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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: In ''Jovah's Angel'' Alleya and Caleb become the first people ever to discover [[spoiler: that the "god" Jovah is actually a spaceship controlling the weather patterns and Samaria is a colony founded by human's far more technologically advanced ancestors from a far off planet. After teleporting on board and fixing the ship to save Samaria from flooding, they decide not to reveal the knowledge because it would cause chaos. Save for few cryptic files and confiding in the next oracle, they take their achievements with them to the grave and even leave the main angel hold, letting Delilah retake Alleya's Archangel position. Subsequent books reveal that Alleya's term was remembered as a brief blip in Delilah's reign and by the time their discovery is revealed they're long dead.]]

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: In ''Jovah's Angel'' Alleya and Caleb become the first people ever to discover [[spoiler: that the "god" Jovah is actually a spaceship controlling the weather patterns and Samaria is a colony founded by human's far more technologically advanced ancestors from a far off planet.off-planet. After teleporting on board and fixing the ship to save Samaria from flooding, they decide not to reveal the knowledge because it would cause chaos. Save for few cryptic files and confiding in the next oracle, they take their achievements with them to the grave and even leave the main angel hold, letting Delilah retake Alleya's Archangel position. Subsequent books reveal that Alleya's term was remembered as a brief blip in Delilah's reign and by the time their discovery is revealed they're long dead.]]



* HideYourPregnancy: Rebekah, until she was forced to try on her wedding dress.


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* MySecretPregnancy: Rebekah, until she was forced to try on her wedding dress.

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* MarriageBeforeRomance: Most of the relationships in the series ''start'' with Jovah selecting the partners. The story is then about how the pair develop feelings for one another after they're chosen.


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* SecondLove: Delilah in ''Jovah's Angel'', for the better.

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* SecondLove: Delilah in SecondLove:
** ''Archangel'': Gabriel to Rachel, after she lost her Edori partner Simon when they were sold into slavery and [[spoiler: it's later revealed he died.]]
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''Jovah's Angel'', Angel'': Noah to Delilah after husband Levi's death. An unusual example in that Noah is clearly a much better match for the better.her than Levi was.


* NiceGirl: Nathan and Magdalena, Gabriel's best friends who he acknowledges are far more easy-going and amicable than he is in ''Archangel,'' Alleya, Caleb and Noah in ''Jovahs Angel'' and BetaCouple Lucinda and Reuben in ''The Alleluia Files.''

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* NiceGirl: Nathan and Magdalena, Gabriel's best friends who he acknowledges are far more easy-going and amicable than he is in ''Archangel,'' Alleya, Caleb and Noah in ''Jovahs Angel'' and Angel'', BetaCouple Lucinda and Reuben in ''The Alleluia Files.''Files'' and Rufus and Obidiah in ''Angel Seeker''


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* RagsToRiches: A few of the female protagonists:
** ''Archangel'': Rachel goes from a slave to [[spoiler: the Angelico.]]
** ''Angel Seeker'': Rebekah goes from a prisoner in all but name to her oppressive Jansai family and future husband to [[spoiler: the wife of one of the most prominent angel leaders in Samaria.]]

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: In ''Jovah's Angel'' Alleya and Caleb become the first people ever to discover [[spoiler: that the "god" Jovah is actually a spaceship controlling the weather patterns and Samaria is a colony founded by human's far more technologically advanced ancestors from a far off planet. After teleporting on board and fixing the ship to save Samaria from flooding, they decide not to reveal the knowledge because it would cause chaos. Save for few cryptic files and confiding in the next oracle, they take their achievements with them to the grave and even leave the main angel hold, letting Delilah retake Alleya's Archangel position. Subsequent books reveal that Alleya's term was remembered as a brief blip in Delilah's reign and by the time their discovery is revealed they're long dead.]]


* NiceGirl: Nathan and Magdalena, Gabriel's best friends who he acknowledges are far more easy-going and amicable than he is in ''Archangel,'' Alleya and Caleb in ''Jovahs Angel'' and BetaCouple Lucinda and Rueben in ''The Alleluia Files.''

