The Darziods’ Stone is a very enjoyable thriller – effortlessly moving between action, comedy and science-fiction. The book hooked me in from the beginning, and although it began at a gentle pace, I soon found that I could not put it down. The tension built appropriately throughout the story as the action intensified.
All of Smith’s characters were believable and well fleshed out. The relationships between the children contained enough friction to reflect true life. And even when Ryan was acting out and pushing the boundaries of their friendships, in particular with Mitch, he still remained likeable. Harry, though, steals the show.
Upon completing the book, I can find nothing negative to say about the experience; it was an intense, well-built book. If Smith was to release a follow-up to The Darziods’ Stone, I would be at the front of the queue to purchase it