Stone of Fire, An Arkane Thriller (Book 1) - J.F. Penn

Stone of Fire, An Arkane Thriller (Book 1)

By J.F. Penn

  • Release Date: 2014-01-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 419 Ratings


A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything. 

** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn ** 

India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church. 

Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.

Until now.

The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism. 

Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed? 

From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.

The first in the ARKANE series, STONE OF FIRE is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history and archaeology. 

If you love a fast-paced, rollicking read, download a sample or buy STONE OF FIRE now.

"fast-paced, with shades of Dan Brown and James Rollins" 
Bestselling action-adventure author David Wood 

The fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, secret societies, global locations, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural.

More Thrillers in the ARKANE series: 

Stone of Fire #1
Crypt of Bone #2
Ark of Blood #3
One Day in Budapest #4 
Day of the Vikings #5
Gates of Hell #6
Destroyer of Worlds #7
One Day in New York #8
End of Days #9 
Valley of Dry Bones #10



  • Suspense & Action Historical Thriller

    By Tritan98
    This book was very entertaining. As a reader and fan of authors such as Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn as well as a writer and someone who is fascinated with history I was unable to put this book down. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
  • Good fantasy adventure

    By Bil713
    If you just want a quick fantasy adventure then this series is for you.
  • Good after second read

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    This book has nothing on Dan Brown...I couldn't get into and didnt really care about what would happen at the end Update***read the book a second time and actually enjoyed it!! Ready to read book 2.
  • Stone of Fire

    By SteveJMusicMan
    Impeccable researched, this book is endlessly fascinating and entertaining. Those who have an understanding and appreciation of Biblical history—but still enjoy an action-packed “could-it-really-happen” adventure (without raunchy sex and language)—will love this J.F. Penn novel and will want to continue the saga.
  • Great Series!

    By Kaibub
    If you like series, this one is great! I started book 1 about 10 days ago and am up to book8 already. Several books are fairly short, but the author keeps the action rolling quite well. The characters are well described as well as the history of the artifact they're chasing in that particular book. DEFINITE recommendation for anyone who enjoys reading 👍🏼
  • Stone of Fire

    By Patric41
    A great mystery thriller. I am looking forward to reading more of this author's works. Patric Phoenix AZ
  • Stone of Fire

    By gunndiva
    Great story. Complex characters. A fast paced religious journey with an amazing backdrop of mystical places around the world. I can't wait to continue with the series.
  • Stone of Fire

    By Griffin$
    Exciting and riveting. Keeps your interest constantly. Love the history of different religions. Anxious to read next book in series.
  • Stone of fire

    By Blind Site
    If you like Indiana Jones, You would enjoy this book. There is nonstop action fro beginning to end
  • BEST READ EVER!!!!!!!

    By AnonDox
    I did 5 stars because YOLO.