In May, look for the paperback reprint of THE ALLELUIA FILES (4.5), the final book in Sharon Shinns impressive Samaria trilogy. The inhabitants of this isolated planet finally confront the true nature and reality of their religious culture when the current Archangel persecutes a minority group with radical beliefs. Can the angel Jared help them prove their heretical theory? Ms. Shinn knows full well the power of appealing characterization, using it most skillfully to reflect her ingeniously piquant imagination.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer