The perfect immortal warrior.A set of stolen, priceless artifacts.An ancient sect determined to bring about the downfall of human civilization.The exciting, action-packed follow-up to Soul Meaning and the second installment in the supernatural thriller series, Seventeen.When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in the Eastern Desert mountains in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture & History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has been seeking for centuries have disappeared.Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. When she is approached by her godfather for a mission that could help elucidate the enigma of her lost past, she finds herself delving into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies. Assigned by Reznak to assist her is Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor.In their search for the missing artifacts, King and Jackson stumble upon the existence of a deadly sect whose origins are as mystifying as the relics they are searching for. From North Africa to the doors of Vatican City itself, they unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society.With the help of Reznak and a group of unexpected allies, King and Jackson must stop the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and King’s own unearthly origins before all is lost.
- Publisher: Avon
- Release Date: May 28th, 2013
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King’s Crusade is the second installment in Seventeen Series and although I haven’t read the first one Soul Meaning I didn’t feel left out.
In these books AD Starling had crafted a unique world where immortals live amongst ordinary men and in some ways craft the turn of whole civilizations.
Our story begins when the Crovir immortat Dimitri Reznak is trying to discover a cave that holds some precious artifacts, only to find them stolen. He then contacts his god-daughter Alexa King and he entrusts her to recover them.
Alexa is a highly trained warrior with a mysterious past but that’s the only thing we learn about her, her cryptic nature puts her in a distance with the reader, we hear her thoughts but we scarcely hear her voice up until the last page. Even her interactions with Reznak who actually is her only living family are made with nods and few Spartan words.
With the help of a Harvard professor Zachary Jackson, chosen for this job for his exceptional intelligence, Alexa is starting an adventure that will take them all across the world. Hidden artifacts, secret sects, freemasons, Buddhist monks, and catholic archbishops’ they all play an important part in this story.
In this book we get to know many interesting characters Dimitri Reznak is one of them as is the mysterious Hasley and Lucas and Anna Soul who make an appearance like “deus ex machina” to save the day.
The only thing that troubled me is that the action scenes take far too long to finish, it’s not possible to follow all those complicated moves that Alexa pulls off, and seem almost surreal.
King’s crusade is fast passed, world wide thriller with unexpected twists that will keep you at the edge of you seat and I enjoyed it greatly!
Previously In the Seventeen Series:
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