Review: Severed Stone by Kelly Walker

Title: Severed Stone (Souls of The Stones #0.5)
Author: Kelly Walker
Publication: June 8th 2013 by Kelly Walker
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Provided by the kind publisher

See how it all started in the first prequel of Souls of the Stones. Severed Stone will answer the question posed throughout the other books: How did the once united land separate?

Immortality is my prison. I broke the bonds of brotherhood because I once loved a girl whose hand was not as available as her heart. Cursed by the gods, I watch countless generations live with the consequences of my transgression. Even with the gift of foresight, I cannot say I would be strong enough to turn away if given the opportunity. And were she cursed to watch the destruction unfold by my immortal side, I would without a doubt make the same fated choices. But Tomorrow is a cruel mistress, and the first death I witnessed as part of my damnation was that of my beloved. -Fidwen Roth

Their story should have been a fairytale, but someone is playing a dangerous game that can only end in heartbreak.

When Ciorstan awakes alone in a field, far from home and more than a little confused, it won't be the strangest thing to happen that day. Ignoring both her intuition and a mysterious but handsome stranger's warning, she allows a dashing prince to take her home to his palace. 

Agreeing to marry the prince was her second mistake. 

Her next one will rip an entire kingdom apart. Sometimes, true love can be a tragedy with devastating consequences. 

SEVERED STONE is a prequel novella, 155 pages in length and can be read at any point during the Souls of the Stones series. (But because it is designed to answer questions posed in Cornerstone and Second Stone, it may be more gratifying after reading those titles first.)

-- My Rating --
3/5 Oscars: Liked it

-- My Thoughts --

     Kelly Walker's Souls of The Stones series is an amazingly crafted series that will appeal to all fans of Fantasy and Romance, specially in the YA genre. And who doesn't love a novella, every once in a while?
     Ciorstan is the reason the three kingdoms separated many years ago. But why? Why would one simple, pretty girl break up a kingdom? Spread hate and jealousy between three brothers? It's love, of course.
     I NEVER really expect novellas to be as good as novels. They rarely are. The short length of novellas doesn't really give the author the liberty of plot development, or character development. I didn't notice a character development, not even one bit. Which I expected from the novella, so I wasn't disappointed at all.
     I think this novella was essential to really understand why the huge kingdom separated, since this fact is referred to a lot of times in the actual novels of the series. This is a sort of prequel, and although too short for my taste, was a great built-up, and contained very silly, but cute romance. I liked it, but I am still not a fan of novellas.


  1. I'm not huge on novellas but I'm glad you got something out of this. This series is new to me. :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books


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