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The Chosen (Rogue Angel, #4)The Chosen by Alex Archer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As some of my friends are already aware, I am a big fan of the Rogue Angel series. When coupled with GraphicAudio, its pure win. This fourth installment in the series is no exception to my love of either.

When Annja Creed starts looking into the sightings of a Holy Child and some monsters in New Mexico, she is put on the radar of a secret project. Whilst negotiating numerous murder attempts across the globe, she is also tailed by a church inquisitor on his final mission.

This novel features all of the action adventure stuff that you’d expect from a Rogue Angel book, that tying together of mystery, action and drama that will no doubt offer the listener/reader with lots of entertainment. The pacing is on the money as well, dishing out the clues and various sequences in a logical manner. The plot itself played out nicely, but also offered enough chaos to allow this feeling of reactionary behaviours from the characters therein.
Annja was also allowed to make some mistakes as well, which is quite refreshing. Having somebody just as good as she is was a nice contrast to the other books as well. It places her in an odd predicament, caught between fear and respect whilst at the same time wondering whether she can trust him. He takes up the role that her mentor seems to avoid as well, offering advice and support as needed. [Spoiler] However, their parting is foreshadowed from the first scene in which he is introduced.

I really liked this installment of the series and hope that the latter sequence has some lasting effect on the preceding novels. I really liked this one as it offered enough contrast with the previous. Whilst there is at least one unanswered question, it doesn’t affect my enjoyment of the story itself. I highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys a touch of the supernatural or monsters with their action adventure.

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