"intriguing paranormal romantic fantasy"
Undercover gargoyle Connor Rihyad "kills" his former
Chicago leader Nathan Cross in order to join the Minnesota
sect that recently tried to raid his home group. He is to
learn from inside why they wanted to steal the male
children. He succeeds to a degree though his new associates
do not trust him.
His covert work has several immediate hitches as he detests
that this gargoyle sect has kidnapped women to rape as
breeding sex machines so that they can have many male
offspring and he feels especially connected to human Mara
Kincaid. From the start, she impresses him with her courage
that the other gargoyles fail to notice as she like all
women are beneath them. He vows to protect her even as she
too is furtively trying to learn what happened to her
friend Angela. To his shock Connor soon concludes that an
unknown mastermind has a plan to use the Minnesota group to
change the world as gargoyles will no longer follow their
ethical reason for living by protecting humanity and
instead rule the world.
FLESH AND STONE is an intriguing paranormal romantic
fantasy that makes believers out of readers that gargoyles
exist. The action-packed story line starts off with a
shocker at least to fans who read the previous novel (see
CARVED IN STONE for his tale) when Connor "kills" Nathan
and never slows down until he knows what his desires are
and confronts mano a mano the nasty Devlin. Vickie Taylor
(apropos name for a writer of gargoyle thrillers) provides
her audience with a fabulous suspense filled thriller.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted May 25, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 29, 2006