Devlin's Honor by Patricia Bray Online

Devlin's Honor
Title : Devlin's Honor
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ISBN : 9780553584769
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416

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 SwordDevlin 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.


Devlin's Honor Reviews

  • Rachel

    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 [...]

  • David Phipps

    This the second book of the Sword of Change trilogy. This book has Devlin going on a quest to discover a famous lost sword that will further legitimize his Chosen One position. This quest involves him visiting his people and dealing with his past. Overall it felt much slower than the first book as it seemed like there was less action and things got drawn out. Devlin suffers from an affliction for too long of a time. The ending felt anti-climatic. I liked the first book much better than this one. [...]

  • Elli

    Die ersten 300 Seiten haben sich etwas hingezogen. Die letzten 100 Seiten waren dann ganz okay, haben aber dem Anfang nicht rausgerissen. Man hätte das Buch locker auf insgesamt 200 Seiten kürzen können!

  • Pickyreader

    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 happens.

  • Robert Beveridge

    Patricia Bray, Devlin's Honor (Bantam, 2003)NOTE: This review contains spoilers for Devlin's Luck, the first book in the series. If you haven't read that yet, don't read this review.The second 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 ending can go horribly, horribly wrong. Devlin of Duncaer, the Chosen One, narrowly defeated the corrupt General o [...]

  • 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)[ [...]

  • Aelvana

    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 [...]

  • Andaleeb

    The sequel 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’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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Francesco

    Vote: 3,75Class: 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 [...]

  • Deirdre

    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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Don

    So far I really like these books. Very well written and the story is engaging.

  • T J

    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!

  • Cmcis

    Good continuation of Devlin's Luck. There were strong character's in this novel.

  • Karen Desmond

    4

  • Shady Lubbad

    nice.

  • Wesley Z.

    It was good and suspenseful. I would recommend it to others.