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When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities.
When a competition is announced, Antonius seizes his chance. The winner will be apprenticed to the town seer. Antonius shares first place with his employer’s son.
The two men compete for their mentor’s approval. As their knowledge of magic and alchemy grows, so does the rivalry and animosity between them. When the love of a beautiful woman is at stake, Antonius must find a way to follow his heart and navigate his future.
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January 11, 2018
In a 16th century Italian village, status and property are valued above all else. The station you’re born into is the same one you’ll pass onto your children, whether you’re deserving or not. Antonius is poor but has a special gift for reading thoughts. He’s always tried to keep it to himself but...
November 29, 2017
Stone Circle, an historical fantasy novel set in Renaissance Italy, is the debut offering by Australian painter turned writer, Kate Murdoch. Mystical elements converge with historical superstitions and romantic notions in this atmospheric coming of age story about two young men vying for the atte...
September 01, 2017
Stone Circle is a fascinating book I had the privilege to read before its due publication date later this year. Kate Murdoch transports the reader to medieval Italy where she tells us a tale of magical realism. Savinus, a seer, needs an apprentice to teach his knowledge. Antonius, a young lad fro...
December 11, 2017
Kate Murdoch’s historical fantasy Stone Circle is abundant with historical and descriptive detail, painting vivid pictures of sixteenth-century Italy and the lives of alchemists, seers and servants. Stone Circle reminds me of a still life or a landscape – for as a portrait of its characters, it d...
December 19, 2017
Stone Circle is Kate Murdoch's debut novel. I thought it was good. I found this magical and historical combination to be an easy read. I enjoyed the beautiful setting and 16th century time period. Antonius is a good character that I connected with. He needed to find his way and find where he belo...
October 24, 2017
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Thank you to Kate Murdoch and Fireship Press for this free ARC in exchange for a requested honest review.
Kate Murdoch is a renowned painter, and it absolutely shines in this depiction of a gorgeous Italian setting.
Stone Circle will place you...
August 10, 2017
Consider trying to weigh what you value more: truth or privacy?
In a life ruled by class, young Antonius is lucky to find work. His father is dead and his family must eat. Aware that he should count his blessings, being a servant in the home of Conte Valperga isn’t the only thing Antonius has been...
December 08, 2017
In Renaissance Italy in the village of Pesaro, Seer Savinus is looking for someone who shares his talents for divining the future so he is able to cultivate the next generation and Seers. Savinus' daughter, Guilia is talented, however, women in the trade are simply not respected. Savinus decides...
March 09, 2018
Antonius works as a servant in Palazzo. When he wins an apprenticeship with the town seer he does not anticipating sharing first place with his employer, the Conte Valperga’s son. As their knowledge of magic and alchemy deepens, so does their rivalry for the seers lovely daughter. A rivalry which...
December 12, 2017
Stone Circle, historical fantasy, is set in Renaissance Italy. Two students of the town seer—one rich and one poor—compete for love. Kate gives the readers insight to social mores of the 1500s and their approach to women, disabilities and mystics. The fantasy elements are shown in a realistic fas...