Cassiopeia Vitt takes center stage in this exciting novella from New York Times bestsellers M.J. Rose and Steve Berry.
In the French mountain village of Eze, Cassiopeia visits an old friend who owns and operates the fabled Museum of Mysteries, a secretive place of the odd and arcane. When a robbery occurs at the museum, Cassiopeia gives chase to the thief and is plunged into a firestorm.
Through a mix of modern day intrigue and ancient alchemy, Cassiopeia is propelled back and forth through time, the inexplicable journeys leading her into a hotly contested French presidential election. Both candidates harbor secrets they would prefer to keep quiet, but an ancient potion could make that impossible. With intrigue that begins in southern France and ends in a chase across the streets of Paris, this magical, fast-paced, hold-your-breath thriller is all you’ve come to expect from M.J. Rose and Steve Berry.
If you want to dip your toes in this genre, this is an excellent place to start.
I asked and received a copy of this book from the author/Inkslinger PR in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you, Inkslinger PR, for providing the ARC.
Let me start by saying I have never read anything by either of these authors or anything from the series. But this can be read as a stand-alone or as part of a series of its own. It’s a novella and a good place to start reading the authors’ work.
The characters are wonderfully created, and the story slips effortlessly back and forth between the ancient past and present day. The protagonist is satisfactorily fleshed out that it has intrigued me to read the other stories in the original series.
The dialogues are very revealing of what lies at the core of the story and also the smarts of the writers.
If you like magic and sorcery, you’ll find yourself lapping the story in no time. And if you want to dip your toes in this genre, this is an excellent place to start.
My rating is four starts.
What an entertaining, exhilarating and thrilling story by these two wonderful authors. Superb writing propels this marvelous story of mystery, suspense, danger and my favorite; a lesson in history. Stories involving alchemy and arcane are another favorite so this read hits all the marks for me. I love that Cassiopeia is the star of this story rather than a sidekick for Cotton Malone. She's a terrific character. Strong heroines are a great find among all the alpha heroes. Cassiopeia has a nose for trouble and this time Cotton is miles away but she's got this. She goes on a mystical journey of the nose that leads to the past, themes of reincarnation and a sexy romance. Will her dream revelations solves the mystery of the Sabbat Box? I want more of Cassiopeia! 4.5 stars