Book Review: The Misanthrope: Stone’s Story by S.M. Boyce




Unlock the dark origins of Ourea’s most famous political players in this Grimoire Saga spinoff series.

Before Stone trained Kara Magari or taught the First Vagabond to master the Blood loyalty, he was nothing more than a slave boy named Terric.

Terric is a curious loner hellbent on reading his master’s forbidden books. When one heist goes wrong, Terric abandons his old life and runs for freedom—only to fall prey to a ruthless man named Niccoli.

Niccoli is an isen—a creature of magic from the hidden world of Ourea—and he awakens within Terric an unimaginable gift. But this gift comes with a catch. Suddenly in control of newfound power he is forbidden to freely use, Terric realizes too late he simply traded one master for another.

In Ourea, a world dominated by the gifted, few isen dare defy their masters. Until now.


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My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

S.M. Boyce’s Grimoire Saga was a delightful adventure and I enjoyed learning Stone’s history. I don’t think I would have liked this book as much if I had read it as a stand alone before I’d read the Grimoire Saga. It’s more like a piece of the puzzle falling into place.

Although his character is well developed, Stone is not one that the reader can connect with. He cares for no one and he doesn’t care who or what he hurts (or kills) in order to get what he wants. His only goal is to free himself from his master, Niccoli, who is ruthless and evil. There is one isen Stone does care for but he won’t even allow himself to think about it. 

I liked the ending of Stone’s Story and look forward to reading the next book about Cedric.


About the Author

Author-Photo-2aWhen S. M. Boyce graduated with a degree in creative writing, she realized that made her well-qualified for serving French fries. It would take years of writing hundreds of thousands of words of all kinds before she became the bestselling action and adventure author she is today.

Boyce specializes in action-packed stories that weave in fantasy, mystery, and heroines with an knack for mischief. All romantic leads are based loosely on her husband, who proves that soulmates are real. She has a deep love for ghosts, magic, and spooky things. If you’ve already finished her books, check out her blog or twitter feed for a dash of adventure.

One thought on “Book Review: The Misanthrope: Stone’s Story by S.M. Boyce

  1. Author S. M. Boyce April 24, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Great review! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on both the Grimoire Saga and Stone’s novel. I’ll have the rest of the Ourean Chronicles out this year for you 🙂


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