• Archangel’s Light

  • Guild Hunter Series, Book 14
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance, Paranormal
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (408 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Return to the hauntingly beautiful world of archangels in New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh's captivating Guild Hunter series.

Sinuous new secrets come to life in the wake of Archangel Lijuan's destruction. The war isn't over yet....

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Nalini Singh (P)2021 Tantor

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No heat

I have been looking forward to this book for months, and pre-ordered the audiobook and started listening to it as soon as I woke up this morning. I just finished, and I have never been so underwhelmed by a Nalini Singh story.

I knew this was going to be a story of friendship, but there was zero sexual heat between the two. which should not be possible considering how invested I already was in these characters after all these books.... Also, though I'm glad of it in a way since the two had no chemistry, but there was also no hanky panky.

Half this book is flashbacks of history, another quarter is a new storyline that feels, unsurprisingly, a lot like all the rest of the storylines (a potential growing threat in China?! gosh, who'd have guessed). A smattering of Raphael and Elena, and the rest a series of interrupted conversations and poor communication between two supposedly 500 year old angels who are 'best friends'.

Lame plot, hobbling of characters, and no sexual chemistry. Basically all the things I'd previously liked about Nalini Singhs books are gone in this story, that I had had such high hopes for. I guess there was some character growth but it came from a place of angsty immaturity that felt contrived so not sure if it really counts. I'm so disappointed

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She is one of my favorite authors

I have read every book that Nalini Singh has written. I look forward to each and everyone. I pre-order them as soon as possible. She’s a wonderful writer.. I don’t know if I was excepting more because I was looking fo forward to this book, but I was a little disappointed. It felt like she got stuck and just kept going around in circles. Writing a novel like this one isn’t for everyone maybe she struggled with it. Would I re-read no is it just ok YES is it epic NO it isn’t.

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Good but left me wanting

I am a huge fan of this series. They are my go to books (I have listened to them all at least 10 times). The narrator is amazing at bringing the characters to life.

That said I was counting down the days for this release as Ilium and Audon are two of my favorite characters. I was pleased to learn about their pasts (unlike other reviews I found the intermixing of past and present flowed well). I think to understand you need the context of their childhood and what happened to them.

I disagree with others I felt their was chemistry and I wanted more of their relationship. It’s seems to end in the middle… most books in this series allow you to see the relationship grow, strengthen, and settle. I feel like we see this arc in their friendship but barely glimpse the start of their romantic story. The last scene in the book is what occurs at the midpoint in her other stories. I only hope that #15 will give us more of their story. I am glad she brought these two together because it’s a relationship that fits for the two of them. I do wish she hadn’t avoided the normal passion that exists in all the other stories in this series. Maybe other readers will appreciate her avoiding but to me it just left the story missing what I have come to expect from such a great author.

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Excellent addition to series

Quietly satisfying book if you’ve followed the series. I don’t see getting anywhere near as much enjoyment from reading this as a stand-alone. For better or worse, we get to find out what truly terrible thing happened to Aodhan, but it’s balanced by lovely vignettes of his childhood with Illium. In hearing the details, we get to appreciate how truly strong Aodhan had to be to survive at all.
Overall, it’s a story of soul deep friendship and the growth and change that comes with living. We are none of us the same people we were 5 or 10 years ago and this puts friction on our relationships with our friends and family who are also changing. If we want to stay connected, we work things out.
I liked that the title reflects on how Illium brings light to everyone with his open hearted personality, but it also fits with the title of his mother’s story - Archangel’s Sun. It also refers back on how Aodhan reflects light.
This is a must read if you follow the series, which I strongly recommend, as it’s creative and well written. This book is a natural ending point for the series, but I sincerely hope Ms Singh can find at least 1-2 more books that give us a future update on Elena, Raphael and the cast of characters.
Eyre delivers another excellent performance in her narration. She was a great fit for this series.

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Another one bites the dust

This book was not for me. I have been a huge fan of this author on both of her series. I no longer buy the psy-changeling series and I will no longer buy this series. Earlier books were great, but once she started writing contemporary books, these two series were not up to par. I tried her contemporary and didn't care for them. Another series bites the dust for me. Bye bye Nalini.

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Disappointing so far.


The narrator is always perfect. BUT the story is a mush of past and today. every other chapter is the path. And the rest of the story is based in China... I THOUGHT Lujann arc was finished but the author had to screw up this idea.
honestly I M bored. I've never been able to say that. And they are the best two characterss. And the "argument" is Illum being a big baby. And Cal? or whatever her name is. Really pointless. Because we keep go back to the past as Children, the actual story in the present is very boring and dusjointed. I have to stop reading it for a while. I hope it gets better. You may love it. I just don't

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Beautiful story overall and so worth a read

I’m giving this 5 stars with a caveat, lol. Why Five stars if there was something that gives me pause? Because in the end this long awaited story is beautiful. The friendship between ‘Sparkles’ and ‘Bluebell’, the love they have for one another and the way Nalini gives us their story…I have no words. I just want to say beautiful over and over. It’s emotional, it’s powerful…it’s beautiful.

Why the caveat? I felt like Nalini went on a safe path to make sure she didn’t upset any reader. This story’s romantic action action (trying to put it politely, much like Nalini did, lol) is not the same as what she has written in her M/F books and I don’t hold it against her but it is disappointing because I think it was done to placate a crowd of readers and not necessarily what she possibly intended when the relationship between these two characters developed. Does it take away from the story, not at all, the story is superb…it’s just frustrating to walk away feeling a little ‘unfulfilled’ with their story. She also did something I don’t recall from other couples in this series and left these two discussing what happens if they don’t work, that leaves one to wonder if they won’t and I honestly don’t know how to feel about that.

But again the story that she did give us is one of my favorites…I just wish these two had been given the same ‘treatment’ as ever one else.

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What a waste of characters

I felt no chemistry between both characters More like brothers . I was hopping for more .The story was force to me . One of the more blah stories of Nalini . How sad

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Disappointed!

I pre-ordered the audio book and was really excited to finally get Illum and Adohn's story. Highly disappointed, there was no chemistry, no romance no real story. It's like someone else wrote this and put Nalini Singh's name on it.

I hope to read more of their "romance" in future installments.

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boyhood bff getting over their fears

good story, though I didn't like hearing about the torture. I don't think it needed elaborated on, just stating how the lack of the necessary element caused the gross issues is all that was needed for the story. everything else was just as great as the rest of the series.

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