It’s Monday, fam. I hope you’re starting your week on the right food. I did end up doing my chem test but I was not understanding it at all. I need to work with my Chemistry tutor so I’ll have to work on that this week. Anyway, enough school talk! I’m over it.
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The Every Stone
by E. A. Sandrose
Narrated by: Ulka S. Mohanty
Series: The Gempendium #1
Publisher: E. A. Sandrose
Release Date: March 5, 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy
On the planet Precios, gemstones can cure everything from heartache to heartburn, unless you’re one of the children doomed to Devil’s Crown to mine them. All Yrund wants is to get back to her beloved home in the Sky Country, but escaping the powerful Mining Wield will take more than just courage. Especially when Yrund accidentally steals the only living gem found in centuries.
Journey into a rich new world where wonder and peril are never far apart – a tale of poetry-loving pirates, rebel bands of herders, invisible forest creatures, and a mysterious gemstone with a mind all her own.
By turns heartwarming and harrowing, The Every Stone is about friendship, survival, and finding your power where you least expect it.
E.A. Sandrose lives in the mountains with her husband and many animals. She’s an expert at cloud watching and picking up rocks. Tools of the trade include a library card, a squat brown teapot and wooden pencils. The Every Stone is her first novel.
Actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer and chef, Ulka S. Mohanty has voiced numerous video games and audiobooks, is the recurring voice of Dr. Kapur on NBC Universal’s Nina’s World, Echo in Crackdown 3, and the voice of multiple live shows throughout Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Film/TV credits include: The Moodys (FOX); Doggoned (Arshad Khan); Closure (JFA Productions); SEAM (Rajeev & Elan Dassani); Rearranged (Shawn Parikh); Cutthroat Kitchen (Food Network); and a supporting role in the upcoming sci-fi film Needle in a Timestack (John Ridley). She has choreographed multiple dance works for Disney World, including Up! A Great Bird Adventure and Rivers of Light. Latest dance/theatre credits include: House of Joy (San Diego Rep); Women Beyond Borders (Rubicon Theatre); Monkey Love (Sacred Fools Theatre); In|Expiration (Sheetal Gandhi); Indian Mythology And Me (Dancing Storytellers); Pray To Ball (Skylight Theatre); Sherlock Through the Looking-Glass (Porters of Hellsgate); The Mid-life Crisis of Dionysus (Mainline Theatre); and Amazone: A Very Violent Love Story (Vangarde Productions).
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by E. A. Sandrose. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to get to listen to this novel! This is my first time hearing about E.A. Sandrose and I am so glad that I was able to get the opportunity to listen to this and learn about a new to me author. This was a YA fantasy novel that I enjoyed diving into and I’m very excited to continue with the rest of the series.
I also have to say that I’m really loving the work of Mohanty! I feel like she gives such character to Yrund that really made me love this story a lot more. I would love to listen to more work from Mohanty, and I’m hoping that she is able to narrate the rest of this series for Sandrose.
In this novel, we get to learn more about Yrund and her journey to return home to the Sky Country. She gets into some trouble when she does what she needs to in order to escape the Mining Wield, and somehow coming into possession of the living gem that somehow has its own cognizance. That’s where things get really interesting.
The journey that we get to see Yrund take on this novel was great and exciting. It kept me on my toes for the entire ride. Having pirates involved in this journey too was also fun, and I feel like more pirates need to be in fantasy novels, don’t you? Sandrose did a great job!