Stonecast (The Spellmason Chronicles, #2)
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Stonecast (The Spellmason Chronicles #2)

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The adventures of a girl and her gargoyle continue in the second installment of this “thrilling, funny and eerie” fantasy series. —Romantic Times on Alchemystic

No Stone Unturned...

Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Ace (first published September 1st 2013)
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Melanie Rose Meadors
Gargoyles, magic, alchemy...I've been obsessed with these things since high school, and was overjoyed when ALCHEMYSTIC, the first of the Spellmason Chronicles, came out. Now I've just finished this second installment to the series, and I have to say, it certainly does not disappoint. With STONECAST, Strout performs a bit of alchemy of his own, combining the darker magic and mystery of urban fantasy with just the right amount of humor and snark (even a few laugh out loud moments) to create a grip...more
Debbie Lester
Anton Strout's second book in the Spellmason Chronicles, Stonecast is novel filled with magic and mayhem. Urban fantasy readers will enjoy the world building in this book, as it begins to open up a lot more supernatural possibilities for the series. Strout has done his homework, which gives an authenticity to the book that is missing in so many urban fantasy titles. The return of Kejetan isn't far away and Lexi and her friends Rory and Marshall are preparing for the worst, while her gargoyle pro...more
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STONECAST is one of those books that I had a hard time reviewing. While well written and paced, and creative (alchemy and gargoyles aren’t something we see everyday in the genre) there were a lot of aspects of the story itself that I didn’t like, so while it may appeal to others, it wasn’t as big a hit for me as ALCHYMISTIC, the first book in The Spellmason Chronicles was.

There are a few things that nearly automatically turn me off from a book- and one...more
Kt
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..


STONECAST is a rather tough nut for me to review as I feel overly disappointed. I had largely been anticipating this release as the first book in the series sucked me in with its uniqueness. I wanted to know more about this fascinating world, and to see what would happen next after the way things ended before. However, I had a suspicion when things opened up in this book six months later with no real progression that the almost too slow pace...more
Hobart
Stonecast was not as fun as it's predecessor, Alchemystic, but it's designed to be a that way (still fun, and occasionally funny, however). Lexi's still trying to figure out how to deal with this new reality she's found herself in -- magic exists, she's a Spellmason (at least an entry-level and self-taught one) -- but now the stakes are higher -- her brother and a centuries-old dictator are gunning for her, and have taken her guardian gargoyle captive. She knows that she only has a little while...more
Cheryl
Oh Stanis, how do I love thee? Stonecast is the second installment in the Anton Strout very cool series about a Spellmason and the grotesque or as we call them gargoyle that has watched over the Belarus family since her great-great grandfather. Although you might enjoy Stonecast by reading it alone you would miss out on a lot of history that was given in the first book, Alchemystic. I really was looking forward to this follow-up and it did not disappoint. We begin the story where things left off...more
Lígia Bellini
I enjoyed so much the first book, but this one i felt a little bit bored, reading it. The whole story created about gargoyles, alchemy and magic is reaaaally interesting, but till half the book, i think the plot was lost. And I didn't like Caleb! I didn't like how cruel he was to Stanis and then because he start to have feelings for Lexi, he turns into a good guy! That didn't work for me! I like when things happens so fast, but this time it was without a good connection. Again, Marshall and Rory...more
Hollie
This book was of a similar quality to the first one, though I felt the characterization was a little more consistent in this second book. Though the protagonist is still not the most likeable or relatable character in the world, I am increasingly a fan of Stanis and how his character is developing. While it's not the *best* written book (just in my opinion), the premise is still interesting enough to keep me going. I also like that the first conflict introduced is not being dragged out to long,...more
Molly Smith
See my review at That's What I'm talking About: http://twimom227.com/2013/10/review-s...
Sarah
Not as strong as the first book but still very worthwhile. I will continue to keep up with the series.
Ming Haugen
I like Mr. Strout's books -- but this really should have been marketed as a YA (at the most) book.
Elise
Not as strong as the first one. Not sure if I'm going to continue with this series.
Lizzie
will try again later, something about book changed. fell out of love.
Gef
Review coming soon.
Sherry Mullins
very well done.
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When not plotting against his mortal enemy Patrick Rothfuss, Anton Strout is the author of the Simon Canderous urban fantasy series for Ace Books including Dead To Me, Deader Still, Dead Matter and Dead Waters.
His new series with Ace Books is entitled The Spellmason Chronicles. Alchemystic is first in the series, followed by Stonecast and the upcoming Incarnate .

He is also the host and curator o...more
More about Anton Strout...
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