Angel-Seeker
Sharon Shinn
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Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM By Sharon Shinn

The award winning author returns to Samaria in this richly romantic tale that begins where Archangel left off 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.
  • Title: Angel-Seeker
  • Author: Sharon Shinn
  • ISBN: 9780441012602
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Donna Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This is a somewhat disjointed romantic fantasy set after the events of Archangel.There are two main plots. Each has interesting moments, but they're barely connected. That makes the jump back in time that Shinn often does when shifting between perspectives seem even more jarring than it usually is in this series.One story is about a formerly wealthy young woman who wants to reclaim her earlier lifestyle by trying to bear an angel's child. The other is about an isolated Jansai whose chance encoun [...]
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Angie Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
Five years ago I discovered the most awesome of awesome Sharon Shinn. I'd been walking past Archangel in the bookstore for ages at that point and passing it up every single time because of the cover. (Will I ever mend my cover snobbery ways??) I remember it was a recommendation by a very trusted Readerville friend that finally pushed me over the edge into buying a copy and giving it a shot. I didn't get past the first page--no, the first line--before falling irrevocably in love. The angel Gabrie [...]
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Shannon (Giraffe Days) Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This novel was written much later but follows-on about 2 years after the events of Archangel - even though this is technically the fifth book, it works superbly as a stand-alone novel, and reads as if it were #2.The angels and people of Samaria are picking up the pieces after the god destroyed Mount Galo when the Gloria was not sung and Gabriel destroyed Windy Point where Raphael had ruled from. A new hold for the southern province of Jordana must be built to take its place. Gabriel appoints his [...]
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Chachic Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
Originally posted here.I love the world that Sharon Shinn created with her Samaria books. I know there are a lot of series about angels out there but this one is really my favorite. I'm glad that Obadiah got his own story because he's a character that I really liked in Archangel. He is sent by the Archangel Gabriel to go to Breven and deal with the Jansai. The Jansai are merchants who have no love for angels, especially since Gabriel outlawed their main source of income - the slavery of the Edor [...]
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Dan Thompson Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This was the fifth and final book in Shinn’s Samaria series. It’s not that it reached any definitive conclusion to the series, just that it was the last one written and that the author has said she has no plans to write more of them.I enjoyed it. It seemed to have a bit of a political message, but it was one I agree with.All of these Samaria books are interesting blends of SF, fantasy, and romance. The SF bit is that we’re living in a world that is specifically not Earth but a distant colo [...]
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Shoshana Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This book takes place shortly after the events of Archangel, although I believe Sharon Shinn wrote it after she wrote books that take place later - and I'm really glad she came back to the time period to write it! For one thing, it resolves (well, partially) the Nathan/Magdalena storyline that she leaves hanging at the end of Archangel. I mean, we still don't know what's so special about their baby, but it was satisfying to get a little more of their story.But on to the major plot points/charact [...]
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Holly Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
In the foothills of the unexciting Jordana, Elizabeth is not your average farm cook. She doesn’t flirt, and she doesn’t blush at the grinning glance of a dimwitted farmer. She was born and raised for better things before her parents died. She may have little money but her pride is still intact. So it’s only natural that Elizabeth initially rejected seedy field hand Bennie’s offer for a ride with him to Cedar Hills. She doesn’t want to give him any false ideas but she’d more than almo [...]
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Carien Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
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.This tells the story of two very different women: Elizabeth - a young woman who dreams of nothing more than finding an angel-lover and carrying his angelic offspring. And Rebekah - a young Jansai woman, who has her life planned out for her by the males in her family and grudgingly accepts this. Until she finds a wounded ang [...]
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Darcy Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This one has to be my favorite of the series. I do find it odd that, this the last book, is set just a few years after the first one. If I had a complaint about this series that would be it. The books are all over the place in time but not necessarily in book number order.Both of the woman in this story were extremely likeable, each for their own reasons, Rebekka, in her innocence and openness for life and Elizabeth, in her world weary view, wanting to just be safe and wanted in her life. Each o [...]
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Kristin Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
Set directly after the events in Archangel, Angel-Seeker deals with three main narratives:Elizabeth - a spoiled rich brat who has lived in her cousin's house as a servant since her parents' disgrace and deaths. Looking to return to her life of ease, she sets out to bear an angel child (a rare, but highly sought after position), no matter the cost. Rebekah - a veiled girl living in utter seclusion, under a ruthless patriarchal society. Although feeling repressed and pushing the boundaries of her [...]
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Juliana Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
Shinn's world is strangely intriguing, although I'm not sure what her intended audience is. Given the spoilery particulars of the world, I assume it tends not to appeal so much to a devoutly religious audience. This was her usual love story (it was more satisfying the first one or two times) and this time it had more than ever of oh, the Jansai (aka the not!Muslims) are so evil and everyone hates them and they're just terrible blah blah blah. Her allegory would be more interesting if there were [...]
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Jenn Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
National bestselling author Sharon Shinn returns once more to the planet of Samaria, where men and angels live under the watchful eye of the god Jovah, in this richly romantic tale, which begins where Archangel left off. In that time, the women who crave the attentions of angels were known as angel-seekers - a term used with awe by some, and scorn by others.Elizabeth was born to wealth, but circumstances forced her to live as a servant in her cousin's household. Determined to change her life for [...]
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Denise Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
I'm not entirely sure how I managed to miss this one until now -- I love Shinn's Samaria series (though I can't quite get into her other fantasy series she's got running right now), and this is an excellent installment. It's not perfect, but what book is? I really enjoyed the chance to return to the time period ofArchangel and see Gabriel and Rachel from someone else's eyes -- I'm a real sucker for outsider point of view, in just about any form, and this is a good example of it. I really loved t [...]
