The Heart of Stone

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***Winner of Best Self-Published Novel in the 2017 Booknest Fantasy Awards***


“Grimdark with heart and soul.”

– Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives


“Dark, brutal and violent, and packed with heart and emotional depth, The Heart of Stone is an intriguing novel. Great characters and a well-developed world surround a complex monster protagonist in a powerfully grim standalone fantasy.”

– Alan Baxter, author of the Alex Caine Series


“This is Ben’s best book yet. Plain and simple.”

– Michael R. Miller, author of The Dragon’s Blade Trilogy


“A brutal delight with thrilling action and heart, rowdy and wise, bloody and tender at the same time."

– Dyrk Ashton, author of Paternus


“From the fascinating world-building to the intriguing, colorful and memorable characters, The Heart of Stone is a pleasure to read.”

– Booknest


"The Heart of Stone is a very, very good read."

– Fantasy Faction


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Merciless. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.

Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters. 

Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.

Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.

Every fighter has a last fight. Even one made of stone.

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Download the entire of The Scarlet Star Trilogy in one complete bundle. The latest series from UK fantasy author Ben Galley, the trilogy is the coming of age tale of young Tonmerion Hark, whose father’s murder drives him to the the far-flung frontier of the weird west: Wyoming.


This eBook bundle contains:

- Bloodrush

- Bloodmoon

- Bloodfeud


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"Good, strong writing. A solid read." - Mark Lawrence, author of the Broken Empire Trilogy (Bloodrush)


"An accomplished coming-of-age story... it deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with all the professionally edited fantasy books released by the major publishers." - Fantasy Book Review (Bloodrush)


"Hit all the right notes, with fantastic world building, a captivating story, unforgettable characters, and a plot that refused to fit in any molds. The cover art was amazing, the editing was obviously professionally done and the author has very evident talent." - Bookworm Blues (Bloodrush)


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When Prime Lord Hark is found in a pool of his own blood on the steps of his halls, Tonmerion Hark finds his world not only turned upside down, but inside out. His father's last will and testament forces him west across the Iron Ocean, to the very brink of the Endless Land and all civilisation. They call it Wyoming.


In the dusty frontier town of Fell Falls, there is no silverware, no servants, no plush velvet nor towering spires. Only dust, danger, and the railway. Tonmerion has only one friend to help him escape the torturous heat and unravel his father's murder: a faerie named Rhin. A twelve inch tall outcast of his own kind. 


There are dark minds at work in Fell Falls, and not just the railwraiths or the savages. Secrets lurk in Tonmerion's bloodline. Secrets that will redefine the young Hark.

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Published on
Jan 1, 2017
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Pages
412
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ISBN
9780993517037
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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Dead Stars - Part One is the third volume in Ben Galley's Emaneska Series, and the first book of its brutally epic two-part finale. Dead Stars - Part One is also available in paperback from all good retailers. If you want to get your hands on the final book in the Series, Dead Stars - Part Two, it's out now in eBook and paperback. You can find Ben on Twitter @BenGalley, on Facebook at /BenGalleyAuthor, or at his website www.bengalley.com.

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