In Samaria angels and mortals share a peaceful world. Guided from on high by a watchful, interactive presence, different tribes live in cities and aeries, or wander the plains by the river Galilee. One wanderer is Susannah, an Edori who loves every aspect of her life and clan, including her lover, Dathan. But when she discovers Dathan's unfaithfulness on the same evening that archangel-to-be Gaaron announces that the god has elected Susannah to be Gaaron's Angelica--his bride--she packs her bags, brokenhearted, and departs to Gaaron's aerie to discover the heart of the reserved but powerful angel leader. She befriends Gaaron's flighty sister Miriam, unknowingly providing means of escape when Miriam does something from whose consequences Garron can't protect her. Meanwhile, Samaria is mysteriously threatened by powerfully armed figures who vanish at will, leaving charred farms in their wake. Resuming her Samaria series, Shinn blends romance and sf gracefully enough to satisfy fantasy fans, too, especially if they adore Catherine Asaro or Orson Scott Card's Ships of Earth series. Roberta Johnson
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Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. She is the author of eight novels, including Angelica. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sharon Shinn's world of Samaria was an interesting concept in Archangel, and her blend of romance and SF did pretty well for the first few books. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by J. Johnson
I honestly enjoyed Ms. Shinn's Samaria series. The plots were interesting, and the characters varied, although she started slipping after Archangel, they were still readable. Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by Amazon Customer
In Victorian-era romances, the Tragic Misunderstanding is a common plot device: the handsome He and the lovely, sensitive She are clearly meant for each other, but there is a... Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by David
Boredom propelled me one day to surf books on Amazon.com. While I love the fantasy and vampire genre, I somehow accessed someone's scifi/romance listmania... Read morePublished on April 11 2004 by vampyredaemon "Laura"
this was an excellent book. as a first time reader of sharon shinn i have to say i am very impressed, this was easily one of the best books i have ever read. Read morePublished on June 4 2003 by Amazon Customer
Sharon Shinn has such tremendous talent and ability. Her prose is magnificent. Just a few sentences bring the world of Samaria alive - both its people and its land. Read morePublished on May 26 2003 by Ohio Reader
After reading the Samaria Trilogy, you will know what the future holds for the characters in this book, and it gives you a certain insight to their actions. Read morePublished on May 22 2003