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Devlin's Honor (2003)

by Patricia Bray

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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. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jan 1, 2010 |
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”. ( )
  elizabeth_s | Aug 20, 2008 |
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. ( )
  surreality | May 4, 2008 |
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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 of Light as proof of his calling.

Missing for generations, the sword is more 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 souvenir of one of the land’s darkest days.

Feeling more than ever 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 obey...a promise he may have to die to keep.

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Quest to the Death 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 of Light as proof of his calling. Missing for generations, the sword is more 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 souvenir of one of the land's darkest days. Feeling more than ever 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 obey...a promise he may have to die to keep.… (more)

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