Gates of Stone

Gates of Stone

In a world of blood and magic, a powerful epic fantasy begins... AN EMPEROR'S DAUGHTER WHO WILL NOT BE DENIED Just before her sixteenth birthday, Princess Katerina is refused her rightful place as heir to the Empire of the Ice-Bear--solely because of her sex. Determined to regain her inheritance, she murders the foreign lord she's been ordered to marry and embarks on a peril In a world of blood and magic, a powerful epic fantasy begins... AN EMPEROR'S DAUGHTER WHO WILL NOT BE DENIED J...

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Title:Gates of Stone
Author:Angus Macallan
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Gates of Stone
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:544 pages pages

Gates of Stone Reviews

  • Lori
    Mar 24, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

  • Eleanor Jethro
    Dec 19, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

    Great! This is a well written book that grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me pleased through the end. I very much look forward to a sequel. I think this will be a series to re-read. Great characters, a fascinating world, and objects of power to change the world. ...

    What a great read. At first it was like what the heck. But the further I got into the book the more enjoyable it became. Alot of back and forth between characters but eventually it all merged. I'm glad i kept reading the book as I don't like the back and forth. The characters were g...

  • Bob Milne
    Dec 07, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

  • Nick Brett
    Feb 19, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

  • Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
    Apr 13, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

  • Meghan
    Jan 13, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 09, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

  • Megan
    Apr 16, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

    Great! This is a well written book that grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me pleased through the end. I very much look forward to a sequel. I think this will be a series to re-read. Great characters, a fascinating world, and objects of power to change the world. ...

    What a great read. At first it was like what the heck. But the further I got into the book the more enjoyable it became. Alot of back and forth between characters but eventually it all merged. I'm glad i kept reading the book as I don't like the back and forth. The characters were g...

    ARC provided by publisher ACE in exchange for an honest review. Good character development and world building. Asian themes given to a fantasy story of politics, religion, and magic. Easy for the average reader to find a character to identify with and root for. I enjoyed the story, ...

    Gates of Stone took me longer than I usually spend with a 500-page fantasy novel, and has left me with mixed feelings. Angus Macallan is the pseudonym of author Angus Donald, whose historical fiction is well-known to historical aficionados; this novel is his first entry in the world of...

    I came across this book on the Barnes and Noble 20% off shelf. Having never heard of this book or author I would like to say I was a blank slate. Initially I was really attracted to the cover (I mean its beautiful!) and the synopsis immediately caught my interest. After all who does...

    There is a lot to like in this book - complex political intrigues, battles, betrayals, magic, epic adventure...but there's also a lot to dislike. The only character I actually cared about wasn't even a major player (Tenga). There is graphic rape, descriptions of bodies being hacked apa...

  • Wendy
    Jan 21, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

  • Virginia
    Aug 06, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

  • Simon Howard
    Mar 06, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

  • Filip
    Feb 14, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

    Great! This is a well written book that grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me pleased through the end. I very much look forward to a sequel. I think this will be a series to re-read. Great characters, a fascinating world, and objects of power to change the world. ...

    What a great read. At first it was like what the heck. But the further I got into the book the more enjoyable it became. Alot of back and forth between characters but eventually it all merged. I'm glad i kept reading the book as I don't like the back and forth. The characters were g...

    ARC provided by publisher ACE in exchange for an honest review. Good character development and world building. Asian themes given to a fantasy story of politics, religion, and magic. Easy for the average reader to find a character to identify with and root for. I enjoyed the story, ...

    Gates of Stone took me longer than I usually spend with a 500-page fantasy novel, and has left me with mixed feelings. Angus Macallan is the pseudonym of author Angus Donald, whose historical fiction is well-known to historical aficionados; this novel is his first entry in the world of...

  • Peter McLean
    Sep 22, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Feb 23, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

  • Brittney
    Mar 10, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

    Great! This is a well written book that grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me pleased through the end. I very much look forward to a sequel. I think this will be a series to re-read. Great characters, a fascinating world, and objects of power to change the world. ...

    What a great read. At first it was like what the heck. But the further I got into the book the more enjoyable it became. Alot of back and forth between characters but eventually it all merged. I'm glad i kept reading the book as I don't like the back and forth. The characters were g...

    ARC provided by publisher ACE in exchange for an honest review. Good character development and world building. Asian themes given to a fantasy story of politics, religion, and magic. Easy for the average reader to find a character to identify with and root for. I enjoyed the story, ...

    Gates of Stone took me longer than I usually spend with a 500-page fantasy novel, and has left me with mixed feelings. Angus Macallan is the pseudonym of author Angus Donald, whose historical fiction is well-known to historical aficionados; this novel is his first entry in the world of...

    I came across this book on the Barnes and Noble 20% off shelf. Having never heard of this book or author I would like to say I was a blank slate. Initially I was really attracted to the cover (I mean its beautiful!) and the synopsis immediately caught my interest. After all who does...

  • Marian
    Feb 19, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

    Great! This is a well written book that grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me pleased through the end. I very much look forward to a sequel. I think this will be a series to re-read. Great characters, a fascinating world, and objects of power to change the world. ...

