“whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Phillippians 4:8

The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley

My brother was looking for something to read, and my first thought was of The Seer and the Sword. As I explained the plot to him, I remembered just how much I love that book. It is my sister's favorite, and it's one of mine, too. It's a story of adventure, betrayal, fortitude, and goodness. The hero is one of my favorites that I've ever read.

We begin through the eyes of Torina, a princess. She is young and excited for her father to come home. He is a king who goes out and conquers other nations, which obviously isn't great. His latest conquest is especially questionable as it is a very peaceful nation. He easily overtakes it and brings home the prince as a slave for his daughter. Torina is shocked because slavery isn't a thing in their country, and instead she asks that he be brought up as a soldier. Landon, the conquered prince, is mercilessly bullied by the other boys, but he learns to fight and becomes a strong soldier, loyal to Torina.

Eventually everything hits the fan, and Landon and Torina have to run for their lives. Unbeknownst to each other, they both run to the same country, but they both lead different lives. Then begins my favorite part of the story.

This book is GOOD. It has as many twists and turns as Of Rioters and Royals, and it's no surprise that this is one of M.L. Greye's favorites, either. Out of five stars, The Seer and the Sword is a six.

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