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An epileptic seizure wrenches fourteen-year-old Eldora from her father and dooms her to an underground insane asylum. When she comes into contact with the star garnet something awakens inside, but she does not yet know how it can free her. While war divides a young nation, Argonauts flood burgeoning territories in the west. Some seek wealth; others seek a magic garnet hidd ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published March 17th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Alyssa
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stone of Asylum is part 1 of Hilarey Johnson's, author of Soveriegn Ground, new Fantasy series, Dance of the Crane. It's the story of fourteen year old Endora (This name totally gives me Bewitched vibes) whom after experiencing an epilepctic seizure is pulled from her father and sent to an underground insane asylum. She soon enough discovers the powerful garnet stone. And Endora must discover her own power to help bring together the Watchers to protect the garnet stone from the wrong hands.



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Peggy Goodman
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a good adventure story. Ms. Johnson is truly a good storyteller. I like the insights into the Old West, I like the shape-shifting, and am tickled that they got combined so well. The writing is choppier than what I'm used to, BUT I was never tempted to skip to the end, as I do with some authors. I honestly couldn't wait to read the next book in the series. (Luckily, it was already out, so I didn't have to wait.)
Adam Graham
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Herb LaFond
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the story line, and had a hard time putting it down. I especially appreciated the mixing of Korean, Chinese and American cultures. The story weaves between three primary characters, Yi Bae, his sister and Endora. Each of the characters are wonderfully flawed, human and believable. I can’t remember being this engrossed by a book since first reading the The Ninja by Lustbader. I can hardly wait to see what happens in the next installment. Hilarey Johnson has delivered a superb fantasy story ...more
Hilarey Johnson
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Katie
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this story and could not put it down. The different story lines kept me engaged and wanting to know more. Ms Johnson used great descriptive detail to paint such a great picture of the story. I can't wait to read the next book!
Hilarey Johnson
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Mike P. Farley
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Nickalli
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story of Yi Bae and his quest for his sister. Not being familiar with some of the terms in the story, the supernatural properties, etc. made reading seem a little slow at first and it took time as I wove myself into the story line. I did enjoy the descriptive fighting scenes and how I could easily envision the battles. I identified with Eldora's story much faster and found myself anxiously awaiting to see when the two stories would intersect. Knowing that this is to be trilogy made ...more
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