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Of Shadow and Stone [PDF] ✎ Of Shadow and Stone By Michelle Muto – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong Now only the sentinel a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts stands between them and their human preyWhe Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong Now only the sentinel a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts stands between them and their human preyWhen the latest sentinel is killed, Kate Mercer is destined to take his place But Kate has enough going on in her life like a skyrocketing film career, a delusional ex boyfriend, and a crazed stalker who will stop at nothing to get to her But the powers that be have decided, and Kate is transported to Shadow Wood, a Of Shadow eBook ´ mysterious castle that serves as a sanctuary for the supernatural Although beautiful, Shadow Wood is no safe place for a mere mortal Yet Kate is drawn not only to the gargoyles but also to Ian McGuire, a charming novelist who might be in the greatest danger of allAs Kate decides whether to accept the most perilous role of her life, she discovers there are secrets than answers within the castle s walls Her survival and Ian s depend on her ability to master the gargoyles before time runs out Is fate really cast in stone.


10 thoughts on “Of Shadow and Stone

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks toPublishing and NetGalley There wasn t anything horribly wrong with this book I just lost interest.My main complaint with this book was just the amount of stuff in there that didn t need to be in there I m all for world building, and setting the scene, but sometimes we don t need to know quite so much Fair enough, tell us what the character is wearing but I personally don t need to k 2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks toPublishing and NetGalley There wasn t anything horribly wrong with this book I just lost interest.My main complaint with this book was just the amount of stuff in there that didn t need to be in there I m all for world building, and setting the scene, but sometimes we don t need to know quite so much Fair enough, tell us what the character is wearing but I personally don t need to know every detail down to what shade of lavender her knickers wereOnce showered, she popped open the wardrobe closet to see what outfit would magically appear The wardrobe contained a pair of black jeans and a silky lilac sweater Next to the blouse hung a butter soft black leather jacket, and at the bottom sat a pair of black hiking boots In one of the smaller draws she found pale lavender underwear, a matching bra, and black socksLikewise, I don t need to know the entire contents of someone s fridge, wonderings over whether the character watched DVD s or watched digital copies of films, or whether the furniture was Shaker style or something else.As for the rest of the storyline, I felt like it just got drowned in all these details that kept being thrust upon me, and I just got really bored I didn t come across anything that really offended me, or bothered me, I just felt ambivalent, and then bored.5 out of 10


  2. HBalikov HBalikov says:

    Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto has a neat hook What if all the stone gargoyles you have come across are Netherworld creatures that actually live She then proposes that there is a place in our world that serves as sanctuary for these and other creatures of the Netherworld Vampires and werewolves and gargoyles, oh my The overlay is not nearly as successful as the premise We have the Lord of the Netherworld who lives in a castle called Shadow Wood and he has a sentinel who manages the g Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto has a neat hook What if all the stone gargoyles you have come across are Netherworld creatures that actually live She then proposes that there is a place in our world that serves as sanctuary for these and other creatures of the Netherworld Vampires and werewolves and gargoyles, oh my The overlay is not nearly as successful as the premise We have the Lord of the Netherworld who lives in a castle called Shadow Wood and he has a sentinel who manages the gargoyles and keeps them from running amok in our world That job is open and we find that he has been conducting a job search that has resulted in a somewhat famous writer youngish and good looking and a very famous movie star young and good looking being the two candidates for the job The catch it is not the Lord s choice Only the gargoyles can choose their sentinel So put them together at Shadow Wood with a warlock and a rich and scary group of Netherworlders, stir twice and see what develops Unfortunately for this reader, what results is a Harlequin romance novel that proceeds from an intriguing premise to a series of misunderstandings, rejected suitors and love in one of its infinite forms triumphing over all What about the sentinel Shoved to the back burner for this book and maybe pulled up for another Shadow Wood bodice ripper.It will be a cold day in the Netherworlds when I pick up another Muto effort


  3. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    I ve had this on my Kindle for YEARS.Anyone want to BR it next week It s on KU.


