Author Richard Smith introduces us to The Darziods’ Stone:
A special stone hidden in a quiet cove in Cornwall more than 200 years ago, is the object of a desperate search by two opposing factions. When Harry and his school friends discover a code whilst holidaying in the cove, they assume it will lead them to hidden treasure. But dark forces, with seemingly supernatural powers, are working against them. The teenagers soon find themselves caught up in a deadly battle, and will be lucky to escape with their lives, let alone get their hands on the treasure.
Richard has done an admirable job of weaving seeming disparate elements into a wild and action filled tale that spans 200 years! I have a firm policy against spoiling a good read, so I cannot say more about the story.
The writing is above average, Richard does a good job of keeping the point of view clear, and there is little or no confusion. I love the balance of action, introspection, and dialog. I did find quite a few spelling errors, some missing words, and some excess words.
I give The Darziods’ Stone 4.5 out of 5 stars! Except for the spelling errors this score would have been higher.
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