Review: The Stone God (Indulgence #1) by Erin Kellison

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The Stone God Book Cover The Stone God
Indulgence #1
Erin Kellison
Fantasy - Romance
Fire Flower Publishing, LLC
May 24, 2021


Enter bestselling author Erin Kellison's captivating new world of gods, monsters, passion, and games...

Terah Crane knows not to tempt the gods. A happy life--or at least an uncomplicated one--involves no gods at all. When an unlikely flood carries a cracked pillar of stone from a nearby shrine right to Terah's doorstep, it's clear the gods demand her service.

The man trapped inside the monolith is still alive, and Terah's reluctant task is to resurrect him, his godkiller of a sword--and his fury for vengeance.

The gods' awesome powers are matched only by their capricious whims--and vulnerable mortals are often the ones to suffer and die. Now, the gods are watching Terah, making her a pawn in their savage game. Her survival depends upon navigating a new world of peril and treachery, taking up a weapon, and making a fateful move of her own...


The Stone God is a brand new fantasy series by Erin Kellison.

I went into The Stone God not too sure if I’d enjoy. I’ve had hit and misses with fantasy books that feature gods playing with peoples lives. It took me a bit to get into the story, but once I understood the rules of the world I couldn’t put the novel down and read way too late.

The gods play their selfish games moving humans and their offspring around to suit themselves, but there is more at play than the gods playing around.

This novel is full of action, intrigue, adventure, and a bit of romance. Kellison captures the character’s identity’s, thoughts, and emotions. The eccentric gods and characters are delightful, captivating, and they have depth. You end up feeling the characters emotions, heart break, struggles, and happiness.

Terah wants nothing to do with the gods, but she ends up caught up in the gods schemes and is forced into a position that she doesn’t want nor is ready for. I adored Terah! She’s forthright, polite, tactful, and challenges herself. We see her take everything in stride and not waver from her beliefs.

As for the romance; Terah has a love interest dangled in front of her. What I liked is that she doesn’t just jump in. I’m not sure on the romance aspect yet, but there is potential. The other thing I liked about the romance is that it’s in the background and plays second to what is playing out on the main stage.

The Stone God turned out to be an unexpected treat. Its suspenseful, fun, gripping and full of sly humor. There is so much at play and I can’t wait to dive into the next book.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: The Stone God (Indulgence #1) by Erin Kellison

  1. I’m glad it was better than you were expecting. That’s a nice turn.
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  2. great cover. those pesky gods…
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  3. Love that the book turned out to be a captivating surprise, Angela. Glad the worldbuilding and the story really hooked you and has you curious about the next book.
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    • I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book once I got over the first few pages. It built nicely and now I have to wait until next year for book 2. I wanted to dive right into the next book once I was done. Thank’s for visiting!