Monday, March 12, 2012

Review: Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley

Eye of the Sword
Author: Karyn Henley
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
The Angeleon Circle Book #2
ISBN:  030773014X
ISBN13: 9780307730145
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

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?

  EYE OF THE SWORD is about and narrated by Trevin. Trevin leaves Malaia to go on a journey to find more of the lost harps. While he is away Malaia is dealing with delaying her father from accepting a marriage proposal for her from the Prince of the Dregmoors, Varic. Both Malaia and Trevin love each other and that has always been apparent. I read another review on EYE OF THE SWORD where the reader said that book 2 had an entirely different feel then Book 1 BREATH OF ANGEL and I would have to agree. The book was more masculine feel which is to be expected from a male POV. I personally preferred Malaia's mind over Trevin's but it in no way took away from the great writing that Henley was able to get out.  

Book 2 of The Angeleon Circle series continued to bring action, mystery and fantasy. I continued to enjoy the world that Camrithia is set in and the different allies and protectors that are always in the fray. Henley did a great job of giving us new information to let us get to know who Trevin is and where his loyalties and heart lie. Anyone who has read BREATH OF ANGEL and enjoyed it should pick up EYE OF THE SWORD.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars