Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley

Book overview:  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?

I ordered this book because it sounded good, I lean toward fantasy genres because I find then fascinating. It is a second in a series and I was hesitant about that because, as often happens in these genres they expect you to pick this up having already read the first and anxious to find out what happens next. I didn't want to be "lost" not understanding the background of the previous book. Well, as I started to read it I thought to myself that the characters seem familiar and the towns sound like towns I had read about before, then by chapter 2, I realized that I did read the first book Breath of Angel back in April.

So I dove in with an excitement to find out what happens next.  As to whether it would stand alone, ehh I'm not sure, I didn't remember all of the details of the first book and since my daughter spirited away my copy of it and I didn't feel like searching for my blog on that book at that time, I struggled to remember what had happened and had many "Oh yeah, that's right" moments.

It was a very good book and I finished it rather quickly and now I will be hanging on till the next book. I can't wait to find out what happens. Hopefully I will remember to be on the lookout for it. But then again if it's close to another year before that happens, I will probably forget...which reminds me I think there are a few other book series that I need to follow up on. :)

I received this book for review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers and was not required to write a positive review.


  1. I wondered about this book when it came up for review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :O)

    1. Diane, glad I could help. :) The first book was good too if you haven't read that yet. Both good reads and I think good for ages 12 and up. My 18 year loved the first one but I can't get my 12 and 13 year old to read anything that isn't in comic book form.