As I worked, my hands brushed the stone of the building. The granite sang under my fingertips. The music from the orchestra’s performances had long ago permeated the rock and now ran through it like a vein of ore.  I closed my eyes and flattened both hands against the rough stone. The sound was so rich, so pure, so beautiful… (pg. 38, Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep)

Gin is a Stone elemental who, among other powers, can actually hear stones, from the pavement on the road to the Appalachian mountains. I love the concept and I especially appreciated this description of the Ashland Opera House, that each of the performances has been absorbed by the building, become part of it.

Are there any buildings that “speak” to you, even if not so literally?

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. I cheated, but the rules are easy. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.

My copy was sent to me by the publisher and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.


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