"This is good guys versus bad guys at its finest." Readers' Favorite, "Action-packed, riveting, and steeped in the atmosphere so carefully built in prior books in the series." Midwest Book Reviews, "An impeccable YA fantasy read." Readers' Favorite. "The Stone of Wisdom" is the final book of "The Centaur Chronicles, the epic saga that will captivate YA and adults who love Tolkien-like settings and characters. Carling, the half Fairy/half Human teenager who is to inherit the throne of Crystonia, must complete the Silver Breastplate to be worthy to be the queen. But an evil Wizard named Xanbar has returned to claim the throne for himself and is amassing a vicious army of Centaurs, Ogres and Cyclops to help him do it.
I am a wife, a mom and a grandmother. I am also a competitive equestrian and award-winning author. I especially love to write about horses, both real or fantasy. In 2016, I released, "In the Heart of a Mustang." This story is not a fantasy but it is all about horses. This coming of age young adult novel has won the 2016 Gold Medal from the Literary Classics Awards in Young Adult General Fiction and the Silver Medal in the Nautilus Awards as well as the Silver Medal from Readers Favorite Awards.
My current project is a four-part series titled “The Centaur Chronicles”. I am excited about this new middle-grade fantasy. The first book, “The Stone of Mercy,” was released on Oct. 1, 2016. It has already garnered several awards including the Gold Medal from the Feathered Quill awards. The second, “The Stone of Courage,” was released on April 15, 2017 and has won a Book Excellence Award.
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After writing four books in a series, you don't want the last book to be a let-down for your readers. But, all good things must come to an end sometime! So, in the last chapter I summarized the meaning of each of the four books in "The Centaur Chronicles" series. I used Vidente to review the importance of each of the stones and the virtues they empowered Carling with. A summary is another good way to conclude a story.
The Stone of Wisdom
Vidente looked down at the large diamond in the center of Carling’s breastplate. Under his gaze, tiny rainbows twinkled among the many facets cut into the stone. “Your queen has gained much knowledge,” he continued, “but wisdom is expressed in how that knowledge is put to use. Carling will always have the diamond that gives her wisdom. A diamond is the hardest of all the jewels just as wisdom is the hardest trait to develop. With the Stone of Wisdom to guide her, she will rule the kingdom with knowledge and understanding. You will all be able to trust her judgement, for decisions will always be made with integrity and wisdom.”