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severed stoneWhat: Severed Stone (Souls of the Stones #0.5) by Kelly Walker

Who: All Night Reads

When: 2013

How: A copy of this novel was provided on behalf of All Night Reads via Net Galley.

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.

3cats2When seventeen year old Ciorstan wakes up in a field of flowers, with no memory of how she got there, it is no doubt she is a little confused. When a handsome stranger warns her not to go to the palace; more confusion, and the realisation that the palace is where she is meant to go. Rife with magic, love, lust, feuds, pride, and handsome young men, Severed Stone is a YA novella for the romantic at heart.

Severed Stone is the prequel novella to Kelly Walker’s Souls of the Stones novels. I have not yet read any of the novels in the series, and I feel that I would have gotten more from this novella if I had.

This novella progressed far too quickly for me, and I was left sort of unbelieving at the going ons of the characters. Three bothers, all in love with the same girl? I know there is magic involved, but it is still a tad, well, over the top for my liking (What is it? A love square? A love diamond? Rhombus?).

Of course Fidwen was my favourite brother (he’s the magical, nice one!) of the three that were introduced to us, but he fell in love with Ciorstan practically the moment he met her! I would have preferred some interaction before the development and declaration of feelings.

Overall, however, I thought this novella was cute, and romantic. It was fun to read, and I did enjoy reading it.

Severed Stone has piqued my interest in the other Souls of the Stones novels, and perhaps I will appreciate this novella more when I do end up reading the other novels in the series.

© 2013, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

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Posted on: June 21, 2013 • By: Chiara

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