"Epic fantasy on a grand scale"
In Liira, King Akeela the Good trusts his best friend,
Lukien The Bronze Knight, with his life ever since the
warrior saved the then teenage prince from alley punks.
Lukien is also fiercely loyal to his liege willing to die
to keep his scholarly monarch safe.
Lukien's current charge is to protect his Highness on
Akeela's quest to bring peace with their neighbor King
Karis of Reec. As a sign of their accord, King Karis gives
his daughter Cassandra in marriage to Akeela. However, on
the journey home Lukien falls in love with Cassandra and
she reciprocates though neither one want to harm the kind
Akeela. Cassandra is dying from a disease that she hid
even from her father. The only cure is located in the
mythical kingdom of Jador where the EYES OF GOD, artifacts
that allegedly bestow immortality on its wearer, are
rumored to be. Akeela sends Lukien on a quest to save the
woman they both love.
THE EYES OF GOD is a powerful retelling of the
Arthurian legend, but totally refreshed by the ability of
author John Marco to paint a different landscape. The
story line is loaded with action so that other fantasy fans
besides the Camelot crowd will enjoy the tale. The lead
triangle are all warm caring individuals with personal
demons that make each one seem genuine and in turn readers
will believe in their interrelationships. Award winning
Mr. Marco's new series will bring joy to readers and
accolades to him from the wide genre audience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 18, 2001