Sunday, March 2, 2014

Review: The Hero's Lot by Patrick Carr Book 2 of The Staff and The Sword

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Thank you Bethany House for this review copy.
Last summer, I read one of the best books ever.  It was so enthralling, I declared there has to be a sequel!  This is that book.  Have you ever felt a compulsion to read one more paragraph, one more page, one more chapter?  This is that book.  It's a book to hide in for hours if possible.  Just warning you!  You'll be up too late if you start this at bedtime.  You'll forget to make dinner if you begin reading late in the afternoon.

The tension builds throughout the story, drawing you farther and farther in.  So many little mysteries and secrets arise leading you toward the next chapter.  Martin, Luis, and Errol, travel through new lands filled with danger, making new alliances and discovering enemies as they attempt to fulfill their own compulsions and untangle the gnarled and twisted sedition in the Conclave.

If you've not read A Cast of Stones, start there.  If you have, you already want this book.
The Hero's Lot is second in the Staff and the Sword Series by Patrick Carr.  Read my review of the first book, A Cast of Stones.
From the Publisher:  With the King Near Death, Will the Kingdom Fall?"When Sarin Valon, the corrupt and dangerous church leader, flees the city of Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But he and his friends still have dangerous enemies working against them in secrets and whispers.

In a bid to keep them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom, and in that journey they discover amazing new secrets about the workings of Aurae.

Back in Erinon, Errol is unjustly accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon and kill him. To enforce their sentence, the church leaders place Errol under a compulsion--he must complete his task, or die trying."

Patrick W. Carr
Meet the author Patrick Carr.
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  1. Thanks for the review. I like a book that leads you on!

  2. It does lead you on and on, Mrs. Blackberry Lane.
    I'll be over for a visit soon.


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