Saturday, July 14, 2012

Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley

Title: Eye of the Sword
Author: Karyn Henley
Series: Angelaeon Circle-Book 2
Pages: 233
Publisher:WaterBrook Press
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 3 1/2 or 4 stars

Summary: Maelaia only recently discovered that she is the daughter of the angle, Dreia,  and the King of Camrithia. Being the heir to the throne is not easy, especially now. She loves Trevin, but her father wants her to marry Prince Varic of Dremooria for a peace treaty.
    Trevin loves Melaia as well, but he fears they will never be together. As a newly appointed comain, he is sent by the king to find the missing comains, and he also seeks the harps Melaia needs to restore the angels' gateway.
    Secrets, lies and hidden pasts complicate things even more. Can Trevin complete his quest and return in time to save Melaia from the heinous Dregmoorian prince?

My Thoughts: Karyn Henley has written an amazing story. I couldn't put it down! The characters are easy to identify with and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat. The surprising plot twists kept me guessing what would happen next. I will definitely read book 3.

Things I didn't like:
   -Drinking. in the opening scene, Trevin finds his brother drunk with some Dremoorians. Also, there is a dink called gash that people drink to "stay young." It keeps them looking young, but eats away at them, from the inside. We see the affects of gash addiction in a few characters.
   -On pg. 11, Trevin is late to dinner because of an incident with the Dregmoorian soldiers. The gatekeeper assumes that he was "with a lady" and she "kept his tunic." This is not true. though.
   -Family trees: **SPOILERS** Malaia is the daughter of Dreia and the king of Camrithia. Jarrod is the son of  Banasin and Dreia. Trevin is the son of Arelin and Stalia. Varic is the son of Stalia and his father is not mentioned (that I remember)
   -Varic kills  a few men, and then blames Trevin for the murders.
   -Varic and his men kill children. Apparently, young blood mixed with gash makes the drink more affective.

**Book 2 in the Angelaeon Circle**
Previous book: Breath of Angel

Next book: Throat of the Night

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. (Thank you!)

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