The Language of Stones

The Language of Stones[Download] ➵ The Language of Stones By Robert Carter – The Language of StonesThe first volume of an epic fantasy and a mythological thriller where the Wars of the Roses are raging but this is not England as we know it Young Will and Master Gwydion a wizar The Language of StonesThe first volume of an epic fantasy and a mythological thriller where the Wars of the Roses are raging but this is not England as we know it Young Will and Master Gwydion a wizard struggle to save the Realm from the stones of power A kind of magic flows through the veins of the The Language PDF/EPUB or earth in the Realm and this is used by wizards and misused by sorcerers to change historyThe Realm is poised for war Its weak king Hal grandson of a usurper is dominated by his beautiful wife and her lover Against them stands Due Richard of Ebor and his allies The two sides are set on a bloody collision course Gwydion is watching over the realm He has walked the land since before the time of the druids since before the Slavers came to subdue the people Gwydion was here when Arthur rode to war then they called him 'Merlyn' But for his young apprentice Willand a fearsome lesson in the ways of men and power lies aheadThe Realm is an England that is still magical Legendary beasts still populate its by ways It is a land criss crossed by lines of power upon which standing stones have been set as a secret protection against invasion But the power of the array was broken by the Slaver who laid straight roads across the land and built walled cities of shattered stoneA thousand years have passed since then and those roads and walls have fallen into decay The dangerous stones are awakening and their unruly influence is calling men to battle Unless Gwydion and Will can unearth them the Realm will be plunged into a disastrous civil war But there are many enemies ranged against them men monsters and a sorcerer as powerful as Gwydion himself. The Language of Stones is an enchanting novel that grabbed me from the beginning and did not let go of me till the very end It is adventurous new fresh and most of all it keeps you glued at your chair Although the storyline itself is what one could call 'old fashioned' in High Fantasy a young boy unaware of his destined future who happends to be the latest reincarnation of King Arthur sets of a journey with a magician to save the world it is the rich vocabulary tasty comparisms and cliffhangers that make this novel worth reading I will admit however that the book at some points seems really cliché throughout the journey we notice the inner growth of our protagonist; when young Willy boy the main character falls in love the girl automatically loves him back and although not trained in magic our dearest Willand possesses talent and skills than his friend the old magician who once was called Merlyn If you take out those clichés or care not to bother as I did the novel is really a top class act It is thrilling never boring and takes you from one world effortlessly into the other Can't say much since this is part of trilogy But my personal opinion is that while there are strong storyline too much cliché kind of ruined it But still i love it Kind of reminded me of Merlin TV series albeit with different version But then again there are too much version of Arthur stories I'm looking forward to read another two of this trilogy I did enjoy this book but it seemed to take forever to read The writing is superb the story is entertaining the characters are believable it just seems SO slow495 stars First off I've been really struggling with this book and for the time being I am giving up and putting it on hold I seriously should just DNF it thoThis book with the oh so intriguing title ahem The Language Of Stones has been sitting on my book shelf for uite a few years until I finally decided it was time to buckle down and just get this over with But to be uite honest this book is just pure boredom And in my eyes poorlyclumsily writtenIt's a run of the mill basic fantasy story about a boy who's living the sweet life in his one horse town until suddenly a wise old wizard Gwydion arrives and takes the boy Willand with him because naturally Willand is The Chosen One YeahBut in all honesty the fact that this is your basic recipe for every standard cliché fantasy story is not even the main reason I dislike this book I was prepared for that But the bad writing style paired with a story telling that moves at a snail's pace the wizard and the boy are traveling through swamps and woods for what seems like an eternity before ANYTHING remotely relevant to the plot happens and the wisdoms of Gwydion that he constantly regurgitates upon the