Thursday, June 17, 2010
Archangel's Kiss is book two of Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series and it picks up one year later after the end of Angel's Blood. Elena awakens from a year long coman to discover she has wings. Yes - wings. Her lover, Raphael transformed her into an angel. Something that hasn't been done in over half a millenia.
Elena must deal with the gifts and weaknesses of the life of a newly born angel. As a human she understood her limits - as a newborn angel she was weak and vulnerable. In contrast, Raphael's continued exposure to Elena, makes him more an more human - slowly chipping away his "inhuman" nature to uncover feelings that have taken root into his soul.
Singh has done a great job with exposing the vulnerabilities of Elena and Raphael and thier relationship. While you don't see much of the Guild in this book - you gain more information about the angels, Raphael's history and how and why he became the stoic member of the Archangels. We're introduced to more members of The Seven which will hopefully lead to more spin-off novels for the series. The vampire Dmitri and Angel Illium would be very well received with their own storylines.
If you're into urban fantasy and looking for something fresh and new - you can't go wrong with a sexy-heartstopping-Archangel from New York!
Get your read on!