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  1. A Cast of Stones, The Staff and the Sword Series #1
    A Cast of Stones, The Staff and the Sword Series #1
    Patrick W. Carr
    Bethany House / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 40 Reviews
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  1. Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 21, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Errol Stone is good at one thing: drinking himself into oblivion. Having the reputation of the town drunk of Callowford, his one goal in life is making another coin to pay for another night of loose living in the local tavern. Doing any and every odd job for the advancement of his vice, his ears perk up immediately upon the arrival of a nuntius who wishes to deliver letters to a hermit priest who lives in the forest. Despite everyone's doubts, Errol is determined to deliver his messages, collect his other half crown, and spend a week in the tavern nursing his habit.

    But along his journey, he meets an assassin that will stop at nothing to take Errol's life. Bewildered and confused, Errol runs as fast and as far as he possibly can. Barely escaping with his life, he stumbles into the home of the hermit priest, Martin and his servant, Luis. Once he recounts his story and tells them the messages were ruined along the way, Martin and Luis begin packing to leave. Stunned at the turn of events and having no other choice but to go along with them, Errol is sucked into the mysterious quest that leaves him with more questions than answers. Compelled into service for the church, Errol has no choice but to go along for the ride. Will he prove himself to be a reader of stones and worthy to cast lots to save the kingdom? Or is he really just the useless drunkard that everyone believes him to be?

    I was quite impressed by this novel, simply because whether you like fantasy fiction or not, you're going to love this tale of redemption, forgiveness, and second chances. I've always avoided this genre simply because of the magic, sorcery, superstition, and nonsense that seems to accompany this kind of story. But Carr made this a humorous, believable tale that kept my interest up till the last page. I am anticipating the next installment in the series, and would recommend Carr's first novel to teenagers and adults alike.

    This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great book!
    December 19, 2013
    Jessica Franzo
    I am shocked this is Patrick Carr's first book. It was excellent! The story grabbed me right away and never let go.
  3. Harrisville, NY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    really good book
    November 1, 2013
    booklover
    Harrisville, NY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I didn't know what I was really getting when I purchased this book but I'm glad I did. I really liked it. I didn't know that there was another one to go with this one but was looking up the author and found the second one and that there is a third one coming out soon. I've since purchased the second one - Hero's Lot - and can't wait for the third one to come out. The author is really creative in these stories and I found it hard to put them down. Really good story. Love it.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 16, 2013
    RevH
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Enjoyed this book! Looking forward to the next one.
  5. South Africa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 4, 2013
    Steve
    South Africa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Really good reading, enjoyed the twist in the book
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