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Broken Stone

(The second book in the Leitus series)
A novel by


"Captivating... " - Associated Press

From beyond their world, evil forces are advancing...

Leitus, the Roman outcast who found shelter in Judea.

Bita, Leitus' wife, who still remembered the Druid magic of her native Britain.

Morga, the evil priestess, raised in a world of rituals, secrets and murder.

Antony, the noble emperor who had discovered the secrets of the pyramids.

An unknown force brought them all together in the desert for a rendezvous with dark beings of the shadow world, who still spoke the language of Hell.

Will this unlikely band of wanderers have what it takes to stare pure evil in the face?

Or will the stone that was broken remain forever in ruin?

Broken Stone is a gripping historical fantasy from two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Richard Monaco.

Praise for Richard Monaco's works:

"Captivating... " - Associated Press

"Epic scope... " - Los Angeles Sunday Times

"Monaco's dialogue and meditations are often salty and fresh ... a restless, strenuous rumination on civilization's death and resurrection... " - Kirkus Reviews

"Worth waiting for. Often bawdy and raw... " - Publishers Weekly

"Monaco recreates the taste, touch, smell and sound of the knightly world in reality, not romance ... he succeeds brilliantly... " - Library Journal

"Monaco presents dark, tormented tales ... not for the weak-hearted." - Fantasy Newsletter

"an instant classic." - Salisbury Times

"... unbelievably talented ... a literary miracle... " - Drogin Book Column

"... offers a worthy inclusion in the enduring and ever-expanding Arthurian literature." - King Features Syndicate

Richard Monaco wrote the best-selling Parsival novels, 1977-2012, two of which were Pulitzer finalists. In addition he wrote over a dozen other books, plays, and screenplays. Monaco studied musical composition at Columbia, edited a national student newspaper and a poetry magazine, and had a radio talk show based on his textbook The Logic of Poetry. In 1979 he co-founded a NYC literary agency and the online journal, Grand Central Review, in 2015.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

January 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Broken Stone
Author(s): Richard Monaco
ISBN: 0-441-08134-7 / 978-0-441-08134-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Broken Stone
Author(s): Richard Monaco
Publisher: Lume Books
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