"Fans of Anne McCaffrey's Pern series are going to love ANGELICA"
On the world of Samaria, the angels live among mankind and
mate with mortals whose children can be either angel or
mortal. They sing in prayer to their god Jovah and they
have power to change the weather or rain down medicine for
the sick. The Archangel who in a few months will be Gaaron
guides all the angels. He goes to the oracle to request
she ask the god who his bride should be and she tells him
it is Susannah, an Edori woman.
Susannah loves the roaming life of the nomadic Edori and
she is understandably shocked when Gaaron sweeps down in
the middle of the clan and tells her their God expects her
to marry him. She bows to Jovah's will and agrees to go to
Gaaron's hold to be his wife. She struggles to acclimate
to her new environment especially when the world is in a
state of terror. Men from somewhere other than Samaria are
randomly appearing and disappearing, leaving destruction in
their wake. Gaaron is so concerned about the people that
he ignores Susannah who is determined to force her angel to
lean on her in times of trouble and learn to express what
is in his heart.
Fans of Anne McCaffrey's Pern series are going to love
ANGELICA, the fourth novel that deals with the unique
culture of Samaria. Readers will believe that this world
where angels walk alongside mortals really exists because
the author goes into minute detail about its social and
cultural infrastructure. Sharon Shinn is a gifted
storyteller who makes the readers believe Samaria exists
outside of the creative imagination of the author.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 3, 2003