Hello Everyone! I am very excited that today, I am participating as a host for the Audio Book Tour for Stonewiser: Heart of The Stone by Dora Machado! (Innovative Online Book tour).
Please see the details below on this awesome book and the next books in the series, also I share my thoughts on Stonewiser: Heart of The Stone!
Author of the Stonewiser Series
Dora Machado is the award winning author of the Stonewiser series and her newest novel, The Curse Giver, from Twilight Times Books, available July 2013. She is one of the few Latinas exploring her heritage and her world through the epic fantasy genre today. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University. She was born in Michigan and grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a bilingual fascination for writing, a love for history, and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She enjoys long walks, traveling, and connecting with the amazing readers who share in her mind’s adventures. She lives in Florida with her indulging husband and three very opinionated cats.
About Dora Machado’s Novels:
Dora Machado is the award winning author of the Stonewiser trilogy and her newest novel, The Curse Giver. She is one of the few Latinas exploring her heritage and her world through the epic fantasy genre today. Her first novel, Stonewiser: The Heart of the Stone, won the 2009 Benjamin Franklin award for best debut novel. Her second novel, Stonewiser: The Call of the Stone, won the 2010 Independent Publishers Book Award’s (IPPY) Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy book of the year. Her third novel, Stonewiser: The Lament of the Stone, won the 2012 Independent Publishers Book Award’s (IPPY) Silver Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy book of the year. All three novels were finalists in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Category. Her latest novel, The Curse Giver from Twilight Times Books is available July 2013.
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Stonewiser: Heart of The Stone (Audio Book)
Winner of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award for best Debut Novel
Finalist for 2009 Foreword Book of the Year Award for SFF
Between truth and deception, between justice and abuse, a stonewiser stands alone with the stones. Or so begins the stonewiser’s oath. But what happens when a rebellious stonewiser discovers that lies have tainted the stone tales?
In a world devastated by the rot’s widespread destruction, only the tales preserved in the stones can uphold the truth and defend the Goodlands. In this world, stone truth is valued above anyone’s word, and stonewisers are the only ones capable of retrieving the tales from the stones, the only link between past and present, order and chaos.
Sariah is the most gifted stonewiser of her generation, but her talent does not atone for her shortcomings. A survivor of the Guild’s brutal training, she is curious, willful and disobedient. Yet not even Sariah is prepared for what she finds when she steals into the Guild’s Sacred Vaults: A mayhem of lies and intrigues that shatters her world.
Hunted, persecuted, and betrayed, Sariah must make an unlikely alliance with Kael, a cynical rebel leader pledged to a mysterious quest of his own. The fate of their dying world depends on their courage to overcome centuries of hatred and distrust. But not even the grueling journey has prepared them for what they are about to discover. Because nothing is really as it seems, and the truth is more intricate and devastating than they ever suspected….
I will start off saying that this was my first experience reviewing an audio book, and it was an awesome experience! Really, Melissa Reizian Frank did a fabulous job with the story-telling and I enjoyed the experience immensely:)…
Ms. Machado’s story in one word was fascinating…wow! The story concerns Sariah who is a Stonewiser and has always believed that the Stonewiser Guild and those of her kind stood for Justice and all that was True…but after a harrowing experience, she discovers that what she has been told lies and that there was betrayal within the Guild and she sets out on a journey to find the Truth…along the way she makes unlikely acquaintances and discovers much about herself and the Stonewisers.
I will say that I truly enjoyed Ms. Machado’s storytelling. This author is an expert at world building, the world she created was intricate, magical, dark and sometimes very painful. But Ms. Machado did a fantastic job of guiding her characters through the maze of this world which kept me on the edge of my seat through the telling of this story.
I liked Sariah and I admired her thirst for her calling…(the stones) and the strength she exhibited in not simply accepting what was told, but discovering the truth on her own terms…
Stonewiser was a gripping, novel that is Dark Fantasy at its best. Steady, engrossing pace, detailed and interesting plot that will keep the readers hooked and characters that are realistic and easy to become invested in their lives.
I fully recommend Stonewiser:Heart of The Stone to those searching for a fresh, unique voice in fantasy! I do recommend this for Mature readers.