The Ilia Stone by R.J. Loom


Nia Williams could never have imagined the way her ordinary life would be turned upside down after the death of her grandfather. A chance find unwittingly has her discovering the truth of an ancient Greek myth, plunging her into a world where the legends she only read about in her history books become her reality.

Plagued with a strange link to others’ past, she follows the path of an ancient artifact around the world and throughout time as it reveals its story to guide her to contain powers once thought lost to the rise of modern religion.

Two men affected by the artifact vie for her allegiance; Gabriel, a man haunted by his own past, and smooth talking Viktor who wants Nia to embrace a life she never imagined.

A love sacrificed… An impossible decision…

As lines blur between right and wrong, how much will Nia be willing to sacrifice?

BONUS- A sneak peek at the second book in the Trilogy AND the first three chapters of Dead Bound Publisher author Jas T. Ward’s long awaited book – Soul Bound: Warrior, included.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23234856-the-ilia-stone?ac=1

I’ve heard some great things about this book, and I really wanted to read it.  I will be honest and say that in the beginning of the story, I was a bit confused and had to push myself to read further.  But at one point in the story, I just couldn’t stop reading because I was so interested in what was going on that I just wanted to find out more.

Loom did a great job at adding the details needed to enhance the story, but didn’t bore it down in the slightest.  Nia’s character is one that took some time to grow on me to be honest.  In the beginning I thought she was very bratlike and spoiled.  But later in the story she began to grow on me.  Gabriel though, right from the start I couldn’t get enough of him! I wanted more of his back story!  I did like how Loom left it with some secrets about him because it really added to the overall suspense of the story.

There was a fair bit of action that was happening throughout the book, and it kept me turning the pages and wanting to learn more.

Overall, I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

4str