Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Cast of Stones: A Book Review

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.
About The Author:
Patrick W. Carr teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four awesome sons, Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Learn more at
My Review:
Are you a fan of the genre of Christian Fantasy? Then you will not want to miss this debut novel from author Patrick W. Carr! It is superbly written, drawing you in from the very first chapter and never letting up as the book goes on. It is full of impeccable written descriptions, an amazing cast of characters, and a balanced combination of politics and religion. The book honestly will appeal to all readers, whether you are a fan of the genre of fantasy or not. It includes mystery, suspense, romance, the medieval world and fantasty in such a way that I cannot wait to see how the rest of the series plays out. This is a delightful debut novel and I cannot wait to read more from this author in the future. 
Book two of The Staff and The Stone series, The Hero Lot, releases in July 2013 while book three, A Draw of Kings, releases in February 2014.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Cast of Stones at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communication Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***.

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