HEART STONE
ELLE KATHARINE WHITE
ISBN:  9780062451941 (TP), 9780062451958 (EB)
January 17, 2017
Harper Voyager
www.harpercollins.com
Trade Paperback
$15.99 US / $19.99 CAN
336 Pages
Fantasy
Rating: 5 Cups

Merybourne Manor is a lovely little country village where Aliza Bentaine’s family and friends are being terrorized by gryphons. She has already lost one sister to the horde, so it is a huge relief to see Riders coming to their rescue.

The bond between dragon and man is as close as family for Alastair Daired. Daired’s take this honor very seriously, and Alastair will fight to the death to for his dragon and his people.

Aliza is very proud of the life she and her family lead, which makes Daired’s attitude towards her incredibly aggravating, and confusing. Aliza also tries to pass off her sense of unease to the gryphon scare, but deep down she worries that there is worse to come. Daired finds his feelings towards Aliza baffling, and she is in his thoughts constantly. When their world erupts, Aliza’s safety consumes him, but with terror bearing down on them the sacrifice to come is beyond all comprehension.

Aliza and Daired come to life under Ms. White’s expert hand. Their world is a technicolor of verdant greens and fiery reds, and you can almost smell the dragon’s smoky essence. She totally captures the heart of her readers with characters who lead you on an adventure that does not stop. This story enthralls with its world of fantastic creatures, bold personalities, and heart-wrenching action!

Lototy
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More