CSFF August Blog Tour ~ A Cast of Stones Day 1

A Cast of Stones
The Staff and The Sword Book 1
By Patrick W. Carr

A Cast of Stones is Errol Stone's story.  It opens with a young man who is a drunk and has been since he was 14 years old.  A tragic lost destroyed him and his image of himself and he turned to ale.  But when a simple task of delivering a message turns into a life and death struggle Errol's life is about to change forever.

In a series of events that threaten to end his life early Errol manages to survive.  But the question top-most on the minds of those most closely related to this lost young man is why would anyone be targeting him. Of what importance is Errol Stone an orphan with no skills but drinking ale?

But each experience strengthens Errol and allows him to grow as a person.  But this is how all experiences in our lives should be - moments of trial should allow us to grow, to be refined.  A Cast of Stones actually brought to mind two songs The Refiner's Fire and the following lines:

Purify my heart
Cleanse me from my sin
Deep within
The second song is Find Us Faithful and the following lines:

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey

A Cast of Stones is a fantastic series debut and it left me wanting to read book 2 The Hero's Lot which I can happily say I am doing.  Come back tomorrow for more CSFF Blog Tour insights.

I was provided a copy of A Cast of Stones in exchange for my honest review and for this blog tour.

Get a free eBook of A Cast of Stones here until August 31st!

Be sure to check out all the tour participants who will be posting throughout the 3 day (Aug 26-28) CSFF Blog Tour!

You can buy the first 2 books of The Staff and The Sword series at the following 

Be sure to check-out author Patrick Carr's Website 


  1. Been a long while since I heard "Find Us Faithful" -- it's a good fit.

    1. It's funny, it's been several years since I've listened to this song and reading A Cast of Stones just brought it to my mind. So I'm going to pull out my mom's Steve Green cd's. :D

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I really liked this fantasy world too. Great characters, twisty plot, great stuff!!

  3. "But this is how all experiences in our lives should be - moments of trial should allow us to grow, to be refined." Nicely said!


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