Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Stone Alliance: Love a Good Sequel

Some books just leave you hanging and you are excited for the sequel, that was definitely the case with the Demon's Heart series by Emily H. Bates.   When she asked if I would review the second book, Stone Alliance, I was happy to accept.

The Book:
Haunted by his transformation, Rustav returns home to a war-torn land. More attacks from the island demons ravage the peninsula each day, and a centuries-old grudge threatens to tear down the last wall standing between Rustav’s people and swift destruction.

Determined to save his people and terrified that he might destroy them, Rustav must rebuild long-lost trust between three estranged cultures while concealing the secret that could crush the last hope of salvation for his people.

My Review: 
The second book in the series takes off right where the last one left off. It is a fast paced book that the author does a wonderful job drawing you into the world she created. It is easy to feel like it is all real as you read the book, which is a sign of a good Fantasy book. 

This book introduces a new 'species' that Rustav must unite with in order to protect his people. Haunted by who he is and what he is capable of, he turns to an old acquaintance for guidance and help. Will he be able to protect his people? Will he be able to overcome the demon that haunts him? 

I don't want to give any of the story away, but I definitely enjoyed this book and the relationships and dynamics. The story flows wonderfully with twists and loops. The ending (which is just the end of the story and not the series), made me happy and mad all at the same time, the author is truly toying with the reader's emotions; which makes for a great book.

This book is a clean book, free from language, graphic or sexual imagery. I highly recommend it.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear this review - because I'm always looking for new good reads for my kids, that I feel comfortable with them reading! It's been a long, long time sine I've felt I could sit down with a good book - but I sure do miss reading.