready give Raphael, Elena, and crew a break before the next big world-breaking crisis befalls them yet again. Hah!
Archangel’s Enigma is by far my favorite book of the Guild Hunter series so far, and the others have all been stellar! You will not believe what goes down in this story. Shit. Just. Got. Real! And now I want Bluebell’s story even more than ever! Enigma is definitely not a starter book, so if you are new to the series, start with Angel’s Blood find out how it all started and get your introduction to the magnificent archangel Raphael and his remarkable Seven.
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