Eye Of The Sword

Sunday, February 5, 2012
“Melia!” he cried. “Dwin! He ran toward the crumbled wall, then staggered back, the blistering flames that licked at the rubble keeping him at bay. Fool! He railed at himself. Windweaver had told him to use the harp wisely. Trevin’s knees buckled. Trapped between the fire and the cliff, he fell to the ground, exhausted, completely and utterly alone.
Book: Eye Of The Sword by Karyn Henley, Waterbrook Press, 2012

Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 15-18
Subjects: Angels, Demons (sort of), Pride, Independence, Trust, Forgiveness
Summary: Trevin really has no idea who he is. It’s possible he’s Nephil. The colors Melia sees around him would indicate he is, but not knowing who his parents are makes it hard to be sure. Either way, he’s not good enough for Melia, and her father, the king knows it. He’s set up an arrangement with the Dregmoorians in hopes of making a peace treaty with them and Melia is the price. Trevin has one chance of winning Melia: find the missing harps as she requested and consult the oracle and gather support from nearby kingdoms as her father has demanded. If he fails to complete these missions in time, Melia will pay the price.
Notes: As with the first book, this book lacked the spiritual element. Yes it had angels, but not as servants of God, an ultimate being, but merely as supernatural beings “trapped” in this world. There is a God in Heaven but it doesn’t seem like He has anything to do with the story. It’s about creatures or beings that are supernatural, but not all-powerful or not under the control of an all-powerful God. This one did teach a bit about forgiveness though and the power of forgiving and being forgiven. But overall, it’s not a “Christian” book. It’s just a fantasy story that’s is a lot more moral than most non-Christian fantasy stories.
The first book in this series had Melia as the main character and was targeted at girls. This book is from Trevin’s perspective seemingly targeting boys as the audience.
Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

This book was given to me for free in exchange for my review by Waterbrook press


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