Welcome once again to the Otherworld, where stories that most assuredly will gather your attention are left for us to find, like little treasures in the sand. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally found another story set in the future that harkens back to the past (not unlike the Tellest series, mind you).
This story is The Stonegate Sword, a lovingly crafted, gorgeous read by Harry James Fox. The perfect juxtaposition of classic fantasy, romance, a smidge of science fiction, and a hearty dash of religion fill these pages. They all coexist beautifully, and come together to tell a story that will appeal to you across every single chapter. Your biggest disappointment is sure to be that Fox doesn’t have his own series to his name yet.
The Old Empire is gone
But tales still tell of marvels from long ago-flying machines and devices run by the power of lightning. Now grass grows in the streets and rusted hulks are all that remain of the proud machines. A new time of troubles now threatens. The free towns of the rugged mountains and plains are in the path of conquest. The Prophet’s armies are coming, filled with hatred and armed with terrible, rediscovered weapons. Donald of Fisher, outcast and alone, is in the path of the march, searching for Rachel, who has been captured by the Raiders-minions of the Prophet. But how can he find and rescue one small captive in a wilderness teeming with enemies? And even if he succeeds, should he wield his sword beside the tiny band of defenders? Is Donald to become yet another victim, or is he, just possibly, the deliverer promised in prophecy? What can one person do in the face of a war that will shape the future of a continent?
If you’ve only have time to read one book this month, you really ought to make that book The Stonegate Sword. It won’t let you down (as 32 reviews on its page can attest). If you’re looking to find your new favorite story, check out Fox’s book on Amazon.