Title: The Angel Stone
Series: The Fairwick Chronicles #3
My Reviews of: The Demon Lover | The Water Witch
Author: Juliet Dark
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: Ballantine Books\Random House
Publication Date: September 3rd 2013
Available Formats: Hardcover, E-Book
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A can’t-miss read for fans of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time.
For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by the Grove—a sinister group of witches and their cohorts—many of the local fey have been banished or killed, including Callie’s one true love. And in place of the spirit of tolerance and harmony, the new administration at Fairwick College has fostered an air of danger and distrust.
With her unique magical abilities, Callie is the only one who can rescue her friends from exile and restore order to the school—a task that requires her to find the Angel Stone, a legendary talisman of immense power. Propelled on an extraordinary quest back to seventeenth-century Scotland, Callie risks her life to obtain the stone. Yet when she encounters a sexy incarnation of her lost love, she finds the greater risk is to her heart. As the fate of Fairwick hangs in the balance, Callie must make a wrenching choice: reclaim a chance for eternal passion or save everything she holds dear.
How sad I am that The Fairwick Chronicles have come to a close (I think) with The Angel Stone! This series is perhaps the epitomy of my favorite sort of read. Dark and gothic, magical and hopeful…set in a small town with amazing characters. I just loved every moment of this ride Juliet Dark has taken us on.
In the third piece of this trilogy we see the town banding together to defend itself and stand up for what the town of Fairwick embodies. And it sure embodies a lot! Every imaginable type of mythical/paranormal creature calls this town it’s home and together they must figure out a way to regain a town and college lost to those who would control it and banish/destroy all the others. Add to that a new element – Time Travel – and one might say that Dark had attempted too much within this series….that all of these paranormal creatures and storylines is overload. I would wholeheartedly disagree!
I loved how all of the characters, new and old, and even an adorable door mouse named Ralph, examine their weaknesses and find their inner strengths while on the path to save Fairwick and the college. Most of all though…I loved that we and Callie have the opportunity to revisit the past, meet William, watch Callie grow finally into the strong and independant woman we knew was there…and then finally get our Happily Ever After!
Juliet Dark’s amazing world building and character development coupled with the lyricism and beauty of her writing style pull everything together and make this a must read series.