The Forgotten By R L King are Books R L King is the author of the bestselling urban fantasy series The Alastair Stone Chronicles When not doing her best to make life di
The Forgotten By R.L.King are Books R L King is the author of the bestselling urban fantasy series The Alastair Stone Chronicles When not doing her best to make life difficult for her characters, she works as a software technical writer for a large Silicon Valley database company.She also freelances for Catalyst Game Labs, publisher of the popular roleplaying game Shadowrun, where she s contributed fiction and game material to numerous sourcebooks and one full length adventure, On the Run, which was included as part of the 2012 Origins Award winning Runners Toolkit Her first novel in the Shadowrun universe, Borrowed Time, was published in Spring 2015 She s working on her second Shadowrun novel, Veiled Extraction, which will be released in late 2016 or early 2017.When not writing or working, she enjoys hanging out with her very understanding spouse and her small herd of cats, and watching way too much Doctor Who.. Librarian note alternate cover edition of B0084O96RW.When a friend asks Alastair Stone to question a disturbed child who s committed a horrific act, Stone has no idea what kind of rabbit hole he s starting down His investigations uncover instances of appalling crimes, all committed by people with no history of violence And other people have turned up missingIt sLibrarian note alternate cover edition of B0084O96RW.When a friend asks Alastair Stone to question a disturbed child who s committed a horrific act, Stone has no idea what kind of rabbit hole he s starting down His investigations uncover instances of appalling crimes, all committed by people with no history of violence And other people have turned up missingIt s not long before Stone crosses paths with Jason Thayer, a young man searching for his runaway sister who might be a victim of the same bizarre affliction Together, Stone and Jason are embroiled in a network of odd homeless people, strange symbols, a growing conspiracy, and deadly danger Even if they find Jason s sister in time, there s no way to know if they can help her and it s soon clear that the problem is a lot worse than they originally suspected.What do you do when you discover an extradimensional plot that threatens the safety of the entire world, but you can t tell anyone about it because literally anyone on Earth could be part of it. Bestseller Books The Forgotten The Forgotten (Alastair Stone Chronicles, Book 2)by R.L. KingWhile I definitely enjoyed this book, I wasn't as taken with it as I was with the first in the series, "Stone and a Hard Place," or with the Novella published and distributed with the author's recent offer through BookFunnel. The reason is easy. I didn't feel this was an "Alastair Stone" book, as he seems more a sidekick to the character who is the central focus of this book, Jason Thayer. The book is told almost entirely from his POV, with just a short section or so being told from his sister, Verity's POV. Many sections, especially early in the book, didn't include much of Stone at all. So, although I understand, after reading the entire book, that these two characters will be continuing in the series, it doesn't change the fact that I decided to continue in this series because of Alastair Stone. It's nice to know some backstory of characters that will continue in the series, but I expect a book in the Alastair Stone Chronicles to have Alastair Stone as the main character. For me, this story could have been easily told from the Stone character's POV, rather than that of either of the Thayers. Perhaps, if the author felt a need for more in depth on these two characters, a novella about them, such as the novella regarding the Sally character in the series Tome of Bill, would have worked for backstory and development of the characters and their particular talents. It turned me off, and that shows in how long it took me to read the book -- 10 days. The story revolves around the idea that there are people with magical talents, not mages, but with talents. These people are often hunted down by entities who possesses humans and who want these "Forgotten" people eliminated. Because of this - and because, let's face it, society isn't particularly accepting of people who are different in any way - these people band together and, as they are hunted, do not stay in one place for long. They also avoid shelters and other gatherings of the homeless, for fear of being easy targets for the entities that are pursuing them. Verity Thayer is one of these people. She has been institutionalized because of her so-called problems, and her brother, Jason, hasn't seen her in a few years when he receives a panicked phone message from her. He sets out to find her, receiving only the standard run-around from the administration at the institution where she was living. When he actually gets to said institution, he discovers she has run away. The rest of the story revolves around finding Verity, discovering what these entities are and why they are hunting the "forgotten," and how to fight them once found. There is lots of action, both magical and physical. Lots of twists and turns along the way to the final resolution. As in the first book, the proofing and editing is quite good. I only found one actual mistake (at 6425 on my Kindle -- reading the 4-novel compilation: "...and we've got word out to the beat cops keep an eye out for her." I do believe there is a word missing between cops and keep in that sentence. Other than that, my only complaint would be the continued use of "p'raps" in Stone's dialogue. Again, not sure what the purpose is, although I assume it must be an attempt to remind the reader that he is British, so his dialogue should be read with a British accent. If so, it fails. The author might consider using more British slang (such as "scarpers" - 11971 Kindle location in the 4-novel compilation version) or structure to represent the accent. So, yes I enjoyed the book, although the above was frustrating to me. And yes, as I have the 4-book compilation, I'll continue with the series, at least through the next novel. Hopefully, Stone will be back as the focus of his chronicles there.