This review is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Book Genre: Thriller (Historical Elements)
In a city where belief means everything, putting your faith in the wrong person can get you killed.
THE TROVE CHRONICLES
A Series for Fans of Archaeology Adventure, Alternative History Thrillers, and Treasure Hunt Mysteries
A myth-busting adventure series pitting patriarchy against buried history in artifact hunts that span continents, centuries, and lost civilizations. Meet the Arkana: a secret society of antiquarians devoted to unearthing the buried past of humanity. Continent by continent and dig site by dig site, they have amassed troves of evidence that overturn history as we know it. Follow their ongoing adventures in The Trove Chronicles.
Volume 1 – LUCIFER’S TRIANGLE
Arkana agents Cassie and Griffin are sent to Jordan for a standard retrieval mission. What could go wrong? When a colleague’s nephew is murdered, the teen’s death leads to a suicide bomb plot and a conspiracy that could plunge the Middle East into war for decades to come. The entire Arkana team springs into action to counter a threat unlike anything they’ve ever faced before. That’s because they’ll have to square off against a villain as devious as the devil himself, who wants nothing more than to see Jerusalem go up in flames.
My Thoughts on the book
I’m going to be honest; I didn’t want to do a book review, any book review when I got this book. It was nothing against the book but I didn’t think I’d have the time to read a book at this time. Still don’t.
You know, sometimes lives happens and you have so many things going on that you don’t have time to even pick up a book. This is one of these times. What I had envisioned was posting an excerpt of the book as I’ve been doing recently and calling it a day.
But when I read the blurb for this book, my curiosity was piqued.
I love books with strong female characters and this book promised to be one of them. The fact that it featured the Middle East was a bonus for me.
Faced paced, action packed this book gives everything it promised in the book blurb.
It has detail, it has suspense, it has action, it has excitement, it has a great plot line; what else could you ask for in thriller?
I especially love how the author hooks in you right from the start of the book-the story telling interwoven with the history of Jerusalem.
I love how the author brings the characters to life and introduces them to the reader. From Akeem to Cassie to Daniel, Lupe and the other characters, it’s hard not like their dialogues and characteristics.
Overall, this is a book I immensely loved reading and I look forward to reading the other books in the The Arkana Archaeology Mystery starting next month.
About The author
Nancy Wikarski is a fugitive from academia. After earning her PhD from the University of Chicago, she became a computer consultant and then turned to historical mystery and adventure fiction writing. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Society of Midland Authors, and has served as vice president of Sisters in Crime – Twin Cities and on the programming board of the Chicago chapter. Her short stories have appeared in Futures Magazine and DIME Anthology. Her book reviews have been featured in Murder: Past Tense and Deadly Pleasures, and her articles have been published in Mystery Readers Journal.
Her novels include the Gilded Age Chicago Mysteries set in 1890s Chicago. The series has received People’s Choice Award nominations for Best First Novel and Best Historical as well as a Lovey Award Nomination for Best Traditional Amateur Sleuth. Titles include: The Fall of White City (Rev. 2020), Shrouded in Thought (Rev. 2020), and The Black Widow’s Prey (2021).
The Arkana Archaeology Mystery series has become an award-nominated Amazon bestseller. Titles include: The Granite Key (2011), The Mountain Mother Cipher (2011), The Dragon’s Wing Enigma (2012), Riddle of the Diamond Dove (2013), Into the Jaws of the Lion (2014), Secrets of the Serpent’s Heart (2015), and The Sage Stone Prophecy (2016). The Trove Chronicles is a thriller series based on the further adventures of the Arkana. The series debuts with Lucifer’s Triangle (2022).
All titles mentioned above are available in paperback, ebook, hardcover, and audio formats.
Author’s website: www.mythofhistory.com
Public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063625267760
Amazon Author Page with purchase links: https://www.amazon.com/N-S-Wikarski/e/B001K8RR5W
N. S. Wikarski will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Thanks for hosting!
Thank you for the review.
Thanks for hosting and for the great review. I’ll be checking back periodically in case anybody has author questions for me.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Lucifer’s Triangle, this sounds like an excellent book and series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories
I hope you enjoy the series.
Sounds like a good story.
If you like alternative history mixed with archaeology and suspense, this might be something you would enjoy.
Sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing!
Great excerpt and giveaway. 🙂
Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.
What is your favorite book?
Sorry about the late reply. I don’t have a favorite book but many favorite authors including Jane Austen and H. Rider Haggard. Among contemporary authors, I like the Wolf by Wolf series by Ryan Graudin. I’ve listened to all of Clive Cussler’s Isaac Bell and Fargo Series books on audio, mainly for the history rather than the fisticuffs. So many books. So little time. Thanks for asking.
I enjoyed your review, this sounds very good
Lucifer’s Triangle sounds like an edge of my seat historical thriller that I will enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!
Thanks, B Gina, for sharing your thoughts!
Have a fantastic Friday!