Monday, November 5, 2012

Can't Wait For Reads: A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr

Confession. I'm addicted to fantasy. There, I've said it! It all started with The Chronicles of Narnia in grade school and only got worse from there. I often find myself quoting The Lord of the Rings throughout the day and then get all giddy at the thought of The Hobbit !TRILOGY! (oh yes, this is one excited girl!). I also enjoy discovering new authors and spreading the word about their upcoming releases (methinks I have too much time on my hands). Needless to say, I am looking forward to A Cast of Stones, the debut novel of Bethany House author Patrick W. Carr. Here's a little bit about book and author.

About the book:

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone's search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom's dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.

About the Author:

 Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick’s day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist. Patrick thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.

Connect with Patrick:

Patrick's blog 

Sounds like a great read, right? Be sure to check out A Cast Stones on the Bethany House website and on Amazon right now, you can pre-order the book for $10.19 (I'm an avid pre-orderer, the sooner you order the cheaper you'll end up getting the book for! You also help hype the book up before it releases and that's always a good thing).

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