Fantasy with a difference: Angels, mortals and Biblical events in a truly extraordinary fantasy world.
Samaria has suddenly and inexplicably been hit by a series of vicious hurricanes. Crops and villages have been destroyed and, for the first time, the Angels’ intercession has proved fruitless. Jovah appears to be deaf to all pleas.
The Archangel Delilah has been sorely wounded and none can heal her: now she sings for her supper in a local tavern. There a young craftsman called Noah falls in love with her. He is in the process of building a miraculous, motorized ship…
The storms continue unabated. Clearly, Jovah must somehow be placated. But how, if He no longer heeds the Angels’ prayers or songs? Then a cryptic message is received from God. A mission must set forth to find Him: but when they do, how will the people of Samaria react to the knowledge that the Lord they have worshipped for centuries is, in fact, an intelligent spacecraft?
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‘A delight and a comfort to discover’
– Peter Beagle
‘I was fascinated by Archangel. Its premise is unusual, to say the least, its characters as provocative as the action. I was truly, deeply delighted.’
– Anne McCaffrey
GOD IS ANGRY
The severest storms ever recorded are ripping Samaria apart. Desert has become swamp, hurricanes howl over ferocious seas. The people of a once simple world have turned against their centuries-old faith, embracing new technology, squabbling over land, hopelessly repeating history all over again.
The leaders of Samaria – the Archangels and Oracles – look on helplessly. Where once they could talk to the heavens, they are now greeted with a terrible silence.
It is up to godless Caleb, who dreams of flying like the Angels, to discover the incredible cause of the chaos…
Shinn’s writing is truly extraordinary. 'Jovah’s Angel' is fantasy with a difference – a gripping thriller, an intelligent examination of faith demolished, and a memorable, heart-warming love story.
“Spellbinding … Put this author at the top of your list of favourite writers”
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Book Description Voyager, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006482589