Review by Adriel Quinn, February 6, 2012
Well folks, I have to say it; Jason Beil does it again! Last year I reviewed the first book in this series, The Talisman of Faerie which was an amazing tale of love and an ongoing quest to save the world. The Sword of Kings picks up the story and seamlessly leads you into the next adventures of the easy to love characters.
In this book, the reader gains further insight into the young Alec Mason’s true powers, and a glimpse into his potential destiny. Also we learn more about the quiet swordsman Lorn Du Carren and his quest to save the kingdom of Eglak by bringing together the Northern and Southern regions. There are twists ans turns in each chapter as the quest to save Eglak and its inhabitants ventures into dark and unknown territories. Again, there are plenty of Ogres, Wizards of both good and evil, faeries, and goblins to keep the reader interested and on their toes. The Sword of Kings is another example of Beil’s ability to intertwine several story-lines and characters yet never confusing the reader during the ongoing battle to fight the evil spread by the Vorik Seth.
The Sword of Kings still dabbles in the Good vs. Evil aspects of the world and the ending leaves the reader completely on the edge of their seat in anticipation of the third book in the series. Although in most cases, the second book in a series doesn’t live up to the first, this book is just as good, if not greater. Check out The Sword of Kings and continue on the roller-coaster set in motion in The Talisman of Faerie. I highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys a great adventure speckled with intriguing characters, and edge of your seat battles.