Series: Guild Hunter #13
Published by Berkley on 24 November, 2020
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
When the aftermath of the Cascade throws the world in a loop, Raphael thinks that the Hummingbird is the best equipped angel to help the Archangel of Africa.
Titus thinks Raphael is in a fog after all the fighting, because he has no idea how the fractured artist known as The Hummingbird can help him and his court in the fight against the reborn.
Shari has more than one trick up her sleeve, though, and she is not only able, she is willing, to fight for what is right.
In Archangel’s Sun, an Archangel who is known for being strong, and an artist who is thought to be weak have to fight the reborn together to save the world.
Archangel’s Sun in which Singh so totally did it again! I have loved her Guild Hunter series from the start, and even now, after all this time, it keeps getting better with each book! I mean, Brandee, my co-blogger (or blogger-wife) and I face-timed tonight, when I was at around 60% through the novel, and I kept telling her that Titus and Shari were screaming at me to hang up with her and keep up with their story 😉
Shari is the Hummingbird – Illium’s illustrious, artistic, but apparently broken mother. She has retreated into her art, not really paying attention to the world around her. Until very recently – after the Cadre had to fight against Lijuan and Charsemon, she has been living in Lumia in Morocco as it’s outside of the Archangel’s of Africa’s reach. And she has finally brought peace to the mortals living there.
When Raphael asked her to go to assist Titus with his reborn problem, she went, but she wasn’t sure what to expect. Titus thought Raphael had gone mad, sending him the Hummingbird, this artistic, weak, fractured woman to help him. Only, Shari was not what he had expected at all! Strong, assertive, and definitely not broken, she showed him a side of her very few knew existed. And it was glorious!
I have no idea how Singh manages to always bring so much life into her stories. Her characters are extremely multi-faceted, they seem so incredibly real. (You know – if angels were real and all that…) At the same time, her characters also seem so very human. They have to deal with self-doubt, weakness, the need to be better. Just like the rest of us. And that’s just one of the many reasons why I love this series so much. This whole novel is so vivid I can see pictures in my mind, smell smells I have never encountered before, and feel the feelings of beings that don’t even exist in our world.
On top of that, in Archangel’s Sun, the overall story-arc of this series leaves me astounded! There is so much going on, but it all ties together beautifully. The different Archangels in their territories need to be able to count on each other – and this is an aspect of the plot that keeps growing with each new installment of the series. I can’t begin to sing my praises to Singh and the way she is able to weave such a complicated plot into one story, but this one story makes sense over the course of so many novels. The characters I already know and love stay true to themselves, even with the intricacies of the new plot lines that appear.
This whole series should win all kinds of prizes in my opinion. The writing is simply beautiful, the words paint a picture so vivid I feel like I’ve been able to travel the world. The characters are so present and realistic that I think I know actual angels personally. The strength of Singh’s writing is amazing!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
This series is on my never ending to be read list!
This series is one of my all time favorites, Stephanie! It’s just SO good. Singh is such an accomplished writer, the stories she weaves just keep me within them and I feel like I’m right there with the characters.
I’ve only read a few books in this series but I’m so excited to catch up! My friends have been loving this one too! Nalini Singh is a proper genius!
She really is a proper genius, Nick. I hope you’ll find the time to read more in this amazing series soon.
Seeing as this is book 13, I just skimmed the review… But I’m glad you’re enjoying it still! I’m reading my first Nalini Singh book now (Psy-Changling) and it’s good. Just a never ending tbr!
I totally get it, Berls. The Psy-Changeling series is really good, too! I love how she’s created a whole new race of paranormals in that one.
I absolutely had a blast with this one as well, while not my favorite of the series, I adored seeing the inner growth in the characters here.
It’s not my absolute favorite in the series, but I really loved it.
Excellent review, Linda. Guild Hunters is one of my absolute favorite series. I enjoyed A. SUN, but it was not one of my favorites, moving a bit too slowly for me. It felt like a transition novel, but I did enjoy all that happened. Can’t wait for more!
Thanks Jen 🙂 I actually loved it – and after the most recent novel before it, I think I needed it to be a bit slower for me to be able to take it. Like you, I can’t wait for more, either.