  • Ash | EmeraldBookOwl
    Jan 25, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Nrere
    Mar 10, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

  • Sheila Goicea
    Feb 12, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

  • Jessica Creason
    Mar 10, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

  • Meghan
    Jan 14, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Jan 09, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Feb 22, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

  • Jennifer Ulrich
    Mar 05, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

  • Chad
    Jan 03, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

  • Petrik
    Nov 01, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

  • CR
    Jan 10, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

  • Mike Everest Evans
    Jan 09, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

  • One-Edgy-Anti-Hero
    Mar 03, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

  • Scott Daggan
    Dec 06, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher?Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)?in exchange for an honest review. An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I?ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone. An...

    DNF @ pg129 I might try this again someday, but honestly, I'm really sad to say that despite how ridiculously high my hopes were for this fantasy release, it isn't working for me. I'm not engaged, I can't connect to any of the characters or the writing, I'm not finding myself genuin...

    I'll be honest, when Gates of Stone arrived in my mailbox, I wasn't sure whether I would give it a read. The promise of " rip-roaring action" I liked, and a "believable Asian-inspired setting" intrigued me, but "tense political drama" and the reference to grimdark pioneer Joe Abercromb...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/19/... Historical fiction writer Angus Donald begins a new epic fantasy series under his pseudonym Angus Macallan, drawing from his vast experience of living and working in Asia to create a world where nations war...

    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell. Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you h...

    Full review to come on https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/ but as a teaser: Angus Macallan?s foray into fantasy is off to a fantastic start with Gates of Stone. Whilst it took me awhile to get invested, the price of admission was well worth the pay off. Muskets, magic and mayhem ? what ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...

    Gates of Stone is the first installment in the Lord of the Islands series and it is a historical fantasy that will seduce your imagination with the amazing tale held within its covers. The start of this novel will grab your attention but I did find that it took me a bit to become quite...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Historical fiction writer Angus Donald, the author of The Outlaw Chronicles, brings his talents into the epic fantasy game by writing under his new pen name Angus Macallan the first book of The Lord of Islands series, a high fantas...

    This is a debut fantasy novel by Angus Donald writing under the pseudonym Angus Macallan whilst we are more used to reading Angus Donald's great historical fiction novels I guess he fancied a bash at the world of fantasy. This is sprawling epic first attempt following multiple POV and ...

    I really liked this book! The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven?t seen good character devel...

    Check out this and many other book reviews on my blog: Meet Your New Favorite Book OMGOMGOMG! This book was AWESOME! This book is action-packed and starts off with a bang! I really liked it! However, some parts were a bit slow for me. It took me a little while to read t...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Thank you to GoodReads and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy!! I finally finished this! It too me a lot longer than expected. Gates of Stone revolves around three characters: Jun, a spoiled prince, lives a life of luxury and ease on one of the islands in Laut B...

    I wasn't sure where all this was going until about 2/3rds of the way through. Then all the loose ends wove themselves together into a great story. Journey with each character individually, then see them come together in a great ending! ...

    Ghost Tigerssss. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gates of Stone introduces the Lord of the Islands series, as such, it has to provide a lot of background information and context before getting too deep into the actual story line. Personally, it took a while...

    This book was received as an ARC from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. One of the needs in our library is new exciting sci-fi fantasy novels and Gates of Stone sure delivered on the wow f...

    In the market to begin a new epic fantasy series? Maybe something to help take the edge off once the final season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO? Luckily, there's a new series that will fit the bill coming this February. Gates of Stone, the first novel in the Lord of the Islands series...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. There?s been a huge wave of POC/diverse novels and authors the past year which led to many Asian-Inspired novels. But it was something I saw more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. I haven?...

    Angus Macallan is the pseudonym for the author Angus Donald. Mr Donald is the author of the utterly brilliant ?Outlaw? series and a two part (so far) series set about the time of the ?glorious revolution?. An immensely talented writer of historical fiction. But Gates of Stone ...

    What's with all these Game of Thrones comparisons for everything lately? Don't get me wrong, I love that book/show with all my being because the characters are just, fantastic. However, everything seems to be compared to it these days. Haha. Though, another reviewer said a charac...

    I was excited about this and I hear that once we get into the back story of the main female character she becomes a bit more understandable. I ain?t got that kind of time, I don?t want to go through another couple of hundred pages to understand a reprehensible character! Too shallo...

    My Review: This was a very interesting story of one girl who is denied her right to the throne because she's a girl. I feared that this being written by a man would make this a very sexist story. But I am happy to report that that is not the case. This was a very seat of your pants...

    Great! This is a well written book that grabbed me from the opening pages and kept me pleased through the end. I very much look forward to a sequel. I think this will be a series to re-read. Great characters, a fascinating world, and objects of power to change the world. ...

    What a great read. At first it was like what the heck. But the further I got into the book the more enjoyable it became. Alot of back and forth between characters but eventually it all merged. I'm glad i kept reading the book as I don't like the back and forth. The characters were g...

    ARC provided by publisher ACE in exchange for an honest review. Good character development and world building. Asian themes given to a fantasy story of politics, religion, and magic. Easy for the average reader to find a character to identify with and root for. I enjoyed the story, ...