Review Of Stone Guardian (Entwined Realms #1) by Danielle Monsch 5*
BLURB: Gryphons flying past skyscrapers? Wizards battling it out in coffee houses? Women riding motorcycles with large swords strapped to their backs? All normal sights since the Great Collision happened twenty-six years ago.
Well, not normal for everyone. Larissa Miller may have been born after the Great Collision, but as a history teacher who lives in the human-only city, she has never come into contact with any other race or species, nor has she wanted to. Her life is as ordinary as it gets - that is, until one day she walks out of her apartment and is attacked by a mob of Zombies, only to be saved by a Gargoyle.
Gargoyles trust no one outside their Clan, but due to a cryptic prophecy, Terak, Leader of the Gargoyles, has been watching over the human woman for months. While he can find no reason why the woman has been singled out, something about her stirs every protective instinct within him. When the attack confirms that the threats against her exist and are real, he convinces Larissa that though their races have never been allies, the best chance of discovering why she has been brought into his world is by working together.
In the course of their investigation Terak becomes entranced by his little human. But when he discovers why Necromancers want her and the great reward that awaits him if he betrays her, he must choose between the welfare of his Clan and not only Larissa’s life, but the fate of this New Realm as well.
My Review:Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley A wonderful start to what looks like a great new series by Danielle Monsch. I loved the action and the romance, which were well balanced and gave a very satisfying read. The main characters were really good, but also the secondary characters were well developed and interesting so that I just know I will enjoy more stories from The Entwined Realms. The back story on how the realms got entwined and what it means for the ordinary human was added without detracting or info dumping which was wonderful. I have read Gargoyles as heroes in other books but I liked that Danielle put her own twist on the mythology of them as well as on all the other supernatural and magical beings that inhabit this new series. I look forward to reading book two next year!