Title: Stone of Destiny
Author: Laura Howard
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours
~ Synopsis ~
Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn’t entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress’s plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison’s parents apart forever.
Despite Allison’s efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she’s ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.
Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan’ s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?
~ Review by Denise ~
So glad to be back on this adventure with this author into this wonderful trilogy with this of course being the second part of it. Allison has a big responsibility ahead of her with decisions,decisions after she has learned many things. Which road should she take so to speak. But after having met her father she must help him stop the one that is causing havoc and long ago step into motion a plan that affects her parents. So like a good story with the fae especially when humans have more interaction than some books I have read. Also she has been trying to protect and keep from any further involvement for the one she cares for alot- Ethan to get pulled into this mess. But of course we know how most guys are if they really care for a girl, no way do they sit back and let that happen.
Having already been affected before by certain events there is still some cleaning up to do concerning Ethan that at first he wants nothing to do with her, but that will be straightened out with no further ado in here. Funny how when people think they are helping sometimes that help just causes more to clean up when they have a hand in something better left alone. In this one she and others that are her father’s friends must get down to business and reveal the plans that Aoife has put into motion and stop her now that she is released. Strange also will be the plot pieces given by a character in here that they will meet who is very important to Allison and her father. I found also I very much enjoyed reading any time the King Deaghlan entered into the picture even though through all his arrogance a fascinating character he was.
Watch out for Aoife’s mother though they way she is written this author does a excellent job on guessing what is really going on where she is concerned and how does she really fit in all of this. Her father has some wonderful allies but then again whenever they do enter into Tir na’n Og it sounds so wonderful a place that would be great to visit and see for yourself. The author does a excellent job of bringing the place to life with her writing. Of course though they will find out things will not go quite the way they are foreseen or planned which makes for better reading with the surprises that are continuously written in here. I personally liked though her and Ethan how they do join forces and work to together on this and are there for each other. See a little more romance from them also.
There is a event near the end that this author has given us that is spine tingling to say the least but I do hope that what is presumed isn’t really so that happens to one of the main characters and in the last one she will almost say ha ha got ya. Sentimental I am I guess in that respect. All in all this is a perfect second installment to this interesting and fascinating trilogy with the characters and flow giving you quite the adventure once again for a much needed escape. 4 books
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~ About the Author ~
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.