One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…
Nothing will ever be the same again.
Having survived the momentous battle with the Archangel of China, Elena and Raphael are on tenterhooks waiting to find out her next move as the Cascade rattles on, changing Angelic kind once more. The Cadre are summoned by the Luminata to discuss who will rule over China in the absence of Archangel Liujan but right from the start it's clear the Luminata (who should be impartial) are keeping secrets. Just what they are hiding and how far the rot goes is something Elena is keen to discover. Whilst her beloved Raphael is busy playing politics, she has an agenda of her own, find out if there's a connection to her family or if the odd looks she keeps getting are just coincidence!
Oh boy, Ms Singh sure does like keeping her readers guessing although I will admit I did kind of guess where this storyline might go. Also I was a little perplexed by the seemingly missing Archangel and just what her plans might be. No spoilers but Archangel's Heart went in a direction I hadn't initially expected. Am I disappointed?, well there's less action than I'd hoped for and I missed catching up with a certain group who have awakened. This book is is a continuation of the rock solid relationship between Elena and Raphael, although it's distinctly lacking in salacious content, but their emotional bond truly felt soul deep. Prepare to be surprised by certain Archangels and watch our favourite hunter do what she does best!
This is a voluntary review for an arc copy from NetGalley and is my honest opinion.