Debra Mullins introduced readers to the world of the Truth Seers in Prodigal Son. Now the story of the lost Atlanteans continues in Heart of Stone.Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find tDebra Mullins introduced readers to the world of the Truth Seers in Prodigal Son. Now the story of the lost Atlanteans continues in Heart of Stone.Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find the Stone Singer.Faith Karaluros is the last Stone Singer. Manipulated all her life for her rare ability, she is widowed after her husband tried to steal her power for the Mendukati, an extremist group that hunts Seers. Faith wants nothing more than to stay out of this war when Darius comes to find her—just in time to rescue her from being kidnapped.Faith goes with Darius, determined to do the job and be on her way with the money that can set her up where no one can find her again. She didn't count on the Mendukati sending a hit man after her. Darius swears he can protect her, but when she discovers he is one of the rare Atlanteans whose powers work on their own kind, can she trust him to keep his word, or is she being used again?...
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Heart of Stone Reviews
3.5/5Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewAfter a first volume making us discover more about Rafe and Cara, we now follow the Atlantes brother: Darius. I admit that I was curious to discover his history, as well as learn more information about this different kind of people.I enjoyed learning more about Darius and Faith. Both have not had much luck in life, and their pasts are haunting them in a very different way. Darius has to manage the consequences of his accident, his reduced mobility and a wheelchair he must use when he does too much. It is a weakness that he hates about and yet he remembers it continually. Regarding Faith, she has her own demons, but not the least. She only trusts her stepfather who has always been there for her, but relationships with others are not her strong point. She is the last of her kind, a stone singer and it seems that everyone is trying to manipulate her to use her for their own purposes. Do you understand her problem of trust? I must say that her history with her ex-husband did not help either. But now Faith is at the center of a war, and every clan wants to defeat the other.I had a lot of fun with this novel. Once again we learn more about the Atlanteans, their origins and even the destruction of Atlantis. I admit that I was quite surprised by the result but everything was well done. We also learn a little more about these two opposed peoples and about their abilities and beliefs. But of course, there is also the story between Darius and Faith. This is not a simple relationship, especially as Faith who is quite suspicious. We understand perfectly her feelings, and despite all the things she is doing for them, and although she is present to help, the Seers are not necessarily very nice to her except Darius and Cara. Yes you heard right, Cara is present once again for our pleasure, as Rafe and all the others to show us what they had become. Yet it is also true that we also learn more about Adrian! This is a very complex character who hides a lot of things and I was eager to know all his secrets. This is not yet the case, but the little bits we know makes us even more curious!In conclusion, this novel was again a good discovery but it is just beginning between the two characters. The war is there and I hope be able to discover the history of Tessa, the last sister, and Adrian’s soon.
This book is a great read I couldn't put it down. I wonder if the author will write about Tessa Montana next
I am really loving this world. It is such an interesting concept with interesting characters. There is a lot to learn about this world and all the different powers, but I am glad that the author is slowly introducing the world and history to the readers. I can't wait to learn more. Honestly, the first book should be read first due to the backstory. This story follows Darius is a Seer, who has the ability to feel other people's emotion, and Faith who is a Stone Singer. They have a lot of issues internally and there is a war that started brewing in the last book. I really loved Faith's power! It's hard to really explain, but I would want her power...except I wouldn't want to be the only one left and people are hunting me to wrangle the stones of power.The only issue with the book was the ending. The ending just, well, ended. Sure, I want to read the next one, but it was so anti-climatic and a sad attempt at being a cliff-hanger. GAH!!!!! I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ADRIAN! Who are you mysterious man?! He seems so complex and has a crazy past. There was a huge reveal. I anticipated something of that nature, but it was still a good twist. In the end, this was a good read! I am really liking this world and the characters. Can't wait for the next book. The ending was a meh, but the rest was good. I'll stamp this with 4 stars.
