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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review: Shadows of the Stone Benders by K. Patrick Donoghue

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Leaping Leopard Enterprises, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

And now for a book that takes history and looks at the anomalies within it...

Shadows of the Stone Benders cover


World-renowned scientist Anlon Cully is unexpectedly swept into the thick of a whirlwind adventure when his archaeologist uncle, Devlin Wilson, dies under suspicious circumstances. 

Prior to his “accidental” fall off a New Hampshire mountain trail, Devlin made the discovery of a lifetime – unearthing undeniable proof that a technologically advanced society thrived on Earth long before archaeologists thought possible!

The key to this shocking evidence lies in a set of mysterious stones forged by a long forgotten race of ancient mariners. Instilled with formidable powers to build, communicate, fight and heal, the stones draw the ruthless attention of villainous thieves hell bent on their acquisition by any means possible…including murder.

Aided by friend Pebbles McCarver and police detective Jennifer Stevens, Anlon follows traces of bewildering clues left by his uncle in a dangerous chase to unravel the stones’ secrets before the killer strikes again and escapes with the priceless artifacts.

Peppered with the thought provoking intrigue of a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child thriller, Shadows of the Stone Benders leaves readers questioning the technological prowess of modern man and the belief that Neolithic humans were nothing more than unsophisticated cave dwellers.


This is the perfect example of good fiction that takes history, science and science fiction, and blends them with a mystery within a mystery and adds some thriller and police procedural spices into the mix, for a book that you just can't put down! 

The book flwos very well, keeping you turning the pages to see what happens next, and even if you think you know who killed Devlin, there are enough red herrings, to keep you questioning that deduction, to keep you reading to discover more info! the ending might surprise you, but it totally sets up the next book in the series, and will leave you anxiously awaiting its arrival!

If you are looking for a book that tests your knowledge of history and science, while keeping you highly entertained this Summer, this is it!

About the Author:

K. Patrick Donoghue is the author of  The Anlon Cully Chronicles, including his debut novel Shadows of the Stone Benders, and the upcomingRace for the Flash Stone

A newcomer to mystery fiction writing, Patrick's inspiration for The Anlon Cully Chronicles is rooted in his long standing interest in ancient civilizations. In particular, a series of still-unexplained archaeological discoveries that suggest at least one advanced society thrived on Earth long before consensus views. 

He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two sons. Check out his website for more info, at http://www.kpatrickdonoghue.com/

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