Gray Storm The Stone of Fate

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Cara and Kirsta were born in two different realms, and two different times. Kirsta, a fey, lived and died in the human realm, while Cara, a daughter of the Danu, was brought up in the otherworld. A timeless realm were you can live forever. Brought together by the power of an ancient mystical stone, the two must learn to work together in order to face a common darkness that threatens both realms More
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Published: April 01, 2012
Words: 74,320
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476415543
About Jennifer Lefort

Married since the age of seventeen, I am a mother of three with a very simple life. Between work and the kids sports, I like to read and go to the movies. I have always enjoyed writing, but never fully embraced it until two years ago. With notebooks filled with ideas I decided to challenge myself. Gray Storm started out as a goal of mine, and became a lesson, not only for myself, but for my children as well. If you truly believe in something than you must work hard to make it happen. My children watched me struggle between work and my writting, but I never gave up. I started writting Gray Storm two years ago, and after countless revisions I'm happy to say I have finally completed book one.

Reviews

Review by: Jeremy Sandlin on Nov. 12, 2012 : star star star star
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest book review. First of all I would have to say that I really enjoyed the book the blurb really caught my attention which is why I requested a review copy.The blurb sets the tone for the novel and the author does a good job of keeping that epic kind of tone throughout the entire novel, which is something that is hard to do. I also commend the author on really bringing the world and all of the characters within it to live. I was hooked from the start. In my humble opinion there was not a boring part to be found. A nice steady pace is kept throughout. The author uses some elements that if not used properly come off as cliche such as the ancient stone, but fortunately the author was able to present these elements in a fresh and exciting way. Overall I would give the book four and a half out of five stars. I would highly reccomend purchasing it. It is only 2.99 how can you beat that it is well worth the money.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: keiden Gollotte on Nov. 11, 2012 : star star star star star
Best book ever made. I can't wait untill the next one comes out. This book would make an alsome video game. I would be the first person to get it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: keiden Gollotte on Nov. 11, 2012 : star star star star star
Best book ever made. I can't wait untill the next one comes out. This book would make an alsome video game. I would be the first person to get it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books on Oct. 23, 2012 : (no rating)
I was asked to review this book by the author; she sent me a complimentary ebook in exchange for my honest review. Posted at my blog too. Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised in a good way by this book. The reason that is, as it was just a really good story. No romance in this, which was kindof nice. I do get a little tired of the same 2 boys loving one girl, who is plain and is a nobody until the boys come along. I get sick of that. I like strong women who can stand on their own two feet. THAT this story has, actually 2 strong females, who reside in one. Let me explain that. It’s a story about a daughter of the Fey from long ago, who battled an evil self proclaimed queen, who had the Stone of Fate and used its power. Kirsta believes she had fulfilled her destiny but finds she did not, when she awakens hundreds of years later in strange surroundings in a body that is not hers, being called by another name Cara. Cara is a daughter of the Danu (another magical race who live in another plane, they call it the otherworld) Cara, also has a destiny to fulfill, and part of that destiny is working with Kirsta as one. Kirsta’s spirit was pulled into the stone of fate, when she destroyed the evil Queens staff (Mebh) and lay dormant in this Stone of Fate until Cara came along, and released Kirsta from the stone, into herself. Now, they both need to work together, each with their own powers to use.

I will say that I was somewhat confused in the beginning, on what exactly was happening, then I caught on, it was more my own fault on following it, than the authors, as I was at times too tired to grasp it all. I got it worked out.

The world building was amazing; she did a great job on bringing that world to life. It had a somewhat Lord of the Rings feel (the beautiful elves land from movie, that’s what it reminded me of a little when in Cara’s world, the otherworld)

They have to battle what they call the Fallen, which I took to be Danu who turned to the darkness, took on evil spirits, and can not be in the light, but are vicious evil creatures who savage the humans, fey and Danu, they are horrible.

The ending was open for the next book, but at least it was not a huge cliffhanger, it was just right for closure that wont drive you nuts waiting on the sequel. I do plan to read the sequel, I need to see how Kirsta and Cara deal with everything they need to.
It’s worth reading, go get it, you will be pleased, if you like a good solid story.