  4. D.B. Reynolds D.B. Reynolds says:

    First, this is NOT a YA book I don t know why the publisher listed it as such It is a dark, adult paranormal The world building is very good and rather unique I loved the idea that gargoyles were real, that they d been created as protectors of humankind, but had gotten out of control and now saw humans as prey There isto this story than gargoyles Shadow Wood is a sanctuary for everything paranormal but the gargoyles are at the center of this book Kate Mercer is a actress whose care First, this is NOT a YA book I don t know why the publisher listed it as such It is a dark, adult paranormal The world building is very good and rather unique I loved the idea that gargoyles were real, that they d been created as protectors of humankind, but had gotten out of control and now saw humans as prey There isto this story than gargoyles Shadow Wood is a sanctuary for everything paranormal but the gargoyles are at the center of this book Kate Mercer is a actress whose career as an action adventure star is booming, but her personal life is falling apart So when her dreams take her to Shadow Wood, it seems like a retreat from the problems of the real world Except that Shadow Wood has some dangerous problems of its own The story follows Kate as she realizes Shadow Wood is a real place and that those supernatural creatures of fairy tales are real, too At least some of them She also learns of her destiny as Guardian of the gargoyles if she s willing to take up the mantle But that means leaving much of her real life behind, a tempting idea made all theso when she meets Ian McGuire, a novelist who thinks Shadow Wood might just be the perfect setting for his next bookuntil he has an up close and personal lesson in just how dangerous it can be.This is an intense and darkly intriguing story


  5. Montzalee Wittmann Montzalee Wittmann says:

    Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto is a book about vamps, weres, a warlock, gargoyles, and the hunt for a human to be the next leader for the gargoyles The gargoyles need to pick this leader, they have a psychic bond with them Two humans have come to the castle picked by the warlock and others, one will be chosen from the two What happens is so exciting, well, who wouldn t be excited to be hitching a ride in a gargoyles mind as they track down bad guys Although the girl does get a bit sque Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto is a book about vamps, weres, a warlock, gargoyles, and the hunt for a human to be the next leader for the gargoyles The gargoyles need to pick this leader, they have a psychic bond with them Two humans have come to the castle picked by the warlock and others, one will be chosen from the two What happens is so exciting, well, who wouldn t be excited to be hitching a ride in a gargoyles mind as they track down bad guys Although the girl does get a bit squeamish with the gore, not me Oh dear, what does that say about me LOL Been a nurse too long


  6. Sophia Sardothien Sophia Sardothien says:

    thank you netgalley for sending me this book in exchange of an honest reviewHONESTLY I have no idea why d I chosen to read this, it s was extremely boring DNF 40% or so Yep I just don t get this book at all.


  7. Koeur Koeur says:

    SkyscapePublishing Date February 2015ISBN 9781477849392Genre FantasyRating DNFPublisher Description Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong Now only the sentinel a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts stands between them and their human prey.Review Imagine flying to New Zealand from Dallas by way of Anchorage in coach with a baby screaming in the seat behind you Only this novel was SkyscapePublishing Date February 2015ISBN 9781477849392Genre FantasyRating DNFPublisher Description Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong Now only the sentinel a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts stands between them and their human prey.Review Imagine flying to New Zealand from Dallas by way of Anchorage in coach with a baby screaming in the seat behind you Only this novel was not that interesting I suffered bouts of trenchant narcolepsy during the first third and finally had an ablative lobotomy Have you ever yawned so hard that it failed to satisfy and was rendered inert by its own action


  8. Fernanda Granzotto Fernanda Granzotto says:

    Unfortunately this book did not captivate me, I read 50 pagesBut so far the book has left me confused and with no desire to continue reading so I will not waste my time on a book I m not liking


