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Stone of Destiny

(The Danaan Trilogy #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  657 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever.

Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into t
Paperback, 172 pages
Published April 15th 2014 (first published February 28th 2014)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Stone of Destiny is book two in Laura Howard’s Danaan Trilogy.

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Allison’s father Liam and her new Danaan friends have figured out that Liam’s ex-mistress, Aoife, has escaped. Aoife wants one thing and that is Liam and she is willing to do just about anything to keep him from Allison’s mother or anyone else that could keep him from her.

Just when Allison is about to give up and admit to Ethan how she feels, how she has always felt, he starts treating her with cruelty and anger. Could she have
Step one, read The Forgotten Ones. Step two, pick up Stone of Destiny by Laura Howard to continue the events of this trilogy that has become a magical ride into the land of the Tuatha De Danaan and back to the human world. Evil jealousy is the villain as Liam’s faerie mistress has made it her mission to keep Allison’s parents apart. With a surprising, no shocking twist, there is more to Aofie’s secrets than meets the eye and just maybe, Allison has a half-sister in the human world! My first ques ...more
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
A great second book in the series!!! Loved it! Review to follow on my blog - A Life Bound By Books - for the blog tour.
jessica hohenstein
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was rather fond of the first book in this series but the second installment seemed pointless. It's like the whole thing was set up just to provide a dramatic loss at the end. Really, what even happened in this book? I really wanted to get lost in this world and see the characters develop but by the end I was just happy this long boring ride was over...until the next book. ...more
Heather Wood
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought I reviewed this awhile back, but realized I hadn't finished writing it. Loved this story! Although I read it months and months ago, the characters have stayed with me. Even better than the first book. Look forward to reading the final book in the series from the author! ...more
Sorcha O'Dowd
I have eagerly been awaiting the release of ‘Stone of Destiny’ ever since I finished the last page of ‘The Forgotten Ones’ and it not only reached my expectations but surpassed them. I adored ‘The Forgotten Ones’ and didn’t think it was possible for Laura Howard to make me love the world she created more than I already did, but she did, and I just fell into the story with such ease and lost myself in the beautiful world of Tír na n’Óg that I felt bereft to leave it behind when I finished.

The fir
Nay Denise
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

Stone of Destiny was fabulous. I couldn't give it a full 5 stars because I need a bit more drama, but overall I was still impressed.

Allison is still a determined young lady. In this book she is more open to trusting Liam and is still working hard to help her mother be reunited with him without a curse. Allison has her moments where she afraid, but she never lets it overtake her mind and her "mission" -- she is definit
Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The Stone of Destiny picks up right where The Forgotten Ones ended. With everyone being aware that Aoife has escaped (something Allison discovers at the end of The Forgotten Ones), so you would think that there would be a call to arms, a sudden search for Aoife, or a gathering of forces or something... but instead life seems to plod along as normal. Nobody seems overly concerned and in fact we get a good portion of the way through the book before they actually decide to do anything about it... f ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and Indie Inked for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Once again, I find myself reading a sequel to a book I discovered through Netgalley, and once again I find myself happy that I became a reviewer so that I can enjoy these more obscure reads. I probably would never have picked up "The Lost Ones" originally if it hadn't caught my eye on Netgalley, and thus wouldn't have felt obligated to follow through with "Stone of Destiny"
A Book Vacation
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Imagine a person so incredibly selfish she'd ruin lives just to possess the man she "loves." Welcome to the world of Aoife, a faerie intent on possessing Liam forever, slowly forcing Allison's mother, Elizabeth, farther into her schizophrenia as she keeps Allison's parents apart. And now, the risks are even greater as Aoife has escaped her binds, intent on finishing the O'Malley's forever, and claiming Liam as hers, wiping his memories and releasing t
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, y-a, faeries-fae
I've decided that the author of this book, Laura Howard, is a cool chick. I love when people can take the comments of others and have fun with it, and that is exactly what she did in this book. She is a classy, cool chick!

What the hell am I talking about? Well, I noticed that I was not the only one who complained about the insanely mind-numbingly difficult names in the first book. We are talking twenty characters with five syllable names that sound nothing like they are spelled with 20-30 vowels
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stone of Destiny was a great sequel. It picks up right where The Forgotten Ones left off. Aofie has escaped and wants to keep Allison's parents apart for good. And as much as Allison has tried to keep Ethan away from her world, that's just not going to happen.....Soon Allison and Co, realize that they have no choice but to travel to The Tuatha De Danaan and try to put a stop to whatever it is Aofie has planned.......

I enjoyed the pacing of Stone of Destiny. There was some really wonderful swoon
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Stone of Destiny is the second book in the Danaan Trilogy by Laura Howard. You definitely need to read these books in order as there is much you need to know from book one before you can start book two. Especially since there are so many characters with very unique names.

I was expecting a little more within this story, because as far as the plot goes, I don't feel like we made very much progress from where the last book ended and where this one ended. Allison
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! Magic runs wild in this story. I read the first book and this one in the same day! I could not put them down. The characters were great. The story line just sucked me right in. The main character was pretty great but she kept quiet about things I would have not been able to hold in. The relationship between Allison and Ethan is very sweet. I can not wait to see where this story goes.
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for book 3 to come out. I am very interested in finding out how it ends. ...more
4 Stars. A paranormal romance abounding with action and cruelty. Not all fairies are cute and they certainly aren't harmless. ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, paranormal, ya
things I know about Allison: she has a family she likes, she goes to school and work, and kinda? has a boyfriend

things I know about Ethan: he has a job, he likes Allison

literally, that's it. because not only is there absolutely no plot to this book, there's no characterization either. out MCs don't have personalities.

also one more time for those in the back: there's absolutely no plot. literally have no idea what the point of this book is.
Tara Lee
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Stone of Destiny by Laura Howard is book 2 in The Danaan Trilogy.

