Author: E.A. Sandrose
Narrator: Ulka S. Mohanty
Length: 13 hours 44 minutes
Series: The Gempendium, Book 1
Publisher: E.A. Sandrose
Released: Mar. 5, 2020
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult
On the planet Precios, gemstones can cure everything from heartache to heartburn, unless you’re one of the children doomed to Devil’s Crown to mine them. All Yrund wants is to get back to her beloved home in the Sky Country, but escaping the powerful Mining Wield will take more than just courage. Especially when Yrund accidentally steals the only living gem found in centuries.
Journey into a rich new world where wonder and peril are never far apart – a tale of poetry-loving pirates, rebel bands of herders, invisible forest creatures, and a mysterious gemstone with a mind all her own.
By turns heartwarming and harrowing, The Every Stone is about friendship, survival, and finding your power where you least expect it.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by E.A. Sandrose. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Extended Book Summary (from Goodreads.com):
Thirteen-year old Yrund was a goat herder before she was captured and condemned to dig for the very jewels forbidden by her people.
Gem Beard was a pirate in the Long Sea before the Spice Wars relegated him to guarding children miles underground.
The Mining Wield thinks they own them both. But Yrund is determined to get out. That is if she can just stay alive…
In The Every Stone, E. A. Sandrose creates a whole new world for readers to visit. This world is wonderfully brought to life by the narration of Ulka S. Mohanty. Fans of epic fantasy will enjoy this trip to the planet Precios.
The plot line hits the ground running from the first chapter. Following the saga of Yrund, a young woman and slave in the gem mines, The Every Stone and its characters are truly original, especially Orelia, the living gem who Yrund accidentally befriends. The story of their friendship is what I enjoyed most about the book. The banter between the two is sure to bring a smile to your face!
The Every Stone is listed as part one of a series. I am interested to see where this story goes!
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