Eye of the Sword (Angelaeon Circle #2)
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Challenges: Sophomore Challenge, 2012 YA/MG Fantasy Reading Challenge
Rating: 4 stars
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 by Karyn Henley was such a delightful read. High fantasy is my favorite thing to read, and Karyn Henley does a marvelous job with it. Eye of the Sword held an actionpacked plot and I just didn’t want to put it down.
The world Karyn Henley has created with the Angelaeon Circle is so neat. It really is unlike anything I have read before, which makes for a fun time trying to figure out what everything means and what is going to happen. I had a little trouble jumping right back into the world with Eye of the Sword. It took me a few chapters before everything made perfect sense again.
I loved the plot of this one. I liked the focus towards Trevin in Eye of the Sword as I feel like he has a bit more interesting of a tale than Melaia. Trevin is such a conflicted character, so I just loved getting to know him a bit better. Karyn Henley throws quite a few twists and turns at readers in Eye of the Sword, I could never tell what was going to be coming next.
Getting to know all the characters from Breath of Angel better was great. Along with the old characters, a lot of new faces are introduced in Eye of the Sword and I am very excited to see more of them in book 3.
Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley was a really fun read. While the leap back into the world was a bit jarring at first, I thought Eye of the Sword was everything I was hoping for in a sequel. I just love what Karyn Henley has done with the world and mythology, and cannot wait to see what is next for her.
Make sure to check out my interview with Karyn Henley that went up earlier today, and follow along with the rest of the blog tour! Now I’m super excited to have a copy of Eye of the Sword to give away to one lucky person. US only and ends March 29.