D.B. Reynold’s The Stone Warriors: Kato, is book #2 and if you haven’t read the first in the series, Damian, I would recommend starting there. In fact, I would begin reading DB’s Compelled, in the Vampires in America series, this is where the story of the Stone Warriors was first introduced via Sorcerer Nick Katsaros.
Scheduled for release on 23 June 2017, its not on the TBR list, its on my Must Be Read [MBR] list, that means its bought as soon as pre-order is up… Guess what? It’s available for pre-order over at Amazon, but of course, its NOT available for the Nook [ see my rant about that in my upcoming post, “Kindle or Nook, Your Thoughts?” ]
But with no further delay, let’s get to that blurb from the cover, and if this doesn’t peak your interest, I don’t know what would:
It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until . . .
Kato Amadi . . . born of darkest sorcery, unstoppable on the battlefield, his magic is as deadly as his blade. But not even magic could save him from vicious betrayal. Trapped for millennia in darkness and silence, he is freed at last, only to find himself in the middle of a battle against the very beasts of hell he was created to destroy.
Grace Van Allen is a scholar of ancient languages who toils in the dim recesses of a museum basement with only a beautiful stone warrior to keep her company. But when Grace calls upon her silent warrior to help her translate an obscure new language, she breaks the ancient curse holding him prisoner . . . and frees three deadly demons to rampage through her city.
Tracking demons is what Kato was born to do, but he’ll need Grace’s help. And when they discover that Kato’s enemy is still alive and still plotting against him, their hunt takes a dangerous turn, one that might just prove fatal for both of them . . .
On a personal note, I’d like to acknowledge the loss of DB’s husband of many years. All our thoughts and prayers go out to DB during this difficult time.
D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she’s not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else’s. Visit her blog at www.dbreynolds.com for details on all of her books, free stories, and more.