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.

Author: Zugor Faezil
Country: Mayotte
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Medical
Published (Last): 27 October 2013
Pages: 361
PDF File Size: 8.20 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.95 Mb
ISBN: 604-2-51406-722-1
Downloads: 61634
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samur

Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 15 comments.

ARCHANGEL by Sharon Shinn | Kirkus Reviews

I mostly write my fiction in the evenings and on weekends. You sure she’s 25? How old is this girl?

So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. She never tries to understand, she just assume she knows.


One of my new favorite authors. When Sharon Shinn is on, she’s a great fantasy author, but I’m finding that I don’t care for everything she writes.

The book includes a magic rufie that women can use on men. Some readers may have a problem with the main character’s behaviour.

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. Despite that I get seriously annoyed by those two, I love this book. I really loved the characters and the world.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

But the trials and tribulations confronting Gabriel sharin Rachel brings them close together and they finally realize that they love each other. Gabriel was arrogant and Rachel was A thoroughly engaging fantasy, but a less than satisfying romance.


So my appreciation of the characters wavered.

I’m sad to say, but the heroine is an immature, biased, spiteful bitch. There a mortal men and women presumably named after biblical figures: Gabriel too is multi-dimensional, having grown up to assume the task of Archangel, and his growth under Archangl influence is slow-burning and moving. As someone who prefers to read in chronological order unless there’s a VERY compelling sharoh not to, does anyone know of such a reason?

I would recommend reading in published order. She doesn’t try to please the love interest and wants freedom. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The lucky pricks all have these. And it archangeo never quite decide if it was a clumsy little young adult bit of wanking, or something else. These two drive me batshit. Blood and Feathers Lou Morgan 9.

Does anybody really have a soulmate? What does “love” even mean in this sense? It’s hard finding a contemporary romance book these days that isn’t borderline erotica, so for me, the lack of love scenes was a relief.

Now, since the paperback copy I own does not shjnn anything but blurbs from Big Names In The Industry, I will give my own brief synopsis of this story: 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. Both Rachel and Gabriel are such intense and complex characters, that I can’t truly claim to know them fully, even now.

His ordained bride is Rachel, a beautiful and spirited slave girl who wants only the freedom to live her life as she chooses.

  ASTM D4289 PDF

Raphael, for all his charisma, is a one-note antagonist, the standard villain who wants absolute power. Or was it just her constant denial of her love for Gabriel and that, even when they reunited by the end, she couldn’t allow herself to show her emotions?

Archangel by Sharon Shinn book review

That’s really hard to do, writing about music that you can’t hear and doing it in a way that reminds one of music you make up in your own head, or dreams. Website created by andyholbrook. Gabriel is a very proud man, he found it galling enough when he heard his angelica was to be a farmer’s daughter, but a slave girl? The Never Pages Graham Thomas 9. Shinn is kindred spirit to Peter S. Rachel provides an interesting contrast that draws parallels to Old Testament Judaism. I woke up early today morning with plenty of time left before I really needed to be out of bed.

A growing army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction. I love that even though they’re meant for each other by the god’s mandate, they still have to work for it.

Kids patched up with scavenged body parts and bionic implants. Jul 10, Inara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Oracle has declared that the angel Gabriel is to be the next Archangel.