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5 stars for Stone and Bone by Journey Windrow #uf #urbanfantasy #fantasy #bookreview #ku

Title: Stone and Bone

Author: Journey Windrow

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Blurb:

I’m Mage Miranda Hunter and I’m in charge of all things magical in Boston. Last winter, I had a showdown with the Winter Queen, forcing her to return hundreds of changelings. Shocker! Mab holds grudges.

Summer’s here and guess what? We’ve got a cockatrice infestation petrifying small animals. With no cockatrice-proof gear for my hellhound, it’s up to my halfling fae partner and me to deal with these little monsters. Sooner or later, it’ll be a mundane who gets turned into a statue. I’ve got no slick excuse for that.

If the risk of getting petrified isn’t enough, gargoyles and grotesques, the stone and bone creatures of Boston are vanishing without a trace.

With my sort-of-dead husband tagging along as a voice in my head, I’ve gotta find the missing and get them home.

I’ve risked it all before and this time won’t be any different. But when I challenge powers greater than my own, who else will end up paying the price?

My Review:

Miranda is back and this time she's in deep trouble. There's an infestation and worse of all, they are turning small animals to stone. What is behind the gargoyles disappearing? Something is up and it'll be up to Miranda and her team to root it out. Another entertaining urban fantasy by Journey Windrow. The world-building is immersive. The characters are colorful and fly off the page. The plot is written with attention to detail. The dialogue and action engage the reader. Stone and Bone is a feast for fantasy readers.

It all starts with world-building. The author has built a world that allows the reader’s imagination to soar. Visually, it’s described down to the very last detail. What is familiar to urban fantasy readers gets redefined to fit the author's vision.

Everything revolves around the heroine Miranda, including narration, POV, and dialogue. The reader instantly connects with her and her sarcastic, witty personality. Many might call her a morally grey character. I tend to describe her as a survivalist. She’s been through trauma and circumstances unreal to me. But even through it all, she maintains her sarcastic vibe.

An entertaining urban fantasy set in Boston, I look forward to the next book in the series.

My Rating: 5 stars

Buy it Now:

Free to read on Kindle Unlimited!

Author Biography:

Journey Windrow is an emerging Urban Fantasy author. Her debut urban fantasy was The Reluctant Mage, Mage of Boston Series, Book One. Stone and Bone is the second book of the Mage of Boston Series.

Her work is noir, funny, gritty, filled with mystery, intrigue, and has a full cast of relatable characters.

A world traveler, she has been in all four hemispheres, lived in three different countries and considers herself a citizen of Planet Earth. Please note: There is no Planet B. She’s fascinated with genetics, species evolution, mythology, language as the repository of culture, cultural anthropology, physics, family dynamics, and the impact of trauma on the psyche. Not necessarily in that order.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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