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Solomon's Jar

(Rogue Angel #2)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  1,311 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Rumors of the discovery of Solomon's Jar in which the biblical King Solomon bound the world's demons after using them to build his temple in Jerusalem are followed with interest by Annja Creed. An archaeologist intrigued by the arcane, Annja pursues the truth about the vessel and its ancient origins.

Her search leads her to a confrontation with a London cult driven by

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Audiobook, 6 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Graphic Audio (first published September 12th 2006)
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Choko
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
*** 4 ***

A movie in your mind indeed!!!

Annja Creed, our adventurer archaeologist who also wilds the sword of Joan of Ark for the "Good", has come to believe that the rumors of the discovery of Solomon's Jar are for real. This fabled jar is the one in which the biblical King Solomon bound the world's demons after using them to build his temple in Jerusalem, according to some traditions. So, she sets on its trail, but ever since she has been chosen to be a warrior for the Good, she seems to be a
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Maria Dimitrova
Very entertaining and untaxing story. In short it's perfect for a summer read :)

Annja is fun and courageous but still unsure in her newfound role. In that she reminds me even more of Buffy from the beginning of the show. The action sequences are well balanced by slower but in no way boring scenes that further the progress of the story. So if you're looking for something to help you unwind you should give Rogue Angel a try.
Cyndi
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Graphic audio? So cool! Thank you, Choko!!

Annja Creed is settling into her role as the new Joan of Arc. She is such a kick ass character!
In this book we have King Solomon's story entering. In the Tales of the Arabian Knights there are lots of stories about the jins and demons he trapped forcing them to do his bidding. Now Annja is trying to get to a jar o' demons before the Bad Guys get it.
Meanwhile she gets a new bit of romance.
Excellent book and I am so excited to hit the next one!
Timothy Mayer
The Rogue Angel series continues with Solomon's Jar. In this episode, It begins with Annja Creed outrunning mercenaries in South America. The novel opens with her archaeological research in an isolated village near the Amazon. Men With Guns show up and threaten to kill the entire village unless they reveal Annja's location. Before the desperadoes can get to work, Annja summons her sword and swings into action. Plus points for coming up with the most disgusting mercenaries this side of the ...more
Shelly
Jul 14, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This seemed more disjointed then the first book in the series. At times I wondered how Annja knew where to go next on her quest because there would not be information given. She'd be one place. Something would happen. Then she'd be at another location with no explanation of how she knew that's where she needed to be.
Paraphrodite
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: listened, 2019
3 stars.

Heaps of action and bad guys galore that I just lost track of who's who.

I still think the Sword needs a cool name.

The number of people who knows about Annja's magic sword seems to be growing!!

And I'm not sure about the "love interest" Aidan, he sounds a bit too young.

Graphic Audio does good job... so on to the next episode!
Dianne Owens
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Given my appreciation for the first book in the series and desire to read an action/adventure with mild supernatural themes, I figured that it was time to read the second Rogue Angel book.

GIST
Annja Creed has been the newest avatar of good for the past few months, but is still getting used to the workload associated with her destiny. When she learns that a bunch of morally questionable folk (including some nasty demons) are looking for King Solomon's Jar, the means to bind demons to one's will,
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Ithlilian
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I thought this series had everything: mystery, action, intrigue, and strong characters. I couldn't have been more wrong. Solomon's Jar is full of action, and that is it. There is a plot, but it is so thin it can barely be considered a plot. Solomon's Jar surfaces, the main character goes to find it and keep it safe. Along the way people try to kill her. That's it. No mystery about ancient civilizations, no character growth, just one long chase scene. I was bored from the first 5 page long action ...more
Erin
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I disliked this one compared to the first one.

Mostly because there was too much done off page as it were. She would jump from place to place, without any idea to us listeners as to why she was going there.
How did she end up in England after Amsterdam? There was no explanation of why she was there.
England to the Riveria was literally just a cut scene to a new location.

Also... the author has obviously never been to England. We are not at altitude. We are literally below sea level in some places.

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Al
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Pretty much a simple plot. Annja wields the sword of Joan of Arc so she fights evil. Chasing after Solomon's Jar for no apparent reason. People stand in her way, some she kills, some she doesn't. Fun pseudo-history and throw-away villains.

