Saturday, June 7, 2014

Blades of Valor

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Blades of Valor
Sigmund Brouwer
Waterbrook 

Thomas is finally in the Holy Land and reunited with Sir William, but is forced to travel on his own from the coast through Nazareth, and finally to Jerusalem. The road is a dangerous one—especially to a lone traveler. Bandits masquerade as slaves, traitors appear to be allies, and once again, Thomas doesn’t know whom to trust. He must rely on his own resources to discern friend from foe, and to finally discover the final key to the Druids' master plan before returning home to expose them. 

Back in England, a final storm is brewing against Thomas, for the Druids are much more powerful than the Orphan King can even imagine

So these books have always been facepalm-and-stress-inducing because they’re always wavering back and forth with, “this is a bad guy…no wait, he’s a good guy. Nope, he must be a bad guy, yeah we’re all sure he’s a bad guy…oops. Nevermind. He’s good.” Please, someone just TRUST someone, okay!

I kind of have mixed feelings in general on the series anyway; I got the first two books on a whim, and then after that I figured I should just finish the series. It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed the books at all; I have. But characters had a habit of driving me crazy. Because there was so much deception and not knowing who to trust, I either felt lost, or angry at everybody. However, there were times when it worked well: like a game of chess, one side thought they had won only to fall to the other side’s plans.

Still, I did want to know what would happen with all the characters and while I feel like a lot of the story was really drawn-out, it lived up to the previous books. So, if you enjoyed the other books, I'm sure you'll want to check this one out.

Rating: 7


I received an ebook copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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