The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone but their legacy of evil lives on—especially in Africa, where the shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence.
It is up to Titus, archangel of this vast continent, to stop the reborn from spreading across the world. Titus can’t do it alone, but of the surviving powerful angels and archangels, large numbers are wounded, while the rest are fighting a surge of murderous vampires.
There is no one left…but the Hummingbird. Old, powerful, her mind long a broken kaleidoscope. Now, she must stand at Titus’s side against a tide of death upon a discovery more chilling than any other. For the Archangel of Disease has left them one last terrible gift…
*Non Spoiler Review*
I confess I am still reeling that I completely missed the launch of this book! I stumbled across it on the weekend and devoured it in one and a half days. If you are not aware, Nalini Singh is one of my favourite authors. Though, it doesn’t mean I will have rose tinted glasses on.
The story introduces use to two supporting characters from the other novels. Archangel Titus, he used to only oversee southern Africa, but is now thrusted in look after all of Africa. The previous war has left the continent in tatters and the Cadre (the collective of Archangel rulers) has sent Lady Sharine (or better known as the Hummingbird) to support Titus with the current devastation.
I have always appreciated the way Singh writes, I was hooked within the first chapter! I was hesitant that she didn’t focus on one of the well known supporting characters, but I trust her process and I am glad I did. The story of Titus and Sharine is one of prejudice, self discovery and a belief in ones own capabilities. While this series is classified as a PNR, there wasn’t much focus on the intimate romance in the book – which I found suited the story.
You can read this book out of order, as Singh always includes small backlog of the overarching theme and other characters.
Overall, I cannot recommend this book more. It satisfied my need of the Guild Hunter world, while introducing me to relatively new characters.