Before I start my review, I would like to thank Edita A. Petrick for allowing me to review The Byzantine Connection.
**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received The Byzantine Connection from Edita A. Petrick for free for my honest and unbiased review**
Now, onto my review:
Format read in: Kindle
Author: Edita A. Petrick
Publisher: Edita A. Petrick
Date of Publication: January 27th 2016
Where the book can be found:
Number of pages: 307
Part of a series? Yes
What series: Stella Hunter Mysteries. Book 3
Ribbons of Death – Book 1
The Harmony Scroll – Book 2
The Byzantine Connection – Book 3
Book Synopsis (via Goodreads):
In St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, Detroit, Carter witnesses the miracle of youth returned, and stigmata where none should be. The bleeding statue is no miracle: it is the embodiment of an ancient curse that draws people in by granting their deepest wishes—but at the price of serving an evil force, ultimately paid for with their lives.
In a race against time to get to the bottom of the mystery, Carter and Stella have only the words of old friend and priest Father Malvan to guide them—yet he is long gone, turned monster then to dust.
This book takes place a year or so after The Harmony Scroll ends. I was delighted to find out that Carter and Stella are officially a couple….something that Stella has trouble coming to terms with during the course of the book. Their interactions during this book cracked me up. Mainly because it reminds me of how BK and myself act….lol.
They are sent on another mystery after Stella’s friend, Father Malvan, contacts them about a mysterious statue that was dropped off at his church. The events afterwards become a race against time to stop a powerful pedophile/lawyer from fulfilling a prophecy.
The action was insane. From Stella and Carter fighting off a boar/lion hybrid to racing around the country to infiltrating Bedlam’s big party that is getting national news, it was heart racing. Throw in the mythological element and it got heart pounding at some points.
The ending was not what I expected and the twist in it totally threw me for a loop. I should have seen it coming, I really should have but didn’t.
How many stars will I give The Byzantine Connection? 4
Why? Loved the book. The action was great and the mystery was out of this world. But Stella not telling Carter everything really started to get on my nerves during this series.
Will I reread? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age range? Teen on up
Why? Violence and swearing but no sex.