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 suppose I’ll start at the beginning.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

The beauty of Archangel is that Rachel’s futuristic or prehistoric blood cries out for freedom of being understood. She hears petitions that men and women fear to put before the Archangel himself. Twilight of the Aspects Christie Golden Fire: Orphaned at seven when her farming village is destroyed, she was adopted by an Edori clan, a race of nomads who believe differently from everyone else, and so are not considered human.

How old is this girl? Rachel, the heroine, is one of these Edori slavewomen. Weird to explain but really really good!

Archangel (Samaria, #1) by Sharon Shinn

His ordained bride is Rachel, a beautiful and spirited slave girl who wants only the freedom to live her life as she chooses. The structure of the society is original and absolutely believable. Thank you for visiting. I’m glad I’ve heard so many good things about this book because otherwise, I wouldn’t have picked it up based on the strength of its cover alone.

The story also lacked a fulfilling romance. Preview — Archangel by Sharon Shinn. Yet, there are doubters in the land qrchangel 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.

Rachel, despite archagel youth, is sbaron awakening virgin but an experienced and world-weary woman. That said the religio Fabulous book! Is it really ordained? We are experiencing technical difficulties. Aug 02, Cheri rated it liked it.


The book, no matter how beautifully written suddenly became mundane and annoying. The oracles have chosen Gabriel for this honor, and further decreed that he must first wed a mortal woman named Rachel.

Hopefully the next two arcuangel the series explores the potential of it better. That said the religious references are overt, but Archangel is not religious fiction. Archange, Bethel and Jordanna. Could it be a metaphorical creation reminding us of our own world?

In Shinn’s hands it really isn’t. Books with missing cover. Josiah announces that Gabriel’s bride shall be Rachel. I like all the other stuff but that’s not what I’m going to remember down my miles.

This was a disappointment. The angels in charge are corrupt. She admited often that she did thinks purely to be contrary and after awhile that gets tiresome. I’d say that Shinn earned her ending all right. 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. I only wish Gabriel and Rachel had resolved their differences earlier; I do love to spend time with literary couples who respond in less antagonistic ways to each other.

A tale about love, music, magic, power and honor and has done it so well that I found myself escaping into her world, living it through her protagonists, so strong in their imperfections and conflicting desires.


Through highly creative and unusual premises, provocative characters and actions that are always surprising the reader, Shinn was able to create a beautiful story. My first poem was about Halloween: Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

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. Unfortunately for Rachel, that is what happened and she is now preparing her lord’s daughter for her upcoming wedding.


It was definitely ahead of it’s time.

Gabriel needs to marry before he may assume the role of Archangel, and this girl Rachel is the one the the god has declared to be his wife. Readers of romance will no doubt recognize such tried-and-true elements as the marriage of convenience, the predestined lovers who argue about everything until they fall in love, the fiery heroine who is more than a match for her proud but noble hero.

The oracles have chosen for this honor the angel named Gabriel, and further decreed that he must first wed a mortal woman named Rachel. Gabriel, who knows that Jovah will hurl firebolts should the Gloria fail, has other ideas. This story gets a three star rating because of the details and music description but that’s about it. Gabriel has been searching everywhere for Rachel, unaware that he is to attend the upcoming wedding for the daughter of Rachel’s owner.

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I found Sharon Shinn ‘s Archangel an awesome fantasy and an amazing entertainment reading. Archangel is set in Samaria, divided into three domains Gaza, Bethel and Jordanna lead by angels.

Archangel is set in Samaria, divi I sharom Sharon Shinn ‘s Archangel an awesome fantasy and an amazing entertainment reading. Instead she finds herself swapping one set of chains for another.

Thus, with less than six months before the Gloria, Gabriel must find his wife.