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Archangel's Enigma

(Guild Hunter #8)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  16,057 ratings  ·  1,302 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her world of dark passion and immortal power—and to one of the most seductive and impenetrable heroes ever to stalk the Guild Hunter landscape…

Oh, Naasir. So weird, so bloodthirsty, so unique and wonderful…I have fallen for him…”—Fiction Vixen

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels kno
Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Berkley Sensation
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Leah Lijuan is pronounced 'Lee-Huan. The j is pronounced as a h. Xi is pronounced just like the letter Z, or your ZEE. Aodhan is pronounced Ayden (I assume…moreLijuan is pronounced 'Lee-Huan. The j is pronounced as a h. Xi is pronounced just like the letter Z, or your ZEE. Aodhan is pronounced Ayden (I assume anyhow). Janvier is pronounced shah-n-vier.
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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

After finishing ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS last year, I burned, I pined, and I perished for the next installment to be about Naasir, an almost unknown quantity prior to that book.

An almost unknown quantity who very nearly stole the spotlight from Janvier and Ashwani, whose book I had been waiting years for.

How did she do that?

I'd have to shake my nonthreatening fist at Singh had she not indulged my (and multitudes of other fans, I'm sure) need to learn more about this strange cr
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
2.5 - 3 Kind of Disappointing...But I still Love Naasir Stars

I'm gonna be frank and just say that I didn't love this book.


I know, I know, the sadz is strong with this one, Young Skywalker.


And believe you me, I have no idea how this freakin' happened.

Nassir is one of the most interesting, dynamic characters I have come across in a long time and I was REALLY looking forward to his story.


And yet, this was me throughout probably 70% of the book:


In other words.

Val was suffering from a case o
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
5 Naasir Can Come Cuddle With Me Stars

Naasir's book finally came and for once a book exceeded every single one of my fairly high expectations. Both the romance side of the story and the progressive storyline regarding the Cascade were as well developed and awesome as I've come to expect and demand from Nalini Singh.

Seven months Naasir had been hunting. Seven months since he'd told Ashwini he was ready to find a mate. Seven months and still his mate hadn't made herself known to him. Didn't she
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
“The two angels were both tall, but Aodhan was perhaps an inch taller, and now his eyes locked with Illium's for a long, quiet moment before he lowered his head slightly. Illium raised his hand, the movement slow, hesitant....and then his fingers brushed Aodhan's cheek just below the cut that had almost sealed. The first ray of dawn kissed the tear that rolled down Illium's face, caressed the painful wonder on Aodhan's as he lifted his hand to clasp the wrist of his friend's hand.
That instant
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is about Naasir, a vampire that's not a vampire. He is something different and is in a category of his own. He was raised mainly by Dmitri, and it looks like it was no easy task:

"Have you been behaving, Naasir?"

Naasir ducked his head. "No." He'd eaten the school's pet bunny. He hadn't meant to - but it was right there in front of him and he'd been so hungry. "I'm in big trouble."

Now, I like bunnies as much as the next girl, but that cracked me up. As the mother of little boys, I am

Hated it, worst book in the series to date. Would not recommend to anyone.

-Boring story, really didn't care about one dimensional Lijuan or her plot for world domination. I wasn't interested in Naasir/Andromeda either, their romance was dull and their quest to find Alexander wasn't much better. Didn't find any of it entertaining, it was obvious how things would unfold with the Alexander/Lijuan arc and the relationship between Naasir/Andromeda, there were no surprises or twists or turns.
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Ahhh I loved how child-like Naasir was on one hand but also raw and feral on the other. He was everything I didn't know I wanted :D ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** 4.25 ***

A buddy read with the Wednesday UF fanatics at BB&B!!!

Another fantastic entry to the Guild Hunter series! I love Naser and his history, but most of all his vision of the world and life, things that matter or not. His love interest is cool, but I didn't have the visceral connection with her I have with some of the others... Overall, fun and alluring with Alexander entering the picture and the surges of power giving hard time to some of the angels of Raphael's Seven. Nalini sure knows
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I heard #7 is going to be about Ashwini and Javier, so I'm thinking Nalini is saving the best for last and this will be Bluebell's story. I am freaking psyched! BUT I HAVE TO WAIT LIKE 2 MORE YEARS! I want it now!

