Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The lack of music as well as emotional depth mars Angel-Seeker – Kindle edition by Sharon Shinn. Download it. Angel-Seeker is a science fantasy novel by American writer Sharon Shinn, published in It is the fifth novel in the Samaria series. It is set shortly after. Angel-Seeker is the sequel to Sharon Shinn’s wonderful novel, Archangel. Shinn’s subsequent books in this series, Jovah’s Angel, The Alleluia.
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It won me over, after a while, though. And sexual promiscuity pretty much carries the death penalty, i. This series is hard to classify. The Jansai are merchants who have no love for angels, especially since Gabriel outlawed their main source of income – the slavery of wngel Edor Originally posted here. Her Jansai are rotten through and seekeg, with all the men ranging between bad and horrible, and that’s just unreasonable to me.
I always think they should be read in the order in which they were published: Like in the other books, seejer also a social problem to address while the romance is given time to develop: These two are different and very much their own characters.
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They’ve got the nominally sci-fi setting, the fantasy ahgel and the character-based plot elements, with a similar mix of action, politics and personal drama. These are two groups of women who are very different from each other but similarly maligned and emotionally or physically desperate – women people in Samaria just don’t hear from, because they don’t listen to them.
Then the fourth book jumped to a time long before the first, and then this one was just after the first. She had me from seeeker first page, her chapters and story flow so easily.
For fans of the series there are also cameos of characters from Archangel, and it gives a view of how people move on from events in that book as well. And, as I’ve told you many a time, she is no slouch in the character department either.
Five years ago I discovered the most awesome of awesome Sharon Shinn. In what order should your books be read? The writing is good, the story is told well, if a bit predictable and shharon. He has a way with words and people can’t help but like him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elizabeth was born to wealth, but circumstances forced her to live as anvel servant in her cousin’s household.
Obadiah is impossible not to love; he’s a kind hearted angel who has lost his heart to the wife of his friend and leader, the archangel Gabriel. I worried so much over how Obadiah would fare out on his own, without the friends he loved.
I didn’t like this one quite as much as the first in the sbaron, mainly because I wasn’t thrilled by the theme of industrialization going on in Samaria. But on his way back to Cedar Hills something goes badly wrong and he is stranded in the desert, where a young Jansai woman named Rebekah finds him.
The problem is, although we get some small exploration of her motivations, I wish we had more – and I wish we got any of her friend Faith’s motivations, since Faith’s storyline gets way more dramatic. But the rest of the storylines resolved in a way that satisfied, and since I don’t remember much about Jovah’s Angel and The Alleluia Files Ange, eager to follow Samaria into the future. Mar 08, Juliana rated it did not like it Shelves: Elizabeth – a spoiled rich brat who has lived in her cousin’s house as a servant since her parents’ disgrace and deaths.
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Books by Sharon Shinn. She also horribly underestimates her fate, if she’s caught I really enjoyed the chance to return to the time period of Archangel and see Gabriel and Rachel from someone else’s eyes — I’m a real sucker for outsider point of view, in just about any form, and this is a good example of it. This was her usual love story it was more satisfying the first one or two times and this time it had more than ever of oh, the Jansai aka the not!
He is sent by the Archangel Gabriel to go to Breven and deal with the Jansai. The ‘Samaria’ series is primarily romance – but it’s balanced with enough other plot elements that it doesn’t get too tedious. And the ones that are not — die.
But when you put a real religion on page, shouldn’t you at least try to add both the good and the bad at the same time?! Her dream is to be someone of consequence again, so it’s only a matter of time before she gets up the courage to leave the farm and go to Cedar Hills to seduce an angel. Angels are superior beings who act as intercessors for humanity with their god who floats above the land. The setting is done well as is the depiction of the Angels and their relationships with each other, and different types of humans.
Will any of your books ever be made into movies? Anyway, I think I’m done with this author, as the entertaining escapism has now entirely worn off.
Angel-Seeker (Samaria, #5) by Sharon Shinn
Highly recommended for fans of romantic fantasy and strong world-building. It wouldn’t have bothered me at all if I hadn’t been doing a Samaria marathon, though.
Elizabeth goes to Cedar Hills seeking a better life, to be close to art and culture and money. If Rebekah was caught, she’d be taken into the desert by her family, stoned within an inch of death, and left to die.
It is understandable, though, given whose perspective this story is told through. Again Shinn does not moralise or lecture.