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Eye of the Sword

(The Angelaeon Circle #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Where angels walk the ground and the future is told in song, does a man of low rank have a chance at love with a princess?
In Camrithia, a land of shadows and mystical secrets, Trevin lives to serve King Laetham. But his heart belongs to the princess, Melaia. When the King sends Trevin on on a dangerous quest to find the missing comains--captains in the king's army--he mus
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Published March 13th 2012 by Waterbrook Press
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Leah Sanders
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved the medieval fantasy setting. It reminded me of The Lord of the Rings. The aura colors around the angels was an intriguing concept that I wanted to know more about. I can't wait for book three to come out, so can find out how Trevin gets that final harp. Great characters, exciting quest, scary bad guys... what more could you want? ...more
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
What I Loved: Eye of the Sword's story moved much more quickly than Breath of Angel did, quite to my liking. I also found that I got into this particular novel's story line easier than I did with the first novel in the series. For me there was less confusion, a stronger plot in place and more adventure to be had, with many new faces to get to know too.

You know, there's something about reading into the life of a character with a "lower station," a very stout heart and many questions that they mu
Jonathon Burns
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
A sequel to Breath of Angel, Karyn Henley continues the Angelaeon Circle series with Eye of the Sword. Last year, I reviewed Breath of Angel for Waterbrook Press and some of you may remember that I didn’t like it. One of the biggest things going against it (for me) was that its target audience seemed to be teenage girls and I had trouble connecting to the story. I had no intention of reading the following books. When I ordered this book, I failed to look beyond the title and the cover, and didn’ ...more
Cheryl Olson
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-2012
I don’t know about you but I tend to be that reader that likes a little variety in genre in her reading. I like a good suspense book, love some historical fiction a funny contemporary and yes even a good fantasy book filled with swords, princes and even a bit of magic thrown in. Karen Henley’s offering Eye of the sword- Book two in the Angelaeon Circle definitely satisfied my hankering for a good fantasy story quite well, and even though I had not read Book one in this series, I was still able t ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fantasy fans, book lovers
Angelaeon Circle Book 2
By Karyn Henley

Though Trevin is about to be named comain of Camrithia his past haunts him and makes him feel unworthy of any notice. The night before being named comain by King Laetham, the king gives him an assignment – to discover the fate of the King's missing comains, seek wisdom from the Oracle at Windsweep, and extend an offer of alliance to the Eldarrans. But to complete these tasks he must leave Melia behind with a possible betrothal to Varic, Princ
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley is a book I received to review. It is the second in a series. I have not read the first book: Breath of Angel but after reading it’s sequel I may have to track it down. The story opens with the main character, Trevin departing on a quest. This adventure as all the great ingredients of a compelling fantasy novel: a nearly impossible mission, friendship, love, betrayal, evil, redemption, and an epic journey.

One of my favorite characters in the story is Princess Mel
Alexis Neal
Trevin has been both a thief and a traitor--now he is pledging fealty to King Laetham of Camrithia, in an effort to atone for his past sins and protect the woman he loves: King Laetham's daughter Melaia. But someone else is also interested in Melaia--a swaggering, untrustworthy Dregmoorian prince who promises peace in exchange for marriage with the princess. Trevin is powerless to stop their marriage, as the king sends him off to look for the missing comains (knights) who disappeared without a t ...more
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: for family-friendly fantasy, epic fantasy
Recommended to Katy by: Vine
Book Info: Genre: Fantasy/Christian fiction
Reading Level: Young Adult
Recommended for: People seeking family-friendly fantasy, those who enjoy epic fantasy
Trigger Warnings: Murder, violence

My Thoughts: I'm finding I'm very much enjoying this story, especially after how dark the last series I read was. While this is not exactly light—there are people being killed and enslaved after all—it is much lighter than the last, and the family-friendly nature of it means that the violence is not as bad, and
Kristen Harvey
First Impression: I really enjoyed reading the first novel in this series and couldn't wait to read another. This has to be the only series in which I like angels lately.

While Reading: I was surprised to find this book in the view of Trevin, whereas the first book was from Melaia's view. I love the way they plunge you straight into the action, where Trevin meets some vagabonds who have coerced his brother to lead them to the castle. Little does he know that one of them is prince of the Dregmoors
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The land blight is spreading and the Camrithian comains, the kingdom’s protectors, have disappeared. If the three kyparis harps are not united by the time the stars align, they will have to wait another two hundred years to restore the Wisdom Tree. By then the blight will have destroyed the earth.

