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The Harmony Scroll

(Stella Hunter Mystery Series: Peacetaker #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Stella hunters young son carries a dormant ancient curse within him. Though shes destroyed the amulets that activate the curse, Gabriels 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! ...more
Paperback, 337 pages
Published August 10th 2015 by Edita A. Petrick
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Todd Simpson
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic follow on from Edita A Petrick first book Ribbons of Death which is a fabulous story and well worth a read. Like the first book this one is full of mystery and intrigue, and I really enjoy the background on how the Peacetaker, Amulets and Scrolls came about many years ago. Carter and Stella are also both great characters, and they are one of the many things that make this a wonderfully entertaining story. Carter was certainly doing it tuff stuck in hospital. It was great that ...more
Boogiedown Brown
Apr 18, 2016 rated it liked it
This was my first reading of Edita's Stella Hunter series. Her research is meticulous, detailed and thorough. I visit Italy regularly and her descriptions had me thinking I was there. Her descriptions of London had me picturing the places I infrequently cycle past. Her attention to detail is phenomenal so much so that when details are left out they stick in my mind...all cars that Carter drives were intricately described, until he got into a 'Range Rover' "the new Range".

The details of the
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Edita A Petrick takes us on a treasure hunt that is a matter of life and death. Carter and Hunter are back, and this time they're on the hunt to locate a scroll that has the power to break an ancient curse. I read the first novel "Ribbons of Death" in the Stella Hunter series, so I had to check out "The Harmony Scroll" and yes, it was as good as the first one. I'm a bit of an ancient history buff and the life styles of the times appear to be well researched and accurate. This to me, is ...more
Another Thyme
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This second book in the Stella Hunter series was more of a good read for me than the first. Once again though the excellent adventure was dragged down by the amount of archeological lecturing featured in the story. The ending is ambiguous regarding the potential for a third book; if there is one I will want to plow my way through it because the lead characters are a likeable pair.
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 ...more
Brienne Dubh
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the second in the series and I have not read the first but can confirm that it is in no way essential to have read the first one in order to enjoy this installment. The plot was re-capped naturally and not as a clunky add-on or aside as some authors insist upon.

At first sight this book was a thriller that had me gripped from page one. Continued reading introduced the science fiction element and I was hooked! I never watched The X Files but if it was something like The DaVinci Code meets
Timothy Bardin
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it
A dark, edgy adventure spanning the globe, readers of mystery and suspense alike will enjoy Edita A. Petrick's second book in the Stella Hunter mystery series. The novel follows the continuing adventures of scrappy, single-minded American academic Stella Hunter and the ever resourceful Timothy J. Carter, a career military man-turned-government-contractor with ties to the FBI, in their search for the mythical Harmony Scroll, the legendary artifact rumored to negate the Peacetaker curse, a ...more
maddi clark
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great combination of mixed history, supsense, paranormal and adventure.

4.6 Stars

Sometimes, a mans job gets too much for him to do it alone.

The Harmony Scroll features the characters from the first book Ribbons of Death of Agent Carter, Stella Hunter and Gabriel. Its starts off with the Timothy J. Carter being attacked from the first book and recovery in a hospital. Carter a long military career -including time in the Special Forces -he is a contractor for the US government recovers in the
Pat Raab
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great plot and believable characters. Stella is one determined lady, and Carter has an amazing support system to help them on their quest. Enjoyed all the medieval/historical background information. Lots of action and intrigue. Well worth the read.
I received a copy of this book from evoke Discovery for an honest review.
Catherine Bryce
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Stella Hunter Mysteries and I read The Harmony Scroll first and then the first novel Ribbons of Death and I can say I was not disappointed in either book!! I was able to follow on from where the first book, Ribbons of Death, left off and The Harmony Scroll commences with Timothy J Carter recovering in a military hospital from where the story unfolds.

Without giving too much of an excellent storyline away, the two heroes in the book are Timothy J Carter, who has a
The Harmony Scroll is written from the perspective of Timothy J. Carter, a contractor working for the US Government with contacts in the FBI. The novel begins with Carter recovering in hospital from injuries sustained at the end of the previous book. He is told Dr. Stella Hunter's house in Montana has been destroyed by "fire". Two bodies found inside are identified as Dr Hunter and her adopted son Gabriel. Carter quickly leaves for Montana and investigates the incident for himself, concluding ...more
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Before I start my review, I want to thank Edita A. Petrick for allowing me to review The Harmony Scroll.

**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received The Harmony Scroll from Edita A. Petrick for free for my honest and unbiased review**

Now, onto my review:

This book starts off about a year or so after Ribbons of Death ended. Carter undergoes plastic surgery to fix his face and Stella has written another best-selling book. While Carter is in rehab, he starts noticing that
John Purvis
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Harmony Scroll eBook was published in 2015 and was written by Edita Petrick ( Ms. Petrick has published 7 novels and this is the second in her Stella Hunter mystery series.

I obtained a copy of this novel for review from the author. I would categorize this novel as R as there are instances of Violence. This Paranormal Mystery novel is set in contemporary times in the US, France and England.

The two principal characters are Timothy J. Carter and Dr. Stella Hunter.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Kelly Norris
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is hard to get into the story line at first but the intrigue keeps you going. The need to know what will happen to them next keeps you turning the pages and before you know it you are involved with the characters and routing for their success. Even though the research that has obviously gone into certain parts of the dialogue is awe inspiring, it was a little to heavy for my taste. Hopefully there will be another book in his series because if not then the ending falls a little flat and has ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: suspense, mystery, mythology lovers
Book Two in the Stella Hunter Mystery Series did not disappoint. After having read the first, Ribbons of Death, I was curious to find out where Ms. Petrick would next take the oddly matched duo of Carter and Stella.
The opening of The Harmony Scroll is certainly an attention grabber and leaves sufficient question as to whether the duo would in fact continue a question that is not readily answered for many chapters. As with Book One in the series, Ms. Petricks imagery and descriptive prose often
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I just finished reading this book by Edita A Petrick. It is book #2, and I was fortunate enough to have received it from the author (through Choosy Bookworm) in return for a review upon completion.

