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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What bugged me was where it fell in the Samarian timeline. For a while, I sent a few out on spec, but never made any sales. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


I was expecting this one to be wharon about the women obsessed with angels and bearing angel children; part of the book was about that, but the other story overshadowed it it should have been two separate books. She is determined to marry an angel and give birth to an angel child.

Why do you write science fiction and fantasy? This one has to be eeeker favorite of the series. Elizabeth’s wealthy parents are dead and she is forced to work in the kitchen at her cousin’s farm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One older woman was sympathetic, and several tried to finally take action at the end.

Angel-Seeker — All About Romance

Again, the motivations here were really well portrayed. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, mostly for her character arc. I couldn’t figure out how Elizabeth’s story intersects with Obadiah and Rebekah’s and was even afraid that there was a love triangle in this book.

She believes she is meant for greater things. The Jansai are one of the many cultures populating the world of Samaria, and they seem to be remarkably similar to certain Earth cultures, particularly in how they treat their women.

I can only hope Angel-Seeker won’t be the last novel set in this world, but even if it is, I’ll just keep rereading them. Mar 08, Juliana rated it did not like it Shelves: In my younger days, I spent some time in the rock and roll world.


Well, that was a lot of criticism I just threw out in a paragraph meant to rave. Silent Blade Kinsmenbook 1 Ilona Andrews. She tends for him until he is well enough to fly on. I don’t totally buy the speed and sappiness with which she and Obadiah fall in love, but it’s not so insta-love-y that it detracts from my enjoyment of the book. In the foothills of the unexciting Jordana, Elizabeth is not your average farm cook.

I kept hoping for the characters to come across a large-scale underground culture of subversive women, or a small mixed-gender group that smuggled “wayward” girls to safety. Samaria Series If all romance books were like these, I might consider myself to be a fan of romance novels in general. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, born to a life of privilege, has fallen on hard times.

And when I heard when it took place and who the main character was, I knew it would rock my world. A lot of my favoritism towards this book is probably due to the fact that it tackles an issue I feel strongly about — women’s rights. Apr 18, Jenn rated it it was amazing. Jun 24, Kate rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a small story, a sequel to Archangel which fails to progress the overarching speculative plot; as the first in the series which fails to do so, it feels remarkably less substantial regardless of its scale.

But Caleb cannot be her destined mate Website created by andyholbrook. These are designed for women who think that having a drop-dead-gorgeous, preternaturally strong, winged lover who can pick you up and fly you through the sky is a super-sexy idea. She’s not at all sure she wants to be Angelica.

Anyway, I think I’m done with this author, as the entertaining escapism has now entirely worn off. Until she finds a wounded ang Of the Samaria books this one is most easily read as a standalone as the action and romance mostly isn’t connected to the larger worldbuilding that is going on in this series.

Compared to the others, Angel-Seeker is so full of life. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I wish we knew more about the background of the Jansai and why they’re so different from other Samarians and why they’re so freaking evil – but then, I guess fundamentalists exist in our world too, and are equally evil.


Even the heroine wasn’t very admirable.

These days, I think a lot of information about agents can be found on the Web. Lot less depth to the plot than the previous books in the series. Shinj I came to understand that she loves her family sjinn feels safe with them, and she’s been so sheltered she can’t even imagine a life otherwise – so why would she leave everything she’s comfortable with to embrace something she’s never seen or understood? Sent away to deal ange a group of people that no one can understand, let alone reason with, he resigns himself to being just the happy-go-lucky friend.

I also liked to see how much things in their world changed, whether for good or bad is up to you to decide. They can sing prayers and get results, anything from shaton falling from the heavens to lightning bolts blasting at the anngel target. The awe is there, but also the acceptance.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rebekah’s charcter is very well done, actually. Secondly, because of all that was riding on it. Gabriel appoints his half-brother Nathan to the post and a new city rises at Cedar Hills. Rebekah isn’t allowed to show her face in public; in fact, she’s hardly allowed to walk out of the house in front of others who aren’t her family.

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. In that time, the women who craved the attention of angels were known as angel-seekers, a term used with awe by some–and scorn by others.