Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Review: Eye of the Sword

Eye of the Sword by Karen Henley
   Review by Rachel Fike

In a unique world set in the medieval time period where angels, humans, half-angles and darkness walk, Trevin has pledged his life to serve King Laetham of Camrithia. His true allegiance, however, lies with the King's daughter, Princess Melaia. Some strangers show up from the dark land of the Dregmoors, but Trevin is sent on a quest to find the missing comains (captains of the King's army) and must trust Melaia's bodyguards to protect her from the strangers' advances.

While on his quest, Trevin also searches for the missing harps that will restore the stairway to Heaven. Trevin throws himself into the quest to prove himself, but his past resurfaces along with false charges, murderers, and the slipping away of time. He must finish his quest in time to save his future with Melaia and overcome the darkness in his past.

This was a great read. There are things happening right after one another, and I loved the angels and fantasy world Karyn has created. Being the second book in the series, I was surprised at how easy it was to understand and follow without reading the first one. I had a little trouble keeping track of the names and history of everyone, but there is a glossary in the front which helped. I also didn't like how Karyn called the Most High the mother-father, but I'm not sure if she was referring to God or not, and if so, I don't agree with it. But overall, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the others in the series.
-I recieved this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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