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As King Akeela the Good of Liiria makes peace with King Reec, he also gets himself a bride named Cassandra. He leaves his best friend Lukien, the Bronze Knight to look after her while he prepares for the wedding. While spending time together the princess Cassandra and Lukien fall in love with each other. Yet, Cassandra has to become Akeela's wife and she does though Lukien is her lover. As she lives in Liiria she find out that she has cancer and Akeela send Lukien to look for a magical amulet, The Eye of God, that could help Cassandra with her illness.
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The review of this Book prepared by Lani

Daw, Jan 2002, 24.95, 789 pp.
ISBN: 0756400473

    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 problems 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.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love triangle/polygon Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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