#TeaserTuesday Jaded Stone – Imperfections

October 15, 2013 Excerpts, Featured, Jaded Stone 2


My father used to tell me no one is perfect, and I told him I knew for sure that was a lie. How could it be truth, when he stood larger than life, perfect in his wisdom before me. It is only now that I am beginning to understand how right we both were—no one is perfect, and my father is indeed very wise.

Am I the only one who sees that?

Some days I cannot help wondering if I can trust my own eyes. I see things in Alrec that no one else does. I’m not blind to his flaws, but unlike Father, I’m also not blind to his merits.

And Father… oh, Father. He spoke true of his imperfection, but I see how much he craves better days. I’ll never stop looking for them for him. For everyone.

We will never manage to make all our subjects content, but I can content myself with making them safe. Even if they fight me at every step.

—journal entry


2 Responses to “#TeaserTuesday Jaded Stone – Imperfections”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Oh, Kelly, this is fantastic! I have to carve out some time to read the Souls of the Stones series (required before reading this, right?) so I’ll be ready when Jaded Stone releases! I really love getting these teasers…it really does whet the appetite for the book! LOL

    • Kelly Walker

      Hugs, thanks Brandee!

      I won’t go so far as to say it is “required” to read the rest first. You won’t be confused if you don’t.

      But I think you will enjoy Jaded Stone more if you’re already familiar with the world and some of the characters. I would at least read Cornerstone first, that way you can discover the world along with Riya, if that matters to you.

      I think one of the big factors is that Valencia knows how her world works, but Riya is learning it as she goes along. If you read Valencia’s story first, you will be more knowledge than Riya, and so you’ll lose the thrill of discovery.