The druid school has formed, and Will and Nadine Arbor have begun to expose their powers to the realm of Belkin. The druids are gaining in power and must come to terms with their role in the world.
Lord Protector John Healy has made a deal with a foreign force to secure his base of power. The county of Turgany will initiate a civil war that will force Will to decide how his druids can protect the harmony in the Realm. Gaea, Erebus and the Church will come together in direct conflict, the result of which will determine the future for all. All life in Belkin teeters in the balance. Only Will and the druids can hope to turn the tides and save the world.
A speculative fiction series that explores the strength of reason, and the beauty of nature. Will Arbor, a young man ripped from his family, has raised himself in the wild and discovered his talents and a deep love of harmony and nature. He captures the joy of his journey to discover truths and his own strength in the face of adversity. Return to Turgany County and the realm of Belkin. A quiet land now in open rebellion against a tyrant and powers beyond understanding.
Stoc is book three in the A New Druid series courtesy of Donald D. Allan, and wow, this series continues to get better and better book lovers! I admit, with most series I lose interest halfway through, I lose interest because the story becomes repetitive and lackluster, but I can happily write that I have not experienced this yet with the A New Druid series! From book one to book three, I have been entertained by the well thought out fantasy and the adventure that unfolds so I hope that the next books in the series continue to be just as exceptional as I have fallen in love with the A New Druid books! When I finished book two in the series called Craobh and read the description of Stoc, it is safe for me to write that I was excited! The mention of a civil war and the mention of powers once again captivated me and made me read the novel at an alarming rate. Stoc is the type of fiction for me that I did not want to rush, it is the type of book I believe that is best read by immersing yourself in the story and taking your time, picking up on every little detail. It is a spectacular read, and so I hope all of you lovely readers get a chance to read it!
Stoc is book three in the A New Druid series so of course, I have to be careful to spoil the plot of the book because it would then ruin the other two books and we don’t want that book lovers! Duilleog, the first book in the series introduces the reader to the star of the series, Will Arbor. Will is a Druid, and in book one he discovers his powers as well as his legacy, and this begins his incredible journey. The reader in Duilleog and Craobh follow Will on his adventures and in book three the reader accompanies him on his travels still. In Stoc, Will has formed the Druid school and Will, as well as Nadine Arbor, have started to reveal their powers ‘to the realm of Belkin.’ The premise of the book is just this; however, the reader will also follow many other characters which all revolve around the events of an imminent civil war in which Will will have to try and survive as well as keep harmony.
The story of Stoc thrilled me from the start because the talented and well-accomplished author Donald D. Allan quickly reunited readers with a world we have become accustomed to over the previous books. Once again Allan throws his reader into the thick of the story and I admit that I was impressed with the quick build up of the story! Sometimes with a fantasy read there can be a long build up but not with Allan’s novels, oh no, he ensures that readers do not have to wait for action and I love this approach in literature!
Donald D. Allan expresses many writing talents throughout the book, some of them being phenomenal narration and the other being an incredible, well thought out story but personally, I believe his best skill is that of descriptions and developments. The descriptions laced throughout the book are stunning and will charm and amaze readers of any age. The growth of the world also is immense, so much so that the reader will be able to picture every perfect detail and that is why Allan is fast becoming a favorite author of mine thanks to his excellent plot development and unique story.
Overall Stoc is another superb, unforgettable and original novel in the A New Druid series that will compel and captivate readers from the start thanks to the incredible plot development, enigmatic characters, and superb descriptions so I, of course, have to award the book five stars! So please, do have a read of Stoc, you will not regret it!
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