The Seer by Allan N. Packer – Book Review, Preview

Posted July 9, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The Stone Cycle books by Allan N. Packer were released this year, and I have enjoyed reading them. If you have not yet read The Stone of Knowing or The Cost of Knowing, they were designed to be read before The Seer. Although, I don’t think it would hurt reading the prequel first.

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The Seer by Allan N. Packer – Book Review, Preview

The Seer

by Allan Packer

Series: The Stone Cycle #.5
Series Rating:
Publication Date July 9, 2019
Genres: Fantasy
Written for: Adults
Pages: 61


Eyes see no more than a glimpse

Sheylha is a seer—a woman with unique and extraordinary abilities. Powerful men want to control her, to use her to dominate others.

Kalvor is a warrior of unusual tenacity, a hunter who never gives up. Driven by his past, he has become a dangerous enemy.

When Kalvor is sent to find and capture the seer, each of them will be tested in ways they could never have imagined.

In time the outcome will determine the fate of kingdoms.


The Seer is a standalone story of novelette length (5 chapters). It is a prequel to The Stone of Knowing, book one of The Stone Cycle. It can be read after The Stone of Knowing and The Cost of Knowing, or it can be read first as an introduction to the bigger story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: The Stone of Knowing, The Cost of Knowing , The Stone of Authority, The Struggle for Authority, The Stone of Vitality

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Have you read the first two books in The Stone Cycle series? Have you been curious to learn more about the stone’s past?

Kalvor is the mercenary hired to bring the seer to Lord Dettroth. Skilled at the craft he has spent years honing, he is a dangerous man. Little did he know just how dangerous his mission would become!

The Seer is the story of a dangerous man and a woman filled with compassion. I really enjoyed reading this story of changed lives. I need to restrain myself here because almost anything I can say would give away far too much. So instead of giving details about the events I liked, I will simply say that this very short story has a little bit of everything: kidnapping, fighting, fugitives, romance, and supernatural powers!

The pace was just right and I was caught up in the story the entire way through. There was enough description in the skirmishes to allow me to see the action in my mind’s eye and yet not so much detail as to be gory.

If you enjoy fantasy, be sure to read The Stone Cycle series.


About Allan Packer

Allan Packer is an emerging author of epic fantasy. The Stone of Knowing and The Cost of Knowing are his first two novels.

Allan grew up surrounded by books and became an avid reader during his childhood. In his university years fantasy displaced science fiction as his favorite genre, thanks primarily to J. R. R. Tolkien. He later shared this love with his four children by reading The Lord of the Rings to them aloud – a three-month marathon he completed twice during their formative years.

Born in Australia, Allan has lived and worked on three continents, and spent one quarter of his working years abroad. Having worked as an IT professional throughout his career, he was first published as a technical author.

Today he lives with his wife in Adelaide, South Australia, near their children and a small but growing band of grandchildren.

Allan is currently working on the next installment in his series The Stone Cycle.

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