Legend states that there exists a mighty sword that makes its possessor invincible to his enemies. But there is a curse on anyone who lifts the sword for conquest. King Kareed of Archeld goes after this sword anyway, winning it from the King of Bellandra. When he returns home from battle, he brings his daughter, Princess Torina, two special gifts. One is a unique crystal, in which she can view visions of the future. The other gift is the defeated king’s son Landen, who is to be her slave. Torina immediately releases Landen, who becomes a member of the King’s army and her close friend.
But trouble is lurking in the kingdom of Archeld and people are accusing Landen of plotting against the King. Torina refuses to believe he would hurt her family. Then Torina begins seeing deadly visions in her crystal. Can she save her father’s life and the future of her kingdom?
I am blown away by this book! It was so good! At first, I was expecting some cheesy adventure story, but once I started reading it I could not stop! The characters, the plot, the setting—everything was wonderfully written out!
Torina and Landen were amazing main characters. It was super cool to read about them as they grew up. I didn’t just get to know them when they were adults or when they were kids. I got to know them as kids and adults. I really liked that.
I really hope Victoria Hanley has written/will write more books like this. I haven’t looked to see if Victoria has actually written more books. But, if she has, I am going to put them on my to-read list!
The cover is an “older” cover. Covers aren’t made like this anymore. But, I still like it. I am definitely going to give it 5 stars.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who loves an adventure with a slight—very slight—romance. Victoria Hanley totally deserves 5 stars on this book. I am sure readers of all ages will enjoy this book.
Title: The Seer and the Sword
Author: Victoria Hanley
Author’s Website: http://www.victoriahanley.com/
This review is written in my own opinions and words.