Saturday, March 7, 2009

Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy


From the back: Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filled with magical beings -- not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands. Her logical, lawyer instincts told her it couldn't all be real -- but she could hardly deny what she'd seen . . . and touched.
The mystery man, Alban, was a gargoyle. One of the fabled Old Races who had hidden their existence for centuries. Now he was a murder suspect, and he needed Margrit's help to take the heat off him and find the real killer.
As they worked together to figure out who was framing Alban, Margrit discovered that this man with a heart -- and body -- of stone made her feel more alive than ever, And as the dead pile up, it's a race against the sunrise to clear Alban's name and keep them both alive . . .
My thoughts: I was checking my local library's catalogue for a book called "The Gargoyle" when I ran across this book. I've read a lot of Urban Fantasy and enjoy the genre but have never read about gargoyles so since the library didn't have the one I was looking for I thought I'd try this one. It is the first book in a trilogy, which I will probably continue to read. The name of the heroine, Margrit "Grit" Knight, was a little too cute for me. Grit, the smart, tough as nails legal aid lawyer. Being so smart, I couldn't get why she was running in Central Park at midnight. I found myself skimming at times wanting to get back to the story. Enough of that, over all I liked this. The creatures the author introduced were interesting, Gargoyles, Silkies, vampire business men, dragon drug lords, and jinn hit men were all here. There were a couple of pretty good plot twists. If you like urban fantasy, you'll probably like this one.

3 comments:

J. Kaye said...

I do like urban fantasy, so this is right up my alley! :)

Teddyree said...

hmm might give it a try but like you I'm actually trying to get The Gargoyle.

Marg said...

IMO, The Gargoyle is well worth tracking down so don't give up!