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Title: The Soul Stealer
Series: Rogue Angel #12
Author: Alex Archer
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Annja goes to Siberia[?] with an old friend who is an archeologist. His trademark is that he bicycles to each site. So Annja, Mr Friend and his bodyguard all bicycle in. They get trapped in a small village due to a snowstorm and come across a monster that might be a fallen goddess.
Russian Mafia are involved, as well as forbidden Cold War science and a deranged scientist.
While I enjoy these books as Action/Adventure books, the Paranormal aspect is so badly done that it really takes away from my enjoyment.
Take this book for example. Annja has a sword that she can pull out of the air, her mentor is 500 years old, she has seen and fought demons and yet she won’t believe in the possibility of a goddess. Won’t, not can’t.
This wicked smart woman simply won’t accept the evidence right in front of her eyes.
And that bugs the heck out of me.
Either go Paranormal or not. Stop going back and forth between hidden science or the supernatural.
And Elijah came near unto all the people, and said, How long go ye limping between the two sides?
– I Kings 18:21
That pretty much sums it up. I’m giving this series another couple of books to smooth this out, but if not, I’ll drop it.