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Archangel's Consort

(Guild Hunter #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  33,354 ratings  ·  1,544 reviews
Nalini Singh steps back into the shadows of her “heartbreakingly original”* world where angels rule, vampires serve, and the innocent can pay the greatest price of all…

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil…

A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assaul
Mass Market Paperback, US Edition, 324 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Berkley Sensation (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ren Puspita
May 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nalini Singh fans, pararomance fans, angel fans, UF fans

Before I write the review, do yo ever guessed why Naasir never appear in this book?

The answer is...

He's so naughty, so Raphael change him as a cutie little white tiger, and take him as accessories at his shoulder..

Just kidding :P

Now,for the review

What I must said?

After my long time waiting for this book, 2 months, if you want to know, I'm almost weep when this book finally arrived at my home. And I don't wanna waste a time, that night I read it and I found, when
Jan 24, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
I discovered yesterday that I own more than eight hundred romances. Straightforward, luridly-covered paperbacks from Messrs Harlequin Mills & Boon and associated publications. So I've decided that one of these days, when I'm done with my more important chores, like cleaning the toilet and reorganizing my groceries in alphabetical order, I will collate all of these romances, borrowing maybe a paragraph in total from each of these books, to achieve a manuscript approximately one hundred and ei ...more
Third re-read: Jan 11th 2017
First read: Dec 30th 2013


Gosh, how I enjoy reading this series. Especially about Elena and Raphael. They truly are one of my all time fav couples. They simply support each other so well and their love is unbreakable. Even when it at times seems that one might be in a bad and cold place, the other doesn't give up and pulls till they see light again. Their journey is amazing and this new adventure hits very close to Raphael's past and heart. We also
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

1. They are seven of the hottest vamps and angels out there! Singh answered my call to heaven for a book about angels and vampires. Sexy angels + Sexy vampires = enflamed panties. Genius!

2. They like to trash talk like this:
“Sure you can handle me, pretty, pretty Bluebell?”
“Did I ever tell you about my snakeskin boots?”
“I do think I need some new feathers for my pillow.”

3. They dress like GQ models in black-on-black suits. Venom, you smexy beast!

4. Even bet
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a spoiler-FREE review for book three, Archangel's Consort, but there are spoilers relating to the first two books in this series.

Although Elena is now an angel, she is still very young in the immortal world. With the help of her lover, archangel Raphael and his Seven, those that have vowed their loyalty to him, Elena is getting stronger and wise in the immortal ways every day. She is able to fly now, although the vertical lift off and endurance still eludes her. Now that she is stronger,
*** 4 ***

A Buddy Read with my Wednesday Warrior lovers at BB&B! Make the warriors angels, and we go nuts!

Raphael, the Archangel of New York and his newly made consort, the angel in training and hunter extraordinaire Elena, are still trying to figure out how a relationship of a very human and recently mortal hunter and a very powerful, over 1000 years old Archangel, son of two of the most powerful ancient Archangels and member of the Cadre, could possibly work and be fair and satisfying for
Robin (Bridge Four)
Buddy read with the UF lovers of Buddies Books and Baubles

I'm pretty behind on reviews so this one will be shorter.

The series is picking up for me now in this third book. There is an old power rising and it is affecting the Angels in ways they didn't predict. Elena must be there for Raphael to help him through some of his more human feelings as the power rises and he has to decide whether to kill it or wait and see if the long sleeping Angel well be sane when it wakes.

I really liked the premise

05/10/2016 Buddy read with my amazing friends over at BB&B.

A consort was more than a lover, more than a wife. She was ... someone with whom an archangel could discuss the darkest of secrets, someone he could trust to speak only the truth, even if it wasn’t something he wanted to hear.

Elena Deveraux has barely returned to New York after the devastating events of Beijing, before her skills as a vampire hunter is needed. A vampire attacks a girls’ school, the very school where her half-s

I strongly recommend not reading this review if you have not read the previous two books, Angels’ Blood and Archangel’s Kiss. It is impossible for me to write this review without including HUGE spoilers for the first book. So, just know that the first two books were five stars for me and I recommend them!

