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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I appreciated how she struggled with herself because her heart wanted Gabriel but she was such in her ways. Mar 25, Chachic rated it it was amazing Shelves: Legends state that angels were made by Jovah to oversee Samaria under the guidance of the Archangel.

Sharon Shinn has a gift for words. The spiritual or religious beliefs is music. While she was born a farmer’s daughter, her home was destroyed when she was young.

ARCHANGEL by Sharon Shinn | Kirkus Reviews

All angels are born gifted with incredible musical ability and they pray by singing. If you were an arrogant man, she would make you humble. I thought I’d r Rating: What I most hold dear, she must too because she doesn’t miss the point of what I believe to be the point of anything. A thoroughly engaging fantasy, but a less than satisfying romance.


Jul 10, Inara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks.

Archangel (Samaria, #1) by Sharon Shinn

Is shraon awful to love what is not yours? Campbell Award for Best New Writer. One of my new favorite authors. Yet, there are doubters in the land and many of the theological discussions are fascinating, while never straying into the realm of “preach-like” in the least – a feat I was amazed to see accomplished.

Now, I don’t think I would have done anything differently, to be honest. Of course, that cover does no favors for this novel I can’t re-call any scene where Rachel held a glowing blue orb archanvel a feather in her hands Gaza, Bethel and Jordanna.

Gabriel apparently needed to be humbled and I’d say his character journey went smoothly, Rachel’s- not so much.

I’m going to go ahead and assume that that’s Rachel but what is she holding in her hands, a feather and a glowing ball of some sort? There are many interesting and unique elements to this richly idealised land.

Gabriel, who knows that Jovah will hurl firebolts should the Gloria fail, has other ideas.

I get that she had her reasons for disliking angels, but she just came off as petty and childish. This was essential This was a disappointment. 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. And her characters are distinct and likeable.


Archangel by Sharon Shinn

One of the reasons I was nominated for the William Campbell Award for best new writer for two years in a row. He’s not keen on marrying a slave. Okay, my issues are political. Where should be start searching for her now? Does she have to be so hateful? arcjangel

Until then though, I’ll probably keep these characters in my heart and hope that others will discover Sharon Shinn’s masterpiece as well. If you would like to contact me, please fill out the form on the left. Both Archabgel and Gabriel are solid characters.

There are angels with all the requisite angel names: It’s uncanny how similar we are in our stubbornness and pride.