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Ribbons of Death

(Stella Hunter Mystery Series: Peacetaker #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Stella Hunter has stumbled onto an archaeological find of a lifetime. If her suspicions are correct, her tanked career will come out of cold storage and heat up like a rocket and professional redemption will be hers! The Legend of the Peacetaker is true and now she can prove it. The only thing is…she’ll have to live to tell the tale.

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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 4th 2015 by Summer Solstice
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Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of mythological adventure, and modern thrillers.
Ribbons of Death by Edita A. Petrick is a novel I was looking forward to. I wanted to love this book and its’ angle on Egyptian Mythology. Petrick’s research on world mythology is expansive, but the pacing of the novel is off. Ribbons of Death is fulfilled but not inspired. It’s got every piece I would expect from a thriller-adventure with a supernatural spin, but none of the passion or urgency. The main characters Carter and Dr. Hunter were abrasive, monotonous and underwhelming, even with inti ...more
Dawn Thomas
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: Ribbons of Death by Edita A. Petrick
Review by Dawn Thomas

372 Pages
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Women Sleuths, Fantasy, Mythology

Dr. Fineas Gahji is the Assistant Direct of the Cairo Museum of Antiquities. He has tried for ten years to get close to Nicola Moses, an international financier. He convinced a waiter to give Moses a note with a cartouche drawn on it. When Moses saw the cartouche, he summoned Gahji. The powerful amulet could release the Pea
Jacques Coulardeau
Forget about romance. It is not romantic at all, at least in my understanding of the word. But it is a good thriller or suspense novel. Yet that is not the main interest from my point of view. The thriller is well structured and constructed but we know the end even before we start reading: it will have a happy ending. We know that because the characters pretend to be human and even humane from the very start. The point of view is not that of the terrorists, since we are dealing with that kind of ...more
John Purvis
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Ribbons of Death” was published in 2015 and was written by Edita A. Petrick ( Ms. Petrick has published 6 novels.

I obtained a galley of this novel for review through I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there are instances of Violence and Mature Language. This Fantasy Thriller novel is set in contemporary times in several locations, but mostly in the US.

The two principal characters are Timothy J. Carter and Dr. Stella Hunter. Carter has a
Michelle Stanley
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-murder
Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Ribbons of Death is a mystery by Edita a. Petrick. A government contractor named Carter, puzzled by bizarre occurrences linked to the controversial book she wrote, approaches Stella Hunter, a shunned professor on myths and legends. Stella’s research about a myth known as Peacetaker has become a reality. A Peacetaker is a boy born during a Blue Moon, who causes death and destruction wherever he goes with a special amulet that his power hungry cont
Charles Ray
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
When a horribly-scarred man shows up at the door to her isolated cabin, and shows her a blood-stained book, Stella Hunter is convinced that her ‘Peace-taker’ theory, a theory that got her branded as a crackpot by her fellow researchers, and ended her marriage, is finally validated. She believes that once in a Blue Moon, a child is born with the ability to cause people to erupt into a frenzy of killing by merely walking among them. With the aid of the scarred stranger, Carter, she sets out to pro ...more
Lilac Reviews
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
In this novel, you spend most of your time with Stella and Carter. They are interesting characters as they stand. They are thrown together in a search against time to prevent harm to others and to catch the culprit. They will bring out the best in each other.
Carter is a government ‘contractor’ who has been investigating a particular businessman. He’s pretty sure he’s behind a violent phenomenon that has occurred. He seeks out Stella for her knowledge of legends and folklore that spans many cult
Edita Petrick
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
When federal agent Timothy J. Carter, undercover as an executive with an Ohio environmental firm, sets out to visit Stella Hunter, a disgraced academic, he expects to gain insight on possible causes of a recent outbreak of madness at a peaceful women's rally in Cairo. His scarred face and a short footage of the riot are the evidence he means to use to persuade her to help him without probing his reasons. What he doesn’t expect to hear is that a product of ancient myths and legends is causing the ...more
Julia Damatto
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ribbons Of Death is full of action, mystery and with a great amount of myth and legend. It starts a little bit slow, but after the second chapter wham!! It was a non stop reading.

Both of the characters are excellent written, very complex and mature, and the plot is unique, a product of ancient myths and legends is causing deadly riots?? It really blew my mind, and the idea is amazingly executed!!

Highly recommended for readers of Horror/Myths/Legends

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Hon
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminded me of the DaVinci Code. It was not the mirror image of it but the two characters trying to avoid a worldwide disaster are similar. With that being said it is an excellent read and I recommend it for those historical fiction enthusiasts. I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
Carol L Griswold
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down!

Ancient legends and myths from Egypt, etc and add 21st century life made an awesome story that I couldn't stop thinking about. Great job! Would love to read more like this one.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An embattled professor of medieval studies, Dr Stella Hunter, has a wealth of knowledge about myths and legends and has written about these but her book, “Ribbons of Truth”, was not well-received by her academic peers, her career has stalled, her marriage and family disintegrated. One of the legends that she found transcended cultures, civilisations and time was that of the Peacetaker. The legend notes that, once in a Blue Moon a child is born who, when adult at 18 years of age and after their p ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy dystopia fans
Recommended to Molly by: Axpreaderland
Ribbons of death really starts in its narrative with a book about legends and myths: ribbons of truth.
This story describes a Peacetaker, an entity that sows violence and discontent in a swath around it when it is activated.

We meet first the destruction wrought by the Peacetaker in a gathering, a women's walk, ironically, for peace.

