Monday, May 12th, 2014
The Short Take:
Once again, an ancient legend shapes a modern day thriller. However, this time out the legend is about Amazons and the protagonist is a woman! That really excited me, but not until the last page, unfortunately.
This novel started off pretty strong and moved along at a pretty quick pace. However…
Understand, I have no problem with fantastic situations in thrillers — it goes with the territory — but I do have problems when the characters act in ways that just don’t make sense. Ultimately, this book presented too many situations where the characters actions/reactions were hard to fathom, much less accept.
That’s too bad, because we need more female-centric thrillers. It was a disappointment.
A Little Plot:
Oxford philologist, Diana Morgan, is approached by a mysterious stranger who asks her help in translating a new archaeologic find. She is intrigued but resistance until she realizes that the writing presented in a photo of the find resembles writing her supposedly unbalanced granny left behind.
So she lets herself be whisked off to an undisclosed location, with strange men who react strangely to her and her theories about that writing.
And, it all has to do with the Amazons (Diana’s obsession): Were they real? Were they as described in ancient Greek writings? Could they still be around today?
For more about this book and Anne Fortier’s other works, click here.