Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Review of Eye Of The Sword by Karyn Henley 4 stars!
Before I started this book I did not know that it was second in a series. However, even without having read the first I found it to be quite easy to follow the story. This story fascinated me. I believe that angels are real, but I personally did not have a problem with the angels and the way they are portrayed in this book. The fact that this book is fairly short and I feel boasts everything you could want in a book like this is a testament to the authors writing ability and imagination. While this is not a comedy there are many moments of humor, particularly when Pym one of my favorite characters was around. I also very much loved the character Ollena. The characters and the world in which they live were very well thought and fully fleshed out. It was slightly disconcerting that no matter how far the characters had to travel, they could get there in no more than two days (even on horseback)but I understand that is for the sake of the story. I was disappointed that Princess Melaia was not always present in the story. The message of forgiving yourself for past mistakes and discovering who you truly are was well written and I believe that teens would be able to relate to it. I recommend Eye of the sword to anyone who enjoys Christian fantasy fiction. I would definitely read Eye of the sword again and I look forward to going back and reading the first book to see the beginning of the story and I also look forward to the next installment. Be sure to check out the Authors website, click here for the Authors bio, click here for more info and, here to read the first chapter I recieved this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review, I was not required to write a positive review but only to express my personal opinions of this book. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.