The king of Camrithia charges his newly appointed comain, Trevin, to make a journey to the north to consult the Oracle, find the missing comains, and return the two missing harps to the princess. But he
Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley is the second book in the Angelaeon circle series. It picks up in the middle of the story and leaves you wanting to read more once you are done. Unfortunately, I have only read the second book, so I had some catching up to do on plot lines and new terminology that is unique to this fantasy world. So if you have a choice, start with the first book.
Trevin is the main character in this section of the story and is trying to overcome his past, filled with guilt and a
Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley was such a delightful read. High fantasy is my favorite thing to read, and Karyn Henley does a marvelous job with it. Eye of the Sword held an actionpacked plot and I just didn't want to put it down.

The world Karyn Henley has created with the Angelaeon Circle is so neat. It really is unlike anything I have read before, which makes for a fun time trying to figure out what everything means and what is going to happen. I had a little trouble jumping right back into
Bluerose's  Heart
Last year, I read the first book in the Angelaeon Series, Breath of Angel, and loved it. At least, apparently I did, because I put it on my "favorites" shelf. As I started this one, though, I was having a really hard time remembering what the book was about. As I read through Eye of the Sword, I started slowly putting together things that happened in the first book, but it was all still really vague.

I struggled through Eye of the Sword. I seem to remember Breath of Angel having more of a fantasy
Jennifer Wedemeyer
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Eye of the Sword is the 2nd book in the The Angelaeon Circle series and follows the first book, Breath of Angel. I can't tell you anything about the first book Breath of Angel because I haven't had the opportunity to read it but I do plan on buying it and reading it ASAP because Eye of the Sword was so good. If Breath of Angel was as good as Eye of the Sword then I'll have it read in only a couple of days.
If you like the Fantasy genre this would be the perfect book for you, fantasy isn't my fav
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I gave it 3.5 stars

EYE OF THE SWORD is about and narrated by Trevin. Trevin leaves Malaia to go on a journey to find more of the lost harps. While he is away Malaia is dealing with delaying her father from accepting a marriage proposal for her from the Prince of the Dregmoors, Varic. Both Malaia and Trevin love each other and that has always been apparent. I read another review on EYE OF THE SWORD where the reader said that book 2 had an entirely different feel then Book 1 BREATH OF ANGEL and I
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed book 2 of the series. Lots of adventures and many disclosures about character's backgrounds and heritages. I got a little weary of our hero's unending guilt, but I know guilt will do that to you. Very satisfying ending. I think you could read it without having read the first one. I am looking forward to book 3. ...more
Victor Gentile
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Karyn Henley in her new book “Eye of the Sword” Book Two in the Angelaeon Circle series published by Waterbrook Press brings us the adventures of Trevin.

From the back cover: Where angels walk the ground and the future is told in song, does a man of low rank have a chance at love with a princess?

In Camrithia, a land of shadows and mystical secrets, Trevin lives to serve King Laetham. But his heart belongs to the princess, Melaia. When the King sends Trevin on on a dangerous quest to find the miss
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Title: Eye of the Sword (#2 in the Angelaeon Series series)
Author: Karyn Henley
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Length: 233 pages
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
My Rating Scale:
1 Star= I flat out hated it/terrible/I wanted to scratch my eyes out.
2 Stars= I didn’t like it
3 Stars= It was okay/I liked it
4 Stars= I really liked it, but it wasn’t totally perfect
5 Stars= Holy literary gods! I LOVED this book!

