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. Every twenty years, a new Archangel is chosen to govern the land of Samaria. The new Archangel is introduced during a great musical chorale to honor the god .

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It’s a war ship and not worthy of worship, and I fundamentally disagree with the “ignorance is bliss” philosohy that led to the original creation of this world. However I did have a few gripes about it. To view it, click here. I really want to read sinn rest of the series now. She was so unlikeable that I began to root for Gabriel to find another girl, just to snap her out of it. All my friends are animal lovers, though, and someone once theorized that I keep friends as pets.

No, don’t get me wrong – I loved it. Apr 15, Holly rated it it was amazing Shelves: LOVE this series so much. I woke up early today morning with plenty of time left before I really needed to be out of bed.

What I love about their relationship most of all is that it is full of arguments and mistakes and very, very few tender moments, but their estrangements from one another shape their marital archzngel and the distances they put, both literal and metaphorical, only make their relationship stronger.


That was really cool.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

But Rachel is still in love with her Edori man. There are interesting ideas in this book, and interesting discussions of good versus arcahngel, the nature of God, and faith.

Be the first to discover new talent! Which genre is it? While she was born a farmer’s ahinn, her home was destroyed when she was young. Lists with This Book. They can and will not TALK to each other. What I most hold dear, she must too because she doesn’t miss the shin of what I believe to be the point of anything.

Apr 01, Pages Buy. Raphael stops at nothing to prolong his reign and to hinder Gabriel to sing the Gloria. Not only are we made to understand the heavy undertone of religion that surrounds this land, without it ever becoming preachy, we are also made to witness the politics sginn lie in the nation. Jul 07, Hugo rated it it was ok Shelves: And the characters have depth and complexity.

Archangel — All About Romance

The story is told from alternating third-person points of view of archagel two so we get to see how things develop from both sides. View all 5 comments.

I loved the shnn in this book. 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.

The first time I read this, I must have been aroun May 28, Summer rated it liked it Shelves: Archangels do not serve for life, but every twenty years Jovah selects a new Archangel.


The Archangel and his consort, the Angelica, lead this mass in praise of Jovah. But, overall, I’m glad I finally got to this. I did like archhangel fantasy religion and the theme of whether the god exists or not. I ehinn know if I was really going to like this. Also by Sharon Shinn. The Oracle has declared that the angel Gabriel is to be the next Archangel.

God somebody smack her in the face with an iron bat!

It went on a littttle too long for me. Please provide an email address. The angels are supposed to protect humans, answer their petitions, solve their problems, and intercede to god for them by petitioning the god Jovah through song, especially for rain when the crops need it and the sun when it is stormy.

Samaria is divided into three regions, Gaza, Bethel and Jordana, separated by rivers. Or rather, enough growth. The angel, not the AI.

The reality is that the main character is traumatised, enslaved and then handed over as chattel to her soon-to-be husband. The careful architecture of arcangel entire religion, down to splinter groups in the Edori and merchants, that spreads a lovely message of the potential for peace and harmony amongst all peoples?

Shinn’s books are like that for me.