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Sharon Shinn

Forfatter af Archangel

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Sharon Shinn was born in 1957. She is a novelist who writes combining fantasy, science fiction and romance. She attended and graduated from Northwestern University. She has published more than a dozen novels for adult and young adult readers. She works as a journalist in St. Louis Missouri. She is vis mere a frequent attender of science-fiction/ fantasy conventions such as ArmadilloCon26 and Capricorn 29 in 2009. Sharon Shinn donated her archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University. Sharon Shinn won the William Crawford Award for Achievement in Fantasy and was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A journalist who lives in St. Louis, Shinn is also the author of Archangel, Jovah's Angel, The Alleluia Files, Wrapt in Crystal, and The Shape-Changer's Wife. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Sharon Shinn

Archangel (1996) 1,860 eksemplarer
Summers at Castle Auburn (2001) 1,230 eksemplarer
Mystic and Rider (2005) 1,178 eksemplarer
Jovah's Angel (1997) 1,159 eksemplarer
The Alleluia Files (1998) 981 eksemplarer
Angelica (2003) 860 eksemplarer
The Thirteenth House (2006) 772 eksemplarer
Angel-Seeker (2004) 764 eksemplarer
The Shape-Changer's Wife (1995) — Forfatter — 742 eksemplarer
Dark Moon Defender (2006) 711 eksemplarer
Reader and Raelynx (2007) 616 eksemplarer
Troubled Waters (2010) — Forfatter — 590 eksemplarer
Heart of Gold (2000) 579 eksemplarer
The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004) 544 eksemplarer
Jenna Starborn (2002) 543 eksemplarer
Wrapt in Crystal (1999) 513 eksemplarer
The Truth-Teller's Tale (2005) 468 eksemplarer
Fortune and Fate (2008) 460 eksemplarer
The Dream-Maker's Magic (2006) 344 eksemplarer
Quatrain (2009) 291 eksemplarer
General Winston's Daughter (2007) 251 eksemplarer
Gateway (2009) 218 eksemplarer
Royal Airs (2013) — Forfatter — 209 eksemplarer
Elemental Magic [Anthology 4-in-1] (2007) 204 eksemplarer
Jeweled Fire (2015) — Forfatter — 151 eksemplarer
Shattered Warrior (2017) 137 eksemplarer
Unquiet Land (2016) 112 eksemplarer
Echo in Onyx (2019) 51 eksemplarer
The Shuddering City (2020) 43 eksemplarer
Echo in Emerald (2019) 32 eksemplarer
Whispering Wood (2023) 28 eksemplarer
Echo in Amethyst (2019) 26 eksemplarer
Shadows of the Past (2021) 25 eksemplarer
Nocturne 5 eksemplarer
Fallen Angel 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Never After (Anthology 4-in-1) (2009) — Bidragyder — 537 eksemplarer
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy (2004) — Bidragyder — 526 eksemplarer
Angels of Darkness (2011) — Bidragyder — 420 eksemplarer
Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Bidragyder — 405 eksemplarer
Elemental (2006) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
Fantastic Hope (2020) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance (2012) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Northwestern University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
John W. Campbell Award Nominee



Sharon Shinn is the master of slow-burn, clean romantic subplots. My favorite thing about them is that they are always mature, and the characters usually act quite reasonably. This book is a high fantasy quest, with a big helping of intrigue where the southern lords are plotting treason against the king. High fantasy quests are hard to make interesting because they can be meandering as the people questing go from town to town and it can be difficult in between episodes of dramatic things to pay attention. This book suffers a bit from that, but I can fully say that I don't have a lot of patience as a reader and quest fantasy is not my favorite sub-genre so I don't count that as a strike against this book. If you like quest fantasy you probably won't mind it. What saved it for me was that all of the characters were interesting, and I wanted to know more about them. I became terribly invested in each of the characters' relationships with each other. This book is also setup for mysteries and conflicts that will hopefully be revealed in the next books, so I will definitely be reading them.… (mere)
kittyfoyle | 45 andre anmeldelser | Mar 15, 2024 |
This story read like a poorly-developed first, possibly second draft. The main character ("Val") was supposedly in her late 20's but comes across as a petulant, immature young girl. Val has some interesting aspects where she is tuned into the forest and the land, especially the 'heart tree', so what the heck was the author thinking by not designating her the Hunti prime? With such a strong narrative lead in, developments inexplicably fizzled as someone else in the family took over.

Add in a perfunctory romance: Sebastian, who was the oh-so-charming rogue and unpredictable smuggler-thief, especially with this eye-roll, cringe-worthy "I always loved you", and Val's "oh, I loved you too but didn't know" response. Such unwriterly tropes detract from any reader-engagement.

A real shock was Shinn’s loss of her usual excellent pacing: the story was into chapter 27 before anything actually happened. Finally, we see the plot take off. Except nope, over-the-top-action for a couple segments, followed by a chapter or two and the finale of Val's adventure hiding from pursuit in the Challinbar grove on her family estate was a flatlined rescue; ultimately, a boring dénouement was so trite, it was hard to believe someone else didn't ghost-write the story.

Where is the talent that is so evident in the first 4 Elemental Blessings books, not to mention the wonderful heroines like Zoe, (Troubled Waters), Rachel (Archangel, Samaria series), Senneth (Mystic & Rider, Twelve Houses series), for example? More importantly, where is her editor? Readers may be very disappointed with how Elemental Blessings was continued.
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SandyAMcPherson | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 4, 2024 |
Oh, how delightful to return to Welce to learn about the hunti-folk. I do secretly wish that another person ended up as Prime, but aside from that the story was a great mix of old characters and new and it was just the book I wanted to read right now. I fear this might be the end of the series. I hope the author is inspired to take us further in the future.
jennybeast | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2024 |



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