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* NiceGirl: Nathan and Magdalena, Gabriel's best friends who he acknowledges are far more easy-going and amicable than he is in ''Archangel,'' Alleya and Alleya, Caleb and Noah in ''Jovahs Angel'' and BetaCouple Lucinda and Rueben Reuben in ''The Alleluia Files.''


* BetaCouple: Delilah and Noah play this to Alleluia and Caleb in ''Jovah's Angel''. Nathan and Magdalena serve the same purpose in ''Archangel'', which is focused on the tumultuous beginnings of Gabriel and Rachel's relationship.

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* BetaCouple: Delilah and Noah play this to Alleluia Alleya and Caleb in ''Jovah's Angel''. Nathan and Magdalena serve the same purpose in ''Archangel'', which is focused on the tumultuous beginnings of Gabriel and Rachel's relationship. Likewise, Reuben and Lucinda in ''The Alleluia Files'' have a much easier time admitting their feelings than Jared and Tamara.


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* BookWorm: Alleya is very scholarly and believes her only genuine talent is research and being able to remember information no one else cares about. As such her selection as the next Archangel is met with consternation [[spoiler: although her bookish nature is ''very'' helpful in solving Samaria's weather problems and discovering what Jovah really is.]]


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* NiceGirl: Nathan and Magdalena, Gabriel's best friends who he acknowledges are far more easy-going and amicable than he is in ''Archangel,'' Alleya and Caleb in ''Jovahs Angel'' and BetaCouple Lucinda and Rueben in ''The Alleluia Files.''


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* PairTheSmartOnes: Scholarly, introverted Alleya and geeky, engineer Caleb in ''Jovah's Angel.''

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* PluckyGirl: Rachel was chosen as Gabriel's wife because she was his equal in willpower and stubbornness, as well as compassion. She was willing to [[spoiler: kill herself to free Gabriel to sing at the Gloria and save the world]], and later, [[spoiler: to threaten Gabriel into either killing her or letting her go, as part of their ongoing BelligerentSexualTension]].

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* BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: Jovah doesn't actually care that the partners he chooses love each other. For the Archangel's spouse, it looks for a complementary personality that will make him a better ruler; for anyone else, its concern is eugenic compatibility. The fact that every one of these ends up as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage is [[NecessaryWeasel because these are romance novels]].]]


* SecondLove: Delilah in Jovah's Angel, for the better.

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* SecondLove: Delilah in Jovah's Angel, ''Jovah's Angel'', for the better.


* TrilogyCreep: It's supposedly ''The Archangel Trilogy'', but Shinn has also come out with two side stories ("Angelica" and "Angel-Seeker").

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* TrilogyCreep: It's supposedly ''The Archangel Trilogy'', but Shinn has also come out with two side stories ("Angelica" (''Angelica'' and "Angel-Seeker").''Angel-Seeker'').


* BetaCouple: Delilah and Noah play this to Alleluia and Caleb in Jovah's Angel

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* BetaCouple: Delilah and Noah play this to Alleluia and Caleb in Jovah's Angel''Jovah's Angel''. Nathan and Magdalena serve the same purpose in ''Archangel'', which is focused on the tumultuous beginnings of Gabriel and Rachel's relationship.


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* GoodIsNotNice: The Archangel Gabriel is more honorable and compassionate than almost any other character in the series, with [[BlackAndWhiteMorality a firm understanding of right and wrong]], but he's not very friendly and tends not to take anyone else's opinion into account when making his decisions. He expects his commands to be obeyed and doesn't react well when they aren't. This is why he gets Rachel as his angelica, because she doesn't care about his station or respect his authority.

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* GoodIsNotNice: The Archangel Gabriel is more honorable and compassionate than almost any other character in the series, with [[BlackAndWhiteMorality a firm understanding of right and wrong]], but he's not very friendly and tends not to take anyone else's opinion into account when making his decisions. He expects his commands to be obeyed and doesn't react well when they aren't. This is why he gets Rachel as his angelica, because she doesn't care about his station or respect his authority.authority, forcing him to learn a little humility and tact. On the positive side, these traits are part of why he's chosen as Archangel to replace Raphael; he absolutely will not put up with the Jansai's enslavement of the Edori.

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