Reviews from Readers


Crown of Serpents is a compelling novel deeply rooted in the history of the Six Nations Iroquois. It takes place in contemporary times with fully developed characters and a powerful narrative; its author is well versed in the complexity of modern Iroquois life. Far more than a simple mystery the book follows the path of Tony Hillerman’s Navajo based novels by providing the reader with remarkable insights into the culture and traditions of the most influential Native nation east of the Mississippi.”
– Doug George-Kanentiio, editor, columnist and author from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation


Crown of Serpents is a bombshell of a book! Starring Jake Tununda, special forces officer turned field historian, it is a suspenseful mystery and high-fueled adventure all wrapped in one. The action never stops as the hero attempts to foil a corrupt, power-seeking Indian casino owner from obtaining an ancient Iroquois relic that would make him invincible. Precise maps and historic manuscripts help lend credence to a compelling scavenger hunt that burns across the reservations of Western New York. If a major studio hasn’t turned this book into a summer movie release, they’d better get on the stick!”
– William P. Robertson, “Bucktail” novelist


“Karpovage crafts a story rich in intrigue, history, folklore, and the mystery of the white deer. His myriad of subplots and personalities keeps the reader entranced and on edge, begging for more.”
– Dennis Money, Chairman, Seneca White Deer, Inc., Canandaigua, NY


“Bought it…loved it…couldn’t put it down!”
– Ken Warner, Fishers, NY


“I just finished the book and Wow!!! I don’t want to say too much and ruin it for those who will be reading Crown of Serpents by giving away the details and twists and turns. What a fascinating and thrilling book!! I loved it!! Folks, if you haven’t ordered your book yet, you are definitely missing out on a most entertaining novel. And, Michael, if you haven’t started writing the sequel yet ~~ get busy!!”
– Kay Carpenter, Willard, NY


Crown of Serpents is a page-turning story with a creative plot backed up with incredible historical tidbits from the author’s extensive research. Karpovage’s careful crafting throughout compares him very favorably with others in the genre such as Follett and Ludlum.”
– Sue Lofstrom, Associate Professor of English, Georgia Perimeter College
, Atlanta, GA


“Finished reading your book yesterday and loved it! Non-stop action kept my interest up and I couldn’t wait to find the time to get back to reading it. The mystic scene in the blue glowing cave chamber was spellbinding and creepy enough to send chills up my spine. The descriptions were great. I could see the evil in Nero’s eyes.”
– Gene Conrad, Berkshire, NY


Crown of Serpents is like National Treasure meets The Lost Symbol.
– Lil-G, Dunwoody, GA


“I simply could not put this book down. I needed to know what was going to happen next. The scenes were so vivid. And the subject matter, I couldn’t tell what was real and what was fiction. I don’t know how you weaved together such an impressive story.
– Laura Kouns, Stockbridge, GA


5 Responses to “Reviews from Readers”

  1. Alan Johnson Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down from the moment I picked it up, until I finished the last page. Karpovage is a name to watch for in future writings…right up there with Dan Brown. I am anxiously awaiting his next novel!

  2. Elizabeth Katona Says:

    Michael Karpovage is a most pleasant surprise as a mystery/action author.
    Crown of Serpents kept me riveted to the edge of my seat. I hope the big screen discovers this story as it seems perfect for a movie! I am looking forward to a sequel!

  3. I thought: Indiana Jones meets the Godfather!

    Read the entire book in two sittings. Had to pause occasionally during the first eight-hour readathon to catch my breath. One of the best novels I have ever read!

    Can’t wait to see the movie! Someone in Hollywood ought to snatch this up pronto!

  4. Great Book–see my other comments on the guest form

  5. Excellent reading, I was reminded of many of the stories my grandfather had told me of when he grew up around Seneca Lake in the early 1900’s, mostly involving Indian folklore.
    Also brought back many memories of being stationed at SEAD in the early 70’s
    I would have to say this novel one of my favorites!

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