Book Review: Alex Archer’s Sacred Ground

Posted January 3, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Alex Archer’s Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground


by

Alex Archer


magical realism in a paperback edition that was published by Gold Eagle Books on March 9, 2010 and has 317 pages.

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two-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Soul Stealer, Gabriel's Horn, The Golden Elephant, Swordsman's Legacy, Polar Quest, Eternal Journey, Sacrifice, Seeker's Curse, Footprints, Paradox, The Spirit Banner, 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

Twenty-third in the Rogue Angel magical realism/urban fantasy series about an archeologist unto whom Fate has delivered the sword of Joan of Arc.

My Take

Oh brother, for all the paranormal, magical experience that Annja has gone through in the past 23 novels, you’d think she’d be more open to weirdness. I know it’s Saturday-afternoon-at-the-movies, but, gimme a break.

This installment is probably the worst of the series. Please, she shoved the sword into 5-feet of ice and created a hole big enough to swallow a semi? What was the point of blowing up the sacred ground? Just to screw around with Annja and Wishman’s heads?

Then Archer has Godwin suddenly “grow a pair” but we don’t get to see it. Just a few hints here and there. I liked him better before Archer tried to write him all manly and in charge. Then we have the enounter inside the mountain with the “god” they’re raising up. A little convenient to have the mountain collapsing? Duh…

I dunno…each novel for the past five has just gotten worse. I’m not sure I wanna finish the series…

two-stars