Though this was a good action tale, I don't think it followed the background story well.
The Annja Creed of this installment of the series displayed a very different personality than in any of the previous novels. She seemed more aggressive, and short-tempered. Where was the healing power and energy associated with her possessing the sword? And there were things that went on that were in direct conflict with her Destiny, and the spirit that still, supposedly, resides in a corner of her mind.
Also, there were a few passages where the author tended to belabor a point, or ramble on a little more than seemed necessary, as if trying to fill white space with useless fluff.
Were this not supposed to be another installment in a series, I don't think I would have been as critical. But some consistency is required if the main character is to live on.
I believe this should be retitled, "Annja Through The Looking Glass."
I love these books ~ the stories just get more interesting with each new book. If Lara Croft & Indiana Jones had a child, Annja would be it.
Another good entry into the Annja Creed series. I love this character and the stories and I also like that they are easy to read!
Action packed - a quick read - this series never gets dull!
Annja Creed is a very interesting character. These books are quick, fun reads without the preachiness of some recent action
fiction. Sort of "Witchblade" meets "Tomb Raider".
I figured out what was bothering me about "Secret Lives of Slaves." In this book, Annja acts out of character. One way was
how she stuck with whatever Sir Ian Moran (the rock star) said and never seemed willing to delve into his intentions and
The plots of previous books have a more archeological focus than this book,
Overall, still a good addition to the series. My suggestion is keep the motivation in the past and archeological and not
devolve Annja into a crime-stopping, vigilante mercenary. Annja is still able to hold her own and kick butt with the best
As always, the book had me delving and researching recent events of violence in Brazil related to fights over land by
companies, indigenous people and poor colonists. Regarding slavery which was abolished in Brazil in 1888, the government
acknowledges that at least 25,000 Brazilians work under "conditions analogous to slavery". Some groups say the true
figure could be ten times that amount. In 2005, 4,133 slaves were freed after Brazilian Swat-style teams raided 183 farms.