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The Devil's Armor

The Devil's Armor

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by John Marco

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This sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Eyes of God, from award-winning author John Marco, continues the epic tale of Arthurian elements, diverse magic, war, intrigue, romance, and deception.


This sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Eyes of God, from award-winning author John Marco, continues the epic tale of Arthurian elements, diverse magic, war, intrigue, romance, and deception.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The Devil's Armor is the stunning sequel to John Marco's The Eyes of God, an epic story of love and war that revolved around Lukien, the legendary Bronze Knight of Liiria, who fell in love with his king's wife -- and the tragic events that followed.

Although Lukien is still a major figure in The Devil's Armor story line, Marco dramatically widens his scope to include dozens of new characters and plotlines in the sequel to Eyes. Akeela, the mad king of Liiria and Lukien's former best friend, is now dead; and Lukien is living in self-imposed exile on the other side of the Desert of Tears with his friends Gilwyn Toms, the club-footed librarian turned regent; the one-armed Baron Thorin Glass; Minikin, the mistress of Grimhold; and all Grimhold's Inhuman inhabitants.

Word has spread of the healing magic of Grimhold; and people afflicted with all kinds of handicaps and diseases are making the treacherous pilgrimage across the desert in hopes of being cured. But the magic of Grimhold is preciously sparse, and there isn't enough to help everyone who survives the trek. To make matters worse, the fanatical Prince Aztar has amassed an army of desert warriors to hunt down and kill all the bands of Seekers bringing disease and sin to his desert home.

The Devil's Armor is one of Marco's finest achievements. With every new novel, the author keeps improving his already masterful storytelling craft. If this series is any indication, he will be remembered as one of the best fantasy authors of the era. Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
In John Marco's solid sequel to The Eyes of God (2002), The Devil's Armor, the death of Akeela the Mad, king of Liiria, marks a low point in the fortunes of the fantasy kingdom. Lukien, the Bronze Knight of Liiria who betrayed Akeela, now protects the mountain fortress of Grimhold, deep below which lies an enchanted suit of armor, the creation of a long-dead sorcerer. Will Lukien fall victim to the armor's evil aura? Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Marco continues his epic fantasy saga with this sequel to The Eyes of God (DAW, 2001/VOYA June 2002). Lukien, the Bronze Knight, has gained immortality with the magical amulet known as the Eye of God, and he has sworn to defend the mountain fortress of Grimhold, home of the Inhumans, a strange people who have been given potent magical powers by supernatural beings called Akari. Prince Aztar, the regent of a neighboring desert tribe, detests the idea of Grimhold and vows to destroy it and all its inhabitants. Because of this threat, Baron Thorin Glass, a defender of Grimhold, finds himself irresistibly drawn to the Devil's Armor, a weapon that renders its owner invincible in battle. But invincibility has a price. Once the Baron dons the armor, he will become the puppet of the bloodthirsty Akari spirit that inhabits it. The Baron, determined to wreak vengeance on his nemesis and former mistress, the Diamond Queen, is unable to resist the lure of the armor and steals it, deserting Grimhold. Lukien must now pursue his old friend, the Baron, who is driven by an insatiable thirst to kill anyone in his path. Marco is a talented storyteller, but the book suffers from too many complicated plot lines that are sometimes difficult to follow. The prose style is often tedious, lacking the liveliness that would make the book a truly compelling read. Nevertheless this engrossing story will appeal to older teens who are reading adult fantasy fiction. VOYA Codes 3Q 2P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2003, DAW, 680p., Ages 15 to Adult.

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Meet the Author

John Marco's debut fantasy series, Tyrants and Kings, earned him a Barnes and Noble Readers Choice Award and has since been translated into numerous languages around the world. In addition to his work as a novelist, he is also a technical communicator, an enthusiast of military history, and a student of psychology. He often spends his free time biking through the parks of his native Long Island, where he lives with his wife Deborah and his son Jack.

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Devil's Armor 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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This book is amazing! The story continues to unfold from The Eyes of God. It is hard to put down! I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially if you love Fantasy! John Marco is truly a genius in story telling!
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This was a great add on to the trilogy. An unexpected twist makes the book a real mind grabing series that wont make you want to stop reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
book was great, it should get more recognition if the publisher put out a little advertising for it it would jump to the best sellers list easily
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. could not put it down. Left me wanting to start the 3rd book right away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was more than I had hoped for and was an excellent sequel to the Eyes of God. The book builds up to the end in wonderful fashion, and then when it arrives, Marco lays the perfect foundation for book 3, The Sword of Angels! All in all, this book was excellent and I am now counting the days until Sword of Angels comes out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The tale of Lukien is a dark story in and among itself, but John Marco tops of the Eyes of God with an even darker sequel. The storyline never stopped grabbing me and dragging me onward with its plot twists and unique plot. One of John Marco's greatest abilities is being able to put the reader in the middle of a battle scene without getting lost in the action. If you enjoy in depth battle sequences, the whole Lukien trilogy is a good pick. The main reason why the battle scenes are outstanding is because the author has a true grasp of realism in his stories. Plainly put, a child will not defeat a monster and most likely wont survive the encounter if he tried. With this I say, don't get too attached to a character, because they may end up dead within the next several pages. My only issue is that I would have liked to hear more about Lukien, but with a cast of characters as vast as the Devils Armor has, the book would end up being extremely long. Though the book is a sequel, John Marco writes it so that you do not need to read the first book in order to understand the Devils Armor, but I do recommend reading the Eyes of God as well. All in all, if you're looking for an excellent fantasy novel that constantly has you guessing and has a dark storyline the Devils Armor is worth every penny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shallow characters from book one, contrived, simplistic, predictable. blah, blah, blah. 900 plus pages of torture. I will never read another John Marco book again. Ever. I think Eddings is better, and I hate Eddings.