Saturday, 24 August 2013

Broken Stone (Souls of the Stones #3) by Kelly Walker

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kelly Walker, All Night Reads, and Netgalley.
Broken Stone (Souls of the Stones, #3)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
UNABLE TO AVOID HER DESTINY ANY LONGER, Emariya has become the leader her mother always envisioned. Before she can focus on embracing her gifts to unify her three lands, she must first stop her own land from dissolving into civil war. Spurred by her brother’s devious policies and thirst for power, the people of the Uplands have surged into revolt. If Emariya cannot convince her own people to stand down and follow her, she will never convince her uncle she can lead all three lands. And he’s only given her half a year to do it.

AS SHE TRIES TO WIN HER OWN PEOPLE'S HEARTS, the love of her life, Torian Ahlen begins to lose his mind. While Torian is driven into a dark depression by his visions of Terin, Emariya realizes the only way to bring him back from the brink is to confront her brother once and for all and rescue Torian's sister. Unfortunately, because of the pull of the stones, his sister isn’t sure she wants to be rescued.

IF EMARIYA IS TO HAVE ANY CHANCE AT SAVING TORIAN'S MIND and his sister’s virtue, she will have to go directly to the source, those that bestowed the gifts (or curse) in the first place. But will whoever is waiting at The Cradle Of The Three be willing to help her? Her only chance to get Terin away from Reeve will be to nullify the pull of the Stones, accepting whatever changes that may mean for her and Torian.

Broken Stone by Kelly Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Broken Stone (Souls of the Stones, #3)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kelly Walker, All Night Reads, and Netgalley.)
This is the third book in the ‘Souls of the Stones’ series, and kicks off where book 2 ‘Second Stone’ left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 and 2 ‘Cornerstone’, and ‘Second Stone’.**
Now that Emariya and Torian have bound the lines, it’s up to them to rescue Torian’s sister Terin, who has been kidnapped by Emariya’s brother Reeve.
How can Emariya and Torian stand against Reeve though when no-one believes that her father renounced him, and named Emariya as his heir? How can they get Terin away from Reeve when the stones continue to pull her to him? And will the prophecy about the three stones prove true?

This was another great book, and a great ending to this fantasy trilogy.

Emariya continued to be strong in this book, and she proved time and time again how much she loved Torian, and how hard she was prepared to fight for what was right. Torian and Emariya’s friends proved their loyalty to her, and it was nice to see such a strong female lead.

I liked the storyline in this final book, although there was more to the story than I expected there to be, with Emariya and Torian having to make yet another journey, and being tested once more.
The author kept the suspense of what would happen all the way through this book, with things not being wrapped up once and for all until the very end of the book. I didn’t expect the end to come quite the way it did, but everything worked out for the best, and you can’t beat a happy ending!

Overall; this book really was a fitting end to a wonderful series, and I will definitely be reading whatever the author writes next!
7.25 out of 10.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, you recommended the first book of this series. happy to see the whole series is awesome.