🎧 Archangel’s Resurrection by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh #JustineEyre @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #Giveaway

Posted October 24, 2022 by Robin in Book Review, Giveaway / 14 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


🎧 Archangel’s Resurrection by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh #JustineEyre  @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #GiveawayArchangel's Resurrection by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Series: Guild Hunter #15
Published by Tantor Audio on October 25, 2022
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
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For thousands of years, the passion between Alexander, Archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, Queen of the Nile, burned furious and bright, seemingly without end. But to be an archangel is to be bound to power violent and demanding. Driven by its primal energy, Alexander and Zanaya fought as fiercely as they loved. Locked in an endless cycle of devotion and heartbreak, it is only Zanaya’s decision to Sleep that ends their love story.

Eons later, it is the Cascade of Death that wakens them both. The passion between them a flame that yet burns, Alexander and Zanaya stand together in one last battle against the ultimate darkness. But even a warrior archangel cannot win every war. Alexander’s scream shatters the world as Zanaya falls, broken and silent…only to rise again in a miracle that may be a devastating curse. For is it truly the Queen of the Nile who has been resurrected?

Only one thing is clear: this is the last beat of their passionate, angry dance. The final song for Alexander and his Zani

You know how in long standing series there are some couple stories you are waiting on and then others you just aren’t as excited about.  That is kinda where I am at in this series.  I really have a few side stories with some couples I’m super interested in and then there are just the books I’m reading inbetween to get me to those stories.  Archangel’s Resurrection is the fifteenth book in the Guild Hunter series focusing on two Archangels and their romance that spans eons.

Alexander and Zanaya have been mentioned throughout the series as having an epic love story for the ages.  But it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and we, the readers, get to go back to the past to see how these two met and fell in love before being Archangels and how that storybook love is still so broken they couldn’t find a way to be together long term.  Fast forward to the battle in New York when Zanaya was felled by pure evil and left in Cassandra’s care to sleep and heal.  Now she is back and she is changed.  Alexander and Zanaya will have to find a way to love each other and put aside some of the pains from the past, the challenges that Zanaya currently faces and figure out how to be Archangels in love.

I liked both Alexander and Zanaya individually but spent plenty of time being frustrated with them as a couple as each holds onto things from their childhoods without realizing it.  They have much personal growth to go through to be a good couple.  Zanaya is the first of the Archangels who were drained in the battle of New York to rise and as such she gives us a glimpse of the challenges the others might face if they wake as well.  I did like that interesting aspect of Zanaya’s story.  But we spend about half the book in the past before catching up to present time and the reawakening.  I will say this particular story did drag on a bit for me because of that, but once we got to present time it went better.

Overall, this was not the couple I was waiting to read about.  Still they have an overall interesting story and there seems to be more evil out there lurking that will need to be fought. Still something about this felt more like a filler story and I’m just not sure how much longer this particular series can go on.

Narration:

Justine Erye has done the entire series and as always she is fantastic and I can’t imagine anyone else narrating the story.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

 

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About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Rating Breakdown
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Dialogue
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Posted October 24, 2022 by Robin in Book Review, Giveaway / 14 Comments


14 responses to “🎧 Archangel’s Resurrection by Nalini Singh

  1. Anita+Yancey

    I have not read any books by this author yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

  2. Thanks for your review, Robin. I felt much the same as you. I want the series to move forward and stop looking to the past. Because their relationship is so huge, I never felt connected. I love this series, but I didn’t care for this book.

  3. Maria S

    Yes, I have. I love everything she writes and I’m sure this won’t be any different!
    Thanks so much!