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Devlin's Luck (The Sword of Change Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Great book

    One of my favorite book series of all time.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

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    Great book

    I flew through this book and ended up ordering the rest of the series. All three books were just as good I could not put the book down. The main character Devlin is intriguing and likable in an off sense :P A wonderful blend of swordsmanship, plots, and a slight hint of sorcery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    Interest is piqued

    I flew through this book. One of those books that you cannot put down. Only thing missing was an element of Romance which will more than likely be developed within further novels. all in all an enjoyable read. A keeper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    A Great New Addition to Fantasy!

    Devlin's Luck is the first book in a new series by Patricia Bray. The book is set in the kingdom of Jorsk, an empire that is slowly decaying from within. Jorsk is ruled by a king who is afraid of making a wrong decision, so he makes no decisions at all. There has long been a tradition in Jorsk of the Gods selecting a 'Chosen One' who will defend the kingdom from enemies both natural and unnatural. In recent years, the Chosen One has lasted about a month before dying. Only the foolhardy and the desperate now apply for the position. Devlin is desperate and he has a death wish. He has lost his wife, his newborn daughter, his brother and his nephew and has nothing left to live for. He applies for the position and to everyone's suprise becomes the Chosen One. Everytime Devlin is sent out on a task, he prepares himself for death so that he can rejoin his family. However, he always seems to escape death. As the court realizes that this Chosen One is different, powerful forces plot against him to try and eliminate him before he can become a symbol of honor, hope and strength within the empire. This is just a fun, easy read for those who enjoy fantasy. The characters are not particularly unique, the problems are much the same, but Bray has a nice, easy writing style that most readers will enjoy. I hope that this author will continue to develop in style and creativity. It is worth your while to check out this new addition to the fantasy genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2002

    beautiful sword and sorcery tale

    Duncaer is a country occupied by the conquering forces of the mighty Jorst Empire. Vet, Devlin Stoneland, named Kinslayer by the people of Duncaer marches into the conqueror¿s capital city of Kingsholm to win the substantial payment by becoming the Country¿s Chosen One. He is found worthy and a magical geas is placed on him, forcing him to protect the realm even if it costs him his life. <P>Without any family or home to call his own, Devlin seeks death and believes that the danger facing the Chosen One will give him the reward he seeks. Three times he places his life in danger to protect the people of the realm and three times he emerges the victor. His exploits are talked about in political circles and without even trying, he becomes the rallying point of a nation. Now the man who sought death seeks to lead the people against the enemies of Jorst. <P> DEVLIN¿S LUCK is a beautiful sword and sorcery tale yet despite all the heroic battles, the magical attacks, and the deadly politics, it is the hero who brings heart to this story. Devlinis a tortured soul, who in spite of himself, finds redemption by saving lives and becoming a leader that a country, an empire and even a world needs. Patricia Bray is a grand storyteller who provides a wonderful fantasy adventure. <P>Harriet Klausner

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