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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Archangel by Sharon Shinn

It sounds like a very strange book at first, and it really is when you start reading it. This story gets a three star rating because of the details and music description but that’s about it. But an age of corruption has come to the land, threatening their peace and placing the Samarians in grave danger.

The world-building is incredible. Utterly torn in fact. The beauty of Archangel is that Rachel’s futuristic or prehistoric blood cries out for freedom of being understood. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside.

Both Rachel and Gabriel are such intense and complex characters, that I can’t truly claim to know them fully, even now. Except he holds this perspective due to being jaded, cynical, and debauched, rather than archanggel a rigorous intellectual stance. And people all around them are saying, “he loves you,” “she loves you”, far too lightly. The angel Gabriel knows he must marry, for in six months the annual Gloria must be sung by the new Archangel and his human wife to ensure the prosperity of the land.


Looking for More Great Reads? Archangel Samaria 1 19 Jan 31, Rachel was a really immature shrew. Rachel, despite her youth, is archwngel awakening virgin but an experienced and world-weary woman.

Archangel — All About Romance

Indeed, it nevertheless also provides a chronological list anyway. I didn’t find the religious themes too naus The first time I read this, I must have been aroun I gave her half of the book to freaking change, to grow. Archangel knocked me over with an angel’s feather when I was done. It also reacts when you meet the person meant for you. Can somebody please smack some sense into her!

This is the part that sounds like your typical supernatural tinged romance story. He likes being Large and In Charge.

So when a letter arrives from her missing grandmother, bequea It explores various relationships and how our history and hang-ups shape and distort them.

Taut, inventive, often mesmerizing, with a splendid pair of disaffected, predestined lovers. And Gabriel is certain that she will greet the news of her betrothal with enthusiasm, and a devotion to duty equal to his own.


ARCHANGEL by Sharon Shinn | Kirkus Reviews

But in general I did like the book and would recommend it if you can get over aarchangel annoying heroine. If you would like to contact me, please fill out the form on the left. No, I don’t get caught up in fears of being tied down.

This one begins the series and introduce the world, a medieval setting with the Church being a close part of everyone’s lives.

If so, she the whiniest most unlikable Mary Sue ever. She can, if she chooses, be a great force for good among mortals, among angels. This world of angels, humans and oracles drew me in totally. I loved the worldbuilding in this book. I loved this love story that was loving without the creepy clinging that suffocates what is natural.


This review has been hidden arhangel it contains spoilers. Samaria Published Order 5 books. But in Samaria there is harmony, or it is supposed to strive for it: Preview — Archangel by Sharon Shinn.

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