This book takes us back to New York and all the family and friends that Elena hasn’t seen since being Made. I’ve been eager to see the reaction to Elena’s wings since the end of the first book,
That she was loved.. it was wonder enough. That she was loved by this man, it was beyond wonder.
He would not hurt her, this hunter with a mortal heart who held his own in her hands.

Nalini Singh knows how to write relationships. It is always beautiful the way she captures the magical feelings of falling in love. She has a way of pulling you in and making you feel all of those wonderful moments. I noticed it in the psy-changling series, and in this one. Along with writing the feelings of new
The story itself was good, but it just couldn't capture my interest as much as I thought it would. The suspense part didn't excite me. I felt like I wasn't eager to find out what was going to happen next. The sex scenes were great though. They were not only well-written, but also intense and passionate!

I couldn’t care less about these crazy archangels who were trying to usurp each other’s powers. So far I would say I enjoy this series just because of Raphael, a super hot archangel hero with a pr
One of the things that I love most in this series is that the characters have real growth - which means they're not always "good." Sometimes trust takes time to build, and we get to see that. Sometimes characters are assholes, and slowly - oh-so-slowly - begin to change. Sometimes, a relationship takes a while to settle and for the people to really find their place in it. The fact that Elena and Raphael are working towards a working relationship, the love that it takes to never give up, even whe ...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Archangel's Consort was far from perfect with it's superfluous sex scenes and slow build up to an uncertain and frankly lack lustre ending. It pains me to say all of that because Nalini Singh is one of my favourite authors with her Psy-Changeling books being my favourite paranormal romance series. My disloyalty is blasphemous but it needs to be said.

The numerous sex scenes led to boredom and skimming, not because they weren't hot, they were, there were just too damn many of them. Especially if y
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Our MC’s are back from Beijing and recovering from the maelstrom of events that took place, but they are not afforded a breathing chance as vampires are acting strangely all over. Someone or something seems to be influencing their behavior and Elena is immediately called in to investigate when death visits a school in the form of a vampire with bloodlust. Problem is, this seems to be only the beginning with similar incidents taking place all over. And to top it all the unusual behavior is not is ...more
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I am having so much fun with these.

Review to come
So, if you like a book about angels "doin' it" this is def the book for you.

I think the overall plot here was a little thin, and I got sick of Elena's family "problem" stuff. The romance stuff was RACY and well done, but most the time I got distracted about where their wings were going during all this...ahem...athletics.

I do enjoy this author;s writing, just thought I could use some more conflict and plot instead of teh sexing. Of course I'll read the next one, haha.
OK. Wow, so I’m officially on the Guild Hunter train.

When I read the 1st book a year ago, I was feeling somewhat lukewarm, and then, by the 2nd book, I started truly enjoying it. This book, however, has me realize how much I appreciate the author’s craft: the world-building, the plot, the characters – I love it.

The plot is more on the slow side, but for once, I am actually totally OK with that. There is a nice gradual build-up to every development in the plot and characters. It is fun discoveri
Anzu The Great Destroyer
I'm re-reading this series. The latest installment is out so I want to be in the zone. But oh wow. This is awkward. I could not finish it.


And I used to love it. I used to love it a lot. People change. Indeed they do.

What made me feel this way? There's no fucking story. It's all about Raphael banging Elena, Elena banging Raphael and so on. I also have a big problem with Raphael's caveman attitude. Nope, cannot stand it.

So that's it for me. I'm dropping the series. S
1st Read - April 2013
2nd Read - September 2016

Original Review

It is time for Vampire Hunter Elena to return to New York and let the world see the changes she has gone through but as nothing ever goes smoothly for the couple they soon find themselves caught up in the hunt of their lives. As more and more vampires are taken over by bloodlust they quickly realise that all is not what it seems, a powerful enemy is rising, a face from Raphael's past that he hoped never to see again and one who is dete
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
OMFG, and to believe I was afraid I would not like it as much as the first 2 books. I have no idea how so many rated this book lower than those because for me it was way better than book 2. I loved it, absolutely adored it. I had been waiting to read anything about this series for so long, and to finally be able to do so was amazing, better than everything I could have ever expected. So many things happened in this book, many all time changing events, and I can't wait to read how everything will ...more
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Swathed in the silken shadows of the deepest night, New York was the same . . . and altered beyond compare.
Elena and Raphael are back in New York. Elena is still trying to adjust to her wings to becoming stronger and to dealing with mortality or immortality. But throughout other things are stirring. Weather patterns are changing and a lot of the Cadre are becoming even more unpredictable than before. There is once again no rest for the wicked as there are more murders to solve that leads Rap
Jun 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
June 8, 2012: 3 stars
Oct. 10, 2016: 4 stars

