Sophia von X

Sophia von X by [Victoria Ray, H. M. Belsve]

Sabina hopes to put a painful marriage behind her by taking a trip to Germany where she will visit a newly discovered tomb of Christ. Along the way she meets a man posing as an archaeologist, but she comes to find out that it is a façade hiding an illicit truth. A series of thrilling events throw Sabina into the middle of a riveting conspiracy involving biblical artifacts. With the body count rising, and bullets whizzing in all directions, can Sabina survive the cesspit of powerful men she’s been thrown into?

The first thing that struck me about Sophia von X is the quick pace the novel develops after the first few chapters. It holds this quick pace right up until the satisfying ending. If you’re familiar with the director Roland Emmerich and his work, then you’ll be familiar with the type of rousing action rampant throughout this book. Car chases, gun fights, deadly secrets and dangerous lies, the book certainly uses all the tools in a writer’s toolbox to build a suspenseful narrative.

While I felt the story line was intricate I felt that the characters were a lot more grounded, propelling themselves through a complex web of action with simple motivations. This keeps things well focused on the intriguing backstory, exotic locations, and subtle themes throughout the book. The same could be said about the dialogue, it’s nothing fancy, but it is to the novels credit. I was able to focus on the story and the characters rather than twisting my brain around complex literary devices. Sabina is a character that I enjoyed watching develop. She’s a believable character which is why I enjoyed watching her get thrown into these wild situations because I felt like her reactions were believable.

Victoria Ray has an outstanding ability to create an intriguing mystery that begs to be answered. Sophia von X is an absorbing novel full of action punctuated by captivating mysteries that that will appeal to fans of action adventure novels and historical fiction readers.

Pages: 210 | ASIN: B085QHTM6V

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