The Ilia Stone by RJ Loom

Posted: February 3, 2015 by BA Dillon in GUEST REVIEWERS - FICTION

Review by Lizzie M.Ilia Stone

Nia Williams could never have imagined the way her ordinary life would be turned upside down after the death of her grandfather. A chance find unwittingly has her discovering the truth of an ancient Greek myth, plunging her into a world where the legends she only read about in her history books become her reality. Plagued with a strange link to others’ past, she follows the path of an ancient artifact around the world and throughout time as it reveals its story to guide her to contain powers once thought lost to the rise of modern religion. Two men affected by the artifact vie for her allegiance; Gabriel, a man haunted by his own past, and smooth talking Viktor who wants Nia to embrace a life she never imagined.

This is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. Loom has blended several genres together and created an edgy, humorous, dark paranormal romance with a side of Greek mythology. What a concoction! At Gone Readin’ we always look for the perfect trifecta: character development, seamless storytelling, and intriguing plot twists that keep us guessing. This one folks is most definitely a winner!
Ms. Loom has done a phenomenal job creating characters we love to love and yes, love to hate. Nia is clearly a multi-dimensional character with strength yet vulnerability. The love triangle fashioned by Loom leaves you guessing, and hoping for a perfect outcome. Viktor and Gabriel are an interesting pairing of characters that offer depth to Nia. It doesn’t hurt that the men are hot and intelligent – offering a dose of humor at that perfect moment.
The storytelling is incredible, not missing a beat – even with the genre mash-up. The flashbacks offer a whole other layer to the story that adds to the development of Nia’s character. There’s no rote formula followed here, but instead a unique and twisted plot that leaves you begging for more. We’re left with somewhat of a cliffhanger, but there’s good news at the end – a little sneak peak at what’s up next. It will leave you wondering – who’s coming for the stone next.
The Ilia Stone by new author, RJ Loom, is simply a diamond in the rough.

  1. rjloom112 says:

    Thank you for taking a chance on The Ilia Stone! 🙂

  2. […] The Ilia Stone by RJ Loom. […]

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