  9. Beth Beth says:

    The gargoyles sentinel has died As the gargoyles awaken they have chosen, Kate Mercer, an action star movie actress as their next sentinel She keeps getting sucked into a spooky castle in her dreams, but she is beginning to discover its not dreams but reality and the gargoyles are committing extreme acts of justice no matter the extent of the crime They want her to control them Kate must decide if she is going to join this mystical world and control the gargoyles or stay in her actress life The gargoyles sentinel has died As the gargoyles awaken they have chosen, Kate Mercer, an action star movie actress as their next sentinel She keeps getting sucked into a spooky castle in her dreams, but she is beginning to discover its not dreams but reality and the gargoyles are committing extreme acts of justice no matter the extent of the crime They want her to control them Kate must decide if she is going to join this mystical world and control the gargoyles or stay in her actress life leaving herself mostly isolated by her fame To complicate matters, the creator of the gargoyles has brought in another contender for her position, Ian, a writer in need of a muse Their is chemistry between them but it takes a back seat to the world building.The climax is when her actress career and the gargoyle world collide with Ian rushing to save the day.The story starts out strong and intriguing but then the characters seem to be inflicted with a total lack a personality with lots of vacillating within themselves.The world building and background is highly descriptive and the gruesome This is a dark paranormal world I did enjoy the world Muto created We have vampires, gods, demons, werewolves and gargoyles and a great premise for a wonderful potential story to come 3 stars.I received this ARC copy of Of Shadow and Stone fromPublishing Skyscape in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication February 24, 2015.Written by Michelle MutoPaperback 292 pagesPublisher Skyscape Publication Date February 24, 2015Rating 3 StarsISBN 10 1477849394ISBN 13 978 1477849392Genre Urban FantasyReviewed for


  10. LunaBel LunaBel says:

    SPOILERS Kate I want my life back, but I keep wanting to go back to the castle.Ian We will do this, together.Declan You belong here, Kate.Kate, a beautiful and successful actress, finds herself drawn to a supernatural world She does not know why she is attracted to it She does not know how she gets to it and neither do we during the whole novel She just knows that her life as an actress is not the only life possible for her.Ian, a handsome and successful writer, Declan introduces him SPOILERS Kate I want my life back, but I keep wanting to go back to the castle.Ian We will do this, together.Declan You belong here, Kate.Kate, a beautiful and successful actress, finds herself drawn to a supernatural world She does not know why she is attracted to it She does not know how she gets to it and neither do we during the whole novel She just knows that her life as an actress is not the only life possible for her.Ian, a handsome and successful writer, Declan introduces him to the supernatural world slowly and surely Even if Ian does not stay for professional reasons in the castle, love seems to attract him to it.And so Kate and Ian, two cute successful individuals, find themselves entangled in a story that involves a lord, neither god nor devil, werewolves, vampires and gargoyles Everyone in this story is beautiful and handsome and rich Successful writer, successful actress and an immortal lord This is the kind of unrealistic setting where the main characters gets to choose between a Ducati Monster and four wheel sedan, between castles and fantastic places Over and over again we get to listen to Kate s whining and her perfect life isn t that perfect because her ex perfect boyfriend betrays her.There are few inconsistencies regarding the writings For instance, we do not know for sure if Roland is a vampire or not, and if he is one, we do not get the necessary characteristics of a vampire, imo At least he does not sparkle And Ian had to change you d know to what , and took like forever to decide that he has to change to get faster to the castle he could have just run and be there instead of arguing that he cant change into whatever It seemed like an excuse to make him change into a werewolf and get back fast to the castle because his beloved one was in danger It felt too fabricated These are tiny insignificant details, maybe, but it does bother me It breaks the flow of the story for me.The reader is confused too confused for the sake of suspense Suspense is a good thing, but it is handled in an awkward way at times in this novel, and at times it becomes frustrating Explanations are chopped They come in pieces, which is not that bad They keep suspense and one s interest is enhanced by them, but the pace if very draggy for my liking It s like if there s not much happening and that the author had to fill pages with Kate s anxiety The pace is distorted We get many interesting events in a paragraph or two and 1 page or 2 on Kate s Starlet Drama about men generally.What I really dislike is how some details do not make sense It s like if the author tried to push their imagination too far and found themselves with a plot that doesn t make that much sense And it s like if the author did not work their characters long enough There is nothing special about them, or sometimes too much sometimes, they have mundane characteristics, sometimes they are unrealistic.Kate doesn t make sense sometimes, but that s not surprising.Ian levelheaded, gentleman and anything a woman wants, too perfect.Declan I just don t get how the author comes to make him a sort of god of the Netherworld I just don t get his position I don t get how there is a God, the Devil, and Declan The writing style is plain, but descriptive and easy enough.Abuse of the use of italics Draggy events at times All in all, this novel still deserves 3stars It does keep one mildly interested And despite the flaws I mentioned above, I did appreciate the attempt of the author at originality It is not a novel that one would regret reading, imo


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