The future looks bleak for the angel
warriors as the tide of Heavenís civil war turns against
them. For Michael, Chief of the Archangels, things are
particularly hard since his youngest nephew, Bear, has
become possessed by an ancient demon. The only hope of
rescuing Bear lies in finding a special fairy child who can
cure him. As the angel warriors divide into teams to find
the missing fairy, Michael finds himself paired with
Rachael, the last female he wants to be aroundÖbecause sheís
the one angel he cannot resist. Heís watched and wanted
Rachael for years, and on their quest to save Bear, Michael
soon discovers heís not the only one whoís been keeping his
feelings hidden. Love and desire are quick to bind Michael
and Rachael together, but Michaelís past is full of
secrets. Secrets he fears will tear him and Rachael apart.
Stephani Hecht never fails to pen a
captivating tale, but she has definitely raised the bar with
Angelís Quest. An unforgettable mix of
danger, desperation, determination, and love, in all its
forms, Angelís Quest is not to be missed.
Michael has intrigued me from the very
beginning of the Archangel series with his limitless
capacity for love and patience combined with his honor,
selflessness, and support for those under his command.
While I have loved watching him become closer to his family
over the course of the series, as his niece and nephews have
found love Iíve yearned to see him find happiness of his
own. To my everlasting delight, Ms. Hecht has written a
romance that was well worth the wait. Rachael is Michaelís
match in every sense of the word. Sheís strong, fiery, and
fiercely protective of those she holds dear. Like Michael,
she has scars from her past which can leave her vulnerable
at times, and I loved watching them care for one another
when their pasts threatened to hurt their present.
One of the things I enjoy the most
about this series is the closeness of the main characters.
Whether itís blood, friendship, or matings that tied them
together to begin with, they have become family. Because of
this, Angelís Quest doesnít just focus on
Michael and Rachael, but their loved ones as well. As much
as I relished watching Michael and Rachael realize their
feelings for one another, I was equally invested in Bearís
love story. His fight to stay alive, to overcome and expel
the demon possessing him would not be so poignant if it
werenít wrapped up in his desire to be able to return home
to his mate, Tiffany. While Michael and Rachael are the
center couple of Angelís Quest, Bear and
Tiffany are just two more characters who captured my
attention in the tale. As this book shows, Ms. Hechtís
talent for creating memorable characters is unsurpassed;
there is no character in Angelís Quest who did
not leave their mark on me.
The seventh story in the Archangel
series, Angelís Quest does contain enough
background information for someone unfamiliar with the
series to follow along. However, to feel the full impact of
the different storylines, itís best to start the series from
the beginning with Angel Warriors. After the
necessary but extensive world building of the past few
books, I really enjoyed the more focused, intimate feel of
Angelís Quest. I felt more connected to the
characters because of this, which isnít to say that I
havenít loved the previous stories, but rather to say that
this particular tale packed more of an emotional punch for
me. New and fascinating characters still appear and Ms.
Hecht definitely has a few surprises in store for readers,
but to say much on those subjects would ruin half the fun of
reading the book.
I can always count on Ms. Hecht to
provide an exciting, entertaining tale, but she has truly
outdone herself with Angelís Quest. By turns
sensual, romantic, heartbreaking, and heart-pounding, this
book has become my favorite so far of the always engrossing
Archangel series. Joyfully Recommended!