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Alleluia Files
Alleluia, the former Archangel and Oracle, is supposed to have hidden a series of files that reveal that Jovah is only a machine and not the protector of Samaria. Tamar, an insurgent, believes that she can find them. Jared, an angel and the leader of the Host at Monteverde, assists her search, not to find the Files which he doubts exist, but to protect her from Bael, the Archangel who is hunting down the members of Tamar's sect....
Angel-Seeker
Ace, March 2004, 23.95, 480 pp. ISBN 0441011349 The settlers on the planet Samaria designed it so that the population would be divided into two races: mortals and angels. Just by singing the angels can cause the weather to change and have medicines fall down from the sky. In most cases an angel can only mate with a mortal otherwise the chance of birth defects is increased dramatically. For most women the highest honor is to give birth to an an...
Angelica
This is the 4th novel set on the planet Samaria, settled hundreds of years earlier by people who deliberately gave up a technological lifestyle, but left the starship that brought them to the planet circling overhead, functioning as a "god" and believed to be such by the inhabitants. They genetically created a race of "angels" humans with wings who can fly, to supervise things, and to call upon the god for assitance in climate control, drugs for treatmen...
Archangel
The Archangel Gabriel is looking for his angelica to sing with him at the Gloria, or risk the destuction of their planet by Jovah. Jovah has selected Rachel, possibly the worst--or best--woman to become Gabriel's angelica....

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Dark Moon Defender
Justin is a King's Rider, accustomed to adventure and violence in service to his King. His previous mission had been travelling in the southern regions with mystics bearing magical powers and another Rider, gathering information about the growth of a rumoured rebellion. When he is assigned to a surveillance mission in sleepy Neft, he anticipates six weeks of boredom and stable work. Instead, he saves Ellynor, a young woman, from an attempted rape. Sh...
Heart of Gold
Two races, the indigo and the gulden, have lived side by side for almost two centuries. The matriarchal indigo control the power and the wealth, while the patriarchal gulden serve them in the cities and maintain their own culture. Nolan, a young scientist preparing to leave his career and marry, and Kit, an indigo noblewoman who was raised amongst the gulden, discover that their superiors are planning to change the balance of power on their world and Nol...
Jenna Starborn
Think Jane Eyre, only in the future, on different planets and with higher tech, and that's what this book is. Jenna Starborn was harvested from the gen-tanks on the planet Baldus so that she could be someone's daughter. Although she is bought and raised in a home, she is not loved, nor is she adopted, and she cannot achieve first-class citizenship. When it is discovered that her aunt is not taking proper care of her, she is sent to a school on a far a...
Jovah's Angel
On Samaria, the weather has been confused and hectic, and the Archangel Delilah has been grounded, perhaps permanently. Alleluia, the only angel whose prayers reach Jovah, must assume the role of Archangel....
Mystic and Rider
King Baryon is concerned about the unrest sweeping his land. Some ambitious nobles would like to replace him as king, and there is a growing number of people who hate mystics, people who have magical abilities. So he sends Senate, a mystic, with a small company to see which nobles may be conspiring against him. In her group are Kirk, a mystic from a noble house and her companion, Donna, along with Justin and Toys two of the King's Riders, elite warrio...
Summers At Castle Auburn
Once a child who didn't realize the way things were, Coriel loved spending her summers at Castle Auburn with her half-sister. Now, a grown-up who realizes the way things are, she now hates these "wasted" summers, and wishes to be back in the village with her grandmother making potions. ...

Sharon Shinn list of books

The Safe-Keeper's Secret
People go to Safekeepers to tell them secrets that they can no longer carry on their own. Sometimes those secrets are carried to the grave, and sometimes those secrets are revealed when the time is right. On the night the safekeeper Damiana gives birth, she is left with an unusual secret. A mysterious man gives a baby into her care, leaving her with only the name of the baby's father. The story picks back up ten years later. Damiana has raised the b...
The Shape-Changer's Wife
Aubrey is an apprentice magician sent to learn under master wizard Glyrenden in his house in the woods. Glyrenden is an expert on the art of transformation, and Aubrey's own master has recommended him as the best teacher available. Upon arrival Aubrey meets Glyrenden's mysterious wife Lilith, and the only two servants in the place, the odd couple of Orion and Arachne. Glyrenden is not at home but Aubrey convinces Lilith to allow him to stay and wait f...
The Truth-teller's Tale
This is the story of the twins Eleda and Adele. Eleda is a safekeeper, someone who listens to secrets that have become to burdensome for others to carry alone. They never tell the secrets that they carry. Her sister Adele is a truthteller, someone who always tells the truth. Secrets are magically revealed to them when the time is right for the truth to be revealed. The girls are often mischievous and frequently get into trouble, especially with the...


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