Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ARC Review: Severed Stone by Kelly Walker

Severed Stone by Kelly Walker

Publisher: Kelly Walker
Series: Soul of Stones # 0.5
Pages: 155  Pages (ebook)
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: June 15, 2013
See how it all started in the first prequel of Souls of the Stones. Severed Stone will answer the question posed throughout the other books: How did the once united land separate?

Immortality is my prison. I broke the bonds of brotherhood because I once loved a girl whose hand was not as available as her heart. Cursed by the gods, I watch countless generations live with the consequences of my transgression. Even with the gift of foresight, I cannot say I would be strong enough to turn away if given the opportunity. And were she cursed to watch the destruction unfold by my immortal side, I would without a doubt make the same fated choices. But Tomorrow is a cruel mistress, and the first death I witnessed as part of my damnation was that of my beloved. -Fidwen Roth

Their story should have been a fairytale, but someone is playing a dangerous game that can only end in heartbreak.

When Ciorstan awakes alone in a field, far from home and more than a little confused, it won't be the strangest thing to happen that day. Ignoring both her intuition and a mysterious but handsome stranger's warning, she allows a dashing prince to take her home to his palace.

Agreeing to marry the prince was her second mistake.

Her next one will rip an entire kingdom apart. Sometimes, true love can be a tragedy with devastating consequences.

SEVERED STONE is a prequel novella, 155 pages in length and can be read at any point during the Souls of the Stones series without fear of spoilers



I haven't read any other books in this series and was excited to get approved for Severed Stone. I was hoping to get a nice intro into the series.
BUT the whole thing literally got busted for me with the writing style. I really didn't like it. It's written like a fable or a fairytale, just somehow I found the third person POV and once upon a time, really hard to connect to.

The storyline is much the same, a fairytale. It was rather predictable, I could have told you the outcome rather early on. I am not a fan of love triangle and here we had three men trying to get the interest of on girl. UGH! It was all spells, pride, lust and insta-love.

I couldn't connect to any of the characters. I am not sure if this is only connected to the writing style, since I found the male leads really narcissistic and was wondering what Ciorstan saw in any of them. To be honest I just couldn't care about any of them.

Saying all this I have read many good reviews about the series and am wondering if this is just the one off? So I might pick up Cornerstone to see what all the hype is about and hopefully like it more

ARC was provided by Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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