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Swordsman's Legacy by Alex Archer
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May 21, 2009

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This was the first book in the series that was actually written by a woman, and sadly, I was a little disappointed. The story wasn't bad, there was plenty of action, and the writing was decent, but there was no sparkle. As well, there was several forced attempts to fit in a mostly romantic touch, which doesn't really work for the series. Annja isn't exactly celibate, but she doesn't think in terms of romance all the time. She's closer to Modesty Blaise in that regard.

But beyond that, the artifact in this book is the sword of D'Artagnan. There is the romantic male -- a treasure hunter who wants to find the sword and related treasure to fund his fencing school -- and the villain -- who runs a biofirm funded by stolen treasures. As well, Roux makes an appearance, and ends up going to the villain was a set of hairs he still had from Joan of Arc (would the dna be recoverable after all these centuries?) and a sample from Annja. He wants to know if they are related. Sadly, he never gets his answer, thanks in part to Annja.

That touch advances the overall storyline of Annja Creed and the supernatural sword of Joan of Arc. All in all, not the best story in the series, but not the worst, and not in danger of putting me off reading the rest of the series as it is published.

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