Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh
Guild Hunter #13
PNR/ Urban Fantasy Romance
November 24, 2020, by Berkley
Reviewed by Angela
I remembered being SO EXCITED when it was announced that Titus and Sharine, better known in this series as The Hummingbird, would be the featured couple in the next Guild Hunter novel. As much as I adore this author’s Psy/Changeling series, I can’t get enough of her Archangels and the world they live in. I simply adore The Guild Hunter world.
The Hummingbird has always been sort of an enigma, loved and revered for her kindness and exquisite artistry, yet fragile and fractured from some unknown trauma in her past. Loved by her son Illium and his best friend Aodhan, they were forced to be her protectors and take care of her even as she mothered them. In this installment readers finally get to know Sharine and discover what exactly happened to her heart and mind, and see her regain her strength as she mends herself and falls in love again.
What can I say about Titus? He’s big and brash and loud and just about perfect. Raised by a warrior woman for a mother and surrounded by four talented and much older sisters, Titus is respectful, yet confident and aware of his own power and intensity.
The events in Archangel’s Sun take place while the world is still in clean-up mode after the events of Archangel’s War. Charisemnon and Lijuan’s treachery has left the world bruised and battered and Titus is still cleansing his lands of the reborn. Raphael sends Sharine to help, and even though she isn’t a warrior, she is an ancient and has knowledge and strength to share.
These two made such a wonderful couple. They complimented each other and worked together from the start, despite the playful bickering and back and forth verbal pokes to test each other. One thing this author does so well is the build-up to a relationship and how small things layer each other to grow into a beautiful and lasting love. I loved watching them get to know each other and discover what turned them into the people they are today.
The Sharine on-page in Archangel’s Sun is a strong, brilliant, bright, present force that paired perfectly with the vibrantly compelling Titus.
I wonder where this series goes next. Do we return to Raphael, Elena, and New York? I did miss them. Are we to get to know another member of the Cadre? Or maybe Illium and Aodhan will finally get over whatever they’ve been bickering about for the last couple of books. I’m still ride or die Bluebell + Sparkle, just in case y’all were wondering, although I have a new sense that Aodhan’s future might reside in another’s court.
Archangel’s Sun was a fabulous addition to the Guild Hunter series and I eagerly await whatever journey this author chooses to take her readers on next.