A link to a wrestler who could be Tsend, except he looks too nice. Sorry, I couldn't find one of Gabriel in this outfit or even a pair of bikini briefs and a pointy hat. (Lisa Kay drooling.) LOL! (hide spoiler)]
This art work is by romance book cover artist Jon Paul for an unknown book. I just went into photobucket and added some bronze to his hair and made two of the stars twinkle a bit. (hide spoiler)]
#2 Monastery Links, Links, Links. (view spoiler)[ As previously posted, I’m having trouble with finding Sha Chuan Si. Maybe Zoe Archer’s inspiration was the Noravank Monastery which is situated deep in the Noravank canyon, and from a distance appears to be perched high on the flat surface of a rock, nestled into a majestic mountain. However, it is in Armenia and too far away for the adventures to have reached. But it’s the right color.
Here’s a link to one in Greece that looks like the flat top rock, but there are no curved red Chinese roofs. On flat-topped rock.
Huangshan is an area with mountain tops where a lot of temples and monasteries were built. It is conceivable that Gabriel and Thaila could have reached this distance. If Sha Chuan Si exists, it could be here. Huangshan also means “Yellow Mountain.”Huangshan1 or this one Huangshan2.
Here is another spot in the Huangshan area where I would like to meditate, entitled Beginning To Believe (actual name of the place).
I’ve re-read the description in the book several times and I don’t really picture the monastery hanging off the side of a cliff. As I repeat myself, it really is more like some of the monasteries I see in Greece, where Archer’s next book is takes place. You can see for yourself at this link to some of the most beautiful, breathtaking monasteries around the world. So, maybe it’s the one in Tibet, where the highest place on earth is located? Scroll down and check them out and let me know your opinion.
I can't find Sha Chuan Si Monastery on the internet. Is it a real place like all Zoe Archer's other places in Warrior, or is a fictional place? Is it is only in her imagination, does anyone know of a Chinese desert monastery "perched at the summit of a broad, flat-topped rock"? Or a combination of several...
Chapter 17 (view spoiler)[Chapter title: A Good Place to Stand and Fight
I had to post a link showing the beautiful yellowrobes of the monks!!
★★★★½ Loved this one. Why did I wait so long to continue this second in the Blades of the Rose series? It is a wonderful pa...morecaique (Greek fishing boad)
★★★★½ Loved this one. Why did I wait so long to continue this second in the Blades of the Rose series? It is a wonderful paranormal-romance action-adventure set in a stunning local: Greece! I enjoy a good “road trip” story, and this is one that takes place on the ocean. Seems to me to have more romance this time around than the first one did, or is that just my imagination? There’s certainly magic in the air, as well as on the sea. A delight!
I was as enchanted with the heroine, London, coming awake and aware of the world, as much as with the superhero, Bennett, realizing there really can be just one woman for him, especially if it is London. Bennett sure painted himself into a corner with his philosophy on the “three little words” and it was neat to see how Ms. Archer was going to get him out of it. Here is a hint: (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] Regardless, here are more pictures of the beauty that pertains to this story:
The narrow streets of Athens, Greece, where we first meet Bennett Day, ladies man extraordinaire, recreating his own version of the Olympics. [image error]
Poseidon's Temple (Credit: by madux)
Temple of Hephaistos #1 (Credit: by logios)
Ancient agora, Athens. [image error]
Monastiraki Square, Athens, Old Mosque in marketplace.
"Portara", the emblem of Naxos, overlooks the port's entrance on the Palatia islet. Built on such a site which stares at the sacred island of Delos. (Credit: Portara Naxos by nbournas)
Demeter: Greek goddess of harvest, grain, fertility of the earth, the sanctity of marriage, the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. (view spoiler)[Marriage! Well, no wonder Bennett didn't stand a chance -- after what he and London did in her temple! (hide spoiler)]
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Drawing of Colossus of Rhodes, (considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), illustrated in the Grolier Society's 1911 Book of Knowledge.
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