Archangel’s Resurrection by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub @sophiarose1618 #Giveaway

Posted October 24, 2022 by Sophia in Book Review / 22 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 @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub @sophiarose1618 #GiveawayArchangel's Resurrection by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #15
Published by Berkley on October 25, 2022
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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

In the aftermath of the Cascade and a global war, two ancient archangels are key to stopping a growing, quiet threat.  Their history is a tumultuous love through the ages and pasts that bring them together and tear them apart, but now it is for the last time.  Another angelic pair who came from the sidelines as series characters take center stage for a new story in the Guild Hunter world.

Archangel’s Resurrection is the fifteenth of a series that works best in order since there are ongoing series plotting, characters, and relationships making up the backbone of this story.

Both the lead characters were introduced during the archangel war and the situation in the present story thread continues from that time.  However, these are ancient archangels with a rich past so Nalini Singh leaves the reader at the point of Zanaya’s death and takes the reader back to Alexander’s childhood to show why he became who and what he did and introduces Zanaya’s story from the moment she enters military training and already has baggage from her childhood, too.  They are attracted and suspect they can be something special together, long before they get their chance.  And then, these two fierce, strong-willed people spend centuries of growing as powers and coming together in great love only for an equally great parting.

Their story is long and rich and involves other established and loved figures in the series.  Alexander’s best friend is Calliane and his general is Titus’ mother, he is there when Rafael is still making his climb to power and it is Rafael and Elena’s love that shows Alexander and Zanaya another way to love.  I enjoyed meeting Zanaya, Queen of the Nile’s best friends and how they helped keep her from going cold.  There is also the side story of Alexander’s brother, Osiris, and Naasir’s connection.

But, at the heart are two powerful, immortal beings who might be all that, but they are flawed and struggle to figure out how to be archangels and have a loving relationship.  Nalini Singh wrote this part so well.  I felt their age and agelessness, but felt the connection to everyday struggles people face, too.

All in all, it was an incredible journey with Alexander and his Zani and I want more Guild Hunters stories.  I always struggle to categorize this series because it feels like urban fantasy and yet there are multiple romances presented in individual books so it could be paranormal romance.  I guess that means it will have a wider audience appeal and I heartily recommend it to both camps.



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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.

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Posted October 24, 2022 by Sophia in Book Review / 22 Comments

22 responses to “Archangel’s Resurrection by Nalini Singh

  1. Lovely review of this one Sophia, I was hoping you would love it as I did. I actually consider these books UF romance. It does have some paranormal aspects, but the world-building seems UF to me. But each reader categorizes these books differently, just depends on one’s perspective right? I really loved seeing the growth in their relationship and seeing their growth from children to adults (the archangel version anyway haha)

  2. I’m starting this one tonight but I love this series! I binge read the Raphael and Elena books a year or two ago and have read several of the sort of stand alone couple books too. Looking forward to reading this one! Sounds epic!

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  3. Nice review Sophia. I appreciate your thoughts, although I did not enjoy this book very much (my review later this week). Unfortunately, I never connected with the characters and their romance. I still love this series dearly and look forward to finding out what comes next.

  4. Janie McGaugh

    I’ve read all of her Guild Hunter and Psy-Changeling series, as well as quite a few of her other books.

  5. Great review Sophia! I absolutely LOVE this story! There’s so much juicy goodness in this book! This series is one of my favorites!