Stella hunter’s young son carries a dormant ancient curse within him. Though she’s destroyed the amulets that activate the curse, Gabriel’s life is shadowed by the dark magic. When she learns the contents of a golden scroll can break the curse forever, Stella goes after it with a vengeance…and heaven help anyone who gets in her way!
*The author provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
The Harmony Scroll is a story of how much a mother loves her son. People talk about how it’s a mystery and a thriller. How it’s a race against time. But, they forget that at it core, The Harmony Scroll is a testament to how much a mother can love her child.
That’s what I see in it anyway.
The story is that of a mother, Stella Hunter, who is ready to fight the world to save her boy. In this fight, she finds an ally in the form of Carter, who is ready to put his life on the line for her and her adoptive son.
So, there’s an ancient curse on Stella’s son, that we already know from the excerpt. But, the way in which it is described in the story is amazing. There’s a lot of ancient history and facts in the story. To some people, it may seem as a drag, but I soaked up the information she provided because I’m a geek like that. It also shows the amount of research the author’s put into the book. She’s done a really commendable job on that front.
The story telling is a little slow and dragged in the beginning, but once you get into the flow of things, it really starts to get interesting. In ways, it reminds me of Percy Jackson. That was what drew me in, in the first place.
As a whole, the story is beautifully written and flows smoothly through out.
I really liked Stella’s character. She’s a strong, independent and intelligent woman. She knows that the odds are stacked against her, but she stops at nothing to save her son. She’s a complexly written character who has a lot of layers and each one is better than the last.
Carter, on the other hand, is smart, savvy and brave. I like how he’s ready to drop everything in the world, even a recovery from a bomb blast and let his body actually heal, to help Stella. Their camaraderie is nicely portrayed and I really root for them!
As a novel, this story pleased me greatly. It was a nice, interesting read that I’d recommend to anyone in love with a good mystery, because it is one. This definitely has my vote.
A suggestion to readers would be to read the first book in the series – Ribbons of Death – to get a better hang of the situation, not that it’s needed. I hadn’t read the first book when I read this, but after a couple of hiccups in the beginning, it wasn’t difficult to catch up.
Happy Readings, guys! 😀