Stone Circle

Stone Circle Review

Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse?

When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities.

When a competition is announced, Antonius seizes his chance. The winner will be apprenticed to the town seer. Antonius shares first place with his employer’s son.

The two men compete for their mentor’s approval. As their knowledge of magic and alchemy grows, so does the rivalry and animosity between them. When the love of a beautiful woman is at stake, Antonius must find a way to follow his heart and navigate his future.

Title:Stone Circle
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • N.N. Light

    In a 16th century Italian village, status and property are valued above all else. The station you’re born into is the same one you’ll pass onto your children, whether you’re deserving or not. An...

  • Theresa Smith Writes

    Stone Circle, an historical fantasy novel set in Renaissance Italy, is the debut offering by Australian painter turned writer, Kate Murdoch. Mystical elements converge with historical superstitions an...

  • Sebnem E.

    Stone Circle is a fascinating book I had the privilege to read before its due publication date later this year. Kate Murdoch transports the reader to medieval Italy where she tells us a tale of magica...

  • Monique Mulligan

    Kate Murdoch’s historical fantasy Stone Circle is abundant with historical and descriptive detail, painting vivid pictures of sixteenth-century Italy and the lives of alchemists, seers and servants....

  • Amy

    Stone Circle is Kate Murdoch's debut novel. I thought it was good. I found this magical and historical combination to be an easy read. I enjoyed the beautiful setting and 16th century time period. Ant...

  • Elizabeth Corbett

    Antonius works as a servant in Palazzo. When he wins an apprenticeship with the town seer he does not anticipating sharing first place with his employer, the Conte Valperga’s son. As their knowledge...

  • Kathryn at Book Ink Reivews

    A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews.Thank you to Kate Murdoch and Fireship Press for this free ARC in exchange for a requested honest review.Kate Murdoch is a renowned painter, and ...

  • Cindra Spencer

    Consider trying to weigh what you value more: truth or privacy?In a life ruled by class, young Antonius is lucky to find work. His father is dead and his family must eat. Aware that he should count hi...

  • Daccari Buchelli

    I’ve just finished Stone Circle, by Kate Murdoch, an inspiring debut novel set in the heart of Renaissance Italy (1585 AD). The Story begins in a peaceful, everyday setting, in which we meet Savinus...

  • Stephanie

    In Renaissance Italy in the village of Pesaro, Seer Savinus is looking for someone who shares his talents for divining the future so he is able to cultivate the next generation and Seers. Savinus' dau...