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Stone Song: The Isle of Destiny Series

(The Isle of Destiny #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  868 ratings  ·  66 reviews
From New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O’Malley, comes a riveting new magickal romance set in modern day Dublin.

Clare MacBride has her life in exactly the order she wants it. In a year, she’ll have finished her geology dissertation, though she’s no closer to figuring out the answer to one question that plagues her.

Why does she feel stones pulse with energy?

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Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published June 2nd 2016
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Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an avid reader you find books you like, some you love. Every so often you come across a book that not only is amazing and brilliant but touches your heart and soul. This book is that book.
The book that makes you feel , inserts you into the storyline and touches your heart. This book is about true love, friendships, trust, finding and believing in your self. It has mystery, supernatural aspects, Irish mythology and a quest for good vs. Evil.
This book reminded me of a combination of Karen Mar
Hailee (haibooklovers)
Cheesy. Flat characters. Underdeveloped world.
Bambi Unbridled
I tried this one in audio and the narration didn't work for me. The American accent for parts of the story, then switching to an Irish accent for the dialogue was jarring and kept throwing me out of the story. Also, when the dialogue was occurring, the narrator spoke extremely slowly. I had to speed up the playback to get past it, but it wasn't perfect. I think I will skip this one in audio and try again in print.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love the continuing characters!

Very enjoyable, good lead characters. Love the descriptions of the countryside. Interesting and solid story. Can't wait for the next one.
Katie McCormley
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. My god was this cheesy. For some unknown reason, I'm feeling compelled to read the next one though, hence the extra 1/2 star. Her tequila series is 1000x better. Stick with that one, people.
Margaret Gabbert
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love the fact that she started a whole other series which includes the characters of the "Cove" series. I'm fairly certain I finished all of the cove series and Stone Song all within a week of starting to read Tricia, (That's a book a day). Imagine my disappointment when I finished Stone Song, saw that "Sword" was supposed to be available in the fall of 2016... it is not out yet. I'm anxious for it and the 3rd book too - so - - chop, chop - get to writing Tricia! Your fans eagerly await!
Feb 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Nope, DNf. Not for me...
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible, audio-own
This review is of the audiobook. It seemed a little immature to me. The narration by Amy Landon distracted from my enjoyment of the book. The switching back and forth between American and the Irish accent didn't work well. They should have found an Irish narrator. I doubt if I will continue with the other books in the series.
Catherine H Brennan
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So the magic continues, yeah!

I am so happy that the journey of Grace O'Malley's lineage continues in this new series. Tricia O'Malley has a way of going straight to your heart with her characters. The only problem I have is that I can't stop reading once I start, this has led to a very anxious dog dancing around me to take her out.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found this very choppy. The main character, supposedly on a “quest”, did very little to accomplish that task. Seemed like they just wandered around a lot.
Lita Acevedo
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book about a modern day undergraduate who is pursuing her doctorate when she discovers things that her scientific mind can't comprehend because they are magic. She's a descendant of Grace O'Malley whose branch broke off from the ones inhabiting Grace's Cove. It's her destiny and duty to find 1 of 4 sacred objects, a special stone, and return it to the Goddess Danu before the dark fae find it or destroy her. She has powers that she didn't know she had and she has a protector ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good story

Wonderful characters and good story line. I like stories with a quest to them they have to figure out. I was surprised by the ending, both where the stone was found and their visit to the cove but I enjoyed every bit of the story and discovery of magic. I wish I had a touch of magic sometimes but don’t want to fight supernatural creatures so I guess I’m happier without it. LOL! Good read and I’ve already downloaded the second book in the series. Love a good tale told well.
Jennifer Lowrance
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and all the characters! I also love how this series links up with The Mystic Cove series, because that was my favorite series, although this one is running a close second. There's drama, romance, humor, magick and mystery all rolled up into one awesome, amazing, excellent book. I really can't express how awesome this book is and how much I loved it. A must read, in my opinion. I did receive a copy early in exchange for my honest review.
Amanda Forsyth
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.