Again the Graphic Audio stuff is annoying with their loud, obnoxious, background noises. Fight scenes are especially bad with generated people yelling in the background and music adding to the idiocy. Seriously, stop!
Terry Marine
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
His second in the series. Lots of exciting fights, including a fight with a six-foot tall, hypnotized, blonde super-model. Oh, and she "beat up nerds." The end is corn, but the action is totally fun.
Deborah
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little slower than the first book, but still a fun read! Annja Creed is a great character!
Robin
Yes, yes, yes, it's predictable. Yes, yes, yes, it's fluffy and full of fighting and a fair to middling level of violence. No, it's not always believable and no, it's not a meticulously researched piece of historical or archeological fiction.

It's not supposed to be, nor does it make any claims to be and critiquing it for being what it is is akin to going to MacDonalds and giving the Big Mac and fries a bad review for not being flawlessly prepared sirloin.

Really?

This is only the second
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Talizmyn
Jan 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Solomon's Jar begins on a stronger note than the first book, and a lot of that is due to having the groundwork already prepared, from the first novel. The writing quality may have taken a few steps up, as well, but that could easily be my own imagination. There is definitely more focus on describing locations, but that's taken almost to excess as well. (It's just not that interesting.) I also want to note that this sequel is a bit more graphic when it comes to violence, than the first novel - ...more
Ruthie Cynside
I mainly read this book because I liked the first one so much. Scenes from the first book was like stepping back in time and watching Buffy on TV for the first time.
I know, I know, a LOT of people say the series was awful; you'd wonder though, where are all the people who used to watch it? Well, I was one of them, and I enjoyed it - - well, some seasons were good, others were downright deplorable. But I was a teen, and you know what they say: the young have terrible taste. But they certainly
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Casia Courtier
Okay, I was actually very disappointed with this one. Rogue Angel is a series of scifi/fantasy books that come bimonthly. It's kind of like the scifi/fantasy version of a Harlequin romance only you get the same main character and a different adventure with every book. I read the first book, Destiny, and fell in love with the female archaeologist sword weilding badass. Seriously, she's like modern day Joan of Arc meets Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones. Pretty badass.

Well, this book was a bit more
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Karen
May 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
I'm finding it hard to believe that she can't seem to go anywhere without having someone try and kill her. I don't think there is a single location in the entire course of this book that she left without some fight forcing her to disappear before the authorities arrive. The fight sequences are very detailed and imaginative and she seems to get as much as she gives in some of them so it's not like she's this awesome fighter that no one can beat, it's just that she spends so much of the book doing ...more
Sarah
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue Angel: Solomon's Jar is the second book in the Rogue Angel series, which is written by a team of authors known as Alex Archer under the Harlequin label. At the time of this writing, there are 43 books in the Rogue Angel series - quite the fruitful reading journey if you enjoy series!

In Rogue Angel: Solomon's Jar, Annja Creed (who is Joan of Arc's descendant, or successor) is on a mission to track down the real Solomon's Jar, of which rumors had said it was last spotted somewhere in the
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Jordan
This whole series has potential, but there's several big problems that just ran me off.

Problem 1: Annja is just too perfect. She's in her early to mid 20's and she is good at everything she does. She can fight with just about anything. She knows way too much history to be realistic and she is a renowned archeologist. The only thing she sucks at is shooting a gun. She is dreadful at shooting, probably worse than realisticy, considering she has experience with guns.

Problem 2: Despite all the
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Mai-ana
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh why did I read this book. EVERY chapter her life is threatening and she has to fight her way out, and of course she is able to do even when attacked by more than one person holding a gun because they don't take aim! Worse one is when she is being attacked on the boat by a 'demon' possessed model who is a martial arts expert. Surely the noise of the fight would have caused the other person on the boat to come and investigate, but oh no that didn't happen. *apparently he was jumping off the ...more
Joy
I know it's not PC to say a book appeals to a gender but I really think the reason the stars are so low with female reviewers is that this is a female hero written for a male audience. Annja is very much a Lara Croft without the money and gadgets.

Except for the magic sword of Joan of Arc she doesn't have a were-animal/vampire boyfriend and she doesn't go gun blazing with some supernatural every other chapter or fall into bed with one. There ARE a lot of gun battles (which I found too predictable
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Mailis Viiand
It was not that bad, but i wanted it to be so much more. When the last book was surprisingly free of theological philosophy, this one seemed to enjoy mulling over it. The action became a little bit predictable in fight sequences and in gory details. After about fifth arm that got severed by Annja i was rooting for her to go for a leg or something, you know to mix it up a bit. The guts and blood were flying all over the place, to put it mildly. Now after reading Laurell.K. Hamilton i consider ...more
Ines
Annja Creed seems more comfortable in her skin as God's chosen new holder of Joan of Arc's sword. She still struggles with believing in the supernatural, but she decides to try and find the Solomon's jar, which appears to have been found at sea. This search takes her to the Netherlands where she meets a British archeologist, and they are not the only ones in search for the jar as they fight off the Russian mafia, cultists and other fanatics that want to get their hands on the artefact.

