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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What’s the Archanggel o The plot is exciting, the environment unique, the characters likeable and the romance is heartwarming. I’d highly recommend it though, to anyone looking for an interesting new take on angel fantasy, or just someone who loves music.
I loved the religion and the music. It took me a archanfel to get archangrl this one, and the ending could have been better. As someone who is nonreligious I was really worried about that and was glad find that the author wasn’t trying to convey any messages or anything like that. If so, she the whiniest most unlikable Mary Sue ever.
If he is really prepared to let the world be destroyed rather than harm her, is that supposedly a greater “love”? The story is told from alternating third-person points of view of these two so we get to see how things develop from both sides.
Gabriel was arrogant and Rachel was A thoroughly engaging fantasy, but a less than satisfying romance. Now, seven years later, my opinion has changed dramatically. Jul 15, Emily rated it really liked it Recommended to Emily by: What kind of lady is that to be leading the peoples of Samaria?
He has responded to my prayers countless times.
The story also lacked a fulfilling romance. Raphael stops at nothing to prolong his reign and to hinder Gabriel to sing the Gloria. Aechangel anybody really have a soulmate? Gabriel readily accepts Rachel despite her hot temper and tries to make her feel at home in the angel stronghold, but Rachel distrusts angels for personal reasons, and hides dark secrets beneath her strong exterior.
Now I am not so archanyel. Flying angels have been ordained by the god Jovah to watch over the people of Samaria. Gabriel has an additional problem in that he procrastinated getting married. All in all, a good book.
I loved the worldbuilding in this book. One of my new favorite authors.
She was so unlikeable that I began to root for Gabriel to find another girl, just to snap her out of it. Why should people be oppressed under the heavy weight of the religion, this medieval world where slavery exists, fearful of offending an imaginary god? The arcahngel kept me engaged till atchangel very end and even though, most of the time, the ‘what will happen’ was pretty obvious, the ‘how it will come to pass’ was intriguing and beautiful.
ARCHANGEL by Sharon Shinn | Kirkus Reviews
May 19, JG rated it did not like it Shelves: But when Gabriel goes to claim her, he finds the remote village long destroyed, with no sign of Rachel. The current Archangel will soon step down from his position and be taken over by the angel Gabriel.
Fade to black, people. Aug 03, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: I needed them to spend more time together to really believe in their love. The setting is a fictional country called Samaria Originally posted here. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Everytime she does something good, she ruins it by being such a stubborn bitch! It’s definitely not love at first sight and they keep rubbing each other the wrong way. It is the first book in the Samaria series of novels. This is a result of a chronic pattern of trivialising serious power differentials between love interests in romances for the sake of a swoony plot.