Uriel, who is famous for his work delivering God's wisdom to people, is the archangel God chooses to warn the prophet Noah about his plan to flood the planet and repopulate it from the people and animals that Noah saves on a large ship called an ark. Enoch describes Uriel and several other famous archangels watching the pain and destruction of sin playing out on Earth:.
And they said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitants cries the voice of their crying up to the gates of heaven. And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, 'Bring our cause before the Most High. Beginning in verse 5, the archangels lament various sinful situations that both human beings and fallen angels have caused on Earth, and then ask God in verse 11 what he wants them to do about it: "And You know all things before they come to pass, and You see these things and You suffer them, and You haven't said to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.
God answers the archangels by assigning each of them to a different mission on Earth. Uriel's job is to warn the prophet Noah who lived a life of outstanding faithfulness about the upcoming worldwide flood and help him prepare for it.
From national bestselling author Sharon Shinn comes a stunningly beautiful novel of a distant future—where the fate of the world rests on the voice of an angel Through science, faith, and force of will, the Harmonics carved out for themselves a society that they conceived as perfect. Diverse peoples held together by respect for each other. Angels to guard the mortals and mystics to guard the forbidden knowldge. Jehovah to watch over them all But with the coming of an age of corruption, Samaria's only hope lies in the crowning of a new Archangel.
The oracles have chosen Gabriel for this honor, and further decreed that he must first wed a mortal woman named Rachel.
It is his destiny and hers. And Gabriel is certain that she will greet the news of her betrothal with enthusiasm, and a devotion to duty equal to his own. Rachel, however, has other ideas She has won the William L.
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Sort order. Jul 21, David Alan rated it it was amazing.
It was very difficult to put this series down! The story flows very well and even though there were many characters and dimensions this author wove a story that was beyond reproach. It had an ending that did not leave you hanging like most books do. However, I would like to learn more about the new lives of all the human characters in perhaps another set. Thank you for writing such an inspiring story. I highly recommend this book to all readers. Sep 14, Patricia Loynd rated it it was amazing. Outstanding action! If you love battles, action and characters that are unpredictable, then this is a must read.
Alan and friends and enemies fight out of view of and for mankind to either continue on or bring about the apocalypse Free will can be such a pain. Long ride the four horsemen! Mar 22, Kendra Townshend rated it it was amazing. Excellent story I wish I could this rating higher than a 5. It was gripping and held me captive until the last page. You develop your love and support for the characters and ride with them through many twists and turns.
Looking forward to reading more by Jonathan Yanez. Dec 28, Kathy Watkins rated it it was amazing. Great series! I would definitely recommend this series to all who enjoy paranormal suspense. I was drawn to the battle of angels versus demons and was pleased with the depth of the characters and the author's ability to have you feel connected to them. Feb 09, Debra rated it it was amazing. Love this series. Jonathan Yanez is an awesome writer.
He brings you completed it to a world he has created and feel you are completely in his world as you are reading. Jul 14, Barbara Pauer rated it it was amazing. I really enjoy Jonathan's books. I love his characters and world building. Oct 05, Amanda White Thomas rated it did not like it. I read and still couldn't under.