At the beginning of the tale, Sariah is captured by the Domain executioners to be judged for her actions in book one. Unfortunately for Sariah, the executioners have no mercy. Luckily, Kael shows up just in time to strike a bargain with the executioners, giving Sariah 9 months to find a tale to unite the blood. However, despite the deal, Sariah and Kael find themselves fleeing from the executioners’ mob. And at the end of the tale, Sariah finds herself in a most unexpected position.
Machado introduces new characters and even a new society (the Wisdom worshipping, riddle speaking, blood licking Hounds). My favorite new character, Delis, is the queen executioner who, after initially attempting to kill Sariah, becomes one of Sariah’s most trusted acquaintances. The bickering between Delis and Kael for Sariah’s affections is hilarious! And of course, little Mia is growing up, falling in love, experiencing loss, and leading an assault against Sariah’s former master, Aaron. The book was true page turner. If you liked Heart of Stone, pick up Call of Stone.
My review of Lament of the Stone soon to come.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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