The Garden of the Stone [NOOK Book]

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**This is the sequel to THE ARM OF THE STONE**

It was a living entity of power beyond understanding—not even by the men who had used its energies to control the unGifted masses, ever since the wrenching cataclysm that shattered the union of Hand and Mind and split the world centuries ago. Then came Bron, his arrival long foretold, destined to restore the balance between Hand and Mind. But Bron had other plans. He stole the Stone...and ...
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The Garden of the Stone

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Overview

**This is the sequel to THE ARM OF THE STONE**

It was a living entity of power beyond understanding—not even by the men who had used its energies to control the unGifted masses, ever since the wrenching cataclysm that shattered the union of Hand and Mind and split the world centuries ago. Then came Bron, his arrival long foretold, destined to restore the balance between Hand and Mind. But Bron had other plans. He stole the Stone...and vanished.

Now Bron's daughter Cariad, a powerful empath and skilled assassin, must follow the footsteps of a father she has never known, into the depths of the same Fortress. Waiting there is Jolyon, her father's deadly enemy, a man whose thirst for domination is matched only by his taste for blood...and who possesses the power to satisfy both appetites. Cariad must learn the secret of Jolyon's strength before it is too late. For just as her father's arrival was prophesied, so too is his return. And this time Jolyon is ready—for Bron to die.
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A powerfull tale of repression, rebellion, and prophecy.
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(Starred Review) A superior and original novel.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012198327
  • Publisher: Phoenix Pick
  • Publication date: 2/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,087,708
  • File size: 495 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2004

    Captivating!!!

    I just lost the last 5 days of my life reading 'The Arm of the Stone' and 'The Garden of the Stone'. I've read a lot of fantasy, and rarely have I been captivated as quickly and as thoroughly as with these two books. I look forward to reading more of her works--this had such a satisfactory ending that I suppose there will not be a sequel. Superlative vision and skill in weaving such a fine tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 1999

    Destiny and choice

    Victoria Strauss expands upon the themes of technology, spirituality and human nature she took up in THE ARM OF THE STONE. This story of parallel worlds divided by the choice to use either mindpower or handpower moves in unexpected and satisfying new directions as a legend's daughter fulfills her own destiny. Strauss introduces intriguing new characters and details the sometimes painful enlightenment of familiar ones. THE GARDEN OF THE STONE makes some interesting points about mankind's nature and destiny, avoiding the obvious position of cheerleading magic and boo-ing technology. Thoughtfully and with finesse, this novel holds a mirror free of enchantment up to humanity, posing hard questions and exposing weaknesses that we might yet, with no little difficulty, overcome. May Victoria Strauss bless her readers with a long and fruitful career.

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