Review: Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh

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Guild Hunter #3
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Supernatural
Berkley Sensation
January 25th 2011


Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil… 

A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.

An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…



~ 3 Archangel’s Consort Stars ~

Archangel’s Consort is book three in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh.

Archangel’s Consort was not as engaging as the previous two. It felt a little slow, not as action packed, and the build up for the ending turned out to be rather disappointing. Their where also a little to many sex scenes which lead to some boredom, not because they weren’t hot or written well, they where; just that their was too many of them.

As for the Ancient who is awakening. I was expecting a little more on this front. We get a lot of build up along the way and a confrontation at the end, but it was acutely rather small and anticlimactic.

I do like how the relationship between Elena and Raphael is developing. It’s not an easy perfect relationship, they argue and have disagreements, but they always find a way to resolve or make a compromise. I like this, how it shows that although they love each other it doesn’t automatically make it perfect and easy.

Elena is also learning to navigate the world of angels and vampires. She is doing her best to get up to speed and become stronger. Raphael’s character is becoming more “mortal” rather then an arrogant archangel. I like how the author is giving us more on both Elena and Raphael showing the changes they are going threw as they evolve/develop.

The world building is spectacular and I am in LOVE with the Seven. We get more of the Seven. They are mysterious, sexy, and lethel. Their are so many questions about them and hopeful we will get their stories one day. The character development is amazing with the district personalities and realistic dialogue. We also explore the immortality, though it’s highly sought after, it’s not always everything.

Archangel’s Consort wasn’t what I have come to expect and love from Singh, but it was still worth reading. This is still one of my favorite series and I can’t wait to pick up the next book.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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4 comments on “Review: Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh

  1. This series is on my list after Psy-Changeling. Bummer this wasn’t as good, but I hear they only get better. Great review my friend.
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    • Their are bound to be a few that aren’t all that awe-inspiring, but it does start out with a bang and gets better. I had a few in the Psy-Changeling that didn’t live up to what I wanted or thought, but I still continued the series and of course I LOVE it to death and am re-reading it. ^_^ Thank’s Kim for checking out my review!

  2. Don’t worry, you will get the story of the Seven, or at least most of them. We don’t have all of them. At least not yet. I’m sure more are to come. Sorry this one wasn’t as good. I really don’t remember how it went. I do think the next book does start with a different couple, though I’m not 100% sure. I hope it is better for you.
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    • I’ve read the 4th book, but need to get back to the series. Got distracted. You are correct the next book is one of the Seven, so a different couple with Elena and Raphael plus the other Seven making their appearances and helping out.