A Cast of Stones (The Staff and The Sword #1) by Patrick W. Carr


“In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by a church messenger arriving with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Eager for coin, Errol agrees to what he thinks will be an easy task, 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.” (taken from Chapters.ca)

Are you into history? Do you like the medieval times? Then this probably is the book for you!

This is the first in a series by Author Patrick W. Carr and it’s a magnificent read.

Patrick does a great job with all the characters and how they adapt and grow throughout the book, especially with the main character Errol, who at the start of the novel is basically the town drunk, spending basically all of the coins that he gets on ale, to becoming a man who has to leave to past and discover things to become the man that he is. It’s a thrilling adventure, filled with action and absolute adventure. The writing is extremely well done and it has the right language for the time. It’s full of danger and intrigue, mystery and suspends, readers wanting to know what will be happening next.

You can definitely tell the Christian themes in this fiction book, which were very well integrated.


This was Patrick’s first novel, and there is some great story writing in this. I definitely want to see where he takes this. Patrick W. Carr teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four awesome sons, Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Learn more at http://www.patrickwcarr.com.

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


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