A brave knight harboring a forbidden love with a strong-willed princess. A doomed quest to hold off a war between neighboring kingdoms. An unseen villain, poisoning the landscape with relentless evil. Sure, Eye of the Sword is pregnant with fantasy archetypes, but that doesn’t stop the novel from providing an engrossing tale for young adults.
Best-selling author Karyn Henley has created a world where Tolkien fans will feel right at home. Lost races and strange creatures populate a land of shadows and mystical secrets. However, she keeps the story from veering too far down well-worn paths by introducing surprising plot twists.
More importantly, Henley has given the main character a complicated back story to assure that he doesn’t become a cardboard hero. The young knight Trevin is burdened with a deep regret over past indiscretions that keep him from trusting himself or feeling worthy of praise for his exploits.
Eye of the Sword is a great story built on a foundation of profound truths about love, sacrifice and forgiveness. Check it out.
A complimentary copy of this title was provided by the publisher for this review.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General