“Archaeologist and explorer Annja Creed’s fascination with the myths and mysteries of the past leads her to a crypt in the caves of France, where the terrifying legend of the Beast of Gevaudan hints at the unimaginable.
What she discovers is shattering: an artifact that will seal her destiny; a brotherhood of monks willing to murder to protect their secret; and a powerful black-market occultist desperate to put his own claim to centuries-old blood money.
Annja embarks on a high-tension race across Europe and history itself, intent on linking the unholy treachery of the ages with the staggering revelations of the present. But she must survive the shadow figures determined to silence her threat to their existence.” Publisher Summary
What I thought
This book is part Indiana Jones, part Lara Croft, part Joan of Arc[!] and part SORCERERS. Let’s get this out in the open right away – this is 100% fluff and good times. It is an entertaining adventure story with magic and some historical [I use there term loosely here] elements. It reminds of a book I’d recommend for guys in high school and above.
Annja is a strong female protagonist who can climb mountains, be an archaeologist, co-host a show about historical monsters, kick your butt with martial arts and have magical powers that align with the sword of Joan of Arc. Really. The other characters were just as interesting – old sorcerers that were friends with Joan of Arc, a shady greedy man that is pretty much crazy, monks with a super secret past and the list goes on!
I am totally going to read more in this series – it’s just good fun. This book was a short quick read. I think it’s perfect for rainy days, long car rides or beach reading. If you want some fun fluff this is it!
Alex Archer is a pseudonym for the many authors that write this series. It should be noted that this series is almost 40 books long as of right now, but don’t let that scare you. Each book is a stand alone story and you can skip around without doing any damage.