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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Books with missing cover. Their ‘Kiss’ which is a glass bead impregnated into the arm of everyone who has been dedicated to Jovah may flare up when they first meet, but this doesn’t mean insta-love.

Archangel (Samaria, #1) by Sharon Shinn

Mystic and Rider Twelve Houses Series: From the way she’d been acting, I would never have guessed. Perhaps best of all, though, is that Shinn uses her religious country as a realistic force in the novel itself. Yet, what pulled me in about this novel were the characters themselves. There are a great many hints about it scattered throughout ARCHANGEL, but the focus is more on the character interactions and a spattering of details about the world itself as opposed to its history.

It’s a war ship shonn not worthy of worship, and I fundamentally disagree with the “ignorance is bliss” philosohy that led to the original creation of this world.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

A science fiction world that resembles an alternate reality that could be the future or past. Thus, she spent her years with a traveling pack of nomads before she was sold into slavery to work in a rich man’s household.

Angels exist who have wings, can archantel, and via beautiful singing can change the weather, call down rains to help crops.

She clings to a belief in Ysral, the promised land in which only Edori live. That is as sure as the god’s existence. Of course, that cover does no favors for this novel Wrchangel can’t re-call any scene where Rachel held a glowing blue orb and a feather in her hands It is there, quite coincidentally, that Gabriel finds her.

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No, don’t get me wrong – I loved it. Gabriel needs to marry before he may assume the role of Archangel, and this girl Rachel is the one the the god has declared to be his wife.

This Archangel book review was written by Marysia Kosowski. Still my most popular book. He guides my actions archantel he dwells in my heart.


I loved this love story that was loving without the creepy clinging that suffocates what is natural. I’m sad to say, but the heroine is an immature, biased, spiteful bitch. Return to Book Page.

Stubborn just for the sake saron stubbornness, and stubborn out of fear. Stubborn when there was good reason for it except that she had never, not even in five years as a slave, learned to back down. Diverse peoples held together by respect for each other. Rachel is also exceeding annoying at times with her anger and contrariness. She’s ruining the whole story!

I’ll look forward to doing that someday. Together they must sing at the Gloria, a mass sung shin harmony yearly by angels together with representatives of all people. Thirdly, the world building is so enjoyable. As someone who prefers to read in chronological order unless there’s a VERY compelling reason not to, does anyone know of such a reason? View all 8 comments. Gabriel is a snobby angel. Diverse peoples held together by respect for each other and the prospect of swift punishment if they disobeyed their laws.

Of course there has to be someone even tinier under their boots, as well. Gabriel actually wasn’t enough of an asshole to deliberately deafen his ears to her, after all. Utterly torn in fact.


Josiah announces that Gabriel’s bride shall be Rachel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She sings beside the Archangel at the Gloria. Jun 25, Mariel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Other books in the series. If he is really prepared to let the world be archangwl rather than harm her, is that supposedly a greater “love”?

The desert-wandering Edori can be seen as a positive example of modern Judaism, practicing an all-inclusive, unconstrained religion that focuses on faith and love. There sihnn a conflict involved, and a power play between both other angels and powerful humans, which ties into the interesting part, which unfortunately is spoiled right afchangel in the blurb on the back of the book.

The world building was interesting, the sharn drew me in and even when I wanted to give up, I held on hoping that things would get better. Books by Sharon Shinn. A tale about love, music, magic, power and honor and has done it so well that I found myself escaping into her world, living it through her protagonists, so strong in their imperfections and conflicting desires.

This book is perfection. I think it’s just enough to show the religion in that world and the strength of the characters’ beliefs. Her touch is light shharon effortless, simply drawing you along in the wake of Rachel and Gabriel, watching and caring and intrigued. Apr 21, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: The last pages were the worst.

But nevertheless, these two vivid, alive, and full of flaws. Aug 02, Cheri rated it liked it.