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What a stunning tale. Majestic, enthralling, thought consuming. While I wanted to read this book oh so quickly, I wanted to savour it also. I didn’t think WWB could be beaten but I have been proven wrong. I sure hope there are a few more books to come, I don’t think I could ever bore of them. <3
Omg this story is amazing. I loved it from page one all the way to the end. The paperback is absolutely beautiful love the formatting and design inside the pages. I really enjoy Casey L Bond writing style and she doesn't disappoint.
Rarely in my reading history gave I come across a second book in a series (standalone or not) that is on equal footing to the first. I fell hard and irrevocably for When Wishes Bleed so I was beyond excited for this story.
I don't know if I could love it more. The author has this magic in the way she writes her stories. They are almost poetry. The characters are so unique, so special and multilayered. I loved the history of this story, the magic each character possessed (very unique), the details in the world building; man, just everything.
As much as I want to detail every aspect of this story (because every part is wonderful and worth mentioning), I will just say this: I was blown away with When Wishes Bleed and completely staisfyed once again with Omen of Stones.
Highly recommended both stories and will be reading again and again. This story will not leave you, believe me.
Some stories are told as if ... by a storyteller with only the cadence of their own voice, by a single storyteller with a guitar, by a storyteller who is part of a band, relating their story as if they are part of a grand orchestra.
When Fate steps in twists and turns abound … in Omen Of Stones by Casey L. Bond.
River is the son of King Tauren and Queen Sable, but as the years have passed many Puritans in Nautilus are unwilling to tolerate the witches in their midst, they foster hatred towards all. Trying to keep the peace after threats were made, Sable has urged their son River to keep close to the castle. Now, on his seventeenth birthday he has come of age. It is time to visit with the witches in Thirteen and learn more about his heritage. You see, River speaks with the dead as well as walks among them.
There are boundaries that protect Nautilus from the Wilds however, on this night River leaves the safe boundary as he follows a spirit that calls to him. Set upon, knocked out and bound by magic he is dragged to the river to be drowned.
Omen is a witch who lives in the Wilds. On this night she is drawn to the river where she sees the men trying to drown a young man. When they fail to heed her warning to stop and free the young man, without regret she uses her command of the stones to bury the would be murders. She guides River to her home, where she lives with her foster mother, so she may unbind the magic that ties his hands. They return to the river the next morning only to find it swollen so far out of its banks that River may not return yet to Nautilus. Stranded on this side of the river the Spirit returns for River with a fierce need for him to see her death. There is trouble a’brewing both inside and out of Nautilus. The hatred some have for the Witches has festered, grown and is ready to boil over to destroy all in its path. The thought to destroy Nautilus was sparked with the death of the Spirit; just as the leaders enfolded her daughters into their plan for revenge. Fate too will have a part in this tale as it unfolds, for this war has been a long time coming, more then seventeen years. Evil has laid in wait, biding time. The time is now.
Return to the Kingdom of Nautilus, with Tauren, Sable, and others of the Kingdom. Step beyond the boundaries into the Wilds where we see life outside Nautilus. Beginning with the questions, why does someone want River dead? Omen is a founding, but who were her parents? Why has the founder of the village provided her with a caregiver and home all these years? What are her powers? Why has Fate brought them together? You see, Fate has always had a hand in River’s life; he guides him but, even Fate may not be able to stop what will happen.
“Omen Of Stones” will continue the tale begun in “When Wishes Bleed” bringing back favorite characters and introducing others that share the Kingdom of Nautilus and the lands beyond. Tauren and Sable have ruled Nautilus striving for peace but there are those who would rather bring war to the borders and beyond endangering all they hold dear. This tale will pull you in, push you to the edge of your chair, leave you with a warm feeling and wanting just a little bit more.
Beautifully written story that weaves magic with each word. Omen and River were born on the same night but brought up in different areas. River a Prince Destined to one day rule. Omen abandoned by the river with a prophecy about her being born in the river and dying there too. She was brought up in the wilds by a kind women. When the two worlds came crashing together and a long held secret about Omen and her past is revealed. Will the truth and Fates power be enough to save the Kingdom from those that wish to destroy it. Highly recommended this book
Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.
Wow....what another amazing read in this series. I enjoyed this so much!!
The characters were incredible. I love how Bond connected each character and gave me a chance to get to know them by getting each character's POV. I loved getting to know Omen and River. They were such a magical couple and I enjoyed their story so very much.
The story-line was phenomenal. Bond has a way of bringing her stories to line and keep us entertained from beginning to end and this story was no different. The adventure in this story was so addicting and kept me wanting to know more as I continued to read. I loved this read so much and I highly recommend it.
I absolutely love this series! This is a part 2 to When Wishes Bleed, set about 17 years after the first book. We meet Tauren and Sable's son, Prince River, and Omen, who... well, anything I say to describe Omen will give the story away. It's a great book and an amazing series. I love all of Casey's books, but I really love this witchy series!
Such a good book!!! I started reading and before I knew it hours had flown by and I was finished!! I really hope this world isn't quite done yet. I want to know more about River andOmen, but mostly I want to read about Lyric and Sky. How did they live before they found their Omen?? What's going on with them now? Is River right about the witches powers and the ability to learn more? What about their adventures in The Wilds?? Oh man, I could read this world forever!! Such an epic series!! 5 stars and 2 thumbs way up!!
I looooovved When Wishes Bleed, so I couldn’t wait to dig into The Omen of Stones. What a pay off!! I don’t want to ruin anyone’s first read, so I won’t give specifics, but there are some spectacular moments in this book that simply CANNOT be missed. The climax was absolutely amazing- I couldn’t put the book down, but turned pages at break-neck speed- and the ending was soooo satisfying! Great endings that please the reader are hard to pull off, but Bond is a boss!