By Sharon Shinn
And so it got here to pass...
Through technological know-how, religion and strength of will, the Harmonics carved out for themselves a society that they conceived of as ideal. assorted peoples held jointly by way of appreciate for every different and the possibility of rapid punishment in the event that they disobeyed their legislation. Fertile land that embraced a number of climates and seasons. Angels to protect the mortals and mystics to protect the forbidden wisdom. Jehovah to observe over them all...
But an age of corruption has come to the land, threatening their peace and putting the Samarians in grave threat. Their in simple terms wish lies within the crowning of a brand new Archangel. The oracles have selected for this honor the angel named Gabriel, and additional decreed that he needs to first wed a mortal lady named Rachel.
It is his future and hers. And Gabriel is bound that she's going to greet the scoop of her betrothal with enthusiasm, and a devotion to responsibility equivalent to his personal.
Rachel, in spite of the fact that, has different ideas...
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Archangel (Samaria, Book 1) by Sharon Shinn