Stonecutter

Stonecutter Albion has the gift With hammer and chisel he can carve angels from cold stone Apprenticed to a master stonecutter he s learning an art that sets him apart from other boys When strangers come to his

  • Title: Stonecutter
  • Author: Leander Watts
  • ISBN: 9780618605774
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Albion has the gift With hammer and chisel he can carve angels from cold stone Apprenticed to a master stonecutter, he s learning an art that sets him apart from other boys When strangers come to his home in Little Sion and make him an incredible offer, Albion is lured away from his small town to work on a secret project on the utmost fringes of civilization This is thAlbion has the gift With hammer and chisel he can carve angels from cold stone Apprenticed to a master stonecutter, he s learning an art that sets him apart from other boys When strangers come to his home in Little Sion and make him an incredible offer, Albion is lured away from his small town to work on a secret project on the utmost fringes of civilization This is the tale of his journey into darkness and back again.

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    1. I had a love-hate relationship with this book. For the first third, it's dull, and the plot doesn't start until much later. Once he actually gets to the house and starts work on the monument, the plot picks up and is over before you know what hit you. Since I base my ratings on how I feel right when I finish a book, this would have been five stars had it not been for that last thing that happened. The second Michal got sick, I knew it was all downhill from there.

    2. In rural New York, 1835, Albion Straight is an apprentice stonecutter who shows great promise. He lives with his kind master's family, including his master's unnaturally perceptive young son, but when a strange men come to the small rural town, one of them hires Albion at exceptional rate to travel deep into the undeveloped wilds of New York and carve a statue for a rich, reclusive man. Upon reaching the unfinished sprawling mansion and witnessing the owner's unusual behavior, Albion begins to s [...]

    3. This book was rather strange for me. parts really really reminded me of "The Crucible" while other parts really reminded me of "The Chrysalids". It wasn't bad, just weird. It's set in the United States in the 1800s.Albion is apprenticed to a master stonecutter. He loves his work: the feel of the stone under his chisel, sizing up the stones, and carving weightless images out of solid masses. He thinks he's a normal apprentice until one day a strange man visits the shop and tells Albion he's extra [...]

    4. 2 and a half stars. It was just a meh book for me. I bought it at a used bookstore and thought it'll be more like Changeling and the summary made me curious about it. I just wished there was more world building and charcter building, because Albion feels stiff for me. The book promised eerie, but not once did I feel chilled. It just wasn't for me and I'm sure if the author expanded the story more, we'd understand better. I liked Michal and I feel her need to escape, her need to be free. I just w [...]

    5. Good read. Historical fiction but could be fantasy from how it is told. Rather spooky but not new when you figure out what the nemesis has in mind. Sad at the end. Told in such a way as to pull the reader into the time period. I read it in one sitting.

    6. Meh. I read it through. I FINALLY wanted to see how Watts cleaned it all up. Writing is patchily good, and during those brief patches I noted I was sort of relieved.

    7. The blurb was more exciting than the book. The tragic character who goes after his daughter is creepy and sad but really rather unexplored. Just unsatisfactory ending. Bleh.

    8. This was an historical novel with a touch of fantasy. Takes place in western New York, early 1800s. The author is from the Rochester area.

    9. I knew I'd like it, but I liked it even better than I thought I would, not being a fan of historical fiction typically.

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