Devlin's Honor (The Sword of Change Series #2)

Devlin's Honor (The Sword of Change Series #2)

by Patricia Bray

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Devlin's Honor (The Sword of Change Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Devlin of Duncaer is the Chosen One, champion of the Kingdom of Jorsk. He is coming to terms with his job and his loss of part of his hand. Rumour about a missing sword, the Sword of Light, a sword that Devlin realises that he actually knows. This means that he has to return to his home place, an occupied land. where he is now considered a collaborator and possibly a traitor. He's also starting to feel like the gods are playing with him and he's losing his mind.I really like it, yes it's a bridging novel and it does depend on having read the previous novel but it was really interesting and kept me reading. I really felt like Devlin was dealing with serious situations and issues that really were giving him issues. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.
surreality on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Plot: it's a plot that hovers between quest and conspiracy, and can't quite decide which way to go. Overall the plotting is tighter than in Devlin's Luck, but there are still plenty of plotholes and loose strands in there. Characters: Character building is selective. Some get attention, some don't, and the final result is an unbalanced presentation. Oddly enough, it's the central character who gets ignored most often when it comes to giving out proper characterisation.Style: Better than before, but nothing extraordinary. Solid but average, with too much exposition.Plus: Some side characters get fleshed out. The threat this time is more convincing than in the predecessor.Minus: Too obvious in terms of plot, too many stereotypes with the characters. Summary: Average fantasy. Better than the first volume in the series, but it lacks something to make it special.
elizabeth_s on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Devlin¿s Honor is the sequel to Devlin¿s Luck, which I liked.Unfortunately, Honor has all of Luck¿s problems [1] and none of its charms.[1] Chiefly this one: "The prose is at times a little lengthy for the content, reemphasizing what was already clear," but without the ¿at times a little¿.
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A very quick read. Beware you really cannot put the novel down once you begin. Only drawback...you have to wait till 2004 for the next novel. Great characters and very interesting developments.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great fantasy novel. This is a very intriguing series. Great plot and very good chemistry between characters. Good for a quick read. Beware this series leaves wanting more. Can't wait for the conclusion. Look at a few titles below for similar novels.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following the death of his wife and child, Devlin of Duncaer was named Kinslayer and became Kinbereft. He sought death so he asked to be considered the Jorskian Empire¿s Chosen One. Found worthy, a magical geas was placed on him forcing him to put the empire¿s needs before his own even if it meant his death.

Devlin¿s accomplishments quickly made him a favorite of the king and the people and the monarchy names him General of the Royal Army. Devlin worries that war is inevitable but fails to persuade the nobles and the king that a crisis is coming. Meanwhile they want Devlin to own the Sword of Light, which he recognizes from a palace picture as being in Duncaer. He hates returning home as everyone scorns him, but the geas forces him to obtain the sword. On his way to Aluaran to pick up the sword, a wizard places him under a dangerous spell that interferes with his mission. If he fails to gain the sword, the empire could collapse at a time when war is imminent.

Devlin is the key to this action-packed fantasy as readers will reach out to him with empathy while he seeks to die until he obtains a reason to live. Once Devlin becomes the Chosen One, protecting those most vulnerable as well as the empire, the audience will switch emotions and end up rooting for him as a hero and feel his angst when he goes back to his home as a most hated conqueror. This protagonist turns a well-written epic fantasy into a powerful action and adventure tale loaded with a deep cast led by this champion.

Harriet Klausner