"an extraordinary tale"
Sofia Evans seems like your regular everyday woman. She
runs her own business called Fortune's Cup coffeehouse.
But in reality, the normalcy stops there, at least it will
when a stranger enters her life.
From generation to generation, a family lore and a
parchment have been passed down and Sofia believes this
tale of evil darkness to be no more than a myth. In her
own right, she has a special ability that sets her apart
from the rest, something that will end up making a myth of
old come to life, invade her world, and cause her to
rethink what she has been taught. It is her responsibility
to her family that tugs at her, while her heart speaks
Julen, an ancient warrior, has gone through centuries of a
horrifying and painful nightly ritual that turns a man
into something he cannot fathom. This curse has been
unjustly put upon him. Yet, there is someone who can break
the darkness that surrounds him nightly. Sofia Evans will
be that woman, and it will be Julen who will have to
convince her to help him. Will he be able too? What
exactly is this curse that holds Julen nightly in its dark
Cast in Stone is book one of the Quinguard Immortals by
author Kerry A. Jones. Using a rarely penned premise, Ms.
Jones spins the tale of Julen and Sofia, two people from
different times, with different personalities and
backgrounds. The chemistry between Sofia and Julen is
written in a soft language, creating a magical
relationship between them. But all this will pale when
Sofia must choose between her feelings for Julen and her
Cast in Stone is an extraordinary tale, with memorable
characters, a fresh premise and solid writing. Ms. Jones
crafted a winner.
Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted July 18, 2007