Julie’s Odyssey: Alpha and Omega (Book 3 of the Cypress Mysteries) by Myron Edwards Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

A mission to learn the truth turns into a mission for resurrection as a widow fights inhuman forces of nature to reunite with her long lost beloved in author Myron Edwards’s “Julie’s Odyssey: Alpha and Omega”, the third book in The Cypress Mysteries series. 


The Synopsis

Julie Cole, homemaker, mother, and widow is unconvinced that her husband’s death was an accident. To discover what happened Julie returns to the one place she said she would never go back to, the Island of Cyprus. To aid her in her task, she enlists the help of Peter Shaw, Richard’s friend from the first Gulf War.

As the two begin their enquiries, they meet with the mysterious Christoulides, who shows them the reason for Richard’s demise and his real identity. No longer is it a simple matter of finding out what happened to Richard, this is now a mission to bring him back. 

But in order to do this Julie has to work with her nemesis the Goddess Aphrodite who she sees as the protagonist in Richard’s demise. Together all three must travel to the depths of the Underworld to release Richard before his soul is trapped there forever.

Standing in their way is the Lord of the Underworld Hades and a host of creatures and beasts as well as one very determined hunter whose sole task is to destroy Julie. Into this maelstrom of chaos and confusion and possible certain death, Julie and her companions must travel. Their first task being to retrieve the Gorgon’s blood, which has the power of resurrection, but can they do it in time to save Richard?

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The Review

The author did such an incredible job of building upon the other two books in the series and doubling down on the rich mythology and culture of the series. The imagery and atmosphere of the narrative immediately grab the reader, as they are drawn further and further into the depths of the underworld, and readers are treated to a whole new host of mythological figures that test the limits of fate. 

The heart of this narrative was the rich character development of the novel. The new perspective of Julie as the protagonist of this narrative showcases the depth of the impact that the first two books had on her and the family she and Richard were building together. The bond that she and Peter build as they seek out the means of finally bringing Richard back to life is incredible, and the gripping mythology will draw these characters to new heights, giving readers a fresh perspective of classic characters and storylines. 

The Verdict

Heartfelt, imaginative, and entertaining, author Myron Edwards’s “Julie’s Odyssey: Alpha and Omega” is a must-read mythological thriller and fantasy novel you won’t want to miss.  The twists and turns in this adventure and the shocking final revelation as the journey comes to its emotional end will leave readers hanging onto the author’s every word. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Born in 1952 in Orsett, Essex in England, the youngest son to Welsh parents Iris and Bill Edwards. Upon leaving school, he went into the travel industry, where he travelled the world, working in travel agencies, tour operators and airlines for some 30 years. In 1976 Myron began freelance writing for BBC, radio and television, his credits include the Two Ronnies, Week Endings, and the News Huddlines. In 1980, he joined JWT advertising, as a copywriter writing his first TV commercial for dog food inside 10 days. His love for the creative never left him and in 1987 he created Tubewalking, a new map concept, to help people get around London easier on foot, which still operates today. In 1990 he married Niki, whose family background is Greek Cypriot. On a family trip to Cyprus, visiting Aphrodite’s Rock for the first time, the beginnings of his passion to write the story of Mistress of the Rock came into fruition. Moving his family in 2005 to Cyprus to live, gave him the opportunity to write, as during this time he worked on campaigns for TV and Radio in an advertising agency in Limassol. The first manuscript of the book was completed in 2007, released by a local publisher it had a limited audience, but was well received by those who had read it. He has now completed the sequel and is working on the third part of this story. Myron has three children, two sons and one daughter all grown up.


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