Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto is a fabulous paranormal romance book. It is unique, fast paced, and keeps you riveted!
Declan is the Lord of the Netherworld. He lives as Shadow Wood in Scotland. Shadow Wood is a sanctuary for all supernatural beings. The caretaker is Emmerich Von Hiller. He prefers to be called Von Hiller and he is a warlock (do not call him a wizard). Declan is looking for the newest sentinel. The sentinel is responsible for the gargoyles. Gargoyles will do as they want unless someone oversees or supervises them.
A sentinel is human but has a certain gene that allows them to communicate with the gargoyles. The gene was only given to very carefully chosen families and it is passed down. The gargoyles chose who will be their sentinel. Declan thought it was would Ian McGuire, but the gargoyles have picked Kate Mercer.
Kate Mercer is an actress. She is a confident woman, very self-reliant, and she loves adventure (challenges). Lately, Kate has been dreaming of a castle. She thinks she is having lucid dreams (dreams that are very life like). However, Kate is actually traveling to the castle. Shadow Wood is calling to her and so are the gargoyles. Kate can actually get inside a gargoyles head and see what they see, hear, and feel. The gargoyles are waking up without a sentinel and they are taking justice into their owns hands.
Ian McGuire is a writer. He writes thrillers with a touch of paranormal horror. Ian and Declan have become friends and Declan has provided him with a lot of information for his books. Ian thought Declan had a vivid imagination until Ian visits Shadow Wood. Ian finds out that vampires, werewolves, warlocks, gargoyles, and much more are real and living at Shadow Wood.
Kate meets Ian at Shadow Wood during one of her initial “dream” visits. They seem to have an instant connection. Kate learns about sentinels and gargoyles. Kate has to make a choice: to become the new sentinel or allow Ian to become it. While dealing with gargoyles, Kate also has issues with an ex-boyfriend who will not give up and a stalker.
I give Of Shadow and Stone 4.75 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed this book very much, but sometimes the gory descriptions were a little too much. If you like reading about gargoyles, werewolves, and warlocks, you will enjoy reading Of Shadow and Stone. To find out if Kate embraces her destiny, please read Of Shadow and Stone which comes out February 24, 2015! It is also available on the Kindle Unlimited program if you are a member.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you for reading my review. The next book on my list to read is Graced by Amanda Pillar. Have a great week and Happy Reading!