Book Review: Alex Archer’s The Golden Elephant

Posted December 11, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Alex Archer’s The Golden Elephant

The Golden Elephant


Alex Archer

magical realism in a paperback edition that was published by Gold Eagle Books on January 1, 2008 and has 320 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Soul Stealer, Gabriel's Horn, Swordsman's Legacy, Polar Quest, Eternal Journey, Sacrifice, Seeker's Curse, Footprints, Paradox, The Spirit Banner, Sacred Ground, The Bone Conjurer, Phantom Prospect, Restless Soul, False Horizon, The Other Crowd, Tear of the Gods, The Oracle's Message, Cradle of Solitude, Labyrinth, Fury's Goddess, Magic Lantern, Library of Gold, Matador's Crown, City of Swords, The Third Caliph, The Babel Codex, Sunken Pyramid, Staff of Judea

Fourteenth in the Rogue Angel urban fantasy series about Annja Creed, archeologist and TV show host with a mystical sword.

My Take

This seemed to go off Archer’s usual track. Instead of heading out on her own archeological adventure, Annja’s doing a “job” for Roux to replenish the pot whereas Annja’s previous experiences have been investigations for History’s Monsters or her own scholarly excavations.

Annja has agreed to purloin an artifact for a private party — an action she has always despised and we meet the Elephant Child who is after the same artifact for the same purposes. Naturally, Annja has a swinging good time and helps save the day. Unnaturally, the Elephant Child manages to survive contrary to what has happened to Annja’s previous cohorts on previous adventures.