Friday, 26 July 2013

Review: Destiny - Alex Archer

An ancient order tied to the Vatican . . . A blood fortune buried in the caves of France . . . A conspiracy of power, greed and darkest evil . . .

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 Gevaudin 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.

My thoughts:
 I was not impressed by this book, it felt rather B. Like the show Relic Hunter, a total B tv-series, but still at least that show was funny while this book was lacking.

I also saw that there are like 40 books out! All with the same plot. Annja finds an artifact, is hunted by bad guys, kidnapped yada yada. The first few books are written by one author, the rest by different ones so I am sure there is a difference in quality too. I decided not to read any more.

Yup Annja, she is great at everything! She is special too. There is some complaining when she works for a crappy network tvshow, well do some teaching or digging then. Anyway, she finds a coin, bad guys comes, monks comes, God comes (almost) and she finds two weird guys.

First, why was the baddie after her? It was stupid. Do some research man instead of sending goons after an innocent woman. Honestly worst baddie ever, there is something called google. Then there were the monks...eh, secret? Lame secret! One would think the Catholic Church would not bother about something that happened 250 years ago when they have bigger problems right now. There were some eyerolls there.

Conclusion.
The book has something promising, but I wont read 40 books of the same story when the story was lacking.

Cover
Eh

Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Gold Eagle (first published July 1st 2006)
Rogue Angel, #1
Adventure / paranormal
Own


34 comments:

  1. 40 books in one series??!! That is ridiculous, especially with the fact that they are all the same plot line. :-( I'm sorry you didn't care for this story that much, but I'm happy you decided to stop right there and not continue on with the next book "just to feel things out". :-)

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    1. Haha. Yes def not wanna try more. I am sure i could jump right at 40 and not be too lost

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  2. I agree, 40 books in a series is crazy especially if they are all the same type. I don't blame you for not wanting to read anymore.

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  3. Well, this is disappointing. And I was thinking that it would be great, such a shame
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ugh... this does sound like a flop it makes me wonder how it is still going strong.... I won't start a series that is 40 books long that is just too much!

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    1. I know! It would take way too long too catch up

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  5. 40 books??!! That's crazy. Sounds like a hot mess.

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  6. I love that the baddie forgot to google his victim. Sorry to hear this fizzled. I'm giving your Blogger blog some love today. ;-)

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    1. Yes I still have not made my mind up ;-)

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  7. Aw.. sorry it didn't work for you. I totally understand, but I admit I'm curious to see how different authors handle the same plot. Not enough to start it now, but maybe someday. :)

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    1. I am a bit curious too. But not enough. They need to shake things up. It would work on tv though

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  8. That's too bad it flopped. I can't believe there are 40 books in the series!

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  9. It's not my kind of book. 40 books in a series? That's way too much catching up for me.

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  10. it's sad the story was so common, but well at last you know. 40 books is really too much.

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    1. I do not even wanna know how many more there are to come

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  11. :/ sorry dear...you have to hate when a series dies.

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  12. I have had this series on my wishlist since I first found out about it. I confess, I am amazed at how often new books are published in it. Someday I will try it though, I like things archeology.

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    1. Do try it. I wonder what you would think about it

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  13. Hate it when a story just lacks that spark! Good to move on for sure!

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  14. 40 you're kidding ... thanks for vetting the 'meh' so I can take this one off the list lol

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    1. yes take it away, do not go for them

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  15. 40 books? OMG no way. And they're not even the same author? This just sounds so weak to me. Love this --> "Honestly worst baddie ever, there is something called google." :D

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    1. Haha, he was just so bad. He just went after her when he could have checked what she really was doing there

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  16. I think this series is one that different authors pick up and write in. I think they use the same author name? But it's different authors writing them. I've thought about trying it...one day.

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    1. Yes I think that is it, and it is just weird

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