"Hast it all!" The Sound of the Stones by @BethHammond0o0 #review #fantasy

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The Sound of the Stones

Written by Beth Hammond

Genre(s): Fantasy

The ancient book about the past holds the future. Frankie is the key.

She doesn't remember stopping at the used bookstore, but there she stands as if drawn by an unseen force. Anticipation wraps around her like a cocoon. When she opens the door, the wind nudges her through, and expectancy turns to purpose. The man inside, and the book he offers, changes everything. Unusual things happen when she begins to read:

In a time long forgotten, people are held captive by half human creatures. Ashra holds a secret close to her heart, and must discover the purpose of her gift before the oppressed human race is destroyed. An unlikely ally comes to her aid. Strangers bring her a message from a far off land. Ashra and her band of misfits set off in search of answers. Together, they find love, uncover mysteries from the past, face ever present danger, and hone powers they never knew they had.

Frankie and Ashra are separated by millennia, by fiction and reality, but in the end the barrier shatters.

Abha's Review

This has it all!

It’s a tale of two worlds, our own, and another earth-like world. Except this other world is one where humans are slaves to an alien race. The book grabbed onto my attention and didn’t let go until the very end. I wanted to know more about these characters, their world and how they would defeat their enemy. I was disappointed when the story ended. Ashra is a strong woman in a tough world leading her team to perform hard tasks. These tasks are purposely made harder by her alien handler to make her reveal her secret.

This story has it all! There are Giants, humans with special powers and monsters. There are also aliens that can impregnate women in their dreams! This is book one of a trilogy. The book starts in our world and introduces ‘Frankie’, an orphan. She loves books but finds that her favorite bookshop is shutting down. She finds a book that takes her on a journey to this alien ridden alternate universe. My problem is we only get back to Frankie in the last chapter of this book! Who is Frankie and how is she connected to Ashra? I guess we won’t know until book two. This is why I don’t like trilogies! You almost always have more questions than answers!

I would still recommend this book. It’s funny and exciting and it engages you from the very beginning where you have to know what happens next and where it’s going to go.

Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.