IMPRISONED IN STONE by Helen B. Henderson


Magic imprisoned Dylan’s soul, but not his will. Love released both.

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The End of the Brethren

★★★✩✩

Helen Henderson introduced me to a wonderful world of magic. Mages, incantations, a soul bound to a stone, a sadistic mastermind leading an evil group of magical soldiers, a girl unaware of her powers, the two men who love her, and so much more!

It was easy to get caught up in the mystique of this world and wonder if there was anywhere for these characters to be safe from the whims of a mad man. While he hunted, tortured, and killed powerful mages, Maerva, Gareth and Colwynn (the son of said lunatic) were doing everything not only to elude him, but to finally defeat him. Will they succeed?

Dylan's story was the one that tore me up the most. I can't even begin to understand what this character has been through, but I was totally behind his thirst for vengeance. I'm still a bit dazzled by all the magic that ran through this story. Between the fight scenes, intense spell casting, the love triangle, Dylan's suffering, and Cuhlwch's (bad guy) machinations, you'll be entranced too!

Synopsis
For the crime of healing without payment, the Brethren imprisoned Dylan’s soul in stone. After centuries, he felt the touch of another’s mind and hope for escape from his eternal prison soars. However, his potential savor’s is unaware of her latent magic--and her only knowledge of him comes from an eerie message on the wall and nightmarish dreams.

A spell kept secret for generations.
A brotherhood thirsting for power.
Demands that cannot be obeyed.
And in the middle of it all-- a woman who stands to lose everything.


About the Author
Although I wrote fiction for myself as long as I can remember, and been a professional writer for many years, pursuing publication for my fiction is a more recent endeavor. As a person, I have tried to find a balance between my typical Gemini characteristics. My heritage is also a reflection of contrasts -- the descendent of a coal-miner's daughter and an aviation flight engineer. I grew up knowing the simple life on a farm, yet my professional career was designing computers.

This dichotomy shows in my writing which crosses genres. Fantasy and science fiction is written to the lilting tunes of Celtic harp and flute. While the Ashokan Farewell calls forth the muse for historical adventures and westerns.

My published non-fiction in regional and national publications covers antiques, travel, history, and several articles on battlefield archeology (yes, I do know the subject and have participated in digs using both traditional screen and trowel methods and the new-fangled metal detectors). I'm also proud of my local histories, "Matawan and Aberdeen - Of Town and Field" and "Around Matawan & Aberdeen," both published under the Arcadia Press imprint. The most-recent book, "From the Back Street to Main Street - A Chronicle of the Methodist Community of Middletown Point" celebrated 180 years of a local organization.

Join me as we journey among the stars, to the past both near and far, or to worlds of imagination.

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