Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Garden of Stones (Echoes of Empire #1)

The Garden of Stones (Echoes of Empire, #1)
author: Mark T. Barnes
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.76
book published: 2013
rating: 4
read at: 2016/04/20
date added: 2016/04/20
'The Garden of Stones' by Mark T. Barnes is the first book in a series, but the way it throws you right in the middle of things, you might think, like I did, that there is another series leading up to this.

The book starts at the end of a battle. One side is in defeat, another in triumph. The races in this world are rich and varied. Before you can take a breath, more treachery has taken place. Now a ruler named Corajidin, who was rumored to be dying, is not. Opposing him and trying to bring peace is a curious warrior named Indris who carries a sword that seeks to draw blood. At his side are a strange company comprised of races that don't typically get along. Time is of the essence to stop Corajidin and stop his plans.

It's a dense fantasy, and I should have consulted the glossary more as I read it, but I did really like it. The world building is solid and the story is a good one. I hope future books fill in some backstory on some of the characters. I will definitely be reading on.

I received a review copy of this ebook from 47North and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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