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Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn
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May 31, 10

bookshelves: fantasy, sci-fi, romance, jjp
Read from May 28 to 31, 2010

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 she doesn't quite realize.
I liked Rebekah's character even though sometimes she seems young and shallow, others kind and courageous, others completely oppressed and hopeless. How anyone could not love Obadiah i do not know.

A pretty much completely unrelated tale tells of the other side of angel love. Elizabeth, an angel-seeker comes to Cedar Hills in the attempt to have an angel child. At first she is shallow and unlikable but then i started to feel sorry for her and eventually as she takes a job as a healer she begins to reappraise her life.

The Jansai danger is personal but no less scary for it. It weaves through Rebekah's tale always so close. There's no sci-fi in this one at all. There are some cameos from the characters of Archangel including Rachel and Gabriel.
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