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Devlin's Honor Sword of Change Book 2Entirely obvious why neither side really understands the otherIf there was a downside it s that the book feels like a prelude to the finale The mysterious attacker after Devlin s life remains unknown and untouchable The court continues to bicker Relations between Duncaer and Jorsk get a little worse The only real sense of conclusion comes with the sword itselfFor a seuel the book holds up well but it really needs to be read in context of the trilogy because it s a bit weak to stand alone It pits Devlin against something ntirely different than giant monsters or bands of marauders introduces A LOT OF HISTORY AND CULTURE TO THE WORLD lot of history and culture to the world hints strongly there will be a reckoning come spring I rate this book Recommended This is the middle of the trilogy which usually indicates the worst of the three However Patricia Bray has Alter Ego escaped that designation with this book as she has taken us from Kingsholm the center of the kingdom of Jorsk to the conuered lands of Duncaer Devlin s homeland Here we glimpse of his history and character and while thenemies here are a bit too nebulous for my taste this rich character background than make up for it and give a second book with its notorious bad luck with no major ndings a good feel 3 12 stars round up to 4 and I look forward to Devlin s Justice Second in the Sword of Change trilogy by Patricia Bray Devlin now accepted as the Chosen One is finding life at the top difficult than xpected As king s counsler and Lord General of the Army he must play politics in addition the symbol the the Chosen One the sword of light disappeared 50 years ago during the conuest of Devlin s native land In order to fulfil his office he must reclaim the Sword Okaywell I m sorry to do that the three 3 stars that is I really liked the first book in this series and snapped this one up as soon as I d finished it This one while not bad and I d call it pretty good didn t uite strike me the sameThe first book is overtly an action tale of Devlin s growth or properly development into The Chosen One He fights against political Uncommon Wisdom enemies in the King s court who are actively working to overthrow the weak king The booknds with view spoiler Devlin in a powerful position as not only Chosen One but as general of the army and King s Champion hide spoiler Devlin is a tortured soul He wants to die so he becomes his country s Chosen One because it pays a fortune which he can send to his brother s widow and it s certainly deadlySounds Unseen City exciting but don t bother putting on your blood pressure cuff because it wasn tDevlin s sure he s going to die during the initiation ceremony actually Uvenir of one of the land’s darkest daysFeeling thanver a pawn of fate and a plaything of the Gods who drive him Devlin must return to the land of his birth back to the people who have denounced him For he is bound by an oath he has no choice but to obeya promise he may have to die to kee. T help when curiosity about the Sword of Light that had been lost during Duncaer s bloody annexation triggers the Geas Devlin is under when he sees a painting of the sword He has seen and held the sword before and begins to wonder if the gods had a hand in the circumstances that led him to becoming the Chosen Oneview spoilerIt may have been the timing of it all but Devlin s Honor didn t hold my attention as long as I hoped it would Unlike Devlin

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Luck which couldn t put down Devlin s Honor struggled with holding my focus It wasn t until the middle to Art end of the book that I really got into the storyline Devlin s return to his homeland after two years ofxile in order to recover the fabled and lost Sword of LightIt was disappointing that the book didn t draw me in immediately but there were some very good moments God Is in the Crowd especially the way in which Stephen dispatches a hired assassin I m seriously hoping that the last in the series will be muchnrapturing that this middle one I hope that s not how trilogies will continue to go hide spoiler This the second book of the Sword of Change trilogy This book has Devlin going on a uest to discover a famous lost sword that will further legitimize his Chosen One position This uest involves him visiting his people and dealing with his past Overall it felt much slower than The First Book As first book as seemed like there was less action and things got drawn out Devlin suffers from an affliction for too long of a time The Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard ending felt anti climatic I liked the first book much better than this one Pretty goodThis was an okay continuation of Devlin s story lots of angst with the character but still fun I will read the last to find out what Devlin is finding the position of Chosen One harder thanver The sheer amount of paperwork is going to kill him But the distraction he longs for comes with a nasty surprise Rumors have surfaced goading him to find the original Sword of Light long lost weapon of the Chosen One and he actually knows where it is Or was Retrieving the weapon is going to be trickier than finding it because it s in the last place he d ver thought he d go homeThe TRIP BACK HOME FORCES DEVLIN TO CONFRONT A NUMBER back home forces Devlin to confront a number memories so it s a nice window into the past he sometimes thinks about and never talks about But far from lingering in nothing but bad memories there is still a very real and present danger And it isn t what Devlin xpects at allI liked the depth to Devlin Stephen and Didrik as well as those new faces who had been nothing than names in Devlin s Luck The details of the Caerfolk culture grounded the conflict between the two nations it S Chosen One by the Gods then the immortals would have given him the Sword of Light as proof of his callingMissing for generations the sword is myth than reality But Devlin knows where to find it Lost in battle after the Jorskians’ brutal massacre of Caerfolk it has remained in Duncaer a so. ,

I was privileged Notes for the Everlost enough to read this immediately after the first book in this amazing series The seuel isven better than the initial read and I could first book in this amazing series The seuel is ven better than the initial read and I could put the book downThe main themes of loyalty trust and friendship are finely interwoven with the compulsion of Devlin s oath as the Chosen One and his joy at realising that he is not kinbereft after all The political intrigue is redolent of the best spy authorsI love the Irish flavour of the storytelling and I will most assuredly continue reeading this author s works Patricia Bray Devlin s Honor Bantam 2003NOTE This review contains spoilers for Devlin s Luck first book in the series If you haven t read That Yet T Read This ReviewThe yet don t read this reviewThe book in Bray s Sword of Change series picks up where the first left off and is one of the few books that actually does something I ve often wanted to see shows that what looked like a happy nding can go horribly horribly wrong Devlin of Duncaer the Chosen One narrowly defeated the corrupt General of the Army in single combat at the No Biggy! end of the last book and was named his replacement All well and goodxcept that Devlin doesn t really do diplomacy too well and the job is a lot shuffling papers than going out and saving people which is his specialty As well there s a growing feeling in Jorsk for people will always find something to complain about that if Devlin were really the Chosen One the gods would have delivered the Sword of Light to him Problem is it was lost by the last Chosen One during the conuest of Duncaer Devlin s homeland The Caerfolk have never taken all too kindly to people from Jorsk but they really hate Devlin who s an outcast for reasons that were never fully Crush It! explained in the first bookDon t worry it getsxplained here in great detail In fact just about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard everything in the book getsxplained in great detail and some readers judging by the reviews of the book I ve read have a problem with that I actually found that made the book a better Deep Listening experience for me than the first was there s depth to these characters justification for their actions and thus the actions themselves are meaningful It s not just wow here s a uest let s do it That s a good thing This one also has a lesspisodic feel to it there s a reason Bird-by-Bird Gardening everything s happening which is also a good thingGood stuff this I ll definitely be reading the conclusion to this trilogy The seuel to Devlin s Luck sees Devlin struggling with the results of his success in the first of the series Forced to play politics and make compromises and concessions rather than push to strengthen the land he is now bound to protectIt doesn. Devlin of Duncaer is the Chosen One champion of the Kingdom of Jorsk A simple metalsmith and farmer turned warrior he has become the most unlikely of heroes to the conuerors of his own people the Caerfolk Yet there is a growing faction of Jorskians who believe that if he were truly anointed

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