Review: Archangel’s Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh

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Guild Hunter, #8
Nalini Singh
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Berkley Sensation
September 1st 2015


Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required - those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets is fascinated by his nature - at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it's too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare... 


Archangel’s Enigma is book eight in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh.

This series needs to be read in order. Each book builds on the other. Going deeper into the world and characters.

Up until now we haven’t gotten much on Naasir. So, it was a pleasure to dig deeper into this wild, beautiful, and lethal character. He has earned his place among Raphael’s Seven.

In Archangel’s Enigma we get to go on a search for a secret sleeping place of an Archangel; before an enemy destroys this Angel. Naasir gets help from Andromeda a scholar, but she is much more. I liked Andromeda. She is knowledgeable, but also has a backbone and it was nice to see this.

I fell for Naasir. He’s playful and inquisitive. He started out looking for his mate. Like it was the next logical step in his life. So when he meets Andromeda, it was a very fun and playful scene. One thing I really liked about him is his unshakable devotion and love to his family.

The romance was a nice slow build bring Naasir and Andromeda together with a loving connection; before a physical relationship starts. The slow build was perfect for this couple. The search for the sleeping Archangel takes these characters on an adventure into different continents. We also get to see new and familiar faces. The Cascade is still doing it’s scary thing and no one knows what will happen next.

As always their is no shortage of action and adventure. The characters are vibrant, gritty, and unique. The plot is exceptional and unrivaled. I’m curious to see where things go from here and who will be matched next.

Rated: 4 Stars

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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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12 comments on “Review: Archangel’s Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh

  1. After seeing Naasir in the books prior to this one, I didn’t feel like he was “mature” enough to have a romance. I was worried it would feel like a kid trying to be an adult. But leave it to the master, Nalini keeps his playful, unique persona while making him romance material.
    Jen Twimom recently posted…Review: Afraid to Fly by L.A. WittMy Profile

    • Ya, I can see how you would feel that way. He was kinda kid like, but Singh did an amazing job with Naasir. I liked his playful and uniqueness.

  2. This is probably my favorite book in the series. I really loved Naasir. He was such an interesting character. Andromeda is a great strong woman too. Gotta love a woman with brains. Singh just posted the title for the next book, we get to learn more about Venom! Woohoo! Great review.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Review: Hell’s Bells by Eve Langlais (@mlsimmons, @EveLanglais)My Profile

    • I know I saw that post and was excited to find out who’s book we get next. I don’t have a favorite yet. I like them all and find them each unique and interesting. I like that they are all different and each women seams to complement the male in someway. The series is fun and enjoyable. The Psy-Changeleing is still my favorite series by Singh, but I’m very much enjoying the Guild Hunter series.

  3. Gah I want to stay up all night reading these books so I can get caught up! I am still on book 3! Great review!
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    • It took me all of 2016 and Jan 2017 to get caught up on the Guild Hunter series. So many bloggers/book lovers recommend the series and I made a goal of reading it last year. They are good. Each a different and unique. Thank’s for stoping by and checking out my review! Glad you like it.

  4. Maybe I’ll manage to check this serious out this year now that I’ve slowed down.

    Happy weekend!
    Braine recently posted…Listened & Loved: The Leviathan Chronicles by Christof Laputka #podcast #scifi @LeviathanChronsMy Profile

    • It’s not what I expected, which is good. I’m enjoying it. ^_^

  5. I think this was one of my favorites! The slow build in the relationship was really needed so Naasir could grow some. Loved it!

    • I agree. I liked how this one developed. It was great to dig deeper into Naasir.

  6. LOVE all your reviews for this amazing series!You put into words my feelings on each book TY!

    • Thank you Donna. I’m glad you get to revisit the books and that you are enjoying my reviews too. ^_^