The Tavernier Stones

I finished reading Stephen Parrish’s The Tavernier Stones over the weekend and have been anxious to tell you about it. As I’ve said before, I suck at book reviews, so please bear with me.

The Tavernier Stones

In the opening pages The Tavernier Stones is compared to Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol, and I’ve gotta tell you, that worried me a bit. I actually liked Brown’s more successful books, but he has a bit of a reputation among writers as being… how do I say this nicely? Of being a bit of a hack (I’m not calling him that, I’m just repeating what I’ve heard) so I was a little concerned when I cracked open Stones.

I didn’t need to be. Parrish IS similar to Brown in that he wrote a tale I couldn’t put down and he amazed me at the amount of research he put into this book. The difference is he can really write AND he created characters that have depth. And I actually liked them.

Stones follows four storylines as they search the globe for the elusive Tavernier Stones. Parrish’s experience as a cartographer and gemologist (neither of which I was aware of prior to reading it in his bio — shame on me) makes this tale both plausible and riveting.

That said, what are you waiting for? Go buy it!

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5 Responses

  1. Sounds awesome! Thanks! I always trust a friends suggestions. I’ve got it added to my buy list :)

  2. I’m reading Lost Symbol now, and Stones looks like something to add to my summer reading list. *hops over to Amazon*

  3. I’m definitely reading it! I actually think that was a great review. It was short, sweet, to the point, and addressed any misgivings one might have about the Dan Brown analogy.

  4. Sounds interesting, Melanie!

  5. Sounds exactly like the type of book I love! Can’t wait to read it!!

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