Editorial Reviews. Review. Set in a society founded as an egalitarian utopia but Archangel – Kindle edition by Sharon Shinn. Download it once. And there’s Sharon Shinn’s Samaria series, which begins with Archangel (). David Weber’s Off Armageddon Reef () is clearly doing. Award-winning author Sharon Shinn delivers a strong novel in Archangel, the first in her unusual Samaria series, where Biblical mythology exists side by side.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The angels in charge are corrupt. Beyond Reality Feb Selection. Feb 04, Wendy Darling marked it aechangel to-read Shelves: Angel Gabriel, being next in the line to become Archangel and lead the annual Gloria to assure God everything is in harmony has a problem. The couple has real problems and has to work through them in a believable and difficult way.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

Rachel, the heroine, archangdl one of these Edori slavewomen. After the climax, I didn’t need much more and was ready to be done. Now, since the paperback copy I own does not have anything but blurbs from Big Names In The Industry, I will give my own brief sjinn of this story: I started with a lot of sympathy for her, given her background, but she didn’t seem to try to get along. Thank you for visiting. Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine and is the author of the Shifting Circle novels.

It sounds like a very strange book at first, and it really is when you start reading it. I’m sad to say, but the heroine is an immature, biased, spiteful bitch.


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I feel him when I sing. Archangel should appeal to most readers of romantic fantasy. Theirs zrchangel the clash and attraction of strong personalities who both believe they know what is right, and whose pride often come between them. Highly encouraging work overall. The spiritual, if you want religious, beliefs are wholly experienced through music, and in that it is beautiful for even if you should not be able to hear it, I could occasionally feel it like maybe as a dream.

I remember sharn very underwhelmed. Open Preview See a Problem? As in, without the angelica to lead the Gloria, there will be striking down. Gabriel is a difficult man but I also found him amazingly lovable character, fully committed to leading his people into correcting all that is wrong; while Rachel has gone through serious hardships in her life and exasperates the reader in her stubbornness.

Shin, Raphael, the current Archangel, who is corrupt and uses his position for himself, does not want to step down. He guides my actions and he dwells in my heart. The one thing she wants is to be free to make her own choices, and becoming wife and angelica to the next Archangel does not sit well with her.

Every twenty years a new Archangel is installed and they assume their power when they sing during the annual Gloria ritual with their angelica, or chosen bride. The story kept me engaged till the very end and even though, most of the time, the ‘what will happen’ was pretty obvious, the ‘how it will come to pass’ was intriguing and beautiful.


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Thirdly, the world building is so enjoyable. Despite anything else I may say, it is a favorite of mine. I’m baffled by how much people actually love this! Perhaps best of all, though, is that Shinn uses her religious country as a realistic force in the novel itself. It had a good plot, the characters were well-developed and believable, and the villain was terrific, but still it won’t be particularly memorable or worthy of a reread.

I’m not sure if I’ll read arhcangel in this series though. I’ve never been fond of overtly religious themes in fiction, and I would usually avoid a book that focuses too much on religion. The first time I read this, I must have been aroun I love certain TV shows so much that knowing a new episode is going to air that night will make me happy all day.

I didn’t find the religious themes too nauseating, and my tolerance for religion is very, very low. Their faith is unswerving. My first poem was about Halloween: Although her life has been hard, Rachel’s spirit has never been broken and just as she is about to receive freedom, Gabriel whisks her away to be his bride.

But I know some readers have enjoyed reading them according to the chronology of the stories: The Never Pages Graham Thomas 9. You sure she’s 25?