Books by Sharon Shinn

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Still Life with Shape-Shifter

Of all the books that I have read by Sharon Shinn there are only two that I don’t recommend, and one of the two was the first book in this series. So I was anxious to see if that was a fluke or if it was her shape-shifter world. Even with my ambiguity over the ending in Still Life with Shape-Shi ...

B+
Troubled Waters

Zoe Ardelay was raised by her father, a former advisor to Welce’s King Vernon. She remembers little of her family’s life at the court in Chialto, and she is unsure as to why or how her father fell from favor. Raised in relative isolation, she knows little of the politics of her homeland’s capi ...

A-
Dark Moon Defender

Recently, whenever I run out of books to read, I reach for Dark Moon Defender by Sharon Shinn. This is the third book in the Twelve Houses series and while I liked the others, this book is almost a perfect book for me. The setting is the country of Gillengaria ruled by King Baryn. Gillengaria is ...

C+
Fortune and Fate

Fortune and Fate is the fifth book in Sharon Shinn's Twelve Houses series and picks up several years after the war that divided the country of Gillengaria in Reader and Raelynx. Wen is a King's Rider in self-exile. When war erupted and King Baryn died while she, sworn to protect ...

B
General Winston's Daughter

Sharon Shinn’s Archangel is an all-time favorite of mine. I love her world-building, her characters and their romance. So I was curious about reading a Young Adult novel of hers. I was not disappointed in General Winston’s Daughter. This is a very good book, even if it does not quite achieve th ...

B
Mystic and Rider

I bought [the hardcover release of] Mystic and Rider almost a year ago, yet it sat on my bedside table until last week. I’m a big fan of Sharon Shinn’s writing, but I just kept picking this one up, reading a page or two and then putting it down. I think it was the cover – on it is depicted a ...

B+
Angel-Seeker

Angel-Seeker is the sequel to Sharon Shinn's wonderful novel, Archangel. Shinn's subsequent books in this series, Jovah's Angel, The Alleluia Files, and Angelica were solid reads, but not as satisfying for me personally, so I approached this one with hope but not expectation. Happily, I found it to ...

A
Archangel

I stumbled across the book Archangel as a result of a conference I went to on the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. In no time at all I had read this book, its sequel, and much of Sharon Shinn's backlist, which is, unfortunately, not nearly long enough. Sharon Shinn is a buried treasure and someon ...

A
Summers at Castle Auburn

Sometime last year I found myself stuck in a reading rut. So I decided to experiment with other genres and drifted over to Fantasy and Science Fiction. One of the authors I discovered there was Sharon Shinn. She has written a number of books, combining both science fiction and fantasy with romance. ...