I really liked this book. Even though it is the 2nd in the series, I was able to connect with the story of Stella Hunter, her adopted 8 year old son Gabriel, and Carter, the American agent who tries to keep both of them safe while Stella pursues her quest to find the Harmony Scroll, an ancient
Lizzie  Maddox
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The Harmony Scroll is the second book in the Stella Hunter series. It's a book full of mystery, suspense and adventure. I liked the realistic way in which is told. I really liked the characters because you get to know them throughout the book.
This is the first book I read by Edita Petrick so there were some things I didn't understand at the beginning of the book.
I was a little skeptical about this book because of that same reason, I always
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
In The Harmony Scroll, which is the second book in the Stella Hunter mystery series, we are once again accompanying Stella and Carter on their exciting and dangerous journey to find a scroll that cound free Stellas son from his ancient curse forever.

Reading The Harmony Scroll right after the first book in the series, Ribbons of Death, I was definitely not disappointed. I might even like this one a little more than the first book.

In this novel, you are once again thrown into an exciting and
Patricia Romero
The Harmony Scroll is the second in the Stella Hunter Mystery books. The previous one is Ribbons of Death and I would recommend you read it first.

Stella Hunter is in a race to find a scroll that could or could not exist, and may hold the power to break 8 year Gabriel's (The Peacetaker) curse.
In a race against time and against those who seek to control the Peacetaker for their own agenda.

As Stella travels the globe to chase clues, legends, and answers, time is not on her side and the people
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved how intense this book was and how it really got me into the story. I enjoy reading books with a lot of action and suspense in them. From the beginning of the book, I was hooked. Stella Hunter has a son named Gabriel and he was adopted. She had no idea that he was cursed, but she wants to help save him from the curse. The curse shadows Gabriel through his life and Stella wants to do whatever she can to save him. She realizes that a scroll has the answer to save her son's life. She will do ...more
Chell  Reads
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the second book in a wonderful series that brings Stella back to the readers for another adventure in reading. Stella, Gabriel's mother, and government operative Carter, are busy looking for the cure to Gabriel's curse.

This action-packed thriller takes the reader through time to find the answers to Gabriel's curse.

Edita, makes the story captivating and full of action to keep the reader entrenched in the story. The use of descriptive
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was provided with a complimentary copy of The Harmony Scroll so I could give an honest review, when I discovered it was the second book in a series, I went out & bought the first book so I could read it first. I'm a character reader, I get into the characters, their story, who/what they are. The author does an amazing job of painting the two primary character quickly & thoroughly, and in this the second book does the same with Gabe, the third significant character in the series. All ...more
Laura Furuta
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is like riding a roller coaster. It has so many twists and turn that it will have your heart racing. I love books with history woven in and this has great history! You also have enough action and mystery to keep you guessing to the end. I also loved the characters of Stella, Gabriel and Carter. They are so well written that they jump off the page and have you really caring about them. This is the second book in a series and I know it's kind of strange to start their however I have no ...more
Ra Cristina
I must say that I was in between with this book. I didn't understand everything that was happening but at the same time I can't blame the author because I didn't read the first book. Therefore that could be one of the reasons for this. I find that there are too many characters though. I was a bit lost throughout the book wondering who is who and honestly besides Stella, Carter and Gabe I am still not sure who all those characters were.

I received the book from the author for an honest review and
Alexandria Cole
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an awesome book!Great second addition to the series. I felt like I was watching a movie and was unable to put the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone who want a mystery filled with excitement. It was so well written and intelligent. Many books I find myself laughing at the unbelievable situations the characters find themselves in, but not true with this book. I know many reviews just re-describe the story, all I'm going to do is tell you to read it for yourself. It has a ...more
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This book is about Stella Hunters adopted son, Gabriel, and the curse that he carries with him. Gabriel is known, by the few who possess this knowledge, as the Peacetaker. Stella has been doing thorough research in hopes that she can find a cure for this curse, but the only mention of hope is an ancient scroll that may contain the powers of reversal. Just one problem, no one has documented sight of this scroll it in hundreds of years. Time is running short on finding the scroll; if she cant ...more
Christine Lowe
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting Search for the Harmony Scroll

This is the sequel to Ribbons of Death and I liked this book better than the first. I think Edita Petrick has found her voice in The Harmony Scroll. The characters play off one another with a good amount of humor and annoyance but underneath all of that is a mutual respect. The search for the scroll is good game of cat and mouse. I can easily see this book as the basis for movie. I suggest you read The Ribbons of Death first as that book explains the myth
Wendy Hirst
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time that I have read one of Edita books. Straight away I liked the style of writing, as the scene was described in such a way it helped visualise it. The characters were very likable and straight a way it was easy to indentify with them.

The chapters were small enough for the book to be read in blocks or as one sitting. I felt the story kept me gripped and the style of writing gave it a mystical edge. With Stella searching for the elusive scroll.This book has everything you
S.K. Gregory
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the series, the Harmony Scroll features a young boy called Gabriel with an ancient curse on his head. Stella Hunter believes she can break the curse by finding an amulet, but it seems like an impossible task to find it. Strong characters and a compelling story, the Harmony Scroll is full of adventure and a look at the past which I enjoyed reading about. I would definitely recommend this book.
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