🎧 Archangel’s Lineage by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh #JustineEyre @TantorAudio @SnyderBridge4 #LoveAudiobooks

Posted April 22, 2024 by Robin in Book Review / 8 Comments

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🎧 Archangel’s Lineage by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh #JustineEyre @TantorAudio @SnyderBridge4 #LoveAudiobooksArchangel's Lineage by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Series: Guild Hunter #16
Published by Tantor Audio on April 23, 2024
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hours, 57 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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Raphael and Elena are experiencing their first ever year of true peace. No war. No horrors of archangelic power. No nightmares given flesh. Until…the earth beneath the Refuge begins to tremble, endangering not only angelkind’s precious and fragile young, but the very place that has held their most innocent safe for eons.

Amid the chaos, Elena’s father suffers a violent heart attack that threatens to extinguish their last chance to heal the bonds between them and make sense of the ruins of their agonizing shared history.

Even as Elena battles grief, Raphael is torn from her side by the sudden disappearance of an archangel. But worse yet is to come. An Ancestor, an angel unlike any other, stirs from his Sleep to warn the Cadre of a darkness so terrible that it causes empires to fall and civilizations to vanish.

Archangel’s Lineage is the sixteenth book in the Guild Hunters series set in an alternate earth where the world is ruled by Angels in different territories and the vampires who serve them.  It has been around twenty years since we started this series reading of Raphael and Elena’s beginning so I think it is fitting we are back with the couple as we possibly end the series.

The world is unsettled, there have been strong quakes and natural disasters all around the world that seem to have no source but also do not seem altogether natural either.  Raphael and Elena will strive to protect their people and the Aire, whose natural barrier protecting it from the outside world is starting to fail and no one knows why.  Elena will also have to deal with the mortality of family member and finally have to decide whether to deal with the memories of the past to heal while they are still on this earth.

The optimal number for the Cadre to be able to rule and keep things in order is 10 Archangels, unfortunately the Cadre is down to eight and scrambling to cover all the territory.  But leave it to Cassandra to be there to help her favorite burgeoning Angel, Elena and help in some unexpected ways that will lead all of the Cadre to question their origins and who were the Angels of long ago.

I enjoyed this book a lot.  While there isn’t a boogey man the team is up against per say, there is an imminent danger to the world that might destroy them all if they do not learn how to work together.  Seeing Elena finally deal with some of the issues in her human family and come to some peace with the choices she is making there felt right too.  This was an interesting story and we learned a little more of the Legion’s origins along with their original creator.

This very much felt like an end to a series.  Whether that is true or not I can’t say but the story ends in a place that I can see it having some great closure for all the fans.  The entire series has been really good and is for fans of PNR as each story in the series revolves around one of the couples of the series.

Narration:

Justine Eyre has been the narrator for all of the audio in this series.  I am used to her narration and cannot imagine the series any other way after so many books.  She, of course, does a great job with all the voices for the main and minor characters as always.  She is a perfect narrator for PNR and I have enjoyed her in main series as her catalog is prolific.  Another great performance by her for this series.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

 

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
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Writing
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Characters
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Dialogue
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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Posted April 22, 2024 by Robin in Book Review / 8 Comments


8 responses to “🎧 Archangel’s Lineage by Nalini Singh

    • Not really religious at all. No demons just Angels, Vampires and Guild Hunters. Think more paranormal fun with the Angels kinda in charge of humanity. I’m not big on religious intonations and didn’t really get that vibe in any of the books.

      If you liked Psy-Changling you will enjoy it I think.

    • DCD

      There is all but entirely, zero religious angle. Angles and Archangels are the primary but not the way folks typically see them (save for the wings & flight), vampires & Guild Hunters are sort of equal secondaries, then the rest of humanity filters in the rest. Demons are not a part of anything in here at all. Seriously, the angelic characters are unlike anything you’ve ever thought of and Nalini has brought this paranormal world to life in ways I cannot describe here in a few sentences. Suffice it to say, it is AMAZING.

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