The destruction, once it begins, is cruelly violent, and massive: a child stabbing her mother in the face with a candle; a reporter without a single unbroken bone l
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This covers the first adventure of Dr Stella Hunter, a medieval history professor and expert, now disgraced and forced from the job she loves. Also along for the ride is Carter – not his real name, but one of many he has used over the years in his specialised working life. He survives the first known incidence of the Peacetaker being activated, whilst in Cairo and searches out Stella, to find out what has actually happened and who is behind it. Is it the suspected terrorist link he has been hunt ...more
Candy Briggs
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carter is a contractor that is used by enforcement agencies, like the FBI and the CIA. Strange things started to happen and he is sent to investigate. Dr. Stella Hunter teaches Medieval Studies but her passion is Mythology, the Peacetaker, specially. They work together researching and hunting down clues to the mythology of the Peacetaker. So far the strange happenings have been in three U.S. cities. I found this to be a don't put me down book, that held my interest from beginning to end. It is I ...more
Stephanie Smith
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ribbons of Death is an action packed, mystery/thriller. It was a long read, but overall interesting and gripping. The focus a mythology and terrorism was an unusual but successful endeavour. It meant there was always something new to learn and hold the readers interest, rather than just action and blowing up the bad guys.

I enjoyed the characters as they seemed real, gritty and honest, but I would have like a little more connection between the lead characters, as they had been through so much tog
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ribbons of Death is the first book in the Peacetaker series. It is also the first book by Edita A. Petrick that I have read so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was a well written suspense thriller. This is a standalone without a cliffhanger. Though the story continues in future books. There is violence.

The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all info here. The author did a good job of explaining what is going on and describing the characters an
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edita Petrick's Ribbons of Death was very interesting. I love mythology and the idea that Stella Hunter pursued in her book, that these legends hold "ribbons of truth". I also found the idea of a Peacetaker fascinating.

Petrick's characters are complex. At times, I wasn't sure if Hunter and Carter were actually working towards the same goal. Petrick took a bit of a different route, making Carter a contractor, rather than an actual FBI agent. How that game is played, was just as interesting as the
Tracey S Choat
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four and a half stars

I stumbled upon this book while looking for a new book to read and downloaded the sample. I enjoy reading mystery and history but I rarely read books that include mystical powers or such nonsense. Although I expected to enjoy the historical aspect of this book, I was pleasantly surprised to find i enjoyed the entire book enough to read other books by this author. This is an intelligent thriller, the characters are well defined and create an interesting duo. There is lots of
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Solid 3.5 star

This was a bit of a slow burn read for me to begin with and found I had to be in the mood to read it but I did still really enjoy it. There is some great characters ie Stella and Carter who have great individual personalities as well as so good mythology/history woven into the story to keep the interest in the book. This a book I think I would pick up and read again at a later date and look forward to seeing what book 2 has install for us!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Co
Mary De Montfort
I have been provided with a free copy of the book and it has been a pleasure to write this review,

This is a great book for anyone who loves mystery and adventure with a touch of supernatural elements smartly managed so it gives a feeling of something real and absolutely credible. Since the beginning the reader notes that the author has made a remarkable research.

Ribbons of Death is nicely written. It is a delight how the language is used and how the angle myth/legend is approached.

Readers can ea
Nina Tolka
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining read

The story seemed slow to start, or maybe I just missed something that explained the storyline. But once I had things straight in my mind, I couldn't wait to see what happened next. So much so that I've already gotten the next book in the series to read. This is a stand-alone story, in my opinion, but I want to read the next adventure. And I like that in an author.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is very original mystery novels. Mysteries and mythology, archeology, ancient history, danger and terror is in one book. The characters were so fully developed they not only sprang to life from the pages of this book and were strong, but flawed. It's a good series starter. This story has twists and surprises along the way that keep you reading until the end. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Danielle Carpenter
This is a really good thriller. It kept me coming back and wanting to know what was going to happen next. The character development and the pull between these two characters is extraordinary and I was with them all the way. The author takes in the mindset of our law enforcement agencies and develops a riveting story.
Robert Ruppert
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have to say it was a good adventure. There were inconsistencies about the methods of FBI investigations that bothered me. The sudden 'competency' of a history professor making a good crime fighter also detracted from the reading.
Robin Bell
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced thriller with roots in mythology. The two main characters try to track down a person with the ability to cause chaos, rioting and murder among perfectly normal folk. Many twists and turns make for a compelling read. Recommended!
Janina s. Asselin
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Bought this on a whim and am I glad. Nice mix of thriller and myth. Couldn't wait to get back to it whenever I was interrupted. Loved the main characters. Nothing negative to say. Please read this book!
Jennifer LIndsey
Smart reading!

Well written story with unusual subject matter. Felt l really had to stretch my mind around it and hold on tight to keep up. Definitely a fun read!
Joan Durbin
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kept my interest all the way

A good blend of history, legend, action, deductive reasoning, thrills and well-drawn characters make this a fine read. Should be a worthwhile series.
Todd Simpson
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very clever and exciting book. Edita A. Petrik has done an amazing job, with a combination of great characters and a unique storyline. Certainly something that sets this story apart from other Thrillers Is the mythological ‘Peacetaker’. How can you catch a person who is causing mayhem and death when you can’t identify them from anyone else? I also enjoyed that this story takes us to different countries, and the detail and background of how the ‘Peacetaker’ came into existence. AuthorDr ...more
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