Faith has a secret. Years ago she was forced into an impossible choice: use her powers to kill or hand them over to her husband to use. Rather than kill those she thought innocent, she fought against her husband and accidentally killed him. It’s more complicated than that, however.You see, Atlantis existed, and there were survivors, and they all had one of three kinds of magic: Seer, Channeler, and Warrior. But the survivors blame each other for its demise and are convinced that killing each other off is the only way to ensure future survival. Faith is a channeler, with the rare ability to manipulate stone, and now everyone wants her to use the three Atlantian stones of power to wipe out their enemies.Darius is a seer, gifted with empathic abilities. His family has one of the stones of power and need Faith to use her magic and heal it of the impurities it’s collected over the years. After a run-in with people who want to force her to help them, Faith decides to accept Darius’ offer of safety and money so she can get back on her feet.So, yeah, this is a romance book. I should have read the back cover more closely, but I didn’t and got an eyeful early on with a detailed sex scene. As is the case with romance books, despite the fantasy setting, the story revolves around the main characters’ mutual sexual tension and gives little heed to the plethora of plot holes. The set-up could really have gone somewhere, but it falls dreadfully short and too much is left unexplained (although I will grant that Mullins didn’t give annoying infodumps). Sure there will be sequels as there are plenty of other young couples who need to get laid, but as much as I love a good romance, problems with the setting and plot will always trip me up and make it hard for me to believe the love story.As also with books of this genre, there is a lot of drama and since it’s narrated from both Faith and Darius’ points of view, we get a lot of repetitive interior monologue as they tell themselves why they shouldn’t get together. It isn’t hard to see the potential in a book like this, what it could have been, but because of the genre it was structured in a way that felt more contrived–no natural flow of a real relationship. It doesn’t help, either, that the main characters were a little goofy during the sex scenes.The lore around the stones felt a little too new-agey to me. Like how amazonite aids in healing. How they use semi-precious stones to aid in focusing their magic. It all could have worked for me, but the way she approached it felt a tad campy. Which was too bad, because she almost had me believing, but she left too much unexplained. Another thing not-quite-right was the prose; for the most part it’s pretty easy reading, but it has enough awkward metaphors and one-sentence paragraphs (for emphasis…tooo much emphasis) that will trip up readers.I read HEART OF STONE pretty fast. It was a fun read on a cold winter day with a mug of hot chocolate; the story moved quickly and Mullins did her best to worldbuild. Unfortunately the limitations of the genre make this story fall short and is what will prevent making this potentially good book appeal to a wider audience.Recommended Age: 17+ because of sexualityLanguage: A mere handfulViolence: Yes some fighting but…let’s face it this is a romance book and the fight scenes left much to be desiredSex: A couple of very detailed sex scenes
Heart of stone by Debra Mullins.This a romance novel with a fair amount of action. Faith and Darius are the main protagonist in this story. They are descendants of survivors of the destruction of Atlantis. The story is really about their love and how they establish it. With the love story is the action and that is the war between the Seers and the Mendukati, two opposing groups from the survivors of Atlantis. It's the story of love and treachery with quite a bit of action to keep you busy.The steamy scenes put this book into the romantic category but the action and general story are certainly palatable to the male reader. No, that is not a sexist remark, as I said about Prodigal Son that is an observation that most guys won't admit to reading any kind of romantic novel. This book struck me more of a romantic novel than it's predecessor, Prodigal Son. I do think it is still a good action/adventure/urban fantasy with romantic overtones. I recommend it. Web site: http://www.debramullins.com/bookshelf...
This book gave me the #warmfuzzies I actually found myself rereading sections and chapters. And loved every minute of it. This is definitely worth the sleepless night because I couldn't put it down. Darius and Yvette made an impression on me. Though the ending was disappointing, but everything was awesome it was like coming home.
This was a very inventive tale, but on the corny side as far as a romance novel goes. Enjoyable read, but not sure if I will read any of the other novels.