Download Book ✓ The Eyes of God Ì 779 pages Ó John marco

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Download Book ✓ The Eyes of God Ì 779 pages Ó John marco ↠ Akeela King of Liiria was a young and idealistic scholar who was determined to bring peace to his kingdom—a land that had been plagued by war with the neighboring kingdom of Reec for decades Lukien the Bronze Knight of Liiria had been takAkeela King of Liiria was a young and idealistic scholar who was determined to bring peace to his kingdom a land that had been plagued by war with the neighboring kingdom of Reec for decades Lukien the Bronze Knight of Liiria had been taken in by the royal family when at fourteen he saved Akeela's life but he'd never forgotten the brutal lessons of the streets he'd grown up on A bond of loyalty stronger than blood linked these two men but n This is a great fantasy Very different from what I expected Most fantasies are either very adventure based or very politically based This is very in between It starts off very political making a treaty with a warring nation then spending much time in the castle at home There is some adventure later on and traveling to new countries but what I realized most is that this story isn't about its politics or adventure it's about its characters That is why this story is so good Whatever you think the characters might be like you're wrong Everything changes as friendships are tested bonds are made and broken and alliances are shaky and firm all at once It doesn't seem to make sense but it will in the end You really come to love the characters even if they are wrong in what they are doing because we are all human and make mistakes I think that is what I learned most from this book We cannot blame each other for our humanity Bonds of brotherhood go far deeper than that and we all have what it takes to accept that and move on Will it be heart wrenching Yes Is it necessary Yes Enough from me go read this wonderful novel

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O two souls could be different And as Akeela and Lukien entered their enemy's stronghold on a mission of peace neither man could forsee the turmoil this historic mission would wreak on their lives For to seal the peace King Karis of Reec would bestow upon Akeela the hand of his charming beautiful and accomplished daughter CassandraBut Cassandra hid a terrible secret She was experiencing the first symptoms of a disease which would threaten h I've been a fan of John Marco's writing since his first book of the Tyrants and Kings Series The Jackal of Nar While the Jackal of Nar and the rest of that series was in your face smash mouth military fantasy The Eyes of God is something much deeper and character oriented A definite departure for Marco but one that shows his incredible talent and flexibility for writing deeply personal stories as well as action packed ones Lukien the Bronze Knight is torn between his love for his king Akeela and also Akeela's soon to be ueen Cassandra The story takes many twists and turns as Lukien battles with the inner turmoil of knowing that he will alienate and possibly lose forever one of the two people who he loves most in the world But this book isn't just about love and human behavior not by a long shot Once the story gets ramped up there is plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat Not enough credit is given to John Marco as one of the leading writers in fantasy today While the Sandersons and the Weeks of the world get all of the pub John Marco simply writes amazing fantasy Hopefully some day he will get the credit that he deserves but until then I will continue to trumpet his talent and continue to read his books

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The Eyes of GodEr life and cause unimaginable strife for all who loved her For Akeela and Lukien the uest for Cassandra's salvation would overwhelm every bond of loyalty every point of honor every dream of peace For only the magical amulets known as the Eyes of God could halt the progress of Cassandra's illness But the Eyes of God would also open the way to a magical stronghold which could tear their world apart and redefine the very nature of their reali John Marco gives us a very basic fantasy with Eyes of God There's kingdoms and Good Kings and Bad Kings and Valiant Knights and caricature Middle Easterners and beautiful princesses and all that jazz Then he deconstructs it all for us and things start getting interestingThat is usually the first paragraph of a very good review There's a problem This isn't a very good review This is actually a very bad review for me The problem No follow throughWe start out with the Valiant Knight doing some things that aren't so Valiant the Good King finding out that the world isn't very good the scary mysterious person is a good guy ghosts aren't so bad it all starts great for an interesting twisting drama of political intrigue and trope deconstructionsBut then things just start turning back to regular old fantasy tropes A new run of the mill villain manages to take the reins mid book and there's a uest and there's a growing up story shoved in there for good measureThis book had me throwing up my hands in frustration After such a good beginning it had everything that I hate in a book There's a uest There's a peaceful people that really have no reason to be a peaceful people Character's personalities fluctuate to fit the plot And my major pet peeve we're introduced to characters that don't matter Now I understand that this is the first of a series but I don't need to spend a few chapters getting invested in a character that there's no conflict with until the next book Her role could have been minimizedLong story short this book is very mediocre and considering how many great books there are out or coming out in the next few months it really doesn't make sense to pick this up I won't be picking up the next book in the seriesCheck out my other reviews at my blog