Archangel’s Sun

Guild Hunter, Book #13

By Nalini Singh

ISBN# 9780593198124

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

Archangel Titus has been inundated with hordes of reborn in his lands.  His warriors are fighting non-stop, but haven’t been making a dent in the scourge.  And, now the Cadre is sending him the Hummingbird, just another responsibility he doesn’t need right now.  However, Titus quickly learns there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Sharine.  And, once he gets over the audacity of her lethal tongue, he learns that she can be quite helpful in both the fight against the reborn and overcoming the mortals’ fears left by Charisemnon.

Sharine is an ancient, but for most of her life she’s only been living as a shell of herself.  Her mind was fractured by all the pain and heartbreak she has suffered.  Now, she is finally free of the kaleidoscope and is ready to live life to its fullest.

Titus and Sharine butted heads, at first, but quickly learned to work together.  The two even start to care about each other, over time.  But what happens when two angels that have no interest in a relationship find themselves heading straight toward a life of commitment?

Meanwhile, the clean-up of Charisemnon and Lijuan’s reborn have been worse than expected.  Angelkind and the Guild have both suffered countless losses in the fight.  As they finally seem to be making some headway, another discovery is made.  Could this be the miracle they have needed for so long?  Or the final nail in the coffin of their destruction?

This book had a pretty slow pace to it.  And, I found it to be rather dull throughout most of it.  Things did start to get better once Titus and Sharine both started realizing they had feelings for each other.  Their relationship was a bit of a slow burn though so it took quite a while to get to that point.

I enjoyed Titus, but overall he really wasn’t that remarkable.  He has just never stood out to me in this series, and he still doesn’t now that I’ve read his book.  He does appear to have a kind heart and taking over Charisemnon’s land and especially the people that feared him, was a major undertaking. 

Sharine has come a long way from the fractured woman she once was.  It was great seeing her come into her own.  Especially since she did it on her own … this was one feisty angel who didn’t need a man to complete her!

I had hoped to see more of Illium in this book, as he remains one of my favorite characters in this series.  We did see small snippets of him, but that was about it.

By the end of this novel, it appears that the Cadre is finally starting to recover from the devastation they have been facing.  I’m hoping things get back to normal for the next book and we don’t have so much fighting and war type themes, as they seriously bore me.  I’m also very curious to see how Zawadi will play into things in the future.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*