Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr, review



An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.
Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.


A Cast of Stones is the first book in the The Staff and the Sword series.  As it’s published by Bethany House, it’s considered Christian fiction, but I’d also add fantasy and adventure to the mix.  It sort of reminded me of A Game of Thrones in some ways.

The story is an interesting one – and really imaginative.  It’s not at all preachy and mostly tells of Errol’s journey to finding God and, in many ways, himself.  I enjoyed watching his growth.  He’s an interesting character – and he’s not the only one.  The cast is very well rounded, each person unique.

Patrick W. Carr is a wonderful writer and is able to weave an epic tale.  I’m really looking forward to the rest of the books in the series.  Highly recommended!!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group


2 thoughts on “A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr, review

  1. Pingback: The Staff & The Sword: A Cast of Stones (Book Review) | Green Embers Recommends

  2. I agree. Though I read some it usually takes me about a month to get through a book. I literally could not put this book down and read it in three days. I started the second book Heros Lot yesterday and am currently on 85 percent. This is a must read for all fantasy adventure fans.

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