Urijah (Stone Society #10)
Two Alpha Gargoyles… Urijah Aldobrand and Banyan Sorensen spend the first two hundred years of their lives together, first playing as boys, then fighting alongside each other as warriors. Urijah is searching for a female mate, denying what is in front of him his whole life. He sets off alone, in denial, leaving his best friend behind. A couple of centuries later, life has finally given Urijah what he wants until his best friend betrays him. Devastated, Uri cuts him out of his life. Banyan spends years silently loving his best friend while not so silently trying to convince him they are mates. When they part ways, Banyan carries on, going through the motions of living as a lone male. Two hundred years later, Banyan has found a life for himself in New Orleans. When he makes a grave mistake, he loses his mate for good. War is finally upon the Stone Society. Fifty of the Clan travel to Greece for battle, but not all return home. Banyan, heir to the Norse throne, is now ready to accept the crown. Not only has he kept his promises, but a lifetime of secrets as well. Urijah, at a crossroads, decides to return home, hoping to find himself. Both ending up back in Norway surrounded by family, they each must come to terms with what the fates have in store for them. Will Uri let go of his anger and forgive his old friend? Or will he once again turn his back on a future with his mate? Author’s Note – This story has been almost 800 years in the making. If you’ve read the previous books in the series, you know Urijah and Banyan have something from their past keeping them apart. In this book, you find out what that is. This story wasn’t an easy one to write, and it won’t always be an easy one to read. I told the story Urijah and Banyan needed me to tell, not the one I wanted to tell. Yes, they finally get their HEA, but they take their sweet time getting there.

Urijah (Stone Society #10) Details

TitleUrijah (Stone Society #10)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 11th, 2017
PublisherBramblerose Press LLC
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Romance, M M Romance

Urijah (Stone Society #10) Review

  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars. Urijah & Banyan were perfect mates.
  • Ana
    January 1, 1970
    Everlasting Love..What a rollercoaster of emotions, I felt like the ball on a ping pong table! Anger, sadness, fear, more sadness, joy, anger again....oh well you get the picture. I feel like I know each and everyone of the members of the Stone Society and I feel their emotions that's how real Ms.Gibson has made these guys for me. I think of all the Stone Society books I've read and I've read them all, this is the one that has had me so emotional on all levels.This confrontation has been long co Everlasting Love..What a rollercoaster of emotions, I felt like the ball on a ping pong table! Anger, sadness, fear, more sadness, joy, anger again....oh well you get the picture. I feel like I know each and everyone of the members of the Stone Society and I feel their emotions that's how real Ms.Gibson has made these guys for me. I think of all the Stone Society books I've read and I've read them all, this is the one that has had me so emotional on all levels.This confrontation has been long coming for Banyan and Urijah, we never really knew their history there was always a hint here, or a hint there, but it is all here, so for all you fans of this great series come and get the scoop. You will not be sorry, there are thousands of years of history.Not only will you get the scoop on these two, but you will travel all over the world to Greece, Italy, Norway and the U.S. with all the GoylesOh and don't forget the tissues....Kudos Ms. Gibson!
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    WowI’ve been following this series for a long time. Normally I’m not one to read M/M but Faith has a talent of drawing a reader in and getting them hooked. I’ve watched these two struggle through several series books but seeing them finally have their happily ever after was a teary but awesome read for two loved characters. Can’t wait for the next one.
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  • NeRdyWYRM
    January 1, 1970
    Deny, Deny, Deny4.5 out of 5 starsI was completely looking forward to this installment of the Stone Society series. Ever since Jasper’s story came barreling into what had been, up to that point, an entirely M/F series, I could not wait for Uri’s story! Thankfully, I was not disappointed.Urijah, Urijah, Urijah. You took denial to a whole new level. Never have I encountered a character who spent nearly a thousand years wallowing in self-delusion … until now. I have been thoroughly enchanted with U Deny, Deny, Deny4.5 out of 5 starsI was completely looking forward to this installment of the Stone Society series. Ever since Jasper’s story came barreling into what had been, up to that point, an entirely M/F series, I could not wait for Uri’s story! Thankfully, I was not disappointed.Urijah, Urijah, Urijah. You took denial to a whole new level. Never have I encountered a character who spent nearly a thousand years wallowing in self-delusion … until now. I have been thoroughly enchanted with Uri's stoic, sad, and mysterious character pretty much from the beginning. While reading this book, I became #TeamBanyan because I mean, come on! Uri came off as kind of a whiny brat for a lot of it.That said, I still loved Uri. I wanted to get a plunger to help him get his head out of his own ass, but … I still loved him. Banyan was a solid gold sweetheart the entire time. Seriously, who on Earth would wait 800 years for someone to come to their senses? I despaired of it ever happening. After finally finding out exactly what—besides Uri being in denial about being gay, and being mates with his childhood best friend—was keeping the two apart I was like, “Duh, Uri, you fucktard. What else did you expect?”So not cool, btw, for Uri to utilize a pinch hitter. I didn’t really see the sense in that. Especially not since said pinch