Book Review: Samantha Sutton and the Temple of Traitors
Last November, archaeologist and author Jordan Jacobs approached me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the first two novels in his Samantha Sutton archaeology adventure series and very kindly sent me review copies shortly after our initial chat.
While I don’t really fall under the series’ target demographic, I quickly became engrossed in its first two volumes, which, thankfully, managed to avoid most (if not all) of the classic “adventurer archaeologist” tropes and relied on actual archaeological method to push the narrative forward. The series’ protagonist, the eponymous Samantha Sutton, was the young heroine I would have loved to have known in my childhood: a somewhat serious, studious girl with a strong sense of loyalty towards her loved ones, an insatiable passion for archaeology, and an overwhelming desire to protect the past from modern-day threats.
So when I heard a third Samantha Sutton novel was slated for publication this…
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