A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword Series #1)

A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword Series #1)

by Patrick W. Carr

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ISBN-13: 9780764210433
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Staff and the Sword Series , #1
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 269,959
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

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 www.patrickwcarr.com.

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A Cast of Stones 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its difficult nowadays to find a good christian author with so much intrigue and concept originality. There are witty characters, perfectly placed and developed. The action is very well paced. Also even though i am a huge and nitpicky grammar freak i did not find a single mistake to rant on. Dare i say it? This book is flawless. I loved the way they incorporate biblical principles and ideals. Espesially the way they named the trinity! Furthermore i love the concept that this is all based on the age old biblical practice of casting lots, something that id overlooked very often in the bible. Even still, i love this amazing book and i would definitely recommend it to anyone i meet. Someone please contact the author and tell them to hurry with the sequel please? It would be wholheartedly appreciated. Please read this book if you have not already. Its worth it. **plus as a bonus this book is free in the nookstore May the hand of Deas, Eleison, and Aurae be with you all always, --TigressAyura
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a huge fan of fantasy in general, especially Christian fantasy where authors often lean heavily on the savior/ goody two-shoe hero motifs. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this series; the heroes are flawed and realistic, and the reading is fast-paced. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG, wow, this book was captivating, and i stayed up to finish it late into the night. You will find yourself falling in love with the characters and the courage to stand up for eachother and form lasting bonds of friendship. When you read it, you'll be able to see the story play out. In my opinion, this series is equal to or greater than the percy jackson series. You won't regret reading it, and Errol, such an unexpected hero
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and can hardly wait to read the next one in the series. It ended too soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It was fantastic. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first it was hard to get into but stick with it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A page turner that was fun to read. Love the idea of manifest prophecy that can be verified with a physical test. I will definitely read the next one.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Well written and full of excitement!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First in a series of three. This one was free, second one is $3, third one is $10. I loved this one and bought second. If it is as good as first I will buy the third. Not my kind of book, but I loved every page. For ages 26 and up. BOTH sexes will enjoy this adventure, fantasy. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it needs readers who like paranormal and that period of history (900 AD?). That's not my type. Yet I consider it well written and engrossing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters, and the storyline.
issapenay More than 1 year ago
Excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, with many twists and unknowns from beginning to end. As a matter of fact, I'm still waiting. Errol's story should now be completed. I was very disappointed by the lame ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to me not great. At times it seemed to bog down and I would have to put the book adide for a while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a fun fast pace read here it is. A warning before you know it you will find yourself hooked and reading the second and third book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cast of stones is a remarkable read, draws the reader in wanting, needing more to fill out the destiny of Errol, the main character. If you need a book to fill in you time, a story, an adventure read on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well crafted story of the highs and lows of the heart. Characters have a sense of deprh and history. Well written fight imagery. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Lavay Byrd More than 1 year ago
What an amazing read! I had been very curious about Carr's "The Staff and the Sword" series, but never got around to read it. Finally, I grabbed this book from the library... and found myself "entranced" from beginning to end. I entered a world almost eerily familiar (almost Medieval), but unlike any fictional/fantasy world I've encountered. Yet, I found myself seeing through the eyes of Errol, who is an absolute "unlikely hero" in so many ways (other than his drinking problems), yet, deep within, despite his flaws, lies a hidden gift and strength he is yet to discover. And enemies want him dead. Woven with shady church politics, assassins, hidden agendas, a mysterious choice of who will be king, and the undeniable will of Deas, Carr has written a hero's journey... with an impending battle between forces of good and evil. And this is just the beginning! Very well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young man who starts as a "nothing" and becomes the kingdom's "everything". Through his journey, he resists, as we might, shedding his inner voice of condescension, and rising to the new challenges before him. A wonderfully told tale and a beautiful character in Errol. I could happily spend my time writing a long review of this book - but I'd rather read it again :).
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for young and teen readers, as for me an adult I found it too predictable. Over all I would give it 3.5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were well developed and I enjoyed the world they were in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting premise and well written. Could not put it down and am looking forward to the rest of the series.