Cover & Synopsis: Incarnate by Anton Strout



They are created to protect what other’s love.

Oddly enough, I have just finished a short story, titled The White Rose Thief, that will be published in this year’s forthcoming anthology Blackguards. It features a gargoyle—one filled with anger, sorrow, and power.

Yet, Anton Strout beat me to the punch! Anton is the author of The Spellmason Chronicles, an urban fantasy trilogy featuring spellmason Alexandra Belarus and her gargoyle protector Stanis. Like the two previous books in the series, Alchemystic and Stonecast, Incarnate brings the two together again, this time answering a lot of questions left unanswered from the first two novels.

If you like different urban fantasy, definitely try Alchemystic. If you’ve read it and its sequel already, here is a bit more about the third book, Incarnate:


When Alexandra Belarus discovered her family’s secret ability to breathe life into stone, she uncovered an entire world of magic hidden within New York City—a world she has accidentally thrown into chaos. A spell gone awry has set thousands of gargoyles loose upon Manhattan, and it’s up to Lexi and her faithful protector, Stanis, to put things right.

But the stress of saving the city is casting a pall over Lexi and Stanis’s relationship, driving them to work separately to solve the problem. As Stanis struggles to unite the gargoyle population, Lexi forges unlikely alliances with witches, alchemists and New York’s Finest to quell an unsettling uprising led by an ancient and deadly foe long thought vanquished.

To save her city, Lexi must wield more power than ever before with the added hope of recovering a mysterious artifact that could change her world—and bring her closer to Stanis than she ever thought possible…

Incarnate by Anton Strout will be published on September 30, 2014!

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Stone against stone!