Riddle in Stone
Long after the last of the great heroes of old has died, the Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, a secret that... show more
Long after the last of the great heroes of old has died, the Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, a secret that every thief, assassin, and king would kill to have. Fleeing from relentless peril, Edmund wages a solitary battle against an ancient evil. But how can one man succeed when so many before him have failed?
"This unique plot is oozing creativity. You have to give it a read to properly understand why…you will not be disappointed, it is an excellent read!" (5 Stars) – Only the Indies
"In many ways, Riddle in Stone harkens back to the early days of modern fantasy where the hero is really an everyman confronted with an impossible task and, despite his own innocence, insecurities, and sense of inadequacy, accomplishes that which the great heroes of the time could not. Yet, there are enough differences to give it a fresh feel." – Maxine McLister
"Evert does an outstanding job. He isn’t afraid of the nastiness inherent in captivity. The process of turning Edmund from a sputtering coward into something resembling a hero is a long and ugly one." – Erin Eymard
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Diversion Books
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
Series: The Riddle in Stone (#1)
I like this book. The main character is not the typical young hero who dreams of a marvelous quest, a nice princess and enchanting tales about him told in taverns and streets. He's a middle-aged, overweight stuttering librarian who dreams of all the above things. I liked the characters and plot a lo...
A worthwhile read for those who love fantasy. It is a bit gorey, and is not for the faint of heart, but clever dialogue and an underdog protagonist that you can't help but root for made me unable to put this book down.Looking forward to book 2.
Robert Evert’s debut novel, Riddle in Stone, is an exciting dark fantasy novel with interesting plot twists. Edmund, an overweight, stuttering, librarian, decides to leave his hometown of Rood after being humiliated in front of the woman he loves. Upon seeing a declaration from the King in Eryn Ma...
Originally posted at The BiblioSanctum: Riddle in Stone popped up on my radar and the blurb interested me enough to add it to my to-read pile. A polite message from the author inspired me to push it right to the top of the list and I’m glad I did.The book promises and quickly delivers on its atypica...
Edmund is an antiquarian and scholar who lives in the small remote village of Rood in the Far North. Though you'd usually find him immersed in his books, Edmund's actually got big dreams of one day leaving Rood and doing something really important with his life, something that will earn him the resp...