Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter Series #8)

Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter Series #8)

by Nalini Singh

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 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 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…
Praise for the Guild Hunter novels
 “One of my favorite paranormal worlds.”—Smexy Books
 “Amazing in every way!”—Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425251263
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Guild Hunter Series , #8
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 134,229
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guild Hunter series which includes most recently, Archangel’s Shadows. She is also the author of the Psy-Changeling novels including Shield of Winter, Heart of Obsidian, and Tangle of Need. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. 

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Praise for the Guild Hunter novels   “Amazing in every way!”—Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author    “A roller-coaster ride of a series.”—The Romance Reader   “Intense, vivid, and sexually charged.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Archangel's Enigma 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
Beauty and the Beast, Nalini does it again! 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 Raphael’s Seven has attributes that do not fit within the rest of the Angelic world. Naasir’s determination to find his mate has reached a crescendo ratcheting up his frustration level: “Seven months Naasir had been hunting…Why was she hiding from him?” When he meets the one who might be his mate, Andromeda, they seem very opposite at the outset. She is almost an ascetic, a scholar working with Jessamy, and one who has taken a vow of chastity that can be only overturned if a certain ancient “stupid book” is found. Naasir is a sexy beast who cannot fathom living without a physical relationship but understands honor and vows. Naasir’s dual nature makes holding back difficult when he is so determined to have his mate, and so Andromeda has quite a challenge while on their epic quest to find and wake the Ancient Archangel Alexander before it is too late. Andromeda escaped the brutal, sadistic court of her grandfather, Charisemnon, by living in the refuge for centuries, but she has a secret that could ruin her chance for happiness. Sent on this mission by Raphael, Andromeda believes she know where Alexander sleeps. He is in danger from the supremely evil and unfortunately still powerful Lijuan, the wicked witch of the East; while still recovering from Raphael’s shattering damage, she once again rampages through the angelic and human worlds causing destruction and devastation wherever she goes. When she meets Naasir, Andromeda is captivated, thinking “…Naasir incited things inside her that weren’t right for a woman who had taken a vow of celibacy, made the out-of-control animal within want to come out.” Andromeda may be a scholar, but she was raised by dangerous and treacherous angels in a territory with only wild animals as friends. Before they can begin their journey, something happens to Andromeda and Nassir must come to her rescue. Andromeda and Naasir partake in a complicated dance of courtship with an intensity that heats up the pages on their long and action filled journey. Raphael and Elena continue to strengthen their defenses against events caused by the Cascade where angels and archangels are changing in ways that are not always good. Illium faces a challenge that threatens his existence, another clue that angel and humankind may be on the verge of an apocalypse. Naasir’s story is captivating and thrilling. And though Naasir, who is always on the edge of feral, and the scholarly Andromeda seem at first an unlikely pair, their journey filled with love and adventure shows how well-matched they are. I enjoyed every aspect of this book; it will leave everyone very happy with this addition to the series. And for fun, Nalini gives some tantalizing clues that might tell us where the Angel Refuge can be found. Something we would all really like to know, Ms. Singh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So amazing. Buy it. Read it. Love it.
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It was thrilling from beginning to end!
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
Archangel’s Enigma is book eight in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. This series needs to be read in order. Each book builds on the other. Going deeper into the world and characters. Up until now we haven’t gotten much on Naasir. So, it was a pleasure to dig deeper into this wild, beautiful, and lethal character. He has earned his place among Raphael’s Seven. In Archangel’s Enigma we get to go on a search for a secret sleeping place of an Archangel; before an enemy destroys this Angel. Naasir gets help from Andromeda a scholar, but she is much more. I liked Andromeda. She is knowledgeable, but also has a backbone and it was nice to see this. I fell for Naasir. He’s playful and inquisitive. He started out looking for his mate. Like it was the next logical step in his life. So when he meets Andromeda, it was a very fun and playful scene. One thing I really liked about him is his unshakable devotion and love to his family. The romance was a nice slow build bring Naasir and Andromeda together with a loving connection; before a physical relationship starts. The slow build was perfect for this couple. The search for the sleeping Archangel takes these characters on an adventure into different continents. We also get to see new and familiar faces. The Cascade is still doing it’s scary thing and no one knows what will happen next. As always their is no shortage of action and adventure. The characters are vibrant, gritty, and unique. The plot is exceptional and unrivaled. I’m curious to see where things go from here and who will be matched next. Rated: 4 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading and I very much enjoyed this book. I will not put out any spoilers. I will say I really think Bluebell and Aodhan is only best friends. I loved how things came to and how the next book is going to be crazy. Happy to see the Cadre all together and of course Elena and Raphael ????
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Naasir has always been an interesting character with unique and unknown origins. He left Archangel's Shadows having declared he was on a hunt for his mate. He finds it in a woman that on the surface, after his initial meeting with her, believes her unfit to be his mate so she isn't. But when they spar late at night and one of her many secrets are revealed he starts to reconsider that this scholar could possibly be his mate; he just has to persuade her to give up her vow of celibacy. When she is kidnapped he rushes to her aid and their adventure to save a sleeping Archangel begins. Their story is filled with great dialogue between the two, Singh succeeds in making his mannerisms appear not quite human, and when passion finally overcomes them damn was it explosive! That scene was intense! Their story was fun, full of adventure, near death experiences, and witty banter. The secondary characters' aid in moving along the story rather than slowing it down. I enjoyed this one and am happy that they were able to find a way to eliminate the blood vow that forced her to leave Naasir's side. It was beautifully done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are a great match and Naasir will be a funny but great dad, l think, hmmmmm.???
