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The lack of music as well as emotional depth mars Shinn's otherwise engaging, romance-filled tale of strong, capable women, the fifth entry in her popular Samaria series. The action immediately follows that of the first book, Archangel (1996), as new leadership rebuilds Samaria. The angel Obadiah, central to the reconstruction plan, is struck from the sky by an unseen enemy. Wounded, he drags himself to a desert oasis, where rebellious Rebekah, sequestered from men like all Jansai women, defies her tribe and secretly cares for him. Rebekah later encounters Obadiah when she attends a fair dressed as a boy and they begin an intrigue. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, born to a life of privilege, has fallen on hard times. Longing for a return to luxury, she flees to an angel hold to become an angel-seeker, one of many women who desire to attract an angel and bear an angel child, since such a liaison guarantees a comfortable existence in the angel hold. The two women's stories bring them inexorably to a meeting. The music so important to Samaria doesn't ring outneither of the women singsand with three protagonists and two love stories, the novel covers perhaps too much ground. Still, Shinn smoothly blends the romantic sensibility of yesteryear with the feminism of today, all in a richly textured landscape.
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Shinn's new novel of Samaria, where angels and humans cohabit, is set in the time of rebuilding after the chaos of former archangel Raphael's fall and is told through the intertwining stories of the mortals Elizabeth and Rebekah and the angel Obadiah. Elizabeth, forced by circumstances to be a servant in her cousin's house, leaves abruptly for the new community of Cedar Hills, where she hopes to take an angel lover. Rebekah, a young Jansai woman, is dissatisfied with her life but sees no alternatives to it. Obadiah is sent by Gabriel to live in Cedar Hills and negotiate with the Jansai over issues surrounding the now-forbidden enslavement of the Elori tribes. Injured over the desert, Obadiah is found by Rebekah, who tends him and has her life turned upside-down. From Elizabeth's discovery that an angel is perhaps not the kind of lover she seeks to the fracturing of Jansai custom when Rebekah nearly dies for the crime of being loved by an angel, a solid read. Regina Schroeder
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The book was ok even if it was not as good as the previous books in the series. More interesting however is the debate that it engendered in the review section. Read morePublished on May 16 2007 by An outraged reader
I was appalled by the ignorant racists ranting about "jew look-alikes" in their reviews. Their hatred obviously rendered them unable to even see what was actually written in... Read morePublished on July 15 2004
This is an outstanding book. My favorite in the series is still Archangel, but Angel Seeker is not far behind in the page-turner department. Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by John A. Perrine
Ms. Shinn's Arab bias is quite evident, it's something I hadn't realized until I read her last book Angelica... Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by Amazon Customer
I have read, enjoyed and even highly recommended Shinn's other Angel-series books to others. So, I was stunned by how dreadful this one was. Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by Rosemary Bailey Brown
I will keep this brief as the synopsis by other reviewers doesn't need repeating. I have read all of Sharon Shinn's "Angel" books so far. Read morePublished on April 26 2004
This series has always been a spell-binding read for me. The original trilogy was fantastic. From there it became a little repetitive. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by Neker
I must disagree with a couple of the reviews I have read here. Though the names of some of the characters in this book are familiar, the focus on the Jansai is fresh - and timely... Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by Randlehouse
Sharon Shinn had three plots. One for Archangel, one for Jovah's Angel, and another for The Alleluia Files. Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by Rebekah