"An exceptional new talent in children's literature."—Waterstone's Books Quarterly on Nick Gifford
(Most recent edition: October 2011; infinity plus; cover by Keith Brooke. Published online, 1997; revised edition, hardback, Cosmos, May 2001; trade paperback, Cosmos, July 2001.)
Trace: a country where magic is dying out. A country at war with itself. A country where the prophecies of the Book of the World have started to come true.
Bligh: a young foreigner, drawn irresistibly to the war in Trace. A man who has rejected religion, yet appears to be possessed by one of the six Lords Elemental. Bligh thinks he's going mad, but if he is then it's a madness shared by others...
Gritty and passionate, Lord of Stone is a fantasy for the new millennium by the acclaimed author of The Accord and Genetopia.
'Satisfying prose ... well realised and visualised characters ... powerful and vivid portrayal of the conditions of war.'
'Keith Brooke's prose achieves a rare honesty and clarity, his characters always real people, his situations intriguing and often moving.'
'"I am so here! Genetopia is a meditation on identity - what it means to be human and what it means to be you - and the necessity of change. It's also one heck of an adventure story. Snatch it up!'
'Genetopia is quite remarkably fascinating.'