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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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Gabriel has an additional problem in that he procrastinated getting married. I’ll deffinitely go on with the series.

View all 4 comments. If you’re not into romance but ARE into hard-headed characters and music and a bunch of things that have nothing to do with anything, and possibly into religion, you might enjoy this book. But instead what we read about is a world that is immersed in discord and disharmony, where prejudice and enslavement thrive.

She hears petitions that men and women fear to put before the Archangel arcchangel. And people all around them are saying, “he loves you,” “she loves you”, far too lightly.

The things that you would take for granted in a movie because you are supposed to take them for granted. About Sharon Shinn Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine and is the author of the Shifting Circle novels.

Rachel is finally feeling some small amount at hope when she learned earlier that the lord’s daughter intends to take her and set her free. Gabriel apparently needed to be humbled and I’d say his character journey went smoothly, Rachel’s- not so much.

The current Archangel will soon step down from his shharon and be taken over by the angel Gabriel.



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. I thought I’d r Rating: But, overall, I’m glad I finally got to this. Furthermore the difficulties of transition between old Raphael and new Gabriel Archangel shows how hard it is for a longstanding leader to give up privileges, power and leadership to a younger generation when the time has come.

She’s soul mate to the most likely candidate for the new Archangel, Gabriel, apparently. And like every modern woman, she has her secrets. In a world where ‘Jovah’ is an irrefutable presence in the world view spoiler [There is in fact some good old-fashioned striking down of his enemies hide spoiler ] the angels lead the people according to his will, with their mortal spouses by their sides, the angelicas or angelicos.

Despite this, I still feel that the novel was well-written, contained good characterization, and raised interesting ideas. I got totally sucked into this book. Furthermore, Rachel’s perspective growing up with nomads allows us to see the multi-racial diversity of the land, not to mention the different customs they held.

There is 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 there in the blurb on the back of the book. I also loved the characters in this book.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

Also by Sharon Shinn. The listening is like the listening of the angel’s music.

I didn’t terribly like that the Edori were univer About 60 pages in the book drew me in and it was a very fast and pleasant read. Then there are the tantalizing trappings of science fiction: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Gabriel too is multi-dimensional, having grown up to assume the task of Archangel, and his growth under Rachel’s influence is slow-burning and moving. God, or Jovah’s, representatives on earth are the Angels, beautiful men and women with massive wings who sing the prayers to a god archantel actually heeds them.


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. He’s not keen on marrying a slave. Alysha Gale is twenty-four, unemployed, and tired of her family meddling in her life personally and magically. People are implanted with a Kiss on sharoh arm at birth, in order for Jehovah to know they exist. However I did have a few gripes about it.

Once a year, all the representative humans and Angels must sing at the Plain of Sharon, in order to appease Jehovah, who otherwise would destroy the world. Refresh and try again. Apr 15, Holly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Looking for More Great Reads?

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Stay in Touch Sign up. Archangel chronicles the beautiful, blooming love story between Rachel and Gabriel.

Hopefully the next two of the series explores the potential of it better. 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.

Archangels do not serve for life, but every twenty years Jovah selects a new Archangel.