- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Spectra; Reissue edition (March 30 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553584774
- ISBN-13: 978-0553584776
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.6 x 17.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #940,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Devlin's Justice Mass Market Paperback – Mar 30 2004
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Devlin of Duncaer has done the impossible. Desperate for death in the wake of his family's slaughter, he agreed to become the Chosen One of the neighboring Kingdom of Jorsk--the kingdom which conquered and enslaved his own native land of Duncaer. The job involved magically binding himself to Jorsk and its needs by a powerfu Geas spell, and used to come with about a three months survival time--until Devlin. Miraculously surviving attack after attack, he comes to learn once again the value of life, honor and friendship.
But just when he is reconciled to his new life, he finds he must go off seeking the Chosen One's sword of legend--which he knows for a fact was lost in conquered Duncaer. So now Devlin--once exiled from his homeland and hoping never to go back--must again face the land of his birth and the people who once trusted him. Only now he comes to them wearing the garb of their conquerors.
But when Devlin returns from that mission, it is only to discover that things in Jorsk have been getting worse in his absence. The unknown enemy's magical attacks on the kingdom are getting worse, and the king's policy of non-involvement is throwing his kingdom into chaos. As more and more borders are threatened, the nobles can do nothing but squabble and debate. It seems that Devlin is the only one who can stem the tide. But can he discover the enemy's true identity and put a stop to his or her predations before the entire kindgom collapses, taking its Chosen One down with it??
About the Author
Patricia Bray inherited her love of books from her parents, both of whom were fine storytellers in the Irish tradition. She has always enjoyed spinning tales, and turned to writing as a chance to share her stories with a wider audience. Patricia holds a master's degree in Information Technology, and combines her writing witha a full-time career as an I/T Project Manager.See all Product description
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mind-sorcerer who almost destroyed him in book 2 of this series. Olafur
thinks this will seal the alliance with Selvart that he has sought to secure
his borders and that Devlin's life and loyalty is a small price to pay.
However, Devlin himself has other ideas on the matter.
In some ways this book is an anti-climax. Much of the story is not told
from Devlin's point of view and as the land of Jorsk descends in to all out
war we are told a grim tale with almost no lighter moments to break it up.
In the end Devlin makes the best compromise possible out of a bad situation,
but at the same time many of Devlin's key emotional growth points never
really seem to be explained in a way that makes you feel more for him as a
For the last book in a series in many ways this book seems to be a pause
rather than a stopping point for Devlin's story, and it would have been nice
to at least have seen him gain some happiness from all his sacrifice,
instead we are almost left hanging as much could still happen to him given
the state the Kingdom is in at the end of this book. The series almost
deserves a 4th book if it can lighten up a little.
Great fantasy plot, could've been treated better. If the whole series were as strictly spare and dry as this it would be ok, but the first books were different. Consistancy doth a great read make, and this book was inconsistant with the rest of the series.
If it were a concious choice on the author's part to write a book in this style that's one thing, but the way the writing changed partway into the series it looked like she just got tired of it all and ground her outline out onto the paper. Like she just wanted to get it over with, was bored with the whole thing .
And it had so much promise....
In Devlin's Justice, Devlin is returning from Duncaer with the Sword of Light. He is betrayed and captured. During this time Jorsk is "invaded" and Devlin begins a rebellion and defeats the conquerors.
The ending was very satisfying and Devlin, Stephen, and others are changed by the war, and other events of the past two books. Author Patricia Bray ties all this together nicely. Devlin's Justice was definitely not an afterthought. I am looking forward to Ms. Bray's future work.
I've recently come across one that is far better than this one. The Unsuspecting Mage by Brian S. Pratt. It's another fantasy adventure sure to please. I highly recommend it.
Devlin's Justice exceeded my expectations. It's darker that the first two books, as Devlin finally comes face to face with the unseen enemy who has been stalking him. He manages to defeat the prince, but that's only the first of the many challenges that he'll face. Ultimately Devlin will have to decide where his loyalties lie, and each of his friends will also have to choose between their sworn oaths and their friendship with the Chosen One.
Bray does a nice job of pulling all the threads from the first two books together as she builds to the ultimate climax, and Devlin's final showdown with those who betrayed him. All in all, it's a great read and a fitting successor to the first two books in this series.
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