**UPDATE 1/21/15**
Well obviously my aforementioned dreams did not come to fruition, and I am very sad (understatement of the year). I WANT BLUEBELL'S STORY!

Anyone else totally picturing Elena's sister as Bluebell's soulmate? BECAUSE I SHIP IT. When Nalini? WHEN?

Re-read 09/11/2016 Buddy Read with the awesome Wednesday UF group over at BB&B. Naasir is just as freaking adorable as always!!

Finally the mysterious Naasir has his own book! And it was just as superb as I had hoped it would be.

Naasir has always been a character that I’ve enjoyed, but in this book he really shined. He has such a playful and wicked personality, and I just loved him. I really enjoyed the way Naasir looks and thinks about life. In a way he is very innocent and pure. But he i

Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
3.75 STARS!
Time made little difference; it was the heart that mattered, the ability to love.
So good to be back in the Guild Hunter world!

Admittedly this wasn't my favorite installment of the series, but even a so-so book by Nalini Singh is pretty amazing.

And this was Naasir's book!! Who doesn't LOVE Naasir?!?!?
"I can't be dragging around a historian. They break."
He's just such a WONDERFUL character at heart despite his heartbreaking backstory.
Naasir wasn't d
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

Finally....we get a book about Naasir, definitely the most intriguing person of Raphael's seven. Well, they're ALL intriguing but Naasir is on a level all his own.

I was really looking forward to Naasir's book but sadly I was disappointed. It's hard to be really specific but I think this book just suffers from being so far into the series that there wasn't enough time devoted to just the two of them. IMO, there was way too much time devoted to the ongoing saga of the Cadre. (Please, pleas
Lady Heather

"5- Uncivilized, dangerous stars!"

Once again Ms Singh has brought her readers on a fantastic journey in an incredibly dangerous world, with amazing characters and wonderful events.

I knew Naasir's book would be ' different', but I had no idea how 'fun' his story would be once I had his playful, yet deadly voice in my head.
"Stupid Grimoire book" he often muttered to his mate, Andromeda, as his way of voicing his frustration of finding his mate, but having to wait in order to respect her vow and

Wow, this book was pure action. From page one to the finish and strangely I liked that. It didn't bother me that there was very little romance (and even that only at 85%) because Naasir and Andromeda made a great team and I somehow could feel their bonding through that. The search for the sleeping Ancient was a tough one but those two pulled it off like pros. I'm always greedy for more Raphael/Elena time, so to get their POVs was a nice bonus. We get to see the Archangel of death again and sadly
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing

ETA: 7/31/2015

4,5 stars

Bare bones: As we know from previous installments, upcoming Cascade affects huge power shifts inside Cadre of Ten. Archangels' powers are growing, modifying and twisting in unpredictable and uncontrollable ways and nobody is more dangerous than Zhou Lijuan. After her failed attack on NY, she is not resting- she is set upon breaking one of most sacred angel's laws- killing a sleeping Ancient, former Archangel of Persia, Alexander. Naasir and Andromeda, expert in Ancients ar
1st Read - August 2015
2nd Read - November 2016
3rd Read - September 2020

Original Review

I don't know how Nalini Singh does it but this series just continues to get better and better with every single book. Out of all of Raphael's Seven Naasir had mostly stayed off my radar until we started to get to know him a little better in Archangel's Shadows but those glimpses had me dying to know more and I incredibly excited to discover that he was going to be the main character in Archangel's Enigma.

Robin (Bridge Four)
Buddy Read with the UF group at Buddies Books & Baubles

I’ve found with this series that I enjoy the books with the new couples much more than I enjoy the ones that center around Raphael and Elena. I just don’t enjoy the power/boundary struggle they seem to have. But this was made even better because it was Naasir’s book and he almost stole the show as a side character in that one.

Naasir sometimes reminds you of a child in certain ways and so it did take a little time to get used to his pattern o
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5+ stars.

Fans of the Guild Hunter series have long waited for Naasir’s story wanting to know exactly what kind of being he is and to understand the origins of this unique “tiger creature” as Elena calls him. Much to Elena’s frustration, it’s clear he is something more and distinctive. And because Naasir is so very other and extraordinary, “the vampire who is not a vampire,” and truly one of a kind, he deserves an exceptional story. The reader will find it evident that this particular one of Raph
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, cover, 2015, high-fantasy
I'm loving him more and more <3

Naasir's Book!!