hitter was just a poor imitation anyway. Why? Why? Why go there when you've got the real thing? It was at this point that I hopped the loyalty fence. The peripheral characters and I were totally on the same page there. Go #TeamBanyan! Uri had nobody to blame for any of that but himself and his centuries-long state of ineffectual and pointless denial. It is worth noting that I might have been on Banyan’s cheerleading squad at least partially the whole time, and I was completely there after aforementioned events, but he also infuriated me with his dejectedly calm passivity. I wanted a little more fire from him, well, from them both really. Don’t get me wrong. There was plenty of chemistry and tons of UST, some of it reinforced from previous books. The problem was that Banyan came across as a little doormat-like from time to time and Uri occasionally read almost like one of those M/F heroines who couldn’t shoot themselves in the foot and can’t get out of their own way (and for no good reason).It was a little incongruous because these guys were the two biggest, baddest, beautiful-est, most skilled swordsmen out of all of their long-lived brethren. They had history, they had feels, they had plenty to be angsty and angry about, but we saw very, very little of Banyan’s frustration—he was just kind of in the doldrums—and when Uri FINALLY came around it was practically over. No angry sex? No power play? Sigh. I would have liked to see them together at like 30% and still working through a millennium worth of shit. Wishes meet horses.Putting all of my nitpicky opinions aside, Faith managed (as always) to throw a few twists in there, wrap up a longstanding overarching plotline with some of the major players, and do something to one of my favorite characters that made me want to drop back ten and punt someone, anyone through a plate glass window into a stand of really gnarly cacti. Uh-huh. I won’t spoil it, but damn it all to hell! The feelz were intense.I have to say that I loved how this book took care of some loose ends long overdue for snipping. I loved how we got to see a much softer side of Urijah that included something besides pain and heartache, even though it took forever! I loved Banyan, period. I loved Banyan and Uri together, I loved the UST, the build-up, the overall journey and their more immediate individual storyline. I mentioned some niggles already, but the missing half-point (4.5/5) really boils down to a little frustration that although the reason for the conflict in their relationship after New Orleans was legit, it also felt kind of tame to me given the gargoyle culture. I mean, it was a gimme given the whole mates thing. I would have predicted that exact outcome with odds in my favor that would make a Vegas bookie wince.That incident did explain why Uri was so dead set against being with Banyan recently, but didn’t tell us squat about why he was being so stubborn for the prior 7+ centuries. Especially when you take into account the fact that Uri ultimately accepted he was gay (and acted on it too) in the intervening years! So why not go after Banyan once he hit the point of self-acceptance? Why not go after Banyan when Uri realized, no, knew they were probably mates? Why not go after Banyan at any point before NOLA instead of doing what he did instead? It makes that whole scene and the ensuing conflict seem even more trivial in the grand scheme of things when you take it all in context. That bothers me a little, well, a lot. Yeah. Sorry. I had to circle back to that. I guess I wasn't done with it. LOL. So given all of that, I want to make it clear that this was still a rock-solid read. The characters were fantastic separately and together, the overall story progressed, the individual story was an example of all the best things Faith Gibson can bring to the table, and it was, by the gods, another M/M installment to a great series. I feel robbed of the potential for at least one other gay MC (not to say there won’t be more just … ugh), but it can’t be the one I wanted. Bah humbug on that, dear author. Bah humbug. Otherwise, I am pleased as punch with the whole thing. It was well worth the wait. Review cross-posted at: An ARC of this title was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.Other reviews by NeRdyWYRM can be read here.
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  • Lita Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Urijah (The Stone Society Book 10) by Faith Gibson is the next installment in the gargoyle saga. This is Urijah and Banyon's story. We have been teased with thier relationship for quite sometime but we never knew what had happened between them. We knew they knew each other from when they were children and we even knew they were mates but we never knew why Urijah fought the mate bond so strongly. While learning their story we also find out the conclusion to the war with the Greece clan. We also g Urijah (The Stone Society Book 10) by Faith Gibson is the next installment in the gargoyle saga. This is Urijah and Banyon's story. We have been teased with thier relationship for quite sometime but we never knew what had happened between them. We knew they knew each other from when they were children and we even knew they were mates but we never knew why Urijah fought the mate bond so strongly. While learning their story we also find out the conclusion to the war with the Greece clan. We also get an update on the other members of the clan as well as meeting new members of Banyon's clan since he is a prince and next king. I love this series and the author's storytelling skills as well as her back stories involving other characters in the book keeps me reading everything she writes. We also saw more of Tamian in this book and how special he is. I enjoyed Urijah and Banyon's story and I am looking forward to Tamian's story. As new members are introduced and we learn more about members we already know, I can look forward to many more books from this author. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and I give this story 5 stars.
