Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword

Our rating: ****

One night Ryann Watters is visited by the angel Gabriel and assigned the task of finding the king’s sword. He is given three objects to help him in his quest: a ring, a horn, and a staff. However, that same night Drake Dunfellow, a boy living in the same town, is visited by a dark angel who charges him to stop Ryann. Join Ryann and his friends Liddy and Terell as they travel to and from the world of Aeliana; meet new friends; discover the powers of the ring, horn, and staff; and eventually are swept into a clash of good and evil where only one side can be victorious.

I enjoyed this book. At the climax I didn’t want to put it down! Figuring out how to handle the parent characters in stories like these can be a challenge for an author (I know from experience) and I think Eric Reinhold pulled it off nicely. Overall a good read, and I am looking forward to when the sequel, Ryann Watters and the Shield of Faith, comes out! (As a note, I went ahead and categorized this book for all ages, but I would recommend it for readers somewhere around 10 and up.)

2 Responses to “Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword”

  1. Thanks for the write up Sarah. I am finishing ‘Shield of Faith’ now and I think you’ll be pleased! It’s been exciting to write, further developing the main characters while introducing a host of new ones, including; a dragon, pegasus, black and white unicorns and more! Plus it’s over 400 pages – coming in May 2009.
    Eric Reinhold

  2. Sarah, I hope you will do a review on “The Shield of Faith,” next as a follow up. Donita K. Paul worked with me chapter by chapter to edit it prior to going to the publishing co. editor. You’ll see my comments on her latest novel in the preface of The Vanishing Sculptor. Also, check out the new layout of my website at http://www.ryannwatters.com I think you’ll like it!
    Eric Reinhold

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