Rogue Angel: Swordsman’s Legacy, by “Alex Archer” is the 15th installment in the Rogue Angel series.
Annja Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time tv host of Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.
Annja is asked to accompany Ascher Vallois, a colleague she met online, to uncover the legendary sword of seventeenth century, musketeer D’Artagnan. Ascher admits to being a treasure hunter, but Annja can’t resist the obsession she has for the story of the relic. But another mysterious man is after the sword and the secret it carries as well. And both Ascher and Annja find themselves in mortal danger.
As a fan of Alexandre Dumas’ tales, I found myself immediately pulled into the search for D’Artagnan’s sword and secret. Swordsman’s Legacy contains everything that makes this series great: archeology, history, mystery, action, adventure, suspense, a bit of fantasy, and fascinating artifacts.
The newest writer to the Alex Archer/Rogue Angel team is a female by the name of Michele Hauf. She has flawlessly blended history with fiction, and made for an incredibly intriguing and exciting story. And as the main character of Annja is a female, we are able to see her a bit more (believably) emotional as far as her relationships and romance entanglements. Annja is well-described as strong and independent, yet a bit self-conscious when it comes to men with whom she could develop feelings.
The story jumps back and forth from supposed events in the seventeenth century to present day, as “history” unfolds to the reader just as the story unfolds to Annja. This installment has easily become one of my top favorites in the series. I hope Hauf continues to write many more for Rogue Angel.
Annja’s adventures continue in Polar Quest coming this January from Gold Eagle.