I liked
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Sandra
Oct 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, pnr-uf
Really 3.5*

This story, the second in the series, read just like a big action hero movie script.

Solomon's Jar was set in multiple countries, with a huge body count and a mysterious heroine, Annja Creed, who can call upon a mystical sword that once belonged to Joan of Arc.

We also had multiple bad guys trying to kill her and the Assistant, Aidan Pascoe, she picks up along the way after saving his life several times.

Everyone's after Solomon's Jar, the fabled jar that King Solomon used to seal in
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Ruby Ridge
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the book apart from the pitiful portrayal of a Brit. I have worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for 30 years alongside many Brits and also spent some of my childhood in England and I have never heard a Brit speak like this. Most Brits use the same vocabulary as Canadians but with a different accent. The only people I have ever heard use the term 'Yankees' are in my home state of Georgia and other parts of the Confederacy. If an African was written in this style constantly saying ...more
Toni Wulfekuhl
"A Movie in your MInd"
Indy Jones/Joan of Arc


With the help of her enigmatic mentor, a centuries-old man named Roux, Creed sets off to verify if the Jar -- believed to be forever lost at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea -- was in fact recovered. Following leads from Peru to the Netherlands to Israel to Brazil, Creed struggles to stay one step ahead of gun-toting factions (including Russian mobsters, English cultists, and the fanatical followers of a charismatic kabbalist) bent on finding and
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C. Scott Kippen
I am a sucker for "archaeological" fiction, and that is why picked this one up at King Soopers on a grocery trip once. However, as expected, it wasn't that good. It had potential, but the story just never developed. The main character just seemed to go to place to place with no rhyme or reason, and very often learned very little of the "mystery" she was trying to solve. She appeared to just bumble into everything--trouble, people, and the solution. And, apparently, she has long, tanned, ...more
Kaitlin
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stopped-reading
Honestly, I wasn't even able to finish the book. I got bored. Instead of the kick-ass female adventurer/Indiana Jones type character I was expecting, I had a "perfect" character who excels at EVERYTHING EVER, and instead of writing well described action sequences, the author was too busy describing how her body moved and the way the sweat rolled down her skin. This is a series that is aimed towards male readers, with lots of sexy running around, and less witty, thought out plot. Not to mention ...more
Keziah
Jan 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-edit
While less enjoyable than the first book, this book did delve more deeply into the issue of what Annja is and what her powers relate to. The introduction of biblical/Jewish mythology and legend as well as the constant travel sort of numbed the story a bit. I felt a little too bogged down in everything that was going on, and the issue brought up about the incident in Tel Aviv sort of left me with a slightly sour taste in my mouth. I'd like some proof the Annja does believe that good transcendes ...more
Christy
May 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, reviewed, paranormal


Ugh! This was awful! Terrible writing, editing or both. No continuity, it jumped from locale to locale & from clue to clue without much if any explanation, it was so hard to folllow. Then bam! Right near the end a tryst without any sexual tension or much of an attraction for the first 3/4 of the book! Really? Such a disappointment after the first book. I'm going to read #3 & the decide whether to finish this series or not.
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A house name for the Rogue Angel series, published by the Harlequin Publishing's Gold Eagle division.

The first eight novels were written by Victor Milan and Mel Odom. New writers joining the series starting with book nine include Jon Merz and Joseph Nassise.

Other books in the series

Rogue Angel (1 - 10 of 61 books)
  • Destiny (Rogue Angel, #1)
  • The Spider Stone (Rogue Angel, #3)
  • The Chosen (Rogue Angel, #4)
  • Forbidden City (Rogue Angel, #5)
  • The Lost Scrolls (Rogue Angel, #6)
  • God of Thunder (Rogue Angel, #7)
  • Secret of the Slaves (Rogue Angel, #8)
  • Warrior Spirit (Rogue Angel, #9)
  • Serpent's Kiss (Rogue Angel, #10)
  • Provenance (Rogue Angel, #11)