The Ruins on Stone Hill

Heroes of Ravenford Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
366 Pages
Reviewed on 07/11/2018
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

The Ruins on Stone Hill by FP Spirit is the first installment in the epic fantasy adventure series, Heroes of Ravenford. Written in a unique style that is entirely the author's own, the story dives immediately into an action sequence and we're introduced to the initial mix of characters: the human Lloyd, halfling Seth, elven Glolindir, and a gnome named Askel. Together, this seemingly mismatched group fights off orcs, wizards, and a whole host of fantastical beasts as they venture through well depicted and thoroughly imaginative scenery in order to fend off the evil that is encroaching upon Ravenford.

The Ruins on Stone Hill is an exciting yet comfortable foray into classic fantasy fiction. FP Spirit allows a unique spell to be cast in the individuality of the narrator's voice, skirting the usual pitfalls of modern authors of the genre, and offering a fresh approach without trying to reinvent the wheel, which often proves confusing for us die-hard fans. The characters are exceptionally well developed and the battle scenes are entertaining and polished. What I loved most is that this is a series I can read with my young niece, who loves tales in the spirit of Dungeons and Dragons and The Lord of the Rings. It's not often that we find a book that appeals to my generation and hers...and the best part is we don't even have to wait to find out what happens next as The Serpent Cult, The Dark Monolith, and Princess Lanfor have already been released. Highly recommended!