House of Stone

[WARNING: The post may contain spoilers.]

So first off, the title is a bit of a misnomer. Recently I read the book House of Stone by Vaughn R. Demont. It won’t be available in print until May 2011, for now it is only available as an e-book.

Richard Stone is not what you’d expect. He’s a sidhe. Faerie. Fae. And a minor noble. To make ends meet, he’s also a porn star since the fae have super gorgeous bodies and stuff. And great in bed too. So one day he get’s married… to a girl. This is the big ICK factor in the book. But it’s not as huge of an ick factor as one might think, because it’s a major plot device.

So Richard has to basically save his house, and his manservant from an evil nemesis. And Ms. Bitch Bride isn’t helping matters. Of course by the end of the book, everything is touchy-feely good again. And Richard ends up further ahead than before. Much like in the Dresden books.

From the Samhain peeps:

    A modern knight, a noble quest, and a magical sword. What could go wrong?

    Welcome to the City, where gods run nightclubs, goblins hire out as mercs, sorcerers work their magic, the Fae hold court over every neighborhood…and humanity is blissfully ignorant of it all.

    For minor Fae noble Richard Stone, life is going well. He has a decent fiefdom (okay, it’s a slum), a budding acting career (okay, so it’s porn), and one of only five magical swords in the City. An arranged marriage is barely a blip on his worry meter—until his family blade loses its magic. The shame of it puts his noble standing in jeopardy.

    To regain his status, Richard needs help. Fortunately, his new bride is a sidhe knight and his servant Simaron has, er, his back. Together they embark on a quest to find the demon who slew his father, investigate a conspiracy that goes to the highest echelons of Fae nobility, and discover a secret family legacy that could ruin his House.

    All while keeping up appearances to a society that demands perfection. And they say a noble’s life is easy…

Overall I liked this book. I give it a B+ and really hope there will be a sequel to this well-written book.