Book Review: The Stones #TuesdayBookShare

Hey, everyone. I’m super excited today to share my review of the latest book in the Astral Conspiracy series by D. L. Cross.

I’m not a big science fiction fan, but this author has changed my mind!


He’s running from Astrals. Running with Black Ops. And running toward the end of the world.

Landon Thorne belongs to an elite group: he’s one of the few people who have ever accessed the Akashic Record. He discovers a weapon that could defend the Earth.

The Astrals want to stop him. The government wants to control him. Even his allies are hiding something.

Through it all, he has one purpose. One compulsion. He’s drawn to the Georgia Guidestones.

His journey is fraught with danger – bandits, cannibals, and ancient booby traps — but when Landon finally reaches the Stones, even he is surprised by what he finds. If he can decipher the code, he can save the world.

If he can’t? His discovery may destroy him – along with the rest of the human race.

The Stones is a taut, fast-paced Indiana Jones meets Falling Skies style thriller that spans the globe and digs deep into humanity’s past, unearthing mysterious artifacts and clues to aliens’ motives for invading our world. It is the second book in the Astral Conspiracy Series, set in the world of Platt and Truant’s groundbreaking Invasion Universe – the original series with over 1000 5-star reviews.

D.L. Cross has a flair for high-stakes, heart-pounding thrillers that will keep you up late into the night.

My Review:

D L Cross has another winner on her hand with The Stones, the second book of her Astral Conspiracy series. The story picks up where The Gate left off.

Landon Thorne discovers a new weapon that could defend the world but several groups want to stop him. The government, rogue agents, aliens. He embarks on a journey to the Georgia Guidestones where he finds what could be the key to survival.

The action is fast-paced. Every chapter is a cliffhanger that keeps you wanting to know more.

The characters are three dimensional—from a power-hungry AATIP agent to a priest who believes he’s been placed on earth to save people from the end times. Not to mention the bazaar aliens.

Cross has a unique way of bringing depth to the characters in what is usually a plot-driven genre.

I highly recommend this book and yes, I’m already reading the third of the series, The Nine.

Five stars for this one!

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49 thoughts on “Book Review: The Stones #TuesdayBookShare

  1. Catching up with some blogs tonight, and so glad I stopped by here, Joan. Excellent review, and I can’t wait to do some binge reading of these books, myself. I loved the first one, and the shorter one, but I want to go back and re-read from the start and plow straight through. I really enjoy doing that when a series is already out, and I suspect it’s an approach that will work well with this one. I’m thinking Staci has a real winner with these, and they are coming up fast for me!

    Great post! Sharing! 🙂

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  2. I loved The Stones, too. Still worried about the woman who got her foot stuck in a hole. Who found her? Creepy… Was amazed Staci could make such deep characters when the story was so action packed. Great writing!

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  3. An excellent review, Joan. I positively LOVED The Stones! It’s such a remarkable book and has such a unique vibe to it. Like you, I was drawn by the characters and the depths of their story lines. Congrats to Staci!

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  4. I’m part way through this one and enjoying the heck out of it. I’ve been so busy I can’t dedicate a lot of time, so it takes me a while to finish it. Good to know it left that kind of impression.

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    1. I know that feeling of busyness, Craig. Most of my reading time is during lunch. Guess that’s one advantage of not gathering in the breakroom and social distancing in my office. 🙂

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  5. Joan, I’m blown away to know my alien stories are not only reaching non-sci-fi fans but being enjoyed by them. That’s not something you hear often, and it’s really humbling. Thanks for giving the work a chance. I’m beyond excited to know you like what you’re reading.

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