‘King’s Crusade’ by A.D. Starrling

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FROM THE AWARD WINNING AND AWARD NOMINATED SERIES SEVENTEEN

The perfect immortal warrior.
A set of stolen, priceless artifacts.
An ancient sect determined to bring about the downfall of human civilization.

The exciting, action-packed follow-up to Soul Meaning and the second installment in the supernatural thriller series, Seventeen.

When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in the Eastern Desert mountains in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture & History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has been seeking for centuries have disappeared.

Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. When she is approached by her godfather for a mission that could help elucidate the enigma of her lost past, she finds herself delving into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies. Assigned by Reznak to assist her is Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor.

In their search for the missing artifacts, King and Jackson stumble upon the existence of a deadly sect whose origins are as mystifying as the relics they are searching for. From North Africa to the doors of Vatican City itself, they unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society.

With the help of Reznak and a group of unexpected allies, King and Jackson must stop the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and King’s own unearthly origins before all is lost.

 

I was a little disappointed after learning that the main character of this second book in the ‘Seventeen’ series is no longer Lucas Soul. But just one chapter from Alexa King’s point of view changed that. She’s such a badass character, fierce and strong. I love reading about heroines like her.
The plot was equally captivating as in book one. The search for the ancient tombs was thrilling and I enjoyed all the references to the Freemasons and the Roiscrusians.
I was glad that we get to know Dimitri Reznak a little better and Zachary Jackson was a real sweetheart – I think I have a new book boyfriend;).
I can’t wait to find what’s next for the world of the Immortals. The third book in the series can’t come soon enough.

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