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The Sound of the Stones by Beth Hammond – A YA Science Fantasy With Time-Travel

Nephilim, aliens, gods. The truth about these beings is discovered when Frankie stumbles upon an ancient book, and finds that they are not just fantasy, but part of the startling reality. When she reads about Ashra and the powerful Krad race, she begins to question her place in the world – and feels the burn of the birthmark on her arm as she works her way through the book. A birthmark that looks eerily similar to the symbol on the book’s first page. In Ashra’s world, meanwhile, the oppressive Krad use crystals to hold humans hostage. The Krad do not know that Ashra has the gift to manipulate crystals, however. Keeping her power a secret is difficult, but she has to rice up now and stand up against an entire race. She finds hope in the message that strangers from another land brings her. Frankie and Ashra are separated by fiction and reality, but the barrier shatters in the end, and Frankie is the key to unlocking the knowledge they need.

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Our Summary

The Sound of Stones is a YA science fantasy book set in both the real world and the fictional world. The story revolves around two girls, Ashra and Frankie, who are separated by fiction and reality and who must do all that they can to stop the oppressive Krad race. Fans of The Never Ending Story and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe will enjoy this coming-of-age fantasy that will keep you rooting for more.

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What Readers Are Saying

Spanning many regions, (even a connected universe or two) Ms. Hammond brings a well-crafted world, intricate mythology and magic system, and endearing band of misfits to life. This was a relatable and sweet read and an enjoyable diversion. Sure to be a hit with teens and grown-ups alike.” – Shay Cranmer, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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Ms. Hammond’s development of character and story are exquisite. I was hooked from the first chapter, and couldn’t put it down until I had finished the book. I hope the story continues, and look forward to Ms. Hammond’s future works with great anticipation.” – Kat Hanson, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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I was immersed in this book right away. Became the characters, felt what they felt, and lived their adventures with them. Excellent world building with interesting new races of beings. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves books that stretch the imagination and warm your heart.” – Erin Spencer, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
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About the Author

Beth Hammond is an author/illustrator who writes anything from fantasy to children’s picture books. She is a wife, mother, and lover of life. Her early years were spent serving in the military. Her middle years spent raising babies and figuring out her place in the world. Her later years are yet to come, and filled with hopes and endless dreams. She spends her days creating worlds through words and illustration. You can find her on, and on Facebook at She’s also on twitter @BethHammond0o0.
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Preview the Book


The Sound of Stones is a YA time travel science fantasy that will appeal to fans of science fiction, coming of age stories, ancient books, history, aliens, nephilim, gods, fictional universes, hidden powers, and heroines who have the key to saving the world.

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