I know I say I love a lot of authors…but Nalini Singh is in a class by itself. She’s absolutely in my automatic-buy and, if I had any doubts of that status, her latest book Archangel’s Enigma would have certainly put her there. Reading one of her books is never enough and I often have to go back and reread the entire series to get some sort of handle on my addiction to her writing. She’s that good.
This book is part of her Guild Hunter Series but don’t let the fact that it’s not the first in the series deter you. Each one is contained and you can read them alone. I often go back and forth reading one and then randomly picking another to read. Each one is different with a different hero and heroine and each one has its own particular magic.
Archangel’s Enigma is Naasir’s story. He’s one of Raphael’s Seven, a dedicated group of warriors that stand by his side. Each man has his own history, characteristics and unique attributes. The only thing they have in common is that they’re simply fascinating. Naasir is no exception. He’s feral and loyal to the Archangel of New York, so when Raphael gives him a task, he’s determined to get it done.
His job is to find another archangel that’s hiding in Sleep. To help him, Naasir takes Andromeda along, an angel who’s also a scholar and our heroine. They set off together, challenging each other to a fight and starting to get to know each other, when Andromeda is kidnapped.
It’s a go, go story. Naasir and Andromeda don’t stay put for very long. They face terrifying, difficult challenges not the least of which is finding a way to stay with each other after their job is done. The story of how it all works out is nothing short of wonderful and beautiful.
We also get snippets from other characters but not enough to deter from the main story or to throw anyone off who is just starting the series. And certainly, it does a wonderful job of getting me excited for the next book in the series. I simply can’t wait.
I know paranormal isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but this writer is one to consider. She not only managed to stand out enough all the way from New Zealand that an agent took notice, she’s also on the New York Times Bestselling list again and again. If you’re interested in finding out more, here’s her website and the cover of the book.