Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr

About the book:
The Fate of the Kingdom Awaits the Cast of Stones

In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by a church messenger arriving with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Eager for coin, Errol agrees to what he thinks will be an easy task, but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom's dynasty nears its end and the selection of the new king begins--but in secret and shadow. As danger mounts, Errol must leave behind the stains and griefs of the past, learn to fight, and discover who is hunting him and his companions and how far they will go to stop the reading of the stones.

My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

I did not expect to enjoy A Cast of Stones as much as I did. I tried reading this a while ago and couldn't get into it, so I set it aside. I decided to try it again recently and this time around I really enjoyed it. Once I got a little bit into the story, I was intrigued and kept wanting to read more. 

I thought the fantasy world was written very well. I felt like the characters and setting were real and believable. The plot was interesting and held my attention. 

All in all, I liked A Cast of Stones a lot and recommend it. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

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  1. I would like to read more about the priest. The author is new to me.

  2. I loved all the books in this series. Fantasy is a favorite of mine, and I am so glad that Carr is writing in this genre for the CF market. Hope you enjoy the next book too.


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