Book Review: The Centaur’s Last Breath

Title: The Centaur’s Last Breath (A Brimstone Witch Mystery #3)

Author: April Fernsby



A centaur is killed by an assassin. Who hired the assassin? And why? The centaur, Selo Cezerus, was a willful and thoughtless creature who caused havoc wherever he went. He made enemies in the centaur community and amongst the residents of Brimstone.

Cassia Winter, a justice witch, investigates Selo’s murder with help from her cat, Stanley. They are confronted with a long list of suspects.

Was Selo killed by a jealous family member?

Or had one of his rivals put an end to his life?

Another murdered body turns up which forces Cassia and Stanley to go in a new direction.

With one unexpected twist after another, Cassia despairs of ever finding the killer.

A puzzling mystery with a twist at the end.

My Review

5/5 Stars

I’ve always been a fan of witch stories and murder mysteries, and as it turns out, when the two combine, it creates pure magic. In this enchanted mystery, we follow the path of Justice witch Cassia as she tries to figure out who the murderer is after a healthy Centaur is found dead of supposed heart failure.

This one will keep you guessing because each character was created with their own set of motives that made me think that just about every one was guilty at some point in the story. Each character is written to display both good traits and bad, and to me, that made them all the more real whether it was their greed or jealousy or something else entirely that contributed to the story. When the truth was finally revealed, I couldn’t believe who the killer actually was, and the ending left me wanting to read more.

This is the first book in this series and by this author that I’ve come across, but after this, I want to read the rest of the series to see what other adventures are in store for Cassia.

The audiobook includes some smooth narration that worked well for the characters in the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request, and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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