Series: Guild Hunters #13
Published by Berkley Publishing Group
The Archangel war is over and now it’s up to the surviving Archangel’s and their people to take care of the remaining reborn and the disease that has been left in the aftermath. The worst of which is in Africa, the home of the new Archangel of Africa – Titus. Titus is a man who expects those both in his command and those loaned to him to do what is needed to be done and just deal with it. To the soldiers his way of commanding can seem harsh and plain spoken, but it’s not like he is not asking anyone to do anything more than he is right now. However, when he asks the Cadre for more help he gets an answer he wasn’t expecting – the Hummingbird.
Lady Sharine, also known lovingly as the Hummingbird, is just now coming out of centuries of time where she barely functioned due to a horrible prank pulled on her by an Archangel she was in a relationship with – Aegaeon. When Sharine was asked by the Cadre to take over Lumia, a place of Angel arts and history, she not only accepted the job but came out of her self imposed kaleidoscope of life. Now she is being asked to go to Titus and help him save Africa from the disease still attacking it.
Titus has no idea what to expect when Sharine arrives but it certainly isn’t the small woman who not only won’t take being put on a shelf and pampered by him and his court but demands to help with the problems. Both Sharine and Titus are surprised as she remembers aspects of herself that were always there but life experiences had caused her to not use and started to help turn the tide in Titus’ efforts to clear Africa. As Titus and Sharine follow the clues they discover as they travel Africa, it becomes clear that the diseased reborn was not all that was left behind. Now it’s a race to see if they can find the cure to save humankind, Vampires and Angels from this new aspect of the disease before it’s too late. Of course falling in love isn’t on either “to do” lists, but sometimes the fates have the final say.
When you have a rough and tough Archangel and an ancient angel whom most believe must be treated with kid gloves thrown together, the outcome is remarkable to say the least. I know that this story was about the Archangel, but to me it was Sharine’s story with Titus as her fitting partner. I loved learning more about both Titus and Sharine, but I admit I was rooting for Sharine the entire way. I really enjoyed watching as Titus and Sharine fell in love while battling the reborn and the aftermath of the version of the disease that was let loose in Africa. When the cure was revealed, I was shocked at what it was but it fit so perfectly once I thought about it. I also admit to hoping that Aegaeon gets more karma after learning just why Sharine lived in her kaleidoscope for so long. The very best thing was watching Sharine learn to use her gifts and strength and learning that Titus is an Archangel with a marshmallow inside for the woman he loves. Archangel’s Sun takes you on an emotional journey in so many ways that I could not even begin to list them all, but the journey is well worth traveling. Titus and Sharine’s story is also Joyfully Recommended from me as a must read if you have been following this story line.