Book Review: Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh

Book: Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh

Published October 2018 by Penguin|368 pages

Where I Got It: I borrowed the e-book from the library

Series: Guild Hunter #11

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy….

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

I really liked Archangel’s Prophecy!  There was a lot going on, and I didn’t want the book to end.  It makes glad that there’s another book, because I really want to know what happens to Elena and Raphael.

There’s a lot going on with Elena, and everything going on with her wings, and the owls had me intrigued.  Obviously, a prophecy is going on, and I wish it had been a little more resolved in this book.  Still, knowing there’s another book after this one really helps because I’m hoping we’ll get some answers.  I did like seeing Elena try to figure it out and try to work around it.

Singh is pretty good with that, so I’m hopeful we’ll get more on what’s going on with the prophecy and the angel who predicted it.  Is Elena completely mortal now, or is she something else completely?  Is she going to be like Holly?  Inquiring minds want to know, but I suppose I’ll wait and see.

I actually wanted more about Cassandra.  It seems like prophecies was not a good thing for her, and for some reason, it reminded me of Cassandra from Greek mythology.  I didn’t get the impression people didn’t believe her prophecies, but I am wondering if Singh pulled from Greek mythology for Cassandra.  I’d really like more backstory on Cassandra.

I did think everything going on with Favashi was interesting.  It seems like there’s always an archangel showing signs of madness, and Favashi is just the latest.  I did want to know more about it, because it was a pretty important part of the book.  Is it because China is her territory, or was it going to happen regardless?

If it is China…what the heck is going on over there that those archangels end up power hungry and setting themselves up to take over the world?  We know what happened with Lijuan but it’s still too early to tell for Favashi.  Still…it does not look good for Favashi, especially if she does end up following a path similar to Lijuan’s.  Hopefully, they’re able to stop it before it gets worse and she gets really powerful.

4 stars.  I really liked Archangel’s Prophecy, and I can’t wait to read the next book!

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