Book Review-The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price-C. L. Schneider | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price-C. L. Schneider

Monday, March 9, 2020

This is rather long but will keep you entranced. Twists and turns galore as Ian Troy attempts to find out who he really is and how to control the magic he inherited as a Shinree--a full blooded Shinree. He is a slave to the Queen who wants to be at war without him using magic. He finally tires of it all--finds a crown of jewels--and uses it--everyone on both sides dies. He swears off magic after this for 10 years, which is incredibly difficult for a Shinree.

Along his journey he meets several very interesting characters! I can't say too much more or give everything away. There is some romance-some thrills and chills and a lot of traveling. At the very end I found myself hitting that arrow that takes you to the next page------nothing there--guess I'll have to read the next in the series to see what occurs next in this fantasy novel.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

What if you were born with an addiction to magic? What if your pleasure meant their pain?

Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen race born with an addiction to magic. Enslaved and drugged to suppress their deadly desires, the Shinree live to serve their masters. After years of forced combat in Rella’s long, brutal war, Ian is desperate for peace. With defeat imminent, he defies the queen’s orders and wields the Crown of Stones; an ancient relic of untold power. Unaware of the artifact’s true nature, he ends the war, but pays a terrible price.

A decade later, Ian is still running from the blood in his veins and on his hands. Curbing his cravings with wine and regret, he struggles to forget. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings him down that dark path again, Ian’s addiction is awakened—and denial is no longer an option. With the realm he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. As deceptions unfold, the truth becomes clear. To save the realms, he must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power.

Magic-Price is the award-winning first installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river, C.L. Schneider grew up in a house of avid readers and overflowing bookshelves. Her first full-length novel took shape while she was still in high school, on a typewriter in her parent's living room. While her main focus is adult epic and urban fantasy, she also pens the occasional thriller or post-apocalyptic story.

Though she has been writing all of her life, Magic-Price (the first installment in The Crown of Stones Trilogy) was Schneider's first published novel. With the completion of The Crown of Stones Trilogy, she is embarking on a new path with her multi-award-winning urban fantasy series, Nite Fire.

Learn more about C.L. Schneider, and the worlds she creates, at, where you can read reviews, excerpts, sneak peeks and teasers, subscribe to her newsletter, and join her Street Team. An active part of the online indie author community, you can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. Visit the News and Events page on her website for a full list of C.L. Schneider's in-person appearances in the NY, NJ, and CT area.

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Tamra Phelps said...

I do enjoy a good sci-fi read. This story sounds like a pretty good one, too.

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