An ancient order tied to the Vatican . . . A blood fortune buried in the caves of France . . . A conspiracy of power, greed and darkest evil . . .
Archaeologist and explorer Annja Creed’s fascination with the myths and mysteries of the past leads her to a crypt in the caves of France, where the terrifying legend of the Beast of Gevaudin hints at the unimaginable. What she discovers is shattering: an artifact that will seal her destiny: a brotherhood of monks willing to murder to protect their secret; and a powerful black-market occultist desperate to put his own claim to centuries-old blood money. Annja embarks on a high-tension race across Europe and history itself, intent on linking the unholy treachery of the ages with the staggering revelations of the present. But she must survive the shadow figures determined to silence her threat to their existence.
I listened to the audiobook version of this whilst on vacation and it was fantastic! The company that produces the audiobooks for this series throws in extra things like background effects and music, different people to voice different characters, and so much more! The story felt so real because each character sounded so different and distinct and the situations they were going through also felt more realistic with all the real sound effects. I highly recommend checking out the audiobooks if you are unsure if you want to start this series!
Anyways, as for the story itself: phenomenal! I read another book later in this same series and decided I wanted to start from the beginning and go through the whole series.
Our main character Annja Creed is such a kick ass! She’s strong and fierce and doesn’t take crap from anyone. She is also extremely resourceful and smart and add that all to the fact that she’s this super cool archeologist is just a cherry on the top.
The story itself was really interesting too. I really like that these books incorporate a ton of history and real facts so that you have a better understanding of what is going on. I also like that there is a certain sliver of fantastical elements throughout the story to push it over the top as a really wonderful novel.
I honestly can’t wait to read the rest of this series. Each book is so well done and distinct that you can certainly read them on their own, but I can’t wait to see how little things will add up or appear again later on!