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The Druid Stone by Heidi Belleau
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Aug 06, 2012

really liked it

It was so good, and the review got quite long. So I put it on my blog.


"*phwoar* is the only way to begin this review. As a rank amateur, I don't believe in sticking to the cold hard facts. This is one awesomesauce of a book that delves into M/M romance, urban fantasy, a very rich tapestry of characterisation and isnane amounts of world building.

The Druid Stone sets off with Sean O'Hara, of Cuban and Boston Irish descent, "inheriting" a cursed stone from an older relative. The curse involves vividly brutal nightmares that leave him with bruises and ghosts of pain. At the end of his rope, he uses his last savings to buy a ticket to Ireland where he recruits - or attempts to recruit - Cormac Kelly, of Irish and druidish descent.

Cormac has to be the most dickish private paranormal investigator since... John Constantine. But also quite loveable. Too familiar with people (or anyone, really) looking for twee Ireland Leprechauns and Lucky Charms, he pegs Sean as an American only interested in finding his Riverdancing relatives. It doesn't take long before he realises his mistake, however.

What follows is an insane ride into the world of the sidhe, a topsy turvy plane of existence thought up by a demented Escher, and the past. If you liked American Gods, or Boneshaker, you'd better grab something to drink, eat, and prepare to be thoroughly entertained.

Heidi and Violetta have an uncanny knack of creating very well balanced characters."

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message 1: by Lillian (new) - added it

Lillian Francis Mads, you changed your name?

Madison Lillian wrote: "Mads, you changed your name?"

Yup :) for writing purposes. ;)

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Lillian Francis What?! Does that mean...? Is there something I should know (or have somehow missed)?

Idamus Any news, publishers we need to poke? *Wants Madder stories*

Madison not yet! working on it. did i mention im slow? *is slow*

Idamus Madison wrote: "not yet! working on it. did i mention im slow? *is slow*"

In that case *pokes Madder* ;)

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Lillian Francis Madison wrote: "not yet! working on it. did i mention im slow? *is slow*"
Don't worry, the publishing world works slowly too.

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