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Stone Bound

(Chaos and Retribution #1)

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"No less than a major victory in the epic fantasy genre!" --Amazon reviewer
The Dragon Queen of Chaos sends her minions to prepare the world for her return...

And all that stands in her way are three children with the powers of Stone, Sea and Sky.

Fen is only a boy when his city is sacked by enemy invaders. His mother is cut down before his eyes. Yet somehow, when the

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Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published October 18th 2019
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Lana
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read, gripping right till the last page! loved the three characters, so different to one another all children with different powers if only they learn to harness these! Fen is stone bound, Aislin is water/sea bound and Karliss is wind bound, Fen scared of his stone powers, aislin uses her powers when she goes on the defence and Karliss is careless of how he uses the power of the wind even when warned it could lead to his insanity!! The fist is also a great character, turned into a ...more
Kathleen Nichols
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA adults and older
***I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

I can tell that this is going to be one epic saga with a complex storyline and characters. I'm glad that the author decided to break up the story to better layout the storyline. By breaking the story into a trilogy it should lend itself to a more in-depth characters story. Finn, Aislin, and Karliss have a hard road to travel before or if they're going to save their world and each other. A reader can easily be
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Lidia
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second series by Eric T. Knight that I've read, the first one being the adventures of Ace Lone Wolf, which I love for the sense of humour and a very bright way of mingling historical facts and figures into Ace's stories:)

What I appreciate a lot in Eric T. Knight's writing is the easiness with which he weaves his stories. He's great at developing both the world created and the characters themselves, making them relatable, likeable and true-to-life with all their faults and weaknesses
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John
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
High Quality Epic Fantasy
The texture and detail of the writing make it clear from almost the first paragraph that this is an expansive novel with deep world-building thought behind it. And I'm a sucker for the intros and origins of multiple characters, who are fated to come together at some point in the future.

Fen, the fighter aligned with stone, Aislin the sounder aligned with water and the ocean, and Karliss, the wind aligned. Aislin a loaner and outcast with an adopted mother trying to make
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Abbie
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enthralling

Like his previous series Immortality and Chaos, Eric T Knight's Chaos and Retribution grabbed my attention from the very beginning. I just finished Book 1, Stone Bound, and I am already worried about when the series will be completed and released. I don't want to catch up to the author and have to wait for each book's publication. I prefer to own the whole series before I begin reading so I never have to wait. This book focuses on three young characters - Fen, Aislin, and Karliss.
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Alex Campbell
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fantasy Masterwork!

This is a book that has a heart as powerful as raging water, a story line as solid as stone and characters that will sweep you up like gale force wind! Heartfelt people, power this amazing tale of three kids, in vastly different places coming of age with unimaginable powers and what might be a world ending cataclysm they don't even know exists on the horizon. Eric T. Knight, the ' T ' stands for Triumph, because this book is no less than a major victory in the Epic Fantasy
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Ed
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Mr Knight quickly engages the reader with what is sure to be a great trilogy. Although this first book deals mainly with Fen, I found myself interested in all 3 character which seem destined to save the world. Eric T. Knight has an interesting take on magic while not entirely new is at least not the same old same old that so many writers stick to. He has also created a world that exists not only now but has a
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Jerry Devore
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great “first in the series” work!

Having never read the works of this author before, I was pleasantly surprised with the way he introduced each of the characters and fleshed them out until I felt I knew them all. Not just the people, but their surroundings, beliefs, and rituals. This was one of those books I was repeatedly able to put aside. It was also one I looked anxiously forward to picking up again. A very good read and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Gayreth Walden
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

Eric Knight is a new author for me and I am very happy with his writing style. For me this book starts out with background on the three main characters, Fen, Aislin and Karliss. They are from different parts of their world and have never met. They are young and just discovering their power. I was drawn to the characters from the beginning and feel the story is well developed. As this book ended I was left wanting more. So now I am ready to read book two. I highly recommend this book. I
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Jonica
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love these books.

After reading the Chaos and Immortality books, I am continuing on to the Chaos and Retribution series. I truly enjoy Knight's characters. They all feel very realistic and the dialogue strikes me as genuine. Hidden within the fantasy aspect of these books are kernels of true wisdom reminiscent of Taoism and Buddhism. I come away from these stories a better person as well as thoroughly entertained.
Susan Corso
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Character

Fen, Karliss, & Aislin.
All three children are especially gifted.
Fen's entire life has been changed.
Karliss's status as of the end of this book is changing.
Aislin's disconnection from everyone else, hopefully will change in the next book.
So, as of the end of this book StoneBound,
I consider Fen my favorites so far.
He has grown up alot, & been thru so much grief.
I hope for all three too develop healthfully as the series progresses.
Connie Fogg-Bouchard
three to preserve the land

three children born with affinities to stone, water and air, will be the saviors of their countries. but they are children and they have many lessons to learn first, among them loss, hate, and fear. how out of there will they find the love needed to save others?
Tom
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still a great read

Read the first series of the book, and even though twas fantasy, the author made the characters human. Also the lovely lessons in not judging situations too quickly, not all is what it seems, neither are people. Forgiveness of self and others ... Just a great series, I've not the words. This one has me hooked as well thus far.
Pauline Haney Hughes
Stone Bound

Taking place 10 years after the Immortality and Chaos books. The Story centers around three children destined to save the world. Each from different back grounds, Stone, Sea, Sky! Great start.
Amanda Mooney
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great start to an epic series

Cannot wait to read the next installments in this series.

Great character development, compelling story, leaving the reader with a thirst for what's next
David Congdon
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was recommended to me

Wow. Great storyline and the characters are well developed. Eric T. Knight is an amazing story teller. Check it out you will be glad you did
shawn logan
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

As with the first series, this book keeps you engaged and wanting more. I can not wait to read the next installment.
Mr A J Hay
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good enjoyable read

A good enjoyable read. Characters well drawn and a good plot line. Book is a continuation of the previous series of book. Which you would need to read first
Linda
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this would be adult fantasy, but it's more middle school/YA level. I like series, but not ones that really leave you hanging.
Harry McCudden
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the type of book that hooks into you fully. I am so glad that I have read it, and the next one. Highly recommend it.
Beth Tilley
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great new series - takes place after the Immortality & Chaos series. Bright new characters with special gifts.
Kath
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well written story with a strong plot.
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