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Solomon's Jar

par Alex Archer

Séries: Rogue Angel (2)

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Rumors of the discovery of Solomon's Jar--in which the biblical King Solomon bound the world's demons after using them to build his temple in Jerusalem--are followed with interest by Annja Creed. An archaeologist intrigued by the arcane, Annja pursues the truth about the vessel and its ancient origins. Her search leads her to a confrontation with a London cult driven by visions of a new world order; and a religious zealot fueled by the insatiable desire for glory. Across the sands of the Middle East to the jungles of Brazil, Annja embarks on a relentless chase to stop humanity's most unfathomable secrets from reshaping the modern world.… (plus d'informations)
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This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com by express permission of this reviewer   Synopsis   Annja Creed finds out about Solomon's jar, where he supposedly stored the demons he used to build the temple described in Kings and Chronicles. Of course, others want this jar for it's supposed occultic power.   My Thoughts Let me start off by saying that I believe that demons are real, that possession can and does occur today and that suggesting that Solomon built a temple to Jehovah using demons is ludicrous and blasphemous. So some of what happened in this book touched a nerve instead of just being fantasy to me.   Ok, now that that is stated...   Annja continues on her quest to discover what it means to be an agent of Light. A lot of this story was babbling about "Goodness" and how God is too big to be nailed down to one belief, and other such new age non-sense that might sound comforting and is easy on the mind, but when examined, is just so much rubbish. Philosophy-Lite I'd call it.   But, a lot of action happens. And that was all that saved this story. Annja is attacked. Everywhere she goes. By mercenaries. By rogue Israelis. By an Amazonion super Model [I kid you not!]. By a group of Earth First nutters who want to wipe out humanity. By a group of scared fishermen. And finally by a group who is working for Garin Braden, Roux's old apprentice. [Roux is currently a kind of hit or miss tutor for Annja when it fits into the story] The ending was kind of besides the point it seemed to me, but it wasn't disappointing or anything.   I can't wait to see what further adventures happen with Miss Creed in the later books. I just checked Wikipedia and the series is up to something like 45. So I've got plenty to read, as long as I don't get sick of it :-)   Rating: 3 of 5 Stars   Author: Alex Archer   " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Annja Creed is an incredible force. Drama and non-stop action. A modern day female Indiana Jones. ( )
  BookJunkie777 | Oct 16, 2016 |


Ugh! This was awful! Terrible writing, editing or both. No continuity, it jumped from locale to locale & from clue to clue without much if any explanation, it was so hard to folllow. Then bam! Right near the end a tryst without any sexual tension or much of an attraction for the first 3/4 of the book! Really? Such a disappointment after the first book. I'm going to read #3 & the decide whether to finish this series or not. ( )
  CMBlaker | May 6, 2014 |
The second story in the Rogue Angel series. Annja Creed is trying to find Solomon's Jar before someone else does. Things have conspired to make it appear that she's one of the bad guys however she has to keep hunting the jar to ensure that it doesn't get into the hands of the wrong people. She also discovers some problems with power.

I find this series quite readable and great fun but there's nothing resembling deep here. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Dec 2, 2007 |
Archer continues the Rogue Angel series with the stereotypical strong female protagonist and her adventures in archeology.

My main memory of this book, 24 hours after finishing it, is that i kept saying to myself 'if Annja is described as "lithe" one more time, i may vomit.'

Aside from that, Solomon's Jar is still not as good as Destiny. The scene changes are jarring, Annja vanishes from one continent and appears on another with no explanation of how, why, or when she departed or arrived. Despite calling Roux her mentor, he hardly appears in the book at all. Even the intentionally descriptive paragraphs were overly saturated with adjectives, leaving the remainder simply sodden with them, cluttering the book. The action was more outlandish, and there are only so many times in one book that a reader can willingly let the protagonist act on her possibly divinely inspired 'feelings' and 'insights.'

I don't know how Archer will manage to keep the readers from lapsing out of their temporary suspension of disbelief before the end of the third book, and so far this series has at least five books. The topics of good deeds vs. good intentions crops up a few times, and will clearly be a theme through the rest of the series, but that alone can't hold it together.

And if Annja is described as 'lithe' as many times in book three as she was in book two, i think i might vomit. ( )
  silea | Dec 17, 2006 |
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Rumors of the discovery of Solomon's Jar--in which the biblical King Solomon bound the world's demons after using them to build his temple in Jerusalem--are followed with interest by Annja Creed. An archaeologist intrigued by the arcane, Annja pursues the truth about the vessel and its ancient origins. Her search leads her to a confrontation with a London cult driven by visions of a new world order; and a religious zealot fueled by the insatiable desire for glory. Across the sands of the Middle East to the jungles of Brazil, Annja embarks on a relentless chase to stop humanity's most unfathomable secrets from reshaping the modern world.

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