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She’s pissed about what has been done to her.

LitFlash Archamgel eBooks you want at the lowest prices. There was no sweeping off one’s feet into perma happy la la land. Archangel Every twenty years, a new Archangel is chosen to govern the land of Samaria. A thoroughly engaging fantasy, but a less than satisfying romance. This was essential This was a disappointment.

She’s been enslaved enough already. While I understood where her stubborn, hard-will nature stemmed from and even saw the logic of her actions at the end of the novel, since Rachel needed some time to be her own person and take her own actions before she could back to Gabriel and even that had to be by her own choice, I somehow didn’t enjoy the manner in which everything played out. While he sang, he owned her.

I couldn’t understand how Rachel could turn Gabriel away so many times. That’s way too long to put off a romance that is the main point of the whole book. Then there are the tantalizing trappings of science fiction: More about Sharon Shinn Jovah ‘stuck’ her with him just as much as he ‘stuck’ him with her and besides, all girls dream of joining themselves with one of the angels.

Liberated from slavery only to find herself in a loveless marriage of convenience, Rachel reluctantly accepts her new role, longing all the while to reunite with the nomadic Edori, her adoptive kinsmen, among whom all people are free and equal in the eyes of the god Jovah.


Their ‘Kiss’ which is a glass bead impregnated into the arm of everyone who has been dedicated to Jovah may flare up when they first sharpn, but this doesn’t mean insta-love. Archanegl fascinating interplay of politics, religion, and art?

Mostly I guess it’s just two things shxron me back: Nevertheless, I can’t deny I thoroughly archanbel this novel and will definitely be picking up the fifth book, which continues the story with another character from this novel, if not the others, which are separate novels of their own.

Apr 21, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: It is entirely believable, and there are hints throughout about how these people came to be on Samaria that a reader can guess at, making Jovah’s response to the prayers of the Angels all the more fascinating. Open Preview See a Problem? I rather have knowledge and sihnn and truth, thanks much. Gabriel has an additional problem in that he procrastinated getting married. It is his destiny and hers.

As bad as it is, I am stubborn as hell, and I’ll make my own choices, thank you very much. The angels are told by the oracle which mortal Jovah has destined them to be with, the idea being that this person aechangel be their perfect other half and vice versa.

She has won… More about Sharon Shinn. Thus, with less than six months before the Gloria, Gabriel must find his wife. In the world of Samaria, there are angels and people. Light paranormal romance fans. What I most hold dear, she must too because she doesn’t miss the point of what I believe to be the point of anything.

He’s not keen on marrying a slave. Website of the author: The angels in charge are corrupt. When she was a child, her family was slaughtered and she was adopted into an Edori gypsy clan. Her stories make me feel that she could be related to me. I thought I’d read a chapter or two before lazily making my way out of bed, but before I knew it, it was time for lunch I completely missed breakfast! Despite anything else I may say, it is a favorite of mine.

She takes and demands and never gives.

Note – Archangel is not a Romance novel. Somehow it is never belief in a higher power. There are also three novellas set in Samaria. The Gloria being an enormous gathering of the people of Samaria where they sing praises to their god, Jehovah.

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I can’t do this anymore. I really feel like she knows the geography of her worlds inside and out, like it’s a living breathing place that really could exist somewhere out there.

Enter Gabriel, the leader of the Eyrie angels one of three angel holds—the other two are Monteverde, run by the angel Ariel, and Windy Point, run by Archangel Raphael. Why should people be oppressed under the heavy weight of the religion, this medieval world where slavery exists, fearful of offending an imaginary god? They snark at each other and disagree about most everything sometimes simply just to be disagreeable. View all 8 comments. She is unreasonable to the point of being one of the most obstinate women I have ever run across in literature.

Will Gabriel and Rachel ever stop fighting and get together? The story started off with Gabriel and Rachel being irritating. View all 15 comments.