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Magic of the Gargoyles (Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles) (Volume 1) Paperback – September 16, 2017
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
"I freaking love this book! ...All I can say is I think you should read this." (Happy Tails and Tales ★★★★★)
"Fast-paced action + daring heroine + supportive allies = Magic of the Gargoyles" (Travelogue of a Book Addict ★★★★★)
"I have never read a story like this. It was fun, adventurous, dangerous and rewarding. I loved the originality and the attention to detail. I highly recommend MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES to adults/young adults who love a great fantasy!" (Juniper Grove ★★★★★)
"From the very beginning, I was hooked! ...You cannot go wrong with MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES if you're looking for a quick fantasy read!" (Pretty Little Pages)
"Fans of urban fantasy, the steampunk genre, or fans of gargoyles (they are neat)—this read is well worth the temporal investment. MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES is a charming light, short read that well deserves its 5 stars. It leaves an almost magical mark on you when you finish." (Open Book Society ★★★★★)
"I really enjoyed reading this fantasy adventure novella...I would certainly recommend this to any fantasy fans." (Carole's Book Corner)
"You will love this!" (Lovely Reads ★★★★★)
"intense from the beginning to end" (Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
From the Author
Also by Rebecca Chastain
NOVELS OF TERRA HAVEN
GARGOYLE GUARDIAN CHRONICLES
Magic of the Gargoyles
Curse of the Gargoyles
Secret of the Gargoyles
Lured: A Novelette (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)
TERRA HAVEN CHRONICLES
Deadlines & Dryads
MADISON FOX ADVENTURES (URBAN FANTASY)
A Fistful of Evil
A Fistful of Fire
A Fistful of Frost
STAND ALONE TITLES
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The location of the story is pretty ambiguous - it could almost be anywhere. This allows the reader to take what descriptions are given and build their own version of the world Rebecca Chastain has created. Mika is a compassionate soul. She is working hard to complete a job that should catapult her quartz creations to the top of everyone's list of supplier. When a gargoyle in need asks for her help, she stops her current task to come to another baby's aid. Then Mika continues to push aside this monumental career maker or breaker to help rescue the remaining babies.
Magic of the Gargoyles is a such a fantastic book. The plot is unique and exciting. The story line packs such a punch that you can't help but be drawn into and fully engaged in the story. The emotional content is in regards to the plight of the baby gargoyles was palpable. Mika's emotions transfer to the reader.
The author did a wonderful job developing the story in the short urban fantasy novella. I'm looking forward to continuing with the series with book 2, Curse of the Gargoyles.
Mika Stillwater is a midlevel earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she’ll trust with her desperate mission, Mika’s carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered.
Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika jeopardizes everything she’s work so hard for as she attempts to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive…
I like Mika a lot she was so willing to risk it all to help the little gargoyle hatchlings. I found her ability to control earth intriguing she quickly captured my heart. I also like her friend Kylie who’s a reporter and air elemental. Together they make an interesting pair of friends and honestly I really like when my characters have friends who support them.
I’ve had this one sitting on my kindle far to long. I haven’t read a lot of gargoyle books in the past so this one was unique and captivating right from the start. I loved that each gargoyle was so different in looks, and that they are hatchlings not created. While the story was short it was well written having all the elements to make it perfect. I enjoyed the authors writing style and loved the story. This is my first book by the author but I can tell already it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read more of Mika and Kylie’s adventures in future books. I admit that I need a coloring book to go along with the series because I would love to see what the little hatchlings look like. I feel the girls have more gargoyles in their future thanks to Mika’s new gift. Highly recommend a beautiful quick read that was hard to put down and finished in one sitting.