Grimoire of Stone - A Romance of Water by Keith Harvey Receives Praise from Kirkus Reviews
"An unsettling, profound and richly conceived fable for fans of complex, intellectual fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews
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A hundred years after a World War, Moses Stern, spy and gunslinger, serves the Vatican in La Ciudad, Mexico. On a mission north of the Rio Concho, he falls prey to vampire witches and Coyote, a shape-shifting trickster.
The witches are searching for a human champion to rid the earth of dragons; and, when they capture Stern, they realize they have found their man. All they have to do is persuade him to travel to the dragons' realm, discover why they have come to earth, and figure out a way to send them home.
He agrees. But, once there, he finds four elemental realms in turmoil, beset by tyrant kings and terrible demons. He also learns that returning home may be nigh impossible. So, when a demon offers him unlimited power and a way back, he makes a Faustian bargain. Earth and Stern will never be the same again.
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About the Author
Keith Harvey is the author of five novels, Vogel Flies South, Vogel and the White Bull, Cave Gossip, Grimoire of Stone, and Grimoire of Shadow; two books of poetry, Petroglyphs, and Sea-Snails on a Black Chow's Tongue or, a Castaway's Poems in a Bottle; a slew of short stories and hundreds of poems.
In addition to writing, he practices international law and divides his time between his offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Dallas, Texas.
In 2009, his fantasy novel, Okeanus, was a semi-finalist in the Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough novel contest and in 2014 Kirkus Reviews named Grimoire of Stone one of the Best Independent Books of 2014.
He is currently writing short stories set in an alternate history and finishing a science fiction novel, based loosely on Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the third installment on his La Ciudad series.
Interviews available upon request. Please contact email@example.com.
Brian Schwartz, epubreview.com