A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword, Book 1) by Patrick W. Carr

By Patrick W. Carr

The destiny of the dominion Awaits the forged of Stones

In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by way of a church messenger arriving with pressing missives for the hermit priest within the hills. longing for coin, Errol is of the same opinion to what he thinks could be a simple job, yet quickly unearths himself hunted by means of lethal assassins. compelled to escape with the priest and a small band of tourists, Errol quickly learns he's joined a quest that can switch the destiny of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia through the heirs of the 1st king, the kingdom's dynasty nears its finish and the choice of the hot king begins—but in mystery and shadow. As possibility mounts, Errol needs to depart at the back of the stains and griefs of the previous, learn how to struggle, and notice who's looking him and his partners and the way a long way they'll visit cease the analyzing of the stones.

This fast paced fable debut set in a medieval global is a winner. either major and secondary characters are totally drawn and endearing, and Errol's transformation from drunkard to hero is definitely plotted. Carr is a promising CF writer to monitor. enthusiasts of epic Christian fantasies will get pleasure from studying a brand new voice.

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A thousand? Once they had reinforcements they would search the entire city. They would find Norrine in Santiole’s care, and then they would come for Erika. “I have to leave,” she said. Grandfather tapped his fork gently on his plate. ” It was the closest Adran city by land. It would take over a week to get there, but she had no choice. “Nikslaus doesn’t have many men. He can’t be watching all the city gates. ” grandfather asked. “Please,” she leaned close to him, offering her broadest smile. “You’re going to be a terror for whatever man you marry.

Santiole was alone, and she approached the cafe hesitantly. She came inside with one hand on her pistol. “Nikslaus is here,” she said, taking Norrine back outside. “A Privileged walked by with some soldiers not long ago,” Norrine said. ” Santiole gave a curt, approving nod. “It took me longer than expected to speak to Lady Erika without being spotted. They’ve closed the port and they have men watching all the city gates. ” Norrine asked. “We’ll go during the night. ” Santiole moved the hem of her jacket to reveal a coil of rope hanging from her belt.

I do hope you’re none the worse for Duglas’ little game,” Nikslaus said. Erika’s hand went to her throat involuntarily. The welt would be there for a week or more. Nikslaus continued, “He’s a fantastic swordsman but he does come from lesser stock. A peasant, you see. ” “It’s all right,” Erika said, praying Nikslaus would turn around and leave. “I thought you were rather fetching with a sword,” Nikslaus said. ’ Not skillful or quick or anything else. Just fetching. What an ass. Nikslaus rapped on the door as if to say goodbye, and gave her and grandfather each a nod.

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