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Finally! Naasirs's story, and, oh what a story it is. Andi is his perfect mate. Loved Alexander's ascension and what our couple had to so with it. A great addition to the series.
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Naasir is probably the must unique charcter Nalini Singh has written about and this book defininetly does him justice. I was afraid with a full book on him that she would make him more 'normal' but she stayed true to the previous glimpses of his character. The story flows well and is a great addition to the archangel story line, AND we get to find out exactly what kind of creature Naasir is! Another great story by Nalini Singh.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
The Chimera and the Angelic Scholar, a match made in Archangel's heaven. It has been a while since I have read a book by Nalini Singh, and "Archangel's Enigma" did not disappoint. One of Raphael's seven, Nassir must find the Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients before he is murdered while sleeping. Andromeda, an angelic scholar, is enlisted to aid him. Nassir knows she is his mate, and the adventures begin on the eighth Guild Hunter novel. A definite read for those that love paranormal, romance and fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nalini Singh never dissapoints, but this book is special. Purity of purpose makes these characters refreshing.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5 Naasir!!!! Really do I need to say more? No I don’t, but that would make for a very short review. So here it goes. In Archangel’s Enigma we finally get to see, understand and unravel the mystery that is Naasir. He is a very complicated creature that wants nothing more than to be loved. We know that Raphael, Elena and the seven love him, Naasir wants a mate. Someone who is just his. I loved that Naasir went around smelling women to see if they are his potential mate. The first meeting between Naasir and Andromeda had me laughing out loud. As the Guild Hunter series has grown I have wondered what or who would be able to be Naasir’s mate. I have to say I was a bit surprised that his mate was going to be a shy, young scholar. But Andromeda shocked me. She is fierce, loyal and the absolute perfect mate for Naasir. I loved their journey to save Alexander. I loved how these two played together. I loved how they fought for a future together. I loved this book. I loved Naasir and Andromeda and I hope that Nalini will write a follow up novella for these two. One that includes pups. :D I will say that the parts about Illium broke my heart and brought many tears to my eyes. I can not wait to see what is in story for everyone’s favorite Bluebell. As always I had the amazing honor to have the very talented Justine Eyre read this story to me. Justine is so wicked talented it seems a little unfair. I have loved reading/listening to this story from the very first book. Justine does such a great job with the voices both male and female, that you don’t need to be told who is speaking. I have found that if you have a great narrator like Justine they can take an amazing story like Nalini’s and bring it to life. If you have not tried an audiobook I would pick up a copy of Angel’s Blood (bk1) and give this series a try. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guildhunter series with Archangels is one of my all time favorites! Naasir has always b een an enigmatic character. Andromeda is a scholar with a secret. Together, their adventures take us throughout their world of the Cadre intrigues and mysteries. Funny, action packed and simply marvelous.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog 4.5 Stars 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 was nice to see her steel backbone and her personality show through. The series has changed from a strictly Urban Fantasy series to more of a Paranormal Romance and I think this is one of the better romances in the series. Naasir is quite the hero. He’s playful and I loved the fact that he started out looking for his mate as if it was his next mission. So when he first meets Andromeda, it goes a little like this: “Hello,” he said, on his best behaviour now. “I just wanted to smell you.” “Oh.” Lines between her eyebrows, the tone of her voce making him want to close and his and just listen. “Do you sniff everyone you meet?” Smiling inside at the curiosity she couldn’t quite hide, he said, “No.” He drew in her scent again, careful to make it appear he was simply breathing. “Only women.” “Why?” “I’m hunting my mate.” I love how playful this scene was. It brought a smile to my face simply by reading it. Another thing to note about Naasir is that he sometimes takes things a little too literal. Again, it’s a nice way to make fun of his character so I loved that Singh decided to do this. I feel like I could go on and on about what I loved about Naasir but that would probably get boring, wouldn’t it? So if you want to experience it yourself, do yourself a favor and read ARCHANGEL’S ENIGMA. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read. Sweet. Funny. Action packed. Suspenseful. Wicked and romantic. Can't wait until next book. Love scenes with Elena and Raphael. I hope next book is one for them.
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Zsofia_T More than 1 year ago
It is hard for me to write about a Nalini book without being unbiased, but I can't help it. Whatever she writes, I annihilate on the spot. Whenever she has a new book coming out, I spend the weeks before the actual date super-excited. That was the case with this story as well. I found myself fangirling during the last year, because at the end of the previous book in the series, every Guild Hunter fan knew: Naasir is next. Not to mention after the cover was revealed... So, after so many 'WhatIsNaasir?' hashtags, we finally found out the answer. But in my opinion, we got a lot more than that in this story. Read whole review:
maestra15 More than 1 year ago
FANTASTIC!. Ms. Singh has done it again. Great story, great teaser at the end. I can't wait for the next story in the series. Ms. Singh keeps developing the good guys - faults and all. Both the men and women are powerful but human. Love how the lines are murky between good and bad BUT clear between good and evil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Revitalized theme
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this whole series. It is so hard to wait a year before the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Archangel series love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
370 pages. I glad the Naasir found a mate, he is an endearing hero. I love this whole series.