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Title: The Stone Eater
Author: Carol Beth Anderson
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
Publication Date: April 1, 2021
Publisher: Eliana Press
The exhilarating, romantic conclusion to The Magic Eaters Trilogy, a dystopian YA fantasy series like no other.
Can Nora take her father’s crown…before his dark magic takes her life?
Ulmin Abrios, King of Cellerin, has gone mad. He’s invading and terrorizing his own cities.
Princess Nora, his estranged daughter, is determined to seize the crown and save her people. Along with her boyfriend Ovrun and her friends Krey and Sarza, she secretly returns to Cellerin.
As she plots to take down her father, Nora wrestles with her desire to find love. She knows how confining life in the palace will be. Could Ovrun—or any man—ever truly embrace the restrictive life of a king?
Touring her land on a dragon’s back, Nora builds a vast team of supporters. But Ulmin’s mind is decimated by forbidden magic, and he’ll use any weapon, from torture to mental slavery, to protect himself. Even against his daughter.
With both the crown and her heart at stake, Nora must give her all to defeat her father. Otherwise, his tyranny will overwhelm the land…giving Nora no escape but death.
The Stone Eater is the final entry in Carol Beth Anderson’s Magic Eaters trilogy. You need to start with the first, The Frost Eater, and read all the way through. I promise, it will be well worth your time! Anderson does an excellent job of creating a world you want to get to know and characters you either love or love to hate. And there are dragons. Dragons make any book better, am I right? The magic system she’s created is also fascinating to me.
And y’all, look at the cover. Isn’t it just creepy and gorgeous?
This trilogy is one of my favorites, and I’m sad that this is the last book in it. Read the first two now, and then you’ll be ready to jump in on The Stone Eater when it releases in April! You can preorder it here (affiliate link).
Also, if you just want to read something really cool, check out The Curio Cabinet, Anderson’s collection of microfiction. Worlds and universes and stories aplenty, each in 150 words or less.