In Stone by Jeremy Jordan King
A Grotesque Faerie Tale

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Jeremy is stuck, like most young New Yorkers, in a world between adolescence and adulthood. Just when he thought that he was an average, blend-in-with-the-crowd gay kid, he becomes the victim of a terrible act of homophobia. Thankfully, a mysterious something comes to his aid. Garth is a gargoyle, trapped in stone and cursed to live an immortal life. Human and monster must become friends and confront the mysterious and magical events of the past that have brought them together.
 

About Jeremy Jordan King

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Jeremy grew up in South Jersey, where his primary life goal was to become a mermaid. When that proved impossible, he decided that the next best thing would be to move to New York City and study theater at Marymount Manhattan College. He lived an actor's life for several years before he realized that he'd be more satisfied as a writer. And he was. Most of his work centers on the gay "emerging adult" as he struggles with finding purpose, happiness, and love in a world not quite built for him. He's also inspired by the fantastic (or what he hopes to be fantastic). Bringing the extraordinary into a rather ordinary world is a theme that he loves to revisit. Besides fiction, he dabbles in essays, screenwriting, and illustration. He shares an apartment in Manhattan with his best friends and a strange little dog. Read all about it at www.generalfaggotry.com. In Stone is his first novel.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Bold Strokes Books. 264 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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Both Jeremy's and Garth's stories are delivered in plodding, tortuous prose (“Each word and strike were precious treasures I'd dropped, treasures that would help pay my way through the processing of the assault”).

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The Bookbag

The cast of suspects is rather large - some with potentially obvious motives, some with more hidden grievances - but of course, at all times we must keep in mind - was the right man murdered, or did the assassin intend to murder someone else?

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Common Sense Media

one of the things i found particularly funny is that King Arthur- the great King Arthur, whom legend says ruled during the golden age of England and will return to rule again- had a nickname.

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Common Sense Media

In every way the reader can see all the virtues we have come to associate with King Arthur and Camelot, condensed into a very real child who somehow never comes off as unctuous.

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London Review of Books

Now quite apart from the fact that Carr uses the word ‘kulak’ either in the usual sense, or in that of his sources (whose lack of definition he deplores), and that he supplies Stone with the arguments purporting to invalidate his position, I defy any reader of the section on rural differentiation...

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Wired

The finished copies of Written in Stone should be rolling off the presses within the next few days, and I am glad to say that the book continues to gain positive reviews as it finally makes its way to bookshelves.

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The Hindu

Nagaswamy, former Director, Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department, “wherein the builder himself has left behind a very large number of inscriptions on the temple's construction, its various parts, the daily rituals to be performed for the Linga, the details of the offerings such as jewellery, flowers...

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

Detractors of the way in which the Arthur and Gwen romance has been handled this season will probably chafe at some of the developments in this episode, but quite frankly, there are certain givens within the way that the BBC is telling this story, and one of those is that Arthur and Gwen will be ...

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truthdig

Edgar Hoover’s favorite restaurant, where Hoover was once seated next to Joe McCarthy in plain sight of Stone and Kalugin), should never have been considered treasonous, given the fact that Stone’s motivations and the Russians’ were, at the time, both anti-fascist, as was the expressed foreign po...

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