Colonel Mark Kenslir, a cold warrior cursed to live forever, is rebuilding his team of Stone Soldiers after their defeat at the six-fingered hands of a prehistoric shapeshifter. But before he can recruit new soldiers to become men of living stone, reports come in of a new shapeshifter tearing out and consuming the hearts of victims in the American Southwest. Kenslir enlistColonel Mark Kenslir, a cold warrior cursed to live forever, is rebuilding his team of Stone Soldiers after their defeat at the six-fingered hands of a prehistoric shapeshifter. But before he can recruit new soldiers to become men of living stone, reports come in of a new shapeshifter tearing out and consuming the hearts of victims in the American Southwest. Kenslir enlists the help of one brave teenage girl and an FBI postcognitive empath to track down the new killer--only to discover there are now two prehistoric shapeshifters loose in the modern world. Falling back to their headquarters to regroup and replenish their numbers, Kenslir's military Detachment soon find themselves under assault from the ravenous shapeshifters--who are intent on pillaging the military's greatest supernatural treasures.It becomes a race against time to stop the double threat of the shapeshifters inside the Stone Soldier's base, before they escape with world-changing power....
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Brothers in Stone Reviews
Book 2 picks up directly from the end of book 1. Ketzkahtel is out making merry and devouring the hearts of the people he comes across. Literally. He's eating hearts. Which makes him both creepy and powerful. *frowny face*Clearly, Colonel Kenslir and his team are going to need to find some heretofore untapped resources to take him out for good. Except, even if they obliterate him, they have his twin to deal with now. BAD STUFF, MAN. But let's get back to those untapped resources. Josie, as it turns out, might be more than just a pretty girl who happened to be in the right place at the right time in book 1. She has PLENTY of untapped resources. (and I don't mean that in a pervy way, people. I mean it in a "she's more than she seems" sort of way. Just so we're clear.)There are a few shocks for our heroes and a few new characters added to the mix. People die. Hearts get eaten. BAD THINGS HAPPEN. Oh, and the booby-trapped DEATH CAVE? 3,000 times awesomer than any other death cave I've read about recently.Very fun, rather bloody, and full of badass fighters. *thumbs up*-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
I don’t usually read series that are all rolled into one book. But, this came to me at a very special price so I took the opportunity. After reading the first book in Jan ’16, I figured I’d get around to reading more later. So now I have read book two and the series is pretty good although I have to warn everyone, these books are very gruesome.There this Special Ops Team that has been formed some time in the ’60 and the gotten better through the years since the US Government finally admitted there were parahumans among us. Parahumans are those people that have some kind of almost magical power(s) which set them apart from normal humans. A lot of these people can control their power for good and do so on a regular basis. Then again, a lot don’t want to control their power and put it to evil or criminal use. I won’t explain how we came to have parahumans, just say it’s in our genes and mostly evolved way back prior to Noah and the flood. The trait or traits have either evolved and become strong or the person has very little power so their “special” talent can’t be used much.Colonel Mark Kenslir is the Commander of Section 1039, “The Black Sabers”, He was first killed in 1962, and has been killed, I believe seven times since then. Yes, I said killed. You see, Colonel Kenslir is or was the first “Stone Soldier”, a man who was once turned to stone only to be revived in the Fountain of Youth. I’m not going to explain all the background, you have to read book one to get all that. Let’s just say that Col Kenslir cannot be killed in any normal way. He can’t be hurt either, by anything. Magic has not effect on him and neither do other parahuman abilities. He recruits a group of soldiers, the Stone Soldiers, who have died by one means or another, but have been revived in the Fountain of Youth so they can fight with Col. Kenslir. Read the first book.Now they are after a shapeshifter. He was thought to have been killed in the first book, but managed to get away from his capture situation and now is looking for his brothers. Both of these brothers are pre-flood giants who now have the ability to change shapes to anything they want. That is anything who’s heart they have eaten! Now obviously, this is the gruesome part. There is a lot of people in the book getting their hearts ripped out with these shapeshifter then eating those beating hearts. They also will consume the whole human body if hungry enough. Through this process, they absorb the essence of the person, his or her memories and life-force. They can now become that person if they want to escape or to surprise other unsuspecting humans.So, Kenslir and his team must track down this shapeshifter and prevent him from finding his brother. One of these is enough to cause a lot of problems; two might be too much for anybody to defeat. The writing is good, if not gross! A some other times, I might have passed on these books due to all the bloody scenes, but they’ve become so common now that I’m kind of numb to those episodes. Now I just want to see this monsters torn to shreds.On to book three. By the way, there is another Omnibus Vol. 2. I think I’ll read it, but with something mild in-between!
I'm Hooked!! (And on to Book 3!)Read the first book on a whim and found I really liked it. It had interesting characters, even if at times, you did need some extra imagination. And enough action to keep me turning the pages when I should have been busy doing other things! Can't wait to see what happens next, in the 3rd book!
All I have to say is that I was about to flip if Jimmy was gone for good!
Good storyVerified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Brothers in Stone (Stone Soldiers #2) (Kindle Edition)This is the X FILES and THE NIGHT STALKER on steroids. Martin is a fine story teller with a good story to tell. The author uses a direct style, a bit like a comic book drawn with words instead of ink. I'm sure I will miss some of the creatures populating the story but the main ones are shape shifters, Old Testament giants, werewolves, dragons, a sabre tooth tiger, self proclaimed gods, gorgons, basilisks, telepaths and other parahumans, brilliant scientists, super soldiers including one who can't keep his shirt on, and a micro micro bikini clad FBI agent. Some of these predate the great flood which destroyed people and civilizations. Magic is real. So is the fountain of youth. The boundaries of science and the supernatural are blurry.The writing itself does have some problems. Incomplete sentences and comma splices abound. These would probably not be so noticeable if the story was being told instead of written. A few sentences just don't make sense. One of the more egregious examples: "He was almost average height for a man, with pale skin." Why is there a comma in this sentence? What is average height for men with pale skin? Of course he probably meant to tell us that the man had pale skin and was of almost average height. Unfortunately, that is not what he wrote. This volume also has a problem with some parts of the plot. An example is the lack of an actual answer as to why Jimmy's parents were killed. To avoid revealing too much of the story, I won't give other examples. Despite these problems, Martin seems to have potential to make his writing match his ability to create and tell a story.
Notes from the wife. She enjoyed book one several months back, and was excited to pick up book 2, now that things have slowed down. She said that while she still had a few pet peeves with the methods of characterization, they were more subtly done than book 1, and she appreciated that. She mentioned that it was pretty well presented until the last third, when there were substantially more editing problems than the early sections. Overall, she said it was a good follow up to Heart of Stone. Similar, tonally, and the improvements to the way the characters were written helped keep the focus on the pulpy action horror, rather than on juvenile conflicts or too-direct dialogue.
STONE SOLDIERS #2 , Brothers in stoneStone Soldiers. #2I like the stone soldiers series a lot. Book #2 continues with the ongoing battle against the shapeshifting giant Ketzakatel.Plus his resurrected brother. It's a non-stop page turning blast to read. I couldn't put it down. The series isn't classic literature, but it's super fun to read Escapism of great quality.
Great! Book! People made stupid mistakes, like most book people do :-) almost made me put the book down. Glad I didn't. Like the twists and ah ha moments.I am looking forward to read book 3. I just hope that the series doesn't get watered down and drawn out.
Picks up from book 1. Pretty fast moving but light fare. Read in 3 nights and had less depth in characters than the first.