No stone unturned…
Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy - a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.
With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry - even with the help of her dedicated friends - are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.
But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her - and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn.
©2013 Anton Strout (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Book-loving Brit living in US - trying to give critique more than be a critic - but please bear with me.... ;o)
First - the narrator's voice does not seem to do justice to the characterisations. Secondly, not sure whether it was just the youthful sound of the narrator, (along with some very awkward phrasing and mispronunciations), or the story itself - but the relationships between the characters seem very disjointed, as well as the progression along the storyline - which at first seemed promising, but fails to engage somehow...
I love the fact that it starts to tie into his other Simon Canderous series.
Book 1 of Simon Canderous series "Dead to Me" http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Dead-to-Me-Audiobook/B005B1PB70/ref=sr_1_4?qid=1381330411&sr=1-4
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