Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Gargoyle Prophecies, Part I, The Savior Rises

From Goodreads: With a tattered Raggedy Ann doll as her only companion, Stefani has spent her entire life immersed in self isolation. As a 10-year-old child she was the lone witness to her mother's murder. She vowed to find the man who robbed her of all she held dear in the world and ensure he suffers as she has before he takes his final breath. 

Her childhood is consumed with training in the hopes of one day finding the scarred-face killer. But her world up-ends as her 21st birthday looms when she discovers she isn't the hunter. She is the one being hunted, and her predators are not human. Stefani finally opens herself up for the first time, allowing Dennis into her life and revealing her emotions to her hopeful protector. But her fear and confusion mount when he reveals he is a gargoyle - and she is, as well.

Dennis claims Stefani is the key to the future of the gargoyle world. She is the Chosen One, and she is in danger. Dark forces covet her imminent power and will use any means to steal it. Stefani's mind swims with peril she neither understands nor is sure she believes. She questions everything, including her grip on reality.

As Stefani battles the damned across the globe, she searches for answers about her identity. Is she truly the savior of an inhuman race or has her solitude and the trauma of her mother's death finally infected her sanity?

I was super excited to read this story because it had gargoyles, a rare thing these days. This turned out to be, in my humble opinion, a whirlwind of a read. The plot moves from here to there and back again. It lost me at some point, but I still liked the story. The ending confused me a bit, but I somehow expected that. This just isn't your average read, I recommend this for when you're in a patient mood looking for a gargoyle story. As the name suggests there will be a sequel.

I give this book 3.5 owls!


  1. Wow!! You're on a roll with reviews :) It takes me FOREVER to finish a book!

  2. Yay! I'm really loving your reviews Anaiz. I think the page looks fantastic and I'm drooling over the facebook and twitter buttons! Great job!


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