Series: Guild Hunter #14
Published by Berkley Trade on October 26th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
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alini Singh returns to the world of the Guild Hunters for the most highly anticipated novel of the beloved series—a love story so epic it’s been half a millennia in the making…
Illium and Aodhan. Aodhan and Illium. For centuries they’ve been inseparable: the best of friends, closer than brothers, companions of the heart. But that was before—before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, at long last, Aodhan is healing, but his new-found strength and independence may come at a devastating cost—his relationship with Illium.
As they serve side by side in China, a territory yet marked by the evil of its former archangel, the secret it holds nightmarish beyond imagining, things come to an explosive decision point. Illium and Aodhan must either walk away from the relationship that has defined them—or step forward into a future that promises a bond infinitely precious in the life of an immortal…but that demands a terrifying vulnerability from two badly bruised hearts.
I felt like I’d been waiting for Bluebell’s story for ages. What I can say is – it was well worth the wait! I loved how the author spent a considerable amount of time detailing the history between Illium and Aodhan. Since the beginning of time, they have been there for each other, which further convinced me that they were the perfect match.
However, the one element missing in this book was the deep and passionate romance that I’ve come to love in this series. On the one hand, the lack thereof further enhanced the soul-deep connection between the two, but on the other hand, I wish we could have witnessed the physical aspects too.
What can I say? Elena and Raphael have me so spoiled. I wish these two extraordinary characters had what they had as well. Despite the lack of the much-needed romance, I still enjoyed their story and can not wait to see how their relationship evolves down the road.