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Jovah's Angel (Samaria Series #2)
     

Jovah's Angel (Samaria Series #2)

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by Sharon Shinn
 

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National bestselling author Sharon Shinn returns to the compelling world of Samaria in an extraordinary novel of angels and mortals, music and mystery, science and faith...

More than a hundred years after the time of Rachel and Gabriel, Samaria is in deep turmoil. Charismatic Archangel Delilah has been injured and forced to give up her position, and she has

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National bestselling author Sharon Shinn returns to the compelling world of Samaria in an extraordinary novel of angels and mortals, music and mystery, science and faith...

More than a hundred years after the time of Rachel and Gabriel, Samaria is in deep turmoil. Charismatic Archangel Delilah has been injured and forced to give up her position, and she has been replaced by shy, uncertain Alleluia. What’s worse, ungovernable storms are sweeping across the country, and the god never seems to hear the angels’ pleas to abate the bad weather. Unless those prayers are offered by the new Archangel...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Delightful."—San Diego Union-Tribune

"Intriguing."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Shinn can make you see angels."—New York Review of Science Fiction

Library Journal
With angels all the latest rage, Shinn (The Shape-Changer's Wife, LJ 10/15/95) pens another fantasy tale in the Archangel world. After a night of revelry, the reigning archangel breaks her wing and is replaced by Alleluia, a nondescript scholar who must rely on the human Caleb, who believes only in science. Competently done but not exciting; recommended for fantasy collections.
Kirkus Reviews
Sequel to Shinn's Archangel (1996), set on colony planet Samaria—the inhabitants of which are watched over by genetically engineered winged angels who intercede with Jovah (regarded as God by the colonists) to improve Samaria's miserable climate. Now, 150 years later, the crippled Archangel Delilah can no longer fly and sing for Jovah's help. Alleya, Delilah's replacement, faces mounting problems. Jovah no longer hears the prayers of the angels, Alleya excepted, so the worsening weather brings vociferous complaints from Samaria's wealthy farmers, landowners, and industrialists. Also, archangels must have mates; via the ancient telecommunications system, Jovah advises Alleya, mystifyingly, to seek "the son of Jeremiah." Meanwhile, she grows increasingly friendly with handsome Caleb, an engineer who might be able to fix the angels' broken-down teaching machines. But when Alleya steels herself to communicate with Jovah, he responds tersely: "Send help." No prizes for guessing what Jovah is, or who Caleb turns out to be.

Despite some fairly obvious plotting, Shinn's appealing scenario is carefully worked out and persuasively peopled; fans of Archangel will be gratified.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441005192
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Samaria Series , #2
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
694,598
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon Shinn is the national bestselling author of the Elemental Blessings novels, as well as the Shifting Circle novels. Her first novel, The Shape-Changer’s Wife, was a nominee for Locus’s Best First Fantasy Novel of 1995. She has won the William L. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also received an RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award and won RT Book Reviews’s 2010 Career Achievement Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category.

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Jovah's Angel (Samaria Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sharon Shinn introduces us to engaging characters in great stories that combine fantasy, Sci-if, religion and romance. She has a gift for pulling in varied readers-- my 18 year old grandson and I both love the series, have read three and eager for more. I especially love her subtle and insightful exploration of God, faith, and more, all in the rich context of a fine story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I expected something completely different when I bought this book, having read some of her earlier works. I feel this had too much intelligent design controversy to satisfy me, but the plot was appetizing and the writing as always enjoyable. I had to read a happy book afterwards so I didn't have sad dreams. I guess I'm a wussy when it somes to facing life, that's why I read. Only read this book if you have a strong will I obviously don't have one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as much as I loved archangel!