reader which by the way can be found in any fortune cookie got me to a point where I could only beg for a swift and painless end But nuh uh this baby got 600 pages and I only got to page 250Lectures like the environment is totes great and should never be tainted or pride comes before a fall just continue to get stuffed down your metaphorical throatFrom the start so many names get dropped that just don't mean anything to me uite naturally since this is not the third or fourth installment of a series neither does the lore of this world get properly set up All you get is an old tattletale wizard that keeps blustering about ye old stories that happened in ye old times about great heroes and whatnot That's not how world building works tho That's as if you were to take characters names dates geography lore etc throw it all into a sack give it a good shake and dump that on your reader That's at least what I felt like while reading this most of the timeLike I said it's just not that well written in my opinion and it reminds me a bit of my reread of EragonI am not really that mad at the book although it may seem like it but the story ist just not worth the effort and pain that I experienced while reading thisAnd what do you think it says on the back of the book? The new Tolkien Of courseᴮᵗʷ⋅ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ᵐʸ ᶠᶦʳˢᵗ ʳᵉᵛᶦᵉʷ ʰᵉʳᵉ ᵃᶰᵈ ᵃˢ ʸᵒᵘ ᵐᵃʸ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ᶰᵒᵗᶦᶜᵉᵈ ᴱᶰᵍᶫᶦˢʰ ᶦˢ ᵐᵒˢᵗ ᵈᵉᶠᶦᶰᶦᵗᵉᶫʸ ᶰᵒᵗ ᵐʸ ᶠᶦʳˢᵗ ᶫᵃᶰᵍᵘᵃᵍᵉ⋅ ᵂᵒᵘᶫᵈ ˢᵗᶦᶫᶫ ᵇᵉ ᶰᶦᶜᵉ ᶦᶠ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ʰᵉᶫᵖᶠᵘᶫ ᵒʳ ᵃᵗ ᶫᵉᵃˢᵗ ᵉᶰᵗᵉʳᵗᵃᶦᶰᶦᶰᵍ ᶠᵒʳ ᵃᶰʸᵒᶰᵉ⋅ ᴵ ʲᵘˢᵗ ʷʳᵒᵗᵉ ᵗʰᶦˢ ʷᶦᵗʰᵒᵘᵗ ᵗʰᶦᶰᵏᶦᶰᵍ ᵗᵒᵒ ᵐᵘᶜʰ ᵃᵇᵒᵘᵗ ᶦᵗ ᵗʰᵒ⋅ Boring Boring Boring I was pleasantly surprised by this book I was expecting it to be another dull attempt at an adaptation of the Arthur story and nearly didn't read it at all This however is not that at all It is an interesting story about a boy on the curb of manhood getting to grips with a destiny that his master the wizard Gwydion never makes fully clear to him All he knows is that he is a child of Destiny and the battlestones are awakening and war is coming ever closerI think something that could have been missed out from this book was the references to Arthur and his legend There isn't much call for it and this book would stand up on it own just as well if not better without it However having not read the next in the series I don't know if this is a particularly important part to that bookI enjoyed the characters although they weren't hugely new or different they were highly believeable and interesting characters to move through the story withThere is a good balance of the suspense battle and normality in this book something is always about to happen but there are times when things seem calm and peaceful but a hint of trouble is brewing The cover does not really give a good guide as to the content which is essentially an alternative history tale set around the onset of the War of the Roses But this alternate world is very different from ours Magicians wander around drawing power from magical stones and keeping other creatures at bay Willand is taken into the care of a magician Gwydion who speaks magic mostly in Gaelic but sometimes slips in a bit of WelshPotentially this is a great story but I found it extremely slow It took hundreds of pages for the characters to develop and indeed a good many pages just to start to unravel the setting The book would maybe have done better to forget the links with real history and geography which are tenuous and stick to a full scale fantasy worldA faster plot would also aid the bookNevertheless it was not terrible Anyone enjoying alternative history may love this book The writing was good and the action when it finally came was intersting with a good and reasonably complex plotAll in all not a book I would recommend but some readers with different expectations could love it Very slow moving book Don't expect a fast moving plot In some respects this is understandable We are experiencing young Willand's the central character journey towards adulthood We are learning the history and ways of the land as Willand is I particularly liked the way Robert Carter weaves into the story the stone circles megaliths and ley lines of England and Ireland into the story As well as the old Celtic ways The third coming of King Arthur as WillandThe map is a disappointment as it is barely legible and many places in the book do not appear on the mapThe story is good and the references to the Sightless Ones interesting Author's guest post at my blog

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  • The Language of Stones
  • Robert Carter
  • 24 January 2016
  • 9780007165032