The Staff and The Sword Books 1 and 2
By Patrick W. Carr
What draws us to certain people and others just repulse us? It is a question that seems to follow Errol Stone. For some reason unknown to Errol and those closest to him, he has enemies throughout the kingdom of Illustra. But why would a young man who grew up in a small backwater town attract the attention of so many?
This what one hopes to discover at some point in this delightful attention grabbing series. And of course one hopes that Errol will be able to marry the young woman who has captured his heart, but where matters of politics and power are concerned nothing is certain. Especially when our hero has been accused and convicted of a crime so that his life might be saved only to be sent on a mission sure to result in the forfeiture of his life. Alas Errol's troubles only continue to grow just as he continues to grow as person.
Time is short as the king's life draws to an end, but Errol's time is even shorter as a new compulsion is yet again placed on him to do the bidding of the church. With his life and the lives of those nearest to him and the future of the very kingdom in the balance Errol must succeed or he will die. (I won't give away more as that will just detract from your experience in reading these books for yourself!)
But if you like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, C.S. Lewis's Narnia and Space series, Stephen Lawhead's books, or Fay Sampson's Pangur Ban series you'll love The Staff and The Sword!
I was provided a copy of A Cast of Stones and The Hero's Lot in exchange for my honest review and for this blog tour.
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