Gates of Stone
AN EMPEROR'S DAUGHTER WHO WILL NOT BE DENIED
Just before her sixteenth birthday, Princess Katerina is refused her rightful place as heir to the Empire of the Ice-Bear--solely because of her sex. Determined to regain her inheritance, she murders the foreign lord she's been ordered to marry and embarks on a peril ...more
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An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I’ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone.
Angus Macallan is a pseudonym for Angus Donald, a historical fiction writer most well-known for The Outlaw Chronicles series. Gates of Stone, the first book in Lord of the Islands series marked his first foray into the fantasy gen ...more
Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you have the makings of an excellent fantasy debut. Angus Macallan is a compelling new voice in epic fantasy.
The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven’t seen good character development like this since reading about Jamie Lannister. At first I was a little annoyed with Jun, but when he stopped being so pompous, I found myself rooting for him and sympathizing every time he hit an obstacle. He’s pr ...more