A Cast of Stones
An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love 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... show more
An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love 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.
Publish date: February 1st 2013
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: The Staff and the Sword (#1)
Enjoyed this a lot. Reminds me of two series I enjoy that are more secular, but this definitely has a religious twist. That being said I enjoyed it a lot.
I thoroughly enjoyed this single-point-of-view tale. It begins with the introduction of a staggering drunk as the main character—a not entirely likable character, but the reader can sympathize with him—and journeys with him to his surprising new position in the world. This advancement doesn’t come t...
Actual rating: 4.5(This review was originally posted at My Library in the Making.)I don't know if it's just me but when I'm about to read high fantasy novels, I try to ward off any expectations from my mind because they can only go either of two ways for me: hit or miss. Fortunately, A Cast of Stone...
A medieval fantasy that has a lot to appreciate. I hope this novel garners recognition because it certainly deserves it. Within the first couple of chapters it’s readily apparent that the writing is definitely above average. Errol Stone is a most unlikely hero. At the beginning if he’s not crocked h...