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  • Ashley Westphall-carr
    January 1, 1970
    Wow!! This series just keeps getting better. I can’t believe Faith Gibson is already on her 10th book in this series. This book focuses on 2 alpha Gargoyles- Urijah and Banyan. Urijah denies Banyan as his mate because he comes from a time where men didn’t mate with other men, what would his father think. So he set out on his own to find a female mate. After centuries Urijah finally gets what he thinks he wants but fate cruelly rips it away and he hates his best friend for it. Banyan is crushed Wow!! This series just keeps getting better. I can’t believe Faith Gibson is already on her 10th book in this series. This book focuses on 2 alpha Gargoyles- Urijah and Banyan. Urijah denies Banyan as his mate because he comes from a time where men didn’t mate with other men, what would his father think. So he set out on his own to find a female mate. After centuries Urijah finally gets what he thinks he wants but fate cruelly rips it away and he hates his best friend for it. Banyan is crushed when he is denied by Urijah. He spends the next few centuries trying to get over his mate’s rejection. He thinks he has it all figured out when he settles in New Orleans, but he makes a huge mistake and loses his mate forever, or so he thinks. When the Stone Society finally goes to war with the Greeks Urijah and Banyan are tasked to fight along side each other just like old times. When Urijah’s best friend dies while fighting against the Greeks it puts him at a crossroads with Banyan. Banyan finally decides to come back to Norway and ascend to the crown. Urijah then goes back home also. Surrounded by their family will they come to terms with being mates? Will being mates with a male affect Banyan’s chance at the throne? I can’t wait for Tamian’s book!!! Please, please give it to me! ** I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **
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  • Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start off saying. I love Urijah! I can't believe that Urijah makes book 10 in this series. I think The Stone Society Series is my favorite of all the paranormal/fantasy books out there. So obviously, this story is about Urijah Aldobrand but the story is also Banyan Sorensen’s tale as well. All these Gargoyles have been around for a long time since Urijah and Banyan spent their “first two hundred years” together. They were friends until Urijah believes he was betrayed by his best friend.Ur Let me start off saying. I love Urijah! I can't believe that Urijah makes book 10 in this series. I think The Stone Society Series is my favorite of all the paranormal/fantasy books out there. So obviously, this story is about Urijah Aldobrand but the story is also Banyan Sorensen’s tale as well. All these Gargoyles have been around for a long time since Urijah and Banyan spent their “first two hundred years” together. They were friends until Urijah believes he was betrayed by his best friend.Uri spends the next couple of hundred years trying to find a mate other than his true mate.After finally giving up on Urijah. Banyan is finally ready to accept the crown to the Norse throne. He returns to Norway.If you haven’t already discovered these Gargoyles and I highly recommend this series. Now is the time to buy. Here is the reading order for the Stone Society!#1 Rafael#2 Dante#3 Nikolas#4 Jasper#5 Gregor#6 Sixx#7 Frey#8 Sin#9 Julian#10 Urijah#11 Tamian Yes, you see that correctly there will be a #11 and I can’t wait. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book and but, already have Urijah on pre-order. I love all of Faith Gibson’s books! I give Urijah 5 stars. Now I am looking forward to Tamian landing on my kindle!
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  • Nike
    January 1, 1970
    3 stars for this one I love the Stone Society and I have truly enjoyed the series so far, but lately I have notice that the books have become increasingly about the battle and the situation around the characters than the actual characters and “love story”. 60% of the book is focused in everything, BUT the main couple, and what it was about the couple, can be resume as Urijah being an a** and Banyan feeling like s**t. So not cool. I have a lot of mix feelings, maybe it’s just me, but I would have 3 stars for this one I love the Stone Society and I have truly enjoyed the series so far, but lately I have notice that the books have become increasingly about the battle and the situation around the characters than the actual characters and “love story”. 60% of the book is focused in everything, BUT the main couple, and what it was about the couple, can be resume as Urijah being an a** and Banyan feeling like s**t. So not cool. I have a lot of mix feelings, maybe it’s just me, but I would have love for Banyan to find someone else. Urijah rejection and Banyan carpet act got old fast; then Banyan becomes king, and all the sudden Urijah realized that everyone was right, and he loved Banyan. I wonder is anyone else smells gold digger or it just me. I wonder if Urijah would have that sudden change of heart if his support system would be still in place, because to me it seems that he only realized he loved/needed Banyan when he found himself without lovers/friends to turn to, like Banyan was the second-best choice.
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  • Christina's Bookshelf
    January 1, 1970
    YEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you've followed the series we've been watching Uri and Banyan tip toe around each other. We knew something BIG had happened in their past for Uri to deny Banyan; his mate. In this installment of The Stone Society we get to learn exactly what and so much more. You can see my full review here: http://christinasbookshelf.net/2017/1...
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  • K
    January 1, 1970
    I have been so excited about Urijah and Banyan's story since they first were introduced. And their story did not disappoint. I'm so glad they got their HEA. Now I just need to keep track of the ages and connections for all the new and coming offspring. I can't wait to see what's next for these clans.
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