- 31 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
- Language: English
“The Balkan Escape: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure” by Steve Berry is a short (very short) original eBook sold for $0.99. If you are a fan of Mr. Berry you’d enjoy this short story – it is intense, well written, a fast read and precursor to the book “The Emperor’s Tomb”.
The story serves as an introduction to the character of Cassiopeia Vitt, a fascinating character if you haven’t read any of the previous books in the Cotton Malone adventure series. As mentioned before, this story is short, but it does have a point and some fascinating history to boot.
One of the things I like about Mr. Berry’s books is, while fiction, I always learn something new about world history, culture or usually both. If you are not a fan of Mr. Berry or have no intention to read “The Emperor’s Tomb” don’t bother.
This is an interesting trend, a published and successful author publishing an original eBook as a tie-in to future novel. In this case it worked but I can see how this trend can easily be manipulated in order to separate avid readers and their money.
So tell me, what do you think about authors selling short tie-ins to full length novels?
Cassiopeia Vitt goes into the heart of a Bulgarian mountain to search for rare artifacts from an extinct civilization. However, the caves are used by Russians to mine rare elements and they are not too happy to discover Ms. Vitt nosing around.
Zohar – Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I bought this eBook.
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