Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Review - A Cast of Stones

A Cast Of Stones
The Staff & The Sword, Book 1
By Patrick W. Carr
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: February 1, 2013
ISBN: 0764210432
Pages: 432

Review:

I'm not the biggest fan of fantasy novels, but after becoming addicted to Game of Thrones, I now have an open mind when it comes to the genre, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to review A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr. Sadly, this is one of several books that got shoved aside and collected dust for months until I finally got around to reading it last month.

Desperate for money, the orphan Errol Stone takes on an mission assigned to him by a church messenger. Over the years, he has found a liking to ale, which helps him forget the deaths of his family. The money being offered to him could keep him drunk for at least a week, so he eagerly accepts the mission, which he presumes to be a simple task. He leaves the blackwater village of Callowford, and goes on a mysterious quest alongside the priest Martin, Luis and a couple of warriors from a nearby village.

King Rodran is in a lot of trouble as he has no heir to take the thrown; therefore the church is taking up the responsibility of selecting the next king, but a dark force begins killing the church readers, they are the ones with the ability to look into a piece of stone or wood and see the future.

There happens to be one more person who has such a gift - Errol, though he doesn't want anybody else to knowo what his gift is.

Christian writers stepping into the world of fantasy is nothing new, as I'm sure everyone has heard of C.E. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, which in a way A Cast Of Stones reminds me of The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. The author does a great job crafting an original world with wonderful heroes and villains. Overall, I enjoyed reading A Cast Of Stones and I recommend it to others.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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