Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley

Eye of the Sword
The Angelaeon Circle Book 2
Author: Karyn Henley
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN-13: 978-0307730145
Paperback: 256 pages

About the Book:
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 Thoughts:

Karyn Henley's first book of the Angelaeon Circle series, Breath of Angel,was amazing and made my favorites list (see my review here). With that said, you can only imagine how excited I was for the opportunity to participate in CSFF's tour with the second one.  Karyn had set the bar high with Breath of Angel and she didn't disappoint with Eye of Sword! In fact, this one may have been even better - if that is possible.

In this novel, we pick up pretty much where Breath of Angel left off. Melaia has one of the harps and needs the other two build the stairway for the angels. Trevin still loves Melaia, but finds that his ranking may ruin his chance of a relationship with her. He must carry out his task and return in time to prove his worthiness of Melaia, and he only has a short time to complete it. Will he succeed?

Karyn has done a brilliant job of continuing the series and sucked me right into the mystical world of Camrithia. Full of royality, magic, treachery, evil, angels, and immortals, this suspenseful fantasy kept me on the edge of my seat and quickly turning the pages because I needed to know how Trevin was progressing. The characters in this series have won my heart - I love some and love to hate others. And the surprises that spring up along the way... AH!! I hadn't a clue that Trevin... (oh, you'll just have to read it to find out)

Although this book could be read as a stand alone, we deal with many of the characters from the first novel and only get a glimpse of the back story and what truly drives Trevin on this mission. One will not understand the full nature of Trevin and Melaia's relationship or the vileness of Lord Rejius. The main focus of this story is around Trevin and we don't really get much about the other characters - something I believe is necessary to truly enjoy this novel. I highly urge one to start with book one.

This series comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

To learn more about Karyn Henley or to view her works, please visit her web site at: http://www.karynhenleyfiction.com/Karyn_Henley_Fiction/welcome.html
Karen's Blog can be found at: http://www.maybeso.wordpress.com/
Don't forget to like her Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karyn-Henley/140411189331787?v=wall

See what others on the tour have to say about "Eye of the Sword"

Julie Bihn
Thomas Fletcher Booher
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Jackie Castle
Brenda Castro
Jeff Chapman
Christine
Theresa Dunlap
Cynthia Dyer
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Janeen Ippolito
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Rebekah Loper
Shannon McDermott
Karen McSpadden
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Anna Mittower
Mirriam Neal
Nissa
Faye Oygard
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Kathleen Smith
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler


In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. In no way was I required to write a positive review, but instead, an honest one.

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