Sunday, June 2, 2013
A Cast of Stones by Patrick Carr
Publisher: Bethany House
Softcover (432 pages)
Purchase here: Amazon
In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone's search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them 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 is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for the purpose of review. The review is my honest opinion and I was not paid for this service.
A Cast of Stones is an unique Christian fantasy novel that will draw you into the story from the very first page. The author has done a marvelous job writing this novel. I'm not a big fantasy reader, but the story was really interesting. It is a cross between Lord of the Rings and King Arthur. There are characters in the story that you will both love and hate. For example, the main character is Errol, the town drunk. He is someone that you would not think that would be chosen for much of anything. But he is chosen to go on a simple task (delivering some letters to the local priest) which turns into a quest that no one expected.There is plenty of action going on throughout the story, drawing you further into the series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward towards reading the rest of the series. I recommend this story for anyone who wants a good book to read.
I give this book 5 stars out of a total of 5.