Hummingbird, aka Sharine. — First appearance in Archangel's Consort.

Introduction Edit

Sharine, also known as the "Hummingbird" is Illium's mother. She is one of the angels of old knew knew Caliane before her Sleep. Sharine rescued a gravely injured young Raphael and treated him like a second son. She is a a brilliant artist who taught Aodhan to draw and sculpt.

About Edit


Age Edit

  • An old angel

Allegiance Edit

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • A brilliant artist


  • Fragile

Occupation / Position / Title Edit

  • mentors artist angels

Habitat / Residence / OriginsEdit

Known Art StudentsEdit

Character / Personality / Traits Edit

  • kind-hearted, but damaged
  • maintains a soul-shredding vigil. [2]
  • The Hummingbird hadn’t always been so fragile, but now she was wounded inside. [1]

Physical DescriptionEdit

  • radiantly beautiful
  • fragile and delicate, barely five feet tall
  • champagne eyes, pure black hair tipped with gold
  • indigo wings streaked with pale, shimmering gold

Love Interests Edit

Connections Edit

  • Parents:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse/Mate:
  • Son: Illium, Raphael
  • Mentor-to: Aodhan
  • Friends:
  • Other:

Other DetailsEdit

  • During art lessons at school, she hadn’t even minded if Naasir used his hands to paint, or if he made a mess. [1]

Biography / History Edit

Events in the Series Edit

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0.4. "Angels’ Dance" Edit

Story takes place 400 years prior to the series. — Illium delivered a letter to Jessamy on his return from the Tower to the Refuge before she went to see his mother because Galen threatened to "pull off my feathers one at a time" if he didn't. Jess tells him to go to her—she's been watching the skies for her son. [3]

2. Archangel's KissEdit

Elena learns how fast Illium is during knife throwing practice in which he plays her target. Galen says by way of explanation the the Hummingbird is his mother.[4]

3. Archangel's Consort Edit

4. Archangel's Blade Edit

5. Archangel's Storm Edit

6. Archangel's Legion Edit

7. Archangel's Shadows Edit

8. Archangel's Enigma Edit

The Hummingbird accepted an invitation to New York to celebrate some anniversary. Illium is utterly thrilled and happy. He suddenly felt as if his heart exploded and he plummeted from the sky. Aodhan dropped to catch him and barely succeeds with Raphael's help.[2] Jessamy told her the news and is on her way to NYC. [1]

Quotes Edit

See Also Edit

Book References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Archangel's Enigma, ch. 27
  2. 2.0 2.1 Archangel's Enigma, ch. 26
  3. "Angels’ Dance", 0.4 ch. 15
  4. Archangel's Kiss, Bk 2, ch. 24