Search Results: "Sharon Shinn"


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HEART OF GOLD by Sharon Shinn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

The feudally matriarchal, blueskinned indigos—their menfolk are drones—own vast estates and consider themselves superior to the feudally patriarchal, technologicallyminded, goldenskinned gulden, whose women are chattels. Read full book review >

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GENERAL WINSTON’S DAUGHTER by Sharon Shinn
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Thought-provoking with a sinuous thread of romance and danger that keeps it light and entertaining. (Fiction. YA)"
For 17 years, Averie has lived the sheltered life of a rich general's daughter in her native land of Aeberelle, never questioning the source of her wealth or the ramifications of her father's invasions. Read full book review >

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GATEWAY by Sharon Shinn
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"That, along with the intelligent and convincing characterization, lends weight to an otherwise light romance. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Blending romance with a touch of fantasy, Shinn's new series rests on a promising premise: The St. Read full book review >

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JOVAH'S ANGEL by Sharon Shinn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite some fairly obvious plotting, Shinn's appealing scenario is carefully worked out and persuasively peopled; fans of Archangel will be gratified."
Sequel to Shinn's Archangel (1996), set on colony planet Samaria—the inhabitants of which are watched over by genetically engineered winged angels who intercede with Jovah (regarded as God by the colonists) to improve Samaria's miserable climate. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH-TELLER’S TALE by Sharon Shinn
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"While Shinn's depiction of this fantasy world 20 years later doesn't have the spiritual underpinnings and complexity of the first, and some of the subject matter may be more appropriate for older teens, she has once again created a captivating tale. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Readers return to the imaginative medieval realm of Truth-Tellers, Safe-Keepers and Dream-Makers in this entertaining sequel to Shinn's The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004). Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH HOUSE by Sharon Shinn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 7, 2006

"Ideal for readers who like a little romance with their fantasy. "
Lyrical and entertaining fantasy, second in The Twelve Houses series begun with Mystic and Rider (2005). Read full book review >

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THE DREAM-MAKER’S MAGIC by Sharon Shinn
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Shinn has once again deftly mixed magic with human struggles and adolescent foibles, using recurrent themes such as discovering a character's true identity, the triumph of love and the fight for justice, to create an irresistible read. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
How lovely to tumble back into a Shinn fantasy-romance, the final volume in a medieval trilogy consisting of The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004) and The Truth-Teller's Tale (2005). Read full book review >

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ARCHANGEL by Sharon Shinn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Highly encouraging work overall."
An odd, science fiction/fantasy hybrid from the author of the 1995 paperback The Shape-Changer's Wife. Read full book review >

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READER AND RAELYNX by Sharon Shinn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"A chocolate truffle of a novel: richly indulgent, darkly sweet and utterly satisfying."
Shinn (Dark Moon Defender, 2006, etc.) neatly and delightfully wraps up a four-volume romantic-fantasy series in which six comrades bearing exceptional magical and/or martial abilities fall in love with entirely unsuitable partners against the backdrop of a looming civil war. Read full book review >

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THE SAFE-KEEPER’S SECRET by Sharon Shinn
ADVENTURE
Released: May 10, 2004

"A compelling, richly layered tale. (Fantasy. 12+)"
In this lyrically written medieval fantasy, a Safe-Keeper in the village of Tambleham receives a newborn baby from a mysterious visitor, on the same night that she gives birth to a daughter. Read full book review >