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J.H. Walker Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
I loved it, of course. If you're up to book five in this series, why are you even reading this? You know it will be good. It always is. This one has a clever device that I found amusing. In my younger days, I spent some time in the rock and roll world. (My boyfriend was a light tech and did lighting for concerts.) The backstage world was an interesting one. It was always full of pretty girls, you know, groupies, looking to meet guys in the band. "Angel-Seeker" reminded me of that.
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Karen Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
I enjoyed it, but I'm glad the "series" is over. I think the plotlines were just getting too similar. I almost think she wrote this one just so she could feature the Jansai, which have such a different culture than the rest of Samaria and weren't really fleshed out in the other books.
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Valerie Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
I love this series, I've tried other books by Shinn and have not been able to appreciate them. But I think the concept here is fantastic, and the storytelling and characters are also tops.
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Joy Weese Moll Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
Shinn is my favorite author to turn to when I want a gentle world to sink into. Angel-Seeker was a terrific book for starting the new year in a far-flung land.
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Felicia Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This series is hard to classify. It's romance/fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal. Yeah, that's it.
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Soa Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
«Ангел-искатель» является завершающим романом одной из самых известных серий Шэрон Шинн. На мой скромный вкус – это одна из самых удачно-воплощенных задумок об ангелах. Здесь в прекрасно продуманном мире Самарии не смешивается человеческое представление об ангелах, скор [...]
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Althea Ann Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
Samaria SeriesIf all romance books were like these, I might consider myself to be a fan of romance novels in general.The 'Samaria' series is primarily romance - but it's balanced with enough other plot elements that it doesn't get too tedious. They're even frequently romantic! in a way that doesn't (usually) make me want to strangle the characters! (They're never explicit/erotic, though.)I did read all five books back-to-back, which meant that some of the elements did get a little repetitive. Ob [...]
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Marianne Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
I didn't intend to finish Angel-Seeker today, but certain situations in the story escalated and I had to know how they resolved. Rebekah's whole situation, even without her secret affair with Obadiah, was incredibly stressful and frustrating. I kept waiting for bad stuff to happen, which of course it did. Fortunately certain scenes were not too drawn out, though they were awful, and I wanted to kill Hali. The showdown between Gabriel and Uriah worked, (view spoiler)[but I would have liked more a [...]
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Kate Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
An enjoyable read. I like Elizabeth (and I like that her story (view spoiler)[leads her away from the angels to someone who loves her (hide spoiler)]) and I like Rebekah, although I really don't like the Jansai.
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Alyssa Nelson Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This is by far my favorite of the Samaria series. My favorite has always been the first one, so I was very happy to return to the time period in which Archangel is set and reunite with a few familiar characters. Sharon Shinn mentions on her website that Angel-Seeker is also her favorite book of the series, and that is most definitely reflected in the writing. Compared to the others, Angel-Seeker is so full of life. (Not that the others weren't good!) Within pages of meeting Elizabeth, Obadiah, a [...]
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FicusFan Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This is the 5th book in theSamriaseries, but the story actually takes places just after the 1st book Archangel.The title of the book, Angel-Seeker, refers to young women, groupies really, who are seeking out the Angels to have a sexual relationship with them. Angels are superior beings who act as intercessors for humanity with their god who floats above the land.The people of Samaria are the descendants of the remnants of people who came in a space ship to settle the new planet. They have lost t [...]
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Jessamine Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
4.5! I loved this book. It's vying for the spot of favorite with Jovah's Angel. Also, not spoiler-free. Haha. I feel like in general, with this series, Shinn's beginnings are rather slow. But things quickly picked up with Obadiah. I love him so much, honestly. He might be my favorite male lead of the Samaria books I've read. He's really sweet, and kind, and gentle, and I love it. I was worried in the beginning when it was revealed that he's suffering from a broken heart over Rachel; I don't nece [...]
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John Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
A Spellbinding Odyssey of Two Women on the Planet SamariaSharon Shinn's Samaria novels are among the most compelling examples of world building in contemporary science fiction, an intriguing mix of religious faith and technology coexisting uneasily on the human colonized world of Samaria; a world ruled benevolently for centuries by angels, bioengineered humans with wings. Having not read any of Shinn's work before, I was amazed that her world is nearly as richly textured as any I have found in c [...]
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Gwyn Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
I find this book a little difficult to review. Nothing of Shinn's that I've read has come close to Archangel, and so, while Angel-Seeker is a good book, it's still disappointing to return to the world of Samaria and find it lacking.Obadiah was find when he was a supporting character, backing up Rachel and Gabriel. As the main character of his own book, he lacks their force of personality and leaves something to be desired as a hero. Rebekah and Elizabeth are rather more interesting. Elizabeth is [...]
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Christine Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
This is a stand-alone novel in the Samaria series, set just after the events in the first book. It covers two separate romances, a woman named Elizabeth who goes to the new angel compound in hopes that she might become pregnant with an angel child and Rebekah, a Jansai woman who happens across an injured angel in the desert and nurses him back to health.I was quite interested in Rebekah's story. The Jansai are a tribal race who keep their women sheltered, vailed, and treated as property. Yet eve [...]
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Lin Jun 01, 2020 - 13:51 PM
My favorite character from the first book get's his own novel set two years after Archangel. Sent to try and patch relationships with the villainous Jansai Obadiah is injured and rescued by a young unmarried Jansai woman, Rebekah. Of course the Jansai's oppressive treatment of women means she can't ever see him again, shouldn't have helped him in the first place. This leads to secretive meetings, Rebekah sneaking from her home, ever running the danger of getting caught and the heavy price even s [...]
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Angel-Seeker By Sharon Shinn The award winning author returns to Samaria in this richly romantic tale that begins where Archangel left off 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.

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