Ribbons of Death is a great read. Edita A. Petrick has a great gift for weaving the present with myths and legends from around the world. I really enjoyed that each of the two main characters, Stella Hunter and Timothy Carter, have their own voices and are essential to the story. Although there is a Howard Carter/Indiana Jones feel, it is refreshing that Carter couldn’t accomplish his goals without the assistance of Dr. Hunter, and he not only knows it, but is appreciative.
The book begins with Carter taking part in a peaceful rally turned deadly riot. Carter begins to question the events and searches for Dr. Hunter, who is well versed in myths and legends. Together they go on the hunt for the Peacetaker- a person who, while walking through any area- while wearing an “activating amulet”, causes people to revert to a primal nature and forget all the niceties taught by their culture and begin to maim and kill each other.
I loved the feel of the story and look forward to sequels about Timothy Carter. I recommend this book to anyone interested in myths and legends, pending apocalypse, and mystery
I was provided with a free copy of this book by Reading Deals so I could give an honest review.