Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Eye of the Sword

I have no idea why it took me so long to finally read Karyn Henley's fantasy book, "Eye of the Sword." I started reading it months ago and then set it aside in disinterest. A few days I picked it up again and could not set it down. I became entranced by the characters and their world full of angels, alchemy and magic.

The main character, Trevin, has fallen in love with a princess, but his heritage is unknown and his past is not pleasant, and the princess' first priority is to find the lost and stolen harps that may restore the stairway to heaven and put an end to the evil Reijus' expanding reign. Of course, as this is a trilogy, the harps are not reunited by book's end, and Henley definitely leaves her readers in suspense, wanting more. She pulled me in with Trevin's zero to hero story, and now I want to finish the series and return to the first book, which I never read (that did contribute a bit to how easily the book read, but I got the hang of it as it went on).

I recommend this book for any fan of fantasy fiction. It's clean. It has some Christian metaphors and parallels, but none of them are too obvious. It's just a fantastic book.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review of it.

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