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Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter Series #3)

Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter Series #3)

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by Nalini Singh

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An ancient and malevolent female immortal is rising in Manhattan to reclaim her son, the archangel Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena Deveraux, a vampire-hunter-and Raphael's lover.

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An ancient and malevolent female immortal is rising in Manhattan to reclaim her son, the archangel Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena Deveraux, a vampire-hunter-and Raphael's lover.

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Guild Hunter Series , #3
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Meet the Author

Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. For contact details and to find out more about the Psy-Changeling series, please visit her website.

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Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 503 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following the harrowing battle with the ancient Archangel of China Lijuan, miraculously newly made Angel Elena Deveraux the Guild Hunter and the Archangel of New York Raphael are recovering from their devastating confrontation with the Archangel of China, Lijuan (see Archangel's Kiss). However, though they sort of won the battle, Lijuan remains dangerous as she has evolved into something beyond the ken of the archangels. Elena continues her training as an angel, but refuses to hand in her Guild Hunter membership. At the same time vampires are caught up in unheard of blood lust frenzies and too frequently natural disasters are everywhere. Raphael fears the rise of a long dormant insane ancient archangel he knows personally. The third Archangel Guild Hunter fantasy (see Angel's Blood) is a terrific entry as the lead couple continues to grow separately and as a loving team. The story line is fast-paced with a strong mystery and a great twist to what is the cause of the vampire enigma. The support cast is very strong with distinct personalities as this series remains one of the best with the current entry affirming that for delighted fans of Nalini Singh. Harriet Klausner
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
To build a fictional world with fully realized characters that seem to live and breathe beyond the pages of a book, that linger in the reader's mind longer after the book is closed (or the NOOK is put to sleep!) takes great talent. Nalini Singh deserves great praise for her Psy/Changeling series which has given and continues to give life to a sprawling cast of characters that includes the cold and emotionless Psy, the sexy and half wild everything-for-Pack Changelings, and, in this futuristic world, the lowest on the totem pole Humans. To have succeeded with the best world-building I've read in paranormal romance once is an accomplishment...but to have started another series of the same depth is extraordinary. With Angels' Blood, Singh introduced us to Elena Deveraux, a hunter-born who serves the Guild whose job is to hunt down rogue vampires and return them to their contract holders, the Angels who made them. She accepts a job for the Archangel of New York, Raphael who smashes any image the reader previously had of angels and introduces them to a world of beauty and danger beyond a mortal's imagination. With a little help from her friends, Elena barely survives the first book and Singh kicks it up a notch in bk. 2, Archangel's Kiss in which we see the relationship between Raphael and his hunter develop more despite the doubts of the entire population of the Sanctuary. Here we see how Angel society works,and we watch Raphael's Seven endeavor to train Elena in all the skills she'll need to survive if she remains at Raphael's side even though they believe that she weakens him. It has kick-ass action, emotional storms as we continue to see Elena's tragic backstory unfold, and a villainous Angel that causes even other Archangels to fear for the world. The third book, Archangel's Consort, continues with Nalini's standard of excellence and raises the bar for every other writer of paranormal romance. Raphael and Elena's romance really has no compare amongst the books I've read; Patricia Briggs' Adam and Mercy, and her Alpha and Omega couple Charles and Anna are the only ones that come close and as they're considered paranormal scifi, the emphasis is not on the romance even though these stories continue to enthrall. Both Raphael and Elena continue to struggle with their past mutual histories of abandonment (oh, the importance of Mother-love!) which makes their commitment that "if we fall, we fall together" the most romantic of vows. Elena returns to a very human New York and doesn't know if she can still fit in while also being tormented with the reminder that those mortals she loves will eventually age and die while she will go on. And, of course, the plot about the awakening of a sleeping Ancient who went to ground because she was mad (yeah, most definitely the "crazy" kind)and whose stirring from slumber affects world-wide weather and sends normally sane vampires into a killing blood-lust also adds to the overall excitement. Always welcome is the view of Elena's Guild friends, Sara & Deacon and their Zoe along with Ransom, Ash and the disabled guardian of the Guild's underground, Vivek (ooh, there's a fantastic story just waiting to be told!); and every detail about Raphael's dedicated, deliciously decadent, and always dangerous 7 is to be savored like chococlate brushed with Angel dust. Yummmmm!!! I've already read my advanced reading copy twice; on 01/25/11 you, too, can savor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was waiting for this book right after I finished the second one. It was mediocre for me. The descriptions just kept going on and on. Just things in the story were too repetitive for me. I'm kind of disappointed that it wasn't as good as the other two books in the series. =/
Nocturnal_Bites More than 1 year ago
What intrigued me most about Archangel's Consort, is the writing. Singh's writing style is Dark, Passionate, Sensual, Emotional, Highly Descriptive...and so much more. As a reader, I felt the emotions of the characters, even the minor ones, as though I was living in their shoes. Now that Elena is back in New York, she reluctantly realizes how much her life has changed in such a short time. Elena is not just an angel. She is the first ever "made" angel in history as well as the consort to her Archangel, Raphael. The passion between Elena and Raphael is on full blast, and the love Elena feels for her angel is both powerful and intense. Elena's emotions are laid bare in this book, revealing a damaged girl who continues to harbor feelings of fear, resentment, and hurt from her childhood. So many things come to light, especially when Elena's father reveals a family secret, one that Elena must face head on. Raphael, in my opinion, turns over a new leaf in Archangel's Consort. Raphael is an angel in love and has no qualms about hiding it, nor demolishing those that seek to destroy his relationship with Elena. A softer, more compassionate side to Raphael is revealed, much different from the overly intense Raphael in book #1, Angel's Blood. On more than one occasion, Raphael even jokes around with Elena. As their bond grows, however, Raphael finds it harder and harder to heal himself after injury. In addition, massive storms, crazy vampires, and murders are happening all over the world. Raphael knows immediately who the threat is, his own mother, the monster of all monsters. Raphael knows what must be done, but what alludes him is if he has the strength and heart to do it. Archangel's Consort confirmed how much I absolutely love this series and I cannot wait to read it again and again. I loved the intensity of the characters, the romance, the emotions, the lurking threat of doom, and so much more. Also, Illium gets some stage time, and as always, Bluebells shines. Dmitri, Jason, and Aodhan also pop in and out, along with Illium's mother, Hummingbird, which by the way, I'm dying to know her secrets, because apparently she's got alot of them. My only complaint with Archangel's Consort would have to be the pacing, which could have been a bit faster. Other than that, this was a wonderful read. Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series is a "must" for all Paranormal Romance fans. Next up is Dmitri's story, Archangel's Blade scheduled to release September of 2011' and I cannot be more excited!! Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I suggest you read the previous books in the series (novella- Angel's Pawn, Angel's Blood and Angel's Kiss) prior to reading this installment. I procrastinated to read this series. I enjoy it but this series never really grabs me. While reading this installment, I kept wondering where the story was headed. It just seem to be a whole lot of nothing. Nothing really seemed to happen, there was hardly any action and it sucks when the heroine is as weak as a babe. A major negative about this series is it has too many flashbacks and internal dialog; and most of the times Raphael's mood swings so frequently, at times he's downright schizophrenic. The majority of the book was sex and pillow talk with a few sprinkles of random violence but not enough to keep me completely interested. I need to enjoy the books I read and not have them feel like a chore. I really wanted to continue to like this series, however, it's just not happening. Therefore, I regretfully banish this series from my reading list. I will miss Elena and her sleek black wings but the storyline just isn't strong enough to continually lure my attention, pique my interest and make me want to invest my time into the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first two books in the series but this one was just ok. She is a great author and I just purchased the fourth book. This one can be skipped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved every book by Nalini Singh that I have read and this one did not disappoint. The relationship between Raphael and Elena was so raw and honest that at times I felt like a peeping tom. The characters felt real and not just the main characters, but the supporting characters as well. I can not recommend this book highly enough! Hope this helps :)
Paranormal_Fan More than 1 year ago
Continuing the story of Guild Hunter Elena Deveraux and archangel Raphael, Ms. Singh delivers a fast paced, exciting trip into her realm of angels and vampires. This book is darker than her Psy/Changeling series but will not disappoint paranormal fans as she draws vibrant images of the world she has created. The continuing development of the relationship between Elena and Raphael is fun to read and allows the reader to feel more deeply connected with the characters first introduced in Archangel's Kiss and Angel's Blood. Readers who have not read the previous novels may find the list of characters a bit confusing and I highly recommend reading the previous two books to fully understand the progression of the story. As with her other novels I found myself reading late into the night to finish it. Overall a great addition to her collection of books. For Psy/Changeling fans there is an excerpt from Kiss of Snow and it makes the wait for that book even harder.
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tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 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 lethal. 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. Reviewed by Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
SelenityJade More than 1 year ago
I was again thrilled beyond measure that the series continues with Raphael and Elena. I won’t repeat the happiness I felt at it. The Good: As before the love and passion between Raphael and Elena keep me going in this book, but I’ve already gone on and on about that during book two’s review. So I’m going to point out the fact that Nalini Singh also kept me guessing throughout this one as to whether or not it WAS Raphael’s mother rising or what was going on. They hinted it, then they hinted it wasn’t, then again it was, and so on. So by the time everything came together you had no idea what was going on. Made finishing this novel a must! The Bad: As always, not much other than I really, really wanted more! 5 stars once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Raphael and Elena. They make an amazing team and I like how solid they are together. All the drama is external and they pull through it together, stronger than ever.
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Sunshine673 More than 1 year ago
Love every book in this series!!
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