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The Graystone Saga by Laura Klotz

Twelve demons. One woman. Join the hunt. 

Tobiah is unexpectedly swept up into the quest of Lady Gray, a figure of legend and fear. Lady Gray and her companion, the surly warrior Sabastian, are on the hunt for twelve demons, known as shades, who have escaped into the world. Only she, bearer of the Graystone, can defeat the shades and return them to their place of imprisonment. Gradually, Tobiah begins to piece together the truth about the lady, whose history is as tragic as her fate.

Note: The Graystone Saga is unfinished, with no recent updates.

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Listed: Nov 19, 2013


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By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Mar 9, 2014: The Graystone Saga is a somewhat standard sword-and-sorcery fantasy setup, but it managed to capture my interest fairly well regardless. In short order, we’re introduced to a mysterious woman (the Lady Gray), her taciturn male companion (Sabastian), and the narrator, Tobiah, who meets the two during a confrontation and becomes injured while trying to protect the lady. I found the initial descriptions of the characters engaging, and the subsequent interaction kept me interested to find out more about all of them, and to see how they would gel as a group (or not).

The author appears to have put a lot of thought into the world she created, and I found Lady Gray’s instruction to Tobiah about the world’s deities interesting and instructive enough myself. One of the central mysteries of the story seems to be around the Lady and the gray stone she carries. People that see it, or that recognize her, seem to regard her with some amount of fear, and sometimes loathing that has yet to be explained. That built some interest in the story for me, as well, especially due to the fact that the churches seem to be part of the ruling structure of the world and although people usually seem to align with the one of the god of their area, the Lady seems to be connected to all of them.

On the cautionary side, however, there are only 6 chapters posted at the moment, so it’s hard to make too much of a judgment of where the story is going based on that. In addition, although the author is definitely going for a story with mystery to draw readers’ interest, in my opinion the chapters are short enough where it’s difficult to cast that spell of mystery before the chapter is over and you’re on to the next one.

At any rate, I think this is a strong start to an interesting fantasy story, and I’d recommend fantasy fans to check it out.

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A First Look – A Change In Venue

By Morgan O'Friel, member

Jan 9, 2014: A quick heads-up to potential readers: this story is no longer hosted at the link above, and is now at JukePop serials. The author of the series has let me know that she is in the process of submitting the proper link, so that should be available shortly. Until then, clicking to the site’s home page will give you the link, but the one listed here links to a page that does not exist.

Currently only one chapter is available, so my review will be based on that.

The series seems like it has a very interesting – if standard – premise. The introduction shows the various misunderstandings about our heroine, Lady Gray, and the different ways that people react (in this instance, poorly) to her.

It was an interesting action scene, and it left me curious to know more about who this confessor is that she mentioned, and why the name struck fear in most of the people. I’m also curious about what’s going to happen to our narrator.

The tvTropes page for the series, and the various links on the blogspot site (the one currently linked) shows a lot of fan involvement and a very interesting cast and well-developed world. I’m looking forward to seeing more of that.

If you enjoy sword and sorcery, I recommend giving The Graystone Saga a try.

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