I think the reason I like these so much better the second time around is because I’m not reading them back to back. Elena’s flashbacks aren’t as bothersome when there is some time between books. I had been really irritated with them the first time because they were repetitive with so little new info learned from them.

The plot was weak. Elena and Raphael were dealing with personal issues and some of the weird stuff that was going on, but for most of the
Lady Heather
I love these characters!!!
Elana and Raphael's relationship is so intense!
Can't wait for the next book in the series, so much can happen with Lijian and Caliane's characters!.... and the hint of Elana and Raphael having a child....(in the future of coarse)... amazing!
Guild Hunter is one of my favorite series' and this book did not disappoint!
Gianne Kris
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-books
Advance Excerpt from Archangel's Consort

Chapter 1

Swathed in the silken shadows of deepest night, New York was the same . . . and altered beyond compare. Once Elena had watched angels take flight from the light-filled column of the Tower as she sat in front of the distant window of her cherished apartment. Now, she was one of those angels, perched high atop a balcony that had no railing, nothing to prevent a deadly fall.

Except of course, she would no longer fall.

Her wings were stronger now. She w
Melanie A.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Well, um, er, okay . . . how about this?


Phew, my conscience is clear now. :-) And I can get back to my gushy, fan-girling, completely partial review . . .
This [...] was part of whatever it was that tied them to one another . . . that tart, twisting emotion that ripped away old scars and created new vulnerabilities in a whip of fire across the soul.
~SIGH~ This series is so very swoon-worthy. Nalini Singh has this amazing ability to
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Hmm, not as awesome as the previous two books. This time around it seemed like a paranormal book, whereas the others were more UF. There's not really a huge plot or mystery to solve in this book, which is why I think I didn't like it as much. This whole book's plot is about Raphael's mother and whether she's Sleeping (super hibernation coma for immortals) or not and whether she's now awakening or not. That whole is she or isn't she theme goes on the entire book and it's boring. It's too indefini ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Re-read September 2016
Buddy read with Sarah, Maru and Ange

Re-read January 2015

Re-read 31st March 2013:
I am so sorry that I finished it again! This series NEVER gets old.

Re-read: I don't know how Nalini Singh does it but her books are amazing. I love the developing relationship of Elena and Raphael, the way they struggle to be what the other one needs.
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adamlar gökyüzünde uçarken bir yandan da seks yapıyorlar.Gerisini siz düşünün artık :D Resmen hayal gücünün sınırlarını zorlamış Nalini'ciğim.
Milda Page Runner
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Milda by: G.
Action urban fantasy and paranormal romance combination. Lyrical and sensual Nalini Singh's writing creates a sharp contrast with the brutality and horror of the crimes she puts in her stories. It all starts with the murders in girl's school and pools of blood, and continues in a wave of dark and cruel crimes spreading throughout the city. Plot is interesting, enough action, good pacing, some humour - it kept my attention.
On a romantic front - there are more explicit sex scenes here than I'v
Gio Listmaker
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eleana - "A lot of women have trouble with their mothers-in-law.”

Raphael - “My mother is an insane archangel."

I Really Enjoyed This One

Not As Dark Or Heavy As The First Two In The Series

A World I Do Not Want To Escape

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“You are mine, Elena. If you choose to sleep in another bed, I will simply pick you up and bring you home.” 236 likes
“What would you like to call me?"

That made her pause. "Husband" was too human, "partner" factually wrong for a being as powerful as an archangel, "mate"...perhaps. But none of it was quite right. "Mine," she said at last.

He blinked and when he raised his lashes again, the blue was liquid fire. Yes, that will do. "But for public consumption, you are my consort."

"Consort," she murmured, tasting the word, feeling it's shape. "Yes, that fits.”
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