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The Stone in the Sword

(The Kingslayer)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"The Old Ones wove the light of the world into that small stone, a part of the primordial fire from whence everything formed. That small stone has the power to end everything as we know it"

16 year old Charlie Larson leaves California for 6 weeks in the Scottish Highlands. Before long he is thrust into a new world of magic, myth and mystical beings where he is the only pers
Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published January 19th 2012 (first published 2012)
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Brian Maclennan
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great modern take on Scottish folklore, The Stone in the Sword is a very good and easy read which appeals beyond its original target audience of older children and young teenage readers.

N A Roy has created a fascinating world and engaging characters with whom the reader can instantly connect and become invested in.

The writing style is conversational and, because it was written with younger readers in mind, it is easy to read. However, N A Roy has managed to do this without dumbing down or bein
Kevin Futers
I was not too sure what to make of this slim volume when it arrived, but I soon settled in for what turned out to be a very good read indeed. It helped that I was familiar with the Gaelic mythology (both Irish and Scottish) which this story draws upon, but even without it there was enough information in the book to pick up the details.

The hero of the story is sixteen, with a thirteen year old brother. Both are dragged across to Scotland from California by their mother, who was born in the Highl
Kyra Halland
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
In this fantasy adventure, sixteen-year-old Charlie is on vacation to visit relatives in Scotland when his life takes a strange turn - he discovers the true nature of the power of Excalibur, has to rescue his brother who has been kidnapped by dark beings, and learns of his own unexpected powers and heritage. It was hard for me to decide how to rate this book; it's written for a considerably younger audience than the books I prefer to read, but in objective terms, I think middle grade and young t ...more
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm reading the Kindle edition but Goodreads won't let me switch to that one.
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
I would give this book 2.8 stars. It was an alright book. I liked some parts of it better than other parts. I did get the free kindle version of the second book before I finished reading the first one and I'm deciding wether I want to read the second one.
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Indie Authors Mon...: Book Free 6/6/2013 only 3 13 Jun 07, 2013 04:05AM  
I have moved back to my native Argyll after living in the Highlands, Scotland for a few years. Having grown up surrounded by books and making up stories for my sister and friends, writing was my next natural step.
The Stone in the Sword is my first published book and the first in the Kingslayer Series, The Island in the Mist is the second in the series.
I also write as Ophelia Preston and have my la

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