I loved the storyline. I loved the characters. I loved the lighthearted banter. I loved the close friendships that became more like family. I loved that they were able to work, fight and laugh together. My only complaint is that I desperately wish the book was longer. I’m off to read the other books in the series and hope they make me just as happy as I read them!
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love and Stones, both strong.

Beautiful descriptive scenery, strong characters, love and magick; wrapped up in four fearless friends on a quest. Ms. O'Malley describes Ireland with love for the land that gives this reader a strong desire to travel there and see it for myself.

As Claire ventures on her quest, she learns who and what she is as well as what she's made of. Excellent book.
Rene LePore
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful! Another fantastic book by Tricia O'Malley.

I loved the Mystic Cove Series! The Isle of Destiny Series is looking to be just as wonderful. I love how some of the characters from the first series are showing up in this one! Perfect mix of adventure fantasy and romance. I would recommend Nora Roberts fans give Tricia O'Malley a try.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I didn't realize that this book would tie into the Mystic Cove series that I just finished by Tricia O'Malley. I would say that I enjoyed the Mystic Cove series more and would go that route if you were to pick one of the series to read. That being said it is still a romance set in Ireland so not bad.
Sue Lyssa Stone Shaffer
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. A little slow starting up but rich with Irish Mythology. Clare, Blake, and Bianca are strong characters with quirks that left me smiling. The dialogue held me tight with rich flavor and rhythm so unlike American West Coast pacing.

Give it a try...
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
While Stone Song sparked my interest at times, it was much too underdeveloped to be a good book. The plot unfolded in the blink of an eye, leaving no room for the characters to feel real, or the world saving task they faced to be fleshed out. Completely forgettable. Will not be continuing on with the series.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
In terms of story line and creativity, this book gets 5 stars from me. But the writing seemed like it was geared toward a MUCH younger crowd, and it drove me crazy, so For that, I give it a 1. Decided to compromise with a 3 star review!
Tina Arnold
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Tricia O'Malley creates wonderful characters then she spins the most wonderful story around and through them. You have to keep reading you have to know what happens. Pick up and read this book. Start the series and keep reading.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Glad it brought characters in from the other series. I was holding off reading this book until more books came out.

I enjoyed reading this new chapter in the family. I can not wait to start the next book.
Kristie Noyes
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it

O love the relationships of the 2 friends, and then the 4 as they travel together the attraction between Claire and Blake was a little blackened but still goo. I love happy endings!
Roberta Kolar
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A new favorite author

I first started reading this authors Wild Irish series and was so very pleasantly surprised to get hooked on her writings so fast. Now I can hardly wait for the next book!
lora joint
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun Read

Very good, very fast read, only because I didn't want to put it down. I enjoy reading a book when I have a good description of the characters. Very likable and real characters. I'm on to the next Tricia O,Malley book.
Sherry Bledsoe
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this series

I enjoyed not just the plot but the descriptions of villages, beaches, mountain and craggy bluffs over the ocean. Made me want to visit Ireland. Loved the characters too! Ready for next book!
suzanne mitchell
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vacation by reading

Able to escape with the story. Developed characters, enough of story leading one on to need to finish the ending. Glad is series.
Sandra Casile
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the story.

Didn't really know what to expect but once you start getting into it I was in book line and sinker.. Enjoy your book.

Laura Wolfe
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this author!

I truly enjoy these books and recommend this author highly. A bit of fantasy and love woven into tales of Ireland made this book especially enticing.
Caryl Moulder
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
New series for me, I liked it, it was not predictable
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New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O'Malley, lives in the Caribbean with her much doted-upon dogs, Briggs and Blue. On a typical day you will find her lost in the worlds of her making or gearing up to go scuba diving. Tricia loves fun vacation reads, hates wimpy characters, and hosts a serious addiction to traveling the world. She finds inspiration on the go – and you’ll often find her book ...more

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