Stone Circle

Stone Circle

Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? 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 app Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius?s father dies, he must work to support h...

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Title:Stone Circle
Author:Kate Murdoch
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Stone Circle
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:286 pages pages

Stone Circle Reviews

  • Jillian (PidginPea's Book Nook)
    Nov 15, 2017
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  • Kelsey
    Nov 29, 2017
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  • Amy Bruno
    Jul 24, 2017
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  • Evelyn Carrillo
    Aug 05, 2017
    I started reading the book based on the prologue. Then the first chapter takes you back a year and the rest of the book is about what happened during that year. The girl Giulia was not allowed to go out without a veil to protect her reputation but she was allowed to go out on a date w...
  • Diana
    Oct 27, 2017
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  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Dec 02, 2017
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  • Carole Rae
    Dec 17, 2017
    Where shall I start? Hmmmm. I am having a hard time thinking today! All this xmas madness of course. It might have to do with that and the fact I am scared to giveaway any spoilers D: there are so many I want to spill. So I shall try my best. So, this story follows two men who have...
  • Claire
    Nov 05, 2017
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  • Wayong
    Nov 16, 2017
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  • Monique Mulligan
    Dec 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 c...
  • Jodi
    Jan 19, 2018
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  • Isobel Blackthorn
    Nov 12, 2017
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  • Amy
    Nov 17, 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 wh...
  • Elizabeth Corbett
    Mar 08, 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 ...
  • Katie
    Nov 06, 2017
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  • Alyssa
    Dec 01, 2017
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  • Caroline Murdoch
    Jul 24, 2017
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  • Amanda
    Jan 02, 2018
    Stone Circle transports you to a magical time and place in coastal Italy. A story of relationships, love and family, the prose is beautifully written, and plot draws you along the the inevitable climax. An great book for all ages - interesting, thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyabl...
  • Stephanie
    Nov 22, 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. Savin...
  • Eva
    Dec 27, 2017
    This book made me want to travel back in time to Renaissance Italy and stroll through the bustling streets and the beautiful countryside. The author's depictions of the setting are vivid and well written. The plot kept me engaged and I was only sorry that Christmas festivities kept me ...
  • Yvonne Marjot
    Jul 24, 2017
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  • N.N. Light
    Jan 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 kee...
  • Jenevive Desroches
    Nov 22, 2017
    Beautiful descriptions. Read more here: http://winsomegates.jenevivedesroches... ...
  • Mark Vanalstyne
    Jan 17, 2018
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  • Tabatha Stirling
    Feb 15, 2018
    I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch and this historical romance with a touch of the supernatural did not disappoint. One of the highlights for me was the author's extraordinary use of colour woven through the whole of the novel making the imagery...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    Nov 24, 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 f...
  • Nefertari
    Nov 13, 2017
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  • Sue
    Nov 13, 2017
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  • Sebnem E.
    Jul 27, 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 yo...
  • Venita
    Nov 30, 2017
    Kate Murdoch?s debut novel, Stone Circle, is a piece of lyrical escapism in the genre of historical fantasy. Her vivid imagination sings in this story of two apprentice-seers in Renaissance Italy, vying for the attentions of their master, Savinus, and his daughter, Giulia. The intrig...
  • Kali Napier
    Jul 24, 2017
    Set in Pesaro in 1585, this is a novel of magic, love, and jealousy, as the town's seer Savinus seeks his successor. Two boys are chosen -- Antonius, whose powers of mind-reading equal Savinus's own; and Nichola, the Conte's son, and whom Savinus cannot refuse, without risking his patr...
  • Jack Bates
    Jul 30, 2017
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  • Lisa
    Mar 11, 2018
    Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch is a mixture of fantasy, historical fiction and coming-of-age set in Itlay during the 16th century. It is a fascinating story of a young man?s first steps into adulthood. Antonius has always known he was special. He can hear others thoughts. So when he...
  • Kathryn at Book Ink Reivews
    Oct 18, 2017
    A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews. 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...
  • Jo Demmer
    Dec 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 ...
  • Pattie
    Nov 15, 2017
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  • Daccari Buchelli
    Apr 17, 2018
    I?ve just finished Stone Circle, by Kate Murdoch, an inspiring debut novel set in the heart of Renaissance Italy (1585 AD). The Story begins in a peaceful, everyday setting, in which we meet Savinus, the powerful local Seer, and his beautiful and equally as talented daughter, Giuila....
  • Shelley Timms
    Feb 23, 2018
    I was initially hesitant to read Stone Circle as I do not usually gravitate towards the fantasy genre, but Murdoch?s ability to weave historical fiction into the story made it easy for me to understand the fantasy elements while still enjoying the plot... read the rest of the revi...
  • Kate Murdoch
    Nov 05, 2017
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  • Louisa Deasey
    Aug 06, 2017
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  • Cindra Spencer
    Aug 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 ...
  • Dean Eizenberg
    Jan 30, 2018
    Stone Circle hooked me in from the beginning. With its great detail of 16th Century Renaissance Italy, the heartfelt journeys and love triangle of innocent Antonius, beautiful Giulia and the sinister Nichola combined well with their different levels of magical abilities including mind ...
  • Melissa Ratcliff
    Nov 30, 2017
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  • Paperback Paris
    Jan 27, 2018
    From lush Italian landscapes, to bustling city streets, Kate Murdoch transports you to renaissance Italy in her debut historical fantasy novel, Stone Circle. Well written prose is combined with world-building talents, as Murdoch takes pains to describe the beauty of Italian architectur...
  • Eleni Hale
    Jul 24, 2017
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  • Amber
    Mar 30, 2018
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A unique, and imaginative novel, filled with vivid scenery that will transport you to 16th century Italy. The story is about two young men, who happen to cross paths when they are both are selected to be the apprentic...
  • Trisha Halsall
    Nov 06, 2017
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  • Anna Brennan
    Dec 02, 2017
    One word sums up Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch, and that word is 'enchanting'. Murdoch's characters are complex, relatable and spectacularly flawed. Infused with fantasy the story dances the line between plot driven and character driven perfectly. I cared just as much about the magi...