Thursday, April 05, 2012

Eye of the Sword

Where angels walk the ground and the future is told in song, does a man of low rank have a chance at love with a princess?

In Camrithia, a land of shadows and mystical secrets, Trevin lives to serve King Laetham. But his heart belongs to the princess, Melaia. When the King sends Trevin on on a dangerous quest to find the missing comains—captains in the king’s army—he must leave Melaia to the advances of a swaggering Dregmoorian prince.

Challenged to prove his worth, Trevin throws himself into his quest. Striving to prove his love, Trevin undertakes a second mission—find the harps Melaia seeks in order to restore the stairway to heaven. Through fire caves, rogue winds, and murderous threats, Trevin remains steadfastly dedicated to his quest—even when he is falsely accused of a heinous crime. As Trevin’s time runs out, he realizes he must face the shame and horror of his own past and the nightmare that has come to life. Will he have the courage to finish what he has started?

My Opinion
Eye of the Sword is the 2nd book in the The Angelaeon Circle series and follows the first book, Breath of Angel.  I can't tell you anything about the first book Breath of Angel because I haven't had the opportunity to read it but I do plan on buying it and reading it ASAP because Eye of the Sword was so good.  If Breath of Angel was as good as Eye of the Sword then I'll have it read in only a couple of days.
If you like the Fantasy genre this would be the perfect book for you, fantasy isn't my favorite genre but I do read it randomly.  I actually really liked the way Karyn writes so I will be reading the rest of this series and watching for new books.  My sister just adores Fantasy books so I'm thinking this would make a great gift for her.  Hope she's not reading this! 
I do think it would have been a much better read if I had read the first book, I don't think it's as good as a stand alone book and really needs all the back story in the first one. This book was written for young adults and since it's written with a male point of view I think that young men might really like it.  I give this book 3 out of 5 stars because I did get lost in several places and had to re-read over and over to figure out what was going on.

About the Author

 Award-winning author Karyn Henley has written over 100 titles, which include a mix of children's books and articles, parent-teacher books, articles, and curricula, and preschool musicals and CD's/DVD's of original music for children. An accomplished songwriter, Karyn has been a Dove Award nominee, and received a regional Emmy Award as Music Composer for a Christmas television special. She has traveled worldwide speaking to parents and teachers and entertaining children and their families in storytelling/active movement sessions and concerts. Most of her work has been in the area of spiritual development. She is best known as the author of the original version of The Beginner's Bible, which during the fifteen years it was in print (1989-2004), sold over 5 million copies and was translated into 17 languages.
A graduate of Abilene Christian University (BSEd), Karyn received a Master's of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2004. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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