Q and A with Nalini Singh (from the Realm takeover)

Q: Will the next book be about Naasir?
A: I haven't yet decided for sure, but he is ready...and he's very impatient, so there's a good chance!

I will take that as a YES!

Q: I guess you get asked this a lot, but will my favorite Bluebell Illium get a book soon ?
A: I would love to write about Illium, but the timing isn't right yet. He isn't
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series so far. I just loved Andromeda so much! Of course, Naasir is lovable too.

I do wish I had understood the point of the Grimoirr. Lol did I miss something?
November 2016 Re-read: I think I enjoyed this book more on the second read than previously - and I enjoyed it quite a lot the first time around. This time I was more absorbed in the story, and the prophecy, and the relationships than ever before - especially since I've wholeheartedly found a new ship.

Original Review:
Prior to Archangel’s Shadows, and maybe a little in Archangel’s Legion we didn’t really know a lot about Naasir. He was an enigma, because he was just not as prominent as a lot of th

I’ll be honest. I wasn’t expecting much from Naasir. Though he intrigued me in the past, I never thought that I would end up loving him as much as I did with ARCHANGEL’S ENIGMA.

Naasir is one of the Seven and when he is tasked with finding Alexander, he gets the help of Andromeda, an angelic scholar who has more to her character than what you first see. Again, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy Andromeda as much as I did. I expected her to be frail and knowledgeable, perhaps a bit uptight, but it w
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well who would’ve thought that this would be my favorite book Guild Hunter-wise? I did not. At least not early on in this series. I might have had an inkling after the previous book though, as a certain character stole the show, but I thought it might just be a flash in the pan. I was also convinced Janvier & Ashwini were going to be my favorite characters after Archangel’s Shadows.


Naasir people! Naasir is by far the most interesting character I have encountered in this series, and h
4.5 stars!!

Naasir, one of Raphael’s Seven, whom Elena has called ‘tiger creature,’ stole my heart when his presence became prominent in the previous book, after being released from his long-term duty to look over Amanat. Naasir has been so wonderfully intriguing that I couldn’t help wanting to know more about him. When I found out that the next book would be his, I did a little happy dance inside.

It has been seven months since Naasir told Ashwini that he was ready to find a mate and he has been
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
"What other creatures are on your list?"
"I hope it exists. It has the best name."

No, don't get your panties in a twist, Naasir is not a chupacabra. I'm not gonna tell you what he is either so don't look at me that way. My will is strong and unshakeable. All I'm going to say is that he is not what I thought he was.

Now that he is a big boy and most of his friends are coupled, Naasir decides to hunt down his own mate. All this love in the air could be quite contagious. And what do
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Read... Always Archangel... Another year to wait... Illium... my baby...

She is torturing us by writing such an amazing series.

Lets make it February.

Mindy Lou's Book Review
Naasir was such a unique character. I don't want to say he had a childlike mind, he just didn't think the way anyone thinks. He almost seems innocent and yet he is a very deadly predator. It's such a unique combination that you can't help but be fascinated with him.

After his declaration of wanting to find his mate in the last book, I really thought the author was going to make us wait. I'm glad we rolled right into his book. He didn't disappoint. I still love him and I was so glad we got a lot
Jen Davis
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series continues to deliver everything I want in paranormal romance. Even after eight installments, it is still engaging, exciting, and emotional. I read this book all in one sitting, then got mad at myself for my inability to savor it like it truly deserves. Nalini Singh completely satisfies with Nassir's story, giving us the answers we've been waiting for, and finally allowing us to know this man who has been such a mystery all this time.

Nassir is simply a wonderful character. He is more
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 31 August-1 September 2015

A Q and A with Nalini, it has some small spoilers about past books!

2nd read: 11-12 January 2o17

3rd read: 13 March 2021
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
My favourite so far of the series and that’s all down to Naasir I just adored his honest playful and mischievous persona.
He’s also lethal and fiercely loyal and though he loves to play games when it comes to the people he considers his own he’s straightforward and says it like it is. He sees the world very differently than others more straightforward.
When he was explaining to andromeda about cooperative food I couldn’t help but smile at his logic.
And also every time he made references to that st
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