Eyes of the Enemy
By: Kelly Hess
Genre: YA/MG Fantasy
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Published By: Booktrope Publishing
When a rogue band of the dreaded Sorak attacks his village, twelve-year-old Beynn Firehand escapes into the darkness of BlackMyst Forest to find help. During his quest, Beynn discovers his own powerful magic abilities.
The price of his newfound powers, however, may be higher than he ever imagined.
And now an Excerpt from 'Eyes of the Enemy'-
When he opened his eyes he saw the branch. It was an enormous giant of a branch overhanging the path on which the Sorak were heading. An image flashed in Beynn’s mind of that branch falling and crushing the Sorak as they walked underneath it. Beynn looked away. This was no time for silly thoughts. The Sorak continued to get closer and closer. They needed to run, Beynn thought. But, he needed to hide their tracks somehow.
His eyes moved back to the branch, the one that was going to break and fall. Beynn closed his eyes tight. Forget the branch! His mind reeled. He knew they had to get away; they had to run. He opened his eyes and stared at the branch. His focus became clear. The Sorak neared. Beynn’s breathing slowed, all of his muscles tensed, his eyelids closed halfway. He watched the branch and he knew it would fall.
An altogether wonderful story of discovery and magic. Beynn knew of the Soraks, he was scared of them as were the other villagers. When he started having itchy eyes and allergy type symptoms he has absolutely no clue it was a sign of his magic coming in. As he runs with his friend Fritz from his village after the Sorak attack, he starts to discover the truth about himself but only the tip of it.
This is a well written book that pulls you in and shares as only a good tale can, making you a part of the