Monday, September 20, 2010

Book Review for “The Stone Traveler” by Author Kathi Oram Peterson

THE STONE TRAVELER Blog Tour

The Stone Traveler begins in ancient America 33 AD. Sabirah is an independent 19-year-old Lamanite warrior who has her own army. She is respected by her men and is a great leader. She is watching and waiting for a man who is a traitor to her people. He must be stopped and she has a plan how to capture him. At this time, there is much turmoil between the believers and nonbelievers. Her followers, the men who joined her army, are believers of God and will fight for their rights.

Sabirah is described as an Amazon Warrior Woman: “flawless dark complexion; long, shiny, ebony hair hanging freely about her shoulders as if it were black water pouring over her skin; and mesmerizing doe-like eyes. A leather tunic clung to her shapely form. Hanging around her neck from a leather strap was a small jade carving of a wing-spread eagle…a white dagger beneath her waistband…a spear in one hand and a sword in the other.”

This dark-eyed beauty is a believer. Her father once told her to remain strong as an ocean wind in her beliefs. He also said the Lord would send a young wayfarer to aid her in her quest. He would be foreign to her people and she must watch for him. Who was this wayfarer?

Each chapter takes the reader back in time to ancient America and then forward to the present time. While Sabirah is defending her people, we go forward in time to AD 2015 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sixteen-year-old Tag is having his own troubles. Because his mother is worried about his choices in life, she sends him to his grandpa’s lakeside cabin for the summer. When he decides to run away, he meets three men carrying a stone that glows with radiant light. When Tag holds the stone in his hand, it transports him into another time and dimension…to ancient America. Before long, he meets Sabirah, the enchanting daughter of the great prophet Samuel the Lamanite. Together they try to rescue her father from the evil King Jacob, a nonbeliever who is persecuting all believers.

This story begins to build with intensity when Tag helps Sabirah, is caught, and about to be sacrificed to an idol by the nonbelievers. But that’s not all, without warning the ground rumbles and quakes…a tempest arises… gigantic whirlwinds appear…and everyone runs for safety.

The Stone Traveler grabbed me from the first page. Kathi Oram Peterson knows how to write a story with intensity and feeling. The ending is uplifting and inspirational and makes you a “Believer.”

Hello Kathi! Thank you so much for this opportunity of reviewing your book. This is a Blog Tour Contest. How does one enter this contest and what prizes are being offered?

I will collect the names of everyone who comments from each blog site on the tour. Then on Saturday a name will be drawn to win a prize that includes a very cuddly toy jaguar (isn't he cute?); a stone necklace (I promise if you wear it you won't be thrown back in time); and chocolates with the flavor of South America (real cacao and chili). The winners will be announced on September 27th. The GRAND PRIZE for The Stone Traveler Blog Tour will be a (drumroll, please) Kindle!!! The cutoff is midnight on September 30th. The winner will be announced October 4th.

Thanks, Kathi. So all you have to do is leave a comment about this review with your e-mail to enter the contest. Good luck!

Author’s Website: http://www.kathiorampeterson.com
Author’s Blog: http://www.kathiswritingnook.com

35 comments:

fredamans said...

This is one of those stories, that based on the description, I think not only would I enjoy, but also my son and hubby would too. It really looks to have all the elements we look for in a book.

Thank you for the chance!

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Laura Marcella said...

Ooo, good to hear the novel grabbed you from the first page! I love it when that happens. :) Great review!

brendajean said...

I just finished Kathi's Christmas story and loved it! Please enter me to win.

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MT said...

Nice review, Linda. I'm looking forward to reading it. Plus, I just discovered Kathi's Christmas book in a pile I haven't yet read. I'll check into that one too - it's almost that time of year again.

Tracy Loewer said...

This sounds so good, and MT is right - it's getting to be time to pull out the Christmas stories!

redhead said...

It most certainly does grab you from the first page and makes it hard to put down!!!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I really enjoyed this book. Kathi is such a great writer!

Glynis said...

I have popped over from Kathi's Nook. Sorry about the sand, it was a long walk across a desert to get here. I must say it was worth it.

I enjoyed your review and your blog.

Robin said...

My rocking chair was going faster and faster as I read the review. Then it was over. Please enter me in. A great review.

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emfawcett said...

Love the review of Sabirah - great job! The Stone Traveler is fantastic!

LOJSM said...

Count me in. Love a great journey on pages of paper. Thank You

Serena said...

This book sounds fascinating! This was a great review. I am captivated already. I hope to read the book soon!

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Pink Panther said...

Hm... Sounds great! The plot seems intriguing. Thanks for this lovely giveaway! :)
You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Atta Girl said...

Thanks for the fab review! Can't wait to get my hands on The Stone Traveler!
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Ben Spendlove said...

Great review. Tells some interesting things about the plot and structure of the book that I haven't seen yet.

Christina Dymock said...

Good review. I enjoyed looking over your blog as well and can't wait to dive into some of your titles.

carolsnotebook said...

Good review. Sounds like one of those books I won't be able to put down.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Great review! I enjoyed it as well! :)

msdarcy said...

I enjoyed your review and am excited to read this story!

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Taffy said...

Thanks for the review. I think my son would enjoy this book too!

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Krista V. said...

Thank you for the review, Linda. And congratulations on having so many of your own books published!

M.R.Bunderson said...

What a strong female character, I love that.

George Amos said...

My wife read this book to me and I couldn't let her put it down even when her voice was getting tired. I loved the action, description of characters and places. I have a good imagination and I was there every step of the way. Who am I? The lovely Linda Weaver Clarke , who posted this review, is my wife

Elizabeth Morgan said...

Thanks for the wonderful review!

Mystica said...

Is this for overseas readers as well. If it is please count me in!

Great interview.

Jenn Wilks said...

So this is time-travel in both directions - a futuristic boy and an ancient girl. Sounds very intriguing!

Catia Nunes said...

Thanks for the review!

arceli said...

I've never seen a book with this premise of going back in time and then to the future. It sounds like a really interesting read!

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Jilly Bean said...

Looks like a fun read. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Peggy Urry said...

Interesting review from Sabirah's perspectiv - I like it.

Lori Bottomley said...

Thanks for the review. Can't wait to read the book.

Valerie Ipson said...

Great book for your teenage sons!

Mozi Esme said...

Wow - this looks like a fascinating book!

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Annette Lyon said...

Those are some intense conflicts--both external and internal. Cool.