Rogue Angel: The Dragon’s Mark, by “Alex Archer”
Annja Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time tv host of Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.
In this latest installment of the Rogue Angel series, Annja is targeted by an infamous assassin known only as the Dragon. The Dragon carries a legendary sword, just as Annja does. But instead of fighting for good, the Dragon’s sword carries a blood-thirsty lineage that craves death and destruction. Now, the Dragon is after Annja and her sword, in a true battle in good versus evil.
This story revolves around the history and lore of the Dragon’s dark sword, pitting it as the antithesis of Annja (formerly Joan of Arc’s) sword. It’s a unique and fun premise that I thoroughly enjoyed. Roux and Garin are back again, though at times out of character from previous books. Which is not hard to believe, since this installment is written by another author. But all of the adventure, suspense, and danger are back. The action scenes and building suspense are particularly fun. And the adventure culminates to a truly surprising ending. I hope the series continues in this vein.