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for putting a pronunciation guide in the beginning of the book. It was EXTREMELY helpful (even though I still pronounced some of them wrong, haha). I don't like when I have to stumble through words or names that I don't understand or can't pronounce because they're in a different language. So having the key in the front was awesome.

Second, I am just going to say that every
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Stone of Destiny picks up immediately after The Forgotten Ones . I was a little bit worried that there wouldn't be much of a refresher for the last book because, you know, sometimes that happens and it leaves me feeling all confused and stuff... Especially when it's been a while since I read the last book. But much to my happiness, Laura did a fantastic job highlighting the important events that lead us to book two. It made me very happy not feeling confused :)

Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
4.5 stars!

Woah! I can't believe that it's been a few days shy of a year since I read the first book in this trilogy! The weird thing? I still remember what happened in it! I will admit that I did go back and re-read the last chapter of the first book to familiarize myself with it again, but the author does an amazing job at reminding you of everything that happened in the first book in this book, which is something I loved! The plot of this book continued straight on from where the first book st
Laurie Treacy
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite fae series of 2013 was The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard (my review). I became enthralled by the author's vivid realms of human and fae, and especially enjoyed her foray into Gaelic/Scottish mythology of the Tuatha de Danaan and tir na n'Og to create something new and refreshing. Allison's discovery of her fey father, Liam, was so realistically portrayed I became easily hooked. By the end of this twenty year old's adventure, I had also become a fan of the author.

In book two,
Jessica Leonard
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review

If you read the first book, The Forgotten Ones, you would know that you HAVE to read this book. Answers are still left unsaid in Book one and there has to be a way that Allison's Mom can get better. That She can smile that smile Allison holds dear in her memories and to have her father and mother finally be together again. But there is one person that stands in the way still; Aoife.

Within the first chapter we are thrown into the
Kirsty Bicknell
Stone of Destiny is Laura Howard's second fantasy novel about the Danaan, a surviving Fae clan. I find the author's writing style fluid and her descriptions, particularly of characters, vividly descriptive.
As with The Forgotten Ones, the Danaan is an originally created race, setting this series apart from other books about the Fae. Deghlan and Saorise are the King and Queen of Tir na n'Og, distinguished from other members of their race by their unbelievable beauty, arrogance and powers. Neither
Stone of Destiny by Laura Howard is book two of the Danaan Trilogy and picks up right where book one left off, like literally with the next sentence after the cliffhanger. Allison now knows that she must destroy Aoife's amulet if there is any hope of her mother recovering. At the same time, she tries unsuccessfully to push Ethan away, to protect him. But at the end of book one, Deaghlan erases Ethan's memories of the Tuatha de Danaan, and Ethan seems to resent Allison. Did Deaghlan do more than ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having read and reviewed Ms. Howards first book in this trilogy, The Forgotten Ones, I was curious to see where she was taking the readers with her story. I was not only happy about the path she chose, but I liked the way she reiterated some of the first book to help get things moving. It has been a little while since I read the first book, so it really helped me get back into the storyline. The way she did it didn't take away from the story in the least bit, which can be tricky at times.

This bo
Stacy Sabala
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Book Review-Stone of Destiny by Laura Howard

Allison is trying to find a way to help her mother. She has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia but in reality she has an addiction to the Danaan of Fae. Her father to be more precise. Her father was human but coveted by Aoife, a Danaan. She placed a spell to keep Allison’s mother and father apart.
Liam, Allison’s father, has learned of her existence and moved to the human realm to be near his daughter and the love of his life. His abilities, like the Dan
Brenda Franklin
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own
Allison O’Malley’s life changed when her father, a man she had seen all her life, suddenly showed up at her doorstep bringing with him the world of Tuatha de Danaan (Faries) and the answer as to why her mother is suffering from schizophrenia. Teaming up with magical people Allison is in the race against the clock to unravel Aoife’s plot before anyone else is hurt.

In this book it picks up right where we left off in the second, so if you haven’t read it STOP RIGHT NOW!! You need to go back and enj
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at

Thanks to Netgalley and Indie Inked for giving me this book to review.

Allison has realised how she feels about Ethan, the guy she has really liked for years, but he is acting strangely and being really mean towards her since coming back from Tautha de Danaan. Aoife is free and is willing to do anything to get Allison’s father, Liam, to love her, even by hurting Allison and her mother. Allison is trying to unravel Ao
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Perfect follow up to "The Forgotten Ones"


Firstly I would like to thank Laura for kindly providing me with a copy of "Stone Of Destiny" to read and review for the blog tour <3 Big HUGS"!

It seems that I've waited forever since reading The Forgotten Ones for this to come out, and yet I devour it within hours....I must have it bad...

Howard has a way in creating such beautiful yet delicate scenery, I love the world she has created and I could not stop reading this book until I finished
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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Netgalley gave me this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Allison has already found out so many things that she didn't think could ever be true, but it is just beginning. Now she must continue to try and find a way so her mother and father can be together and so her mother will be okay. She also is determined to find out why the boy that she c
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