Summary from Book:
A fate is written for us all, hidden away, waiting for the right moment to present itself. However, for Cara and Kirsta, fate it seems has a way to knock things off balance. Kirsta, a daughter of the fey, believed she fulfilled her destiny the day she died. But on a stormy night, Kirsta awakes to unfamiliar surroundings and is called by a different name. Cara, a daughter of the Danu, thought she understood her destiny when she accepted, only to learn she was wrong. Willing to walk away from all she has known in order to save her people, Cara thought by touching a mystical stone it would grant her the power to protect them. The power she received is nothing like what she expected. Her memories become shattered, and Cara no longer knows who she is. But her loss of memory is the least of her troubles. Not only is she being hunted by her enemy, she has also become an outcast and a threat to her kind. And there is this strange energy inside that Cara can’t explain. An energy, it seems, that has the ability to take over her completely, forcing Cara to watch her life in motion without her control. With her world spiraling out of control and faced with so many unanswered questions, Cara not only has to remember who she is, but she must relearn her fate. While Cara struggles with her memories, Kirsta struggles with her new world. All she has known and all she knew have gone. Stuck in Cara’s body, Kirsta’s spirit struggles with idea of being dead. With the ability to take over Cara’s body, Kirsta can live again, but if she is not careful she can doom them both. With the rise of a common enemy, both must learn to work together in order to succeed, but they will not do it alone. With the help of some loyal friends, Cara and Kirsta will overcome some of the challenging obstacles that have been laid out before them, and learn the truth of their designed fate.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books on Oct. 23, 2012 : star star star star star
I was asked to review this book by the author; she sent me a complimentary ebook in exchange for my honest review. Posted at my blog too. Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised in a good way by this book. The reason that is, as it was just a really good story. No romance in this, which was kindof nice. I do get a little tired of the same 2 boys loving one girl, who is plain and is a nobody until the boys come along. I get sick of that. I like strong women who can stand on their own two feet. THAT this story has, actually 2 strong females, who reside in one. Let me explain that. It’s a story about a daughter of the Fey from long ago, who battled an evil self proclaimed queen, who had the Stone of Fate and used its power. Kirsta believes she had fulfilled her destiny but finds she did not, when she awakens hundreds of years later in strange surroundings in a body that is not hers, being called by another name Cara. Cara is a daughter of the Danu (another magical race who live in another plane, they call it the otherworld) Cara, also has a destiny to fulfill, and part of that destiny is working with Kirsta as one. Kirsta’s spirit was pulled into the stone of fate, when she destroyed the evil Queens staff (Mebh) and lay dormant in this Stone of Fate until Cara came along, and released Kirsta from the stone, into herself. Now, they both need to work together, each with their own powers to use.

I will say that I was somewhat confused in the beginning, on what exactly was happening, then I caught on, it was more my own fault on following it, than the authors, as I was at times too tired to grasp it all. I got it worked out.

The world building was amazing; she did a great job on bringing that world to life. It had a somewhat Lord of the Rings feel (the beautiful elves land from movie, that’s what it reminded me of a little when in Cara’s world, the otherworld)

They have to battle what they call the Fallen, which I took to be Danu who turned to the darkness, took on evil spirits, and can not be in the light, but are vicious evil creatures who savage the humans, fey and Danu, they are horrible.

The ending was open for the next book, but at least it was not a huge cliffhanger, it was just right for closure that wont drive you nuts waiting on the sequel. I do plan to read the sequel, I need to see how Kirsta and Cara deal with everything they need to.
It’s worth reading, go get it, you will be pleased, if you like a good solid story.

Summary from Book:
A fate is written for us all, hidden away, waiting for the right moment to present itself. However, for Cara and Kirsta, fate it seems has a way to knock things off balance. Kirsta, a daughter of the fey, believed she fulfilled her destiny the day she died. But on a stormy night, Kirsta awakes to unfamiliar surroundings and is called by a different name. Cara, a daughter of the Danu, thought she understood her destiny when she accepted, only to learn she was wrong. Willing to walk away from all she has known in order to save her people, Cara thought by touching a mystical stone it would grant her the power to protect them. The power she received is nothing like what she expected. Her memories become shattered, and Cara no longer knows who she is. But her loss of memory is the least of her troubles. Not only is she being hunted by her enemy, she has also become an outcast and a threat to her kind. And there is this strange energy inside that Cara can’t explain. An energy, it seems, that has the ability to take over her completely, forcing Cara to watch her life in motion without her control. With her world spiraling out of control and faced with so many unanswered questions, Cara not only has to remember who she is, but she must relearn her fate. While Cara struggles with her memories, Kirsta struggles with her new world. All she has known and all she knew have gone. Stuck in Cara’s body, Kirsta’s spirit struggles with idea of being dead. With the ability to take over Cara’s body, Kirsta can live again, but if she is not careful she can doom them both. With the rise of a common enemy, both must learn to work together in order to succeed, but they will not do it alone. With the help of some loyal friends, Cara and Kirsta will overcome some of the challenging obstacles that have been laid out before them, and learn the truth of their designed fate.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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