Errol’s a great hero because he’s human. We get to see him rise to the occasion while also being shown his insecurities and failings. I even like that he has an attitude towards Liam, the poster-child of the kingdom, the hero who fights like a god, attracts all the ladies, and is perfectly humble to boot. No one could ever have a reason to hate him, he’s just that perfect. I think most of us have experienced jealousy at one point or other, so to have a hero that also has those feelings makes Errol even more relatable. Making him the main character rather than Liam who is the classic hero-type, is a big part of what makes the story special.
|By the end of the story, Errol has changed a lot. These last two images portray my idea for what he might look like towards the end of the book.|
Like every great epic fantasy, “A Cast of Stones” has a fully loaded roster of cool characters. There’s a good mix of personalities, ages, and abilities among the people Errol meets on his journey. The cast of female characters is just as good as the males. Some of my favorites are the butt-kicking girls from his time with the Caravan, Ru & Jhade, and the kind-hearted noblewoman Adora who’s introduced towards the end.
|Rohka, beautiful & dangerous|
I’m glad that I didn’t read “A Cast of Stones” when it first came out because it would be hard to wait for the next installment, “The Hero’s Lot!" This week I’ve been reading it, and as soon as I’m done I’ll be sharing about it with you!
If you'd like to read this story, the exciting thing is, right now, the kindle version is free! So, if you read ebooks make sure to knab it! Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)
Also, check out the official trailer featuring original music, and Patrick W. Carr's website: http://patrickwcarr.com/