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Devlin's Honor (Sword of Change #2)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  528 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
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 conquerors of his own people, the Caerfolk. Yet there is a growing faction of Jorskians who believe that if he were truly anointed as Chosen One by the Gods, then the immortals would have given him the Sword ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Spectra (first published June 3rd 2003)
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Dec 03, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military medieval book fans
This is the middle of the trilogy, which usually indicates the worst of the three. However, Patricia Bray has escaped that designation with this book as she has taken us from Kingsholm, the center of the kingdom of Jorsk, to the conquered lands of Duncaer, Devlin's homeland. Here we glimpse more of his history and character, and while the "enemies" here are a bit too nebulous for my taste, this rich character background more than make up for it - and give a second book, with its notorious bad lu ...more
Dec 20, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devlin is finding the position of Chosen One harder than ever. 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 ever thought he'd go: home.

The trip back home forces Devlin to confront a
Mike (the Paladin)
Okay....well 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 quite strike me the same.

The first book is overtly an action tale of Devlin's growth or more properly development into "The Chosen One". He fights against political enemies in the King's court who are actively working to overthrow the weak king. The book ends with (view spoiler
Robert Beveridge
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T K Gilb
Another solid 3.5 rating for the 2nd book in this sword & sorcery tale. To find the long-lost Sword of Light, Devlin must return to his homeland where he's denounced by the Caerfolk as Kinslayer and Traitor. For me, the quest for the sword quickly took a back seat to my fascination with the world of Duncaer. An intriguing web of intricately woven family ties and customs that affects every aspect of their society. No wonder Devlin is such an intriguing character.
Fantasy Literature
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 deadly.

Sounds exciting, but don't bother putting on your blood pressure cuff, because it wasn't.

Devlin's sure he's going to die during the initiation ceremony (actually, it was me who nearly died of boredom), but, unfortunately, he doesn't. And so we accompany him on his journeys which read more like a book report than an adven
Vote: 3,75
Class: L-A3 (FP)

(second book of a Trilogy)

The first was a surprising good book and this is even better: while this is not an unforgettable fantasy saga it is however an enjoyable reading, maybe sometimes not very original but well told and with good characters.

The world (3,25) is a classic fantasy world (medieval setting). Not very original but quite well described and believable.

The characters (3,75) are great ones and I hope they grow more and more as the story goes on. Convincing
Jul 22, 2012 Deirdre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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 bridg
Apr 08, 2015 T J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Chosen One is heading back to his own country where he is encounter the god of death as his quest for the Sword of Light. There is surprises and death coming his way. Another great read!
Sep 16, 2014 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure, 2014
A good enough read, but not quite as good as it's predecessor.
Shady Lubbad
Sep 10, 2015 Shady Lubbad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fredrick Danysh
The Sword of Light was crafted for the Chosen One. Devlin of Duncaer holds that position and is hated by his people. The Geas compels him to find the sword. When he returns to Dunaer he learns that it was bequeathed to him by his master. But rebels have stolen it and someone has put a curse on his mind. All this will hinder his quest.
Apr 29, 2013 Cmcis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good continuation of Devlin's Luck. There were strong character's in this novel.
Jul 19, 2013 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
So far I really like these books. Very well written and the story is engaging.
Wesley Z.
It was good and suspenseful. I would recommend it to others.
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 Karen Desmond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Patricia Bray is the author of a dozen novels, including Devlin’s Luck, which won the 2003 Compton Crook Award for the best first novel in the field of science fiction or fantasy. A multi-genre author whose career spans both epic fantasy and Regency romance, her books have been translated into Russian, German, Portuguese and Hebrew. Patricia Bray has also spent time on the editorial side of the bu ...more
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Sword of Change (3 books)
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