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Bound in Stone: Volume One (Soulstone Chronicles #1)

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Tehlm Sevet, the Shadow Master, the most potent summoner the world has ever known and the Earth Goddess’s valued slave; she has sent him to conquer the coastal kingdoms of the northeastern crescent where her worship has been eschewed, and he must risk all peril, even the destruction of his immortal soul.

But a child walks the earth who should not have been born and he will
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ebook, Third Edition, 360 pages
Published March 5th 2006 by Smashwords (first published September 30th 2005)
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Octobercountry
Eh, the official blurb for this title doesn't provide the greatest description; doesn’t really give a hint as to what the book is like. The text begins with an author’s note; she said the idea for the story came to her when she was wondering what would happen if an ancient god was incarnated into human society, born as a regular child. What would such a child be like if he had no memory of his past existence, nor any awareness of his inherent skills and powers?

And that gives us Kehfrey, who as t
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Tressa
The first Bound in Stone novel starts us on a complex and oft times horrifying journey about an unusually gifted child and a suitably creepy mage. The boy's very likeable family of thieves quickly finds themselves entangled in Marun's twisted plots - coerced against their will into following along a dark path. And it's just the beginning...

I've only read the first book so far. There's no doubt I'll be continuing this saga. K.M. is a master of weaving a spellbinding tale that captures your attent
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Nana
I loved the Volume One. I probably wouldn't have started reading the book, had I realized the seven year old hero of the tale would remain at seven years old throughout the book. But surprisingly, I liked how the author portrayed this very unique seven year old. I found the boy from a family of thieves and whores likable and interesting. His interaction with the captivating evil sorcerer was a delightful read. It was, however, Marun who turned what could have been just an interesting story into ...more
Fangtasia
I have to reluctantly say this book was mesmerizing. The M/M component was minimal, and not even a romance. That by itself would normally disqualify the book for me, enough to DNF. Then there's sexual (and otherwise) violence against children (two particularly harrowing instances), another reason for immediate abandonment of the story. The main character is a 7 year old boy, and remains so throughout the book. By the end, the adult MC clearly states he is "in love" with the child, but will not t ...more
Aurilla
So... I have to wonder if I read the same book as everyone else who reviewed this. Seriously. Reading about a grown man who is sexually attracted to, and "in love" with, a seven year old boy is disturbing, and not in an interesting way. The frequency with which the author describes the little boy being naked, and how the antagonist "wants" him is just flat gross. That isn't even going into the scene where a grandfather rapes his 4 year old grandson and snaps his neck during the rape. In detail. ...more
Oconel
The story is interesting but the POV is all over the place (which added with "the boy" "the sorcerer" etc, makes things confusing). As some others have said, the story is dark but that's not why I cdon't quite love it, mainly is because of the confusing writing and (view spoiler) ...more
Liz
I have read every single book of this series and I LOVE THEM ALL!. I can not wait for the next one to come out. I will warn readers that it does have gay (male on male) sexual content in every story so if this is something that offends or is morally unacceptable then DO NOT read this series, but if you are like me and what you are looking for is a great storyline a fabulous lead character then this series is the series for you. Every book continues on the story, but each book can stand alone as ...more
Sarah
So dark, mystical, and alluring. The relationships between all the characters were complex, yet I felt sympathetic with some of them, others I quite honestly hated. At the same time though I could not stop reading this book. I spent an entire night reading it. So ensnared into this fantastical universe with magic, elves, and ghouls and many other creatures. Absolutely loved it! Can't wait to read Volume two!
Ayanna
For a good 20% or so I felt like I had absolutely no idea what the heck I was reading.
For one thing, the blurb seems to be either talking about a completely different story or something that happens way further on...
There was also an inundation of characters and customs and languages and idk whats. I had a lot of trouble attempting to keep track of everybody...

Hmm...I think this is. The blurb is weird because it puts the focus on Tehlm when the focus is actually on "the child."

All I seemed to ge
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Ed
Amazing read! Moving on the book 2 :)
Dave
I think it would have been a very good book it wasn't for all the homosexual blah blah blah. It just went on and on and on throughout the book. It was disgusting. The rest of the story line was fresh, creative, and detailed. But with all the homosexual blah blah blah I will not be getting any of the other books.
Michelle Nibbe
To be honest I kept getting confused because two characters had very similar names, but I kept reading as it was intriguing.
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I am an anglophone writer in Quebec province, Canada. I like to write epic fantasy with romantic elements and particularly enjoy stories of relationships between men, though this is not my only reading interest. My published stories often have glbtq content. I do not write in the m/m genre. Many of my novels include female characters who may be involved with main characters.

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Other Books in the Series

Soulstone Chronicles (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Bound in Stone: Volume Two
  • Bound in Stone: Volume Three
  • The Gryphon Taint: Volume One
  • The Gryphon Taint: Volume Two
  • The Gryphon Taint: Volume Three
  • The Disposition of Ashes: Volume One
  • The Disposition of Ashes: Volume Two
  • The Disposition of Ashes: Volume Three
  • The Redemption of Tehlm Sevet: Volume One
  • The Redemption of Tehlm Sevet: Volume Three
The Gryphon Taint: Volume One Bound in Stone: Volume Two Bound in Stone: Volume Three The Gryphon Taint: Volume Two The Gryphon Taint: Volume Three

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