Favorite Quote from Book:
“Life was a dance. Light with darkness. Known with unknown. The
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, fantasy
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

This review is written from the perspective of having not read the first book. That said, Henley manages to fill the new reader in on the details of the prior story fantastically. I never felt lost or confused, but neither did I feel bogged down by repeated information. I found myself enjoying this book immensely. Her descriptions are lovely, and she gives just the perfect amount to paint a vivid image witho
Nikole Hahn
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Eye of The Sword brings us on an other-worldly adventure with one man, Trevin. Trevin has been promoted to serve the king and he loves the king’s daughter (who is half-angel), but a Dregmoorian prince with dubious motives tries to arrange a marriage with the princess. There is no love in the Dregmoorian’s heart for the princess. Trevin must find the harps and join them together to help the princess build the stairway to heaven so the angels can bring the dead home and return home themselves. In ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
5 Kingdoms sit on the threshold of an upcoming prophecy. There are those that are working hard to make sure that it comes true and those that will stop at nothing to prevent its fulfillment. Legend has it that every 200 years, the stars will come into a perfect alignment and as long as the three legendary harps are collected, the stairway to heaven will be restored. Once that happens the souls of those that have died on Earth that are supposed to be in heaven will be taken by the angels to their ...more
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
"Eye of the Sword" is book two in "The Angelaeon Circle" by Karyn Henley. I had a really hard time getting into this book at first because when I requested it, I did not realize it was part two in a series. However, once I got into it and pieced together the back story I really started to enjoy this book.

I think what drew me to this book was the front cover along with the quote on the back cover, "Where angels walk the ground and the future is told in song, does a man of low rank have a chance
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Trevin has had a hard life. As a young child, he lost both his parents, leaving him and his brother alone in the world. Left starving and homeless, they had to resort to stealing. Later, they worked for Lord Rejius (who was the main villain of the first book in this series, Breath of Angel). Trevin has now vowed to be on the side of good, and serves the King of Camrithia, who is the father of Melaia, the main character of book one. Still, Trevin struggles with guilt due to his past, and fears th ...more
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a hard review for me to write, because there were so many things that I loved about this book yet there were other elements that bothered me greatly. But hopefully my review is helpful :)

Trevin is a Comain (Captain) in the service of King Laetham of Camrithia. Trevin also happens to be in love with the King's daughter, Melaia. To prove himself he takes on two difficult quests, one to find the lost Comains of Camrithia, and the other to find the two remaining harps of a mystical threesome
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted

I read the first book in this series, Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley, and loved it. It’s an awesome and adventurous fantasy with angelic beings. And I’m not usually into angels, but it works really well for this series.

And because of how much I liked Breath of Angel and the protagonist, Melaia, I was scared to read Eye of the Sword because it switches to Trevin’s point of view – the love interest from the first. I loved Melaia and
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Where angels walk the ground and the future is told in song, does a man of low rank have a chance at love with a princess?

In Camrithia, a land of shadows and mystical secrets, Trevin lives to serve King Laetham. But his heart belongs to the princess, Melaia. When the King sends Trevin on on a dangerous quest to find the missing comains—captains in the king’s army—he must leave Melaia to the advances of a swaggering Dregmoorian prince.

Challenged to prove his worth, Trevin throws himself into h
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
In a world where humans intermingle with angels and half angels, you'd think that many things would be right in the world, but things are very wrong. Three ate seeds from the tree of wisdom, making themselves immortal. Over time, the immortals have grown sour, restless, and start playing their own games, dragging humans and angels alike in on their whim. The game has gotten out of control, and a man lost in his own regrets is the key to ending them.


The world is unique, and quite int
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book because I won the 3rd book in the series on the Goodreads First-Reads Giveaways and I usually prefer to read the whole series instead of just part of it. Wasn't sure what to expect and even considered just reading the third book and not buying the first two. After finishing the second book I'm so glad that I did purchase the first two to read and so far the story is so much better than I could have ever hoped for. The author does an amazing job bringing Trevin's part in the st ...more
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, magic, action
In the spirit of Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen’s Thief series, the Eye of the Sword brings us Trevin: a young man of unknown birth and a questionable past working hard to find out who he is, restore his good name, and bring balance to the kingdoms. He is given quests by the king (among others) and while the path to find them is, of course, not clear, it is full of many surprising revelations, danger and intrigue.

One of the most refreshing points about this book is that it’s told in the viewpo
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is probably a bad way to start off a book review, but here I am again reading a book out of the middle of a series that I've never touched. Bit of a bad habit for me, yes? Anyway, Eye of the Sword is the sequel to Breath of Angel, and is the second book in the Angelaeon Circle series. Since, as previously mentioned, I haven't read the first book, I can't give a contrast to how it is compared to the first book. My apologies.

Probably mostly due to the fact that I jumped into the middle of th
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