Title: Archangel’s Enigma
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
PEEK – A – BOO
Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.
Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows…and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…
I was waiting for this one…After reading so much of Nassir and yet so less, I couldn’t wait to grab this book.
So, you can just imagine my surprise when I turn to the first page and it’s all about Lijuan. I was like… Whoaa!!! What’s this?
Nalini Singh really got me there 🙂
Nassir was the last of ‘The Seven’ who came into the series. His character is truly as the book’s title says… An Enigma. Nalini Singh has done an absolute job in creating such a fascinating character. Nassir is a vampire who is unpredictable, secretive, impulsive, dangerous, lovable, intelligent and much-much more. Basically I find him a bundle of every trait which is considered as opposites. At one moment he wants to eat people and at other, he cuddles like a cub. In a blink of an eye, he jumps from a high rise to a balcony or on the other hand plans out to breach the highest security of any given area. Though introduced as a vampire, he shows signs of someone beyond that.
And to find out about WHO – WHY – WHAT – WHERE – WHEN about Nassir… this book is a must read.
The story is fast paced with continuous change of scenes. Nassir is desperate to find his mate with whom he can be his own self. He finds his would be mate in the refuge, who is quickly whisked away before he can know her better. To find her, he moves across continents to the most dangerous territory… of Lijuan. After rescuing Andromeda, both travel across the world in search of a sleeping Archangel. In turn, they discover the unbreakable bond developing among them.
I loved the character development of Nassir. His clash within himself of being a human or an animal- has been brought out amazingly. Even with the cruelty behind the formation of Nassir, Nalini has kept his innocence intact. It makes you fall in love with the character more so.
Andromeda is a sure match for Nassir. Spending her childhood with animals, she understands Nassir like no other. A scholar and warrior having many layers of secrets like Nassir, she evokes feeling of belonging in Nassir.
Nalini also allows us a glimpse of developing bond between Sparkle and Bluebell. Illium’s change is a thing to watch for in upcoming series. Few other characters, like- Xi and Suyin, have been brought into focus in this part. They might become one of the focal points, in turning the story in future.
Will the ‘Cascade’ bring something more horrifying – now, when it’s gaining momentum? Will Raphael and Elena be able to deal with it? What about the Prophecy? Will the world continue to suffer the atrocities of Lijuan? How will the world survive the presence of eleven archangels?
So many questions unanswered.
I wait for the next part eagerly.
Oh God!! Whom am I kidding… I can’t wait at all !!!