Stoneweaver

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
In a flooded world only small peaks dot the seas, with civilization confined to waterborne cities. Society is ruled by tyrannous bosses, enforcing their will with an army of thugs and Stoneweavers, those able to use the remnants of magic. Resources are conserved by selling the poor into slavery. With such a cleansing due, what danger do an escaped slave and thief pose to this fragile society?

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Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Words: 54,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452381664
About Gareth Lewis

Gareth Lewis has written a number of novels and shorter works in a few genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. A programmer, he has a degree in computer studies, and lives in South Wales.

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Review by: James Jenkins on June 24, 2017 : (no rating)
I read about 40% of this work before putting it down. The reasons I didn't finish are personal preference and circumstances. Not assigning stars, as the book is not a good fit for me personally.

I read this book with kindle text to speech while commuting and I prefer science fiction to fantasy.

* I had difficulty following the character changes, the names are unfamiliar and being read by kindle they did not form as distinct while I was reading

* Most of the characters have very similar personalities, so without the distinct names or personalities the characters did not develop uniquely in the theater of my mind.

The work is not bad, it is just not a good fit for the space in my life where I tried to put it.
(review of free book)

Review by: Carol on Dec. 11, 2012 :
Very good world building. The plot weaves various characters to reveal an unlikely hero. Lots of action.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)

Review by: Seraphim Press on June 22, 2012 :
Classic fantasy at its very best. Three main character points of view lead us through a strange world where water has covered the Earth, what's left of humanity huddles on floating cities worrying about when the next 'cleansing' will occur to reduce excess citizens the cities can no longer support and sell them into slavery for a mysterious despot, and gemstones can help certain wielders called Stoneweavers animate the element they're attuned with to act as avatars. The system of magic is well thought out, the three main characters credible and believable, and the way the three pathways converge page-turning. Language is kept basically 'clean' and there's lots of magical duals, so would be safe and interesting for a YA reader as well as adults. I'll be looking into Mr. Lewis's next book!
(review of free book)

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