“Blending historical fact with fast-paced, thrilling adventure, authors Jacques Ravenne & Eric Giacometti’s first entry in a nine book(!) series to be translated into English takes lovers of conspiracy theories and archaic mysteries on a roller coaster-like ride deep into the heart of competing secret societies...Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s just plain fun to root for the bad guys. Ravenne & Giacometti waste no time taking that idea to whole new level of awesomeness here, as they quickly unleash one deliciously evil badass after another on their mismatched pair of unsuspecting investigators...Shadow Ritual is a novel that loves exploring the darkest corners of extremism, but it ultimately succeeds in being a tight, electrifying journey through the mysterious histories of secret societies and their ritualistic beliefs thanks to the strength of its well crafted characters, quick pacing, and its ability to weave engrossing historical facts with highly inventive storytelling.” —Typographical Era. Read full review here.