It was dumb luck that archaeologist Annja Creed happened to be in Paris when the skeletal remains of a Confederate soldier were discovered. This was no ordinary soldier, but the keeper of a treasure that could have affected the outcome of the war. Annja is unraveling a 150-year-old mystery and a trail of clues to the treasure–but she’s not the only one.
Looking for action, adventure, and mystery from the very first page? Well look no further because boy do I have the book for you! Cradle of Solitude was amazing! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of the Rogue Angel series before. Even though this is the 33rd book in the series they don’t have to be read in order by any means. Sure, there are a few things here and there that reference past books, but the main core of the story can be read on it’s own. However, that won’t stop me from picking up some of the other books in the series…
Anyways, Annja was such a kick ass female character! She’s an archeologist and semi-treasure hunter, although she’s more interested in the historical value of things than the monetary, which puts her up as a saint in my book. She was so determined to get to the end of things which was really admirable, no matter how much trouble she ended up getting herself into. A female character with a mind and knowledge of her own? Rare, yes, but Annja encompasses so many three-dimensional character traits, you can’t help but love her.
Every time I put this down, I wanted to pick it right back up again to find out what was going to happen next. Nothing felt too rushed, or too slow, and it just all worked. Of course there were some skeptical moments where I thought to myself “That wouldn’t happen,” but it just seemed to work so well that it didn’t matter.
I would definitely pick this one up for the summer! A great read for people who love adventure novels!