Book: Anchored in Stone
Series: Chronicles of an Earned #1
Publication date: November 8, 2015
Length: 361 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
The easiest heist in Alex Rhoden’s career is also the most dangerous of all.
As a child, Alex Rhoden’s talent as a thief was recognized by a rich art collector. He has since then been trained to become one of the best art thieves in the world. While on what should have been the easiest heist of his career, Alex finds himself running with the artifact in his possession, followed by an unknown adversary. But they are not the only ones interested in the artifact—so is an ancient race of demigods called Earned. Cornered and out of options, Alex has to make a difficult decision that will turn his life upside down no matter what he chooses.
The young demigod Kaleb is reborn into servitude, but he is a freak amongst his own kind—the forbidden unity between an Earned and a witch. Other than finding himself, learning to control his powers, and balance high school as a senior, Kaleb must earn the trust of his pack and family. But Alex is in danger, and the young demigod struggles to keep up.
Anchored in Stone is book one in Meraki P Lyhne’s Chronicles of an Earned. This is a complicated story that you need to allow yourself to get swept away in. It’s part fantasy, part religious, a lot mysterious, and filled with endless wonder.
I needed to stop and breathe at times just from all the building. When a series starts we are meeting the characters in play. Yes, this series is clearly following a path. It doesn’t end on a cliffhanger but you don’t get your endgame either. There’s a lot of information to take in. It’s in multiple POV’s but it’s not head hoppy and it’s not confusing. We jump in to Alex’s head as well as Kaleb, Edward, Dominic, and I think Pritchard’s.
We are learning about a pack called the Earned. No, not pack as in shifters. They are NOT shifters. They are immortals, each with an incredible purpose. One is Revenge, he cleans layers of souls. It’s like what some may deem as Hell but after the layers of the bad is removed he is released. There’s Seduction, Well Being, and so many more. They work, sort of, for mankind. It’s too hard to explain but you need to read it to understand.
Alex, who’s a master thief gets swept up in things and finds himself in a world he never imagined. Alex breaks my heart in a lot of ways. His past, why he’s where he is, all he’s lost, and the fear that practically consumes him.
This book is gripping, and informative, and the creativity is breathtaking. This author is known for his world building and unique twist on fantasy. I highly recommend you read this intriguing and magical story and begin the crazy ride!
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