Stonewiser: The Heart of the Stone

Stonewiser: The Heart of the Stone

by Dora Machado

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ISBN-13: 9780979968204
Publisher: Mermaid Publishing, L.L.C.
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dora Machado has a master's degree in business administration and earned her bachelor's degree in history from Georgetown University. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, but thinks that surviving motherhood is the greater accomplishment. She was born in Michigan and grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a bilingual fascination for writing, a preference for history, and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She lives in Florida with her indulging husband, her two extraordinary teens, her exchange students, three very opinionated cats, and a goldfish.

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StonewiserThe Heart of the Stone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
The Heart of the Stone by Dora Machado completely floored me.  I have never read a story like this.  And it was so well written.  The characters are strong and consistent, the scenes are imaginatively described and consistent.  I am not sure where the story line idea came from, but it never missed a beat.  I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  And now I want to wise stones...
Tina-Brimlow More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of Dora's that I have read. I thought it was amazing. I have read over a hundred books and this is the second book that made me cry. Her story telling felt so real to me and I don't get that from a lot of books. Sarah who is the main character is a stonewiser who leaves the guild with the new blood. While she swore to work with the new blood she searched for the seven pairs of twin stones. In her journey she falls in love with Kael who is one of the new bloods that helped her escaped the guild. The new bloods took her in as if she was one of their own. There she meets a young child name Mia who is Metelaus's daughter and Kael's niece. While meeting Mia Sarah learns that Mia is as well a wiser. Sarah was in distraught when she was tricked by a marcher. She was stuck living with the Shield who was out to collect her for her lease Aaron and who was out to kill her love Kael. While in the Shield's domain Sarah learned not only of the Shields past but of Kael's. She escapes the Sheilds domain to find out that Kael's brother Lazar was kidnapped and was in the Shield's domain. The only way for him to live was for Kael to surrender his life. And so he did. Days later Sarah couldn't wait any longer for his death. She tricked Metelaus and went back inside. She bargained with the Shield and the Prime Grim. She read the final pair of twin stones and they all learned the truth. But not with out starting a war. As they escaped they watched the Shields domain burn to the ground. For now they were safe and at peace. As you can see this is just a short version of what I have read. Its a awesome book. The details are perfect. Everything about this book bring you to wanting more and thank goodness because there is.
clydepuppee More than 1 year ago
For a book that's supposed to be a Fantasy, It sounded very real to me and It got my attention on the first page and I couldn't put it down. Dora Machado is a wonderful writer and I can't wait to read the rest of this series. Don't miss it! Lorraine
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book. The intricate plot will keep you reading well into the night! Well worth the lost sleep!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is something that we've been missing in the fantasy world for a long time. A well-written page turner that isn't based on elves, magic and dragons. The world is real and the characters are people, not icons, but in a unique fantasy setting. This book deals with many themes in an incredible manner. I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once in a while, a new fantasy/adventure comes out that doesn't travel well-worn paths in the genre but instead gives us a vivid new world, an exciting set of original characters, and page after page of non-stop intrigue, action, twists, revelation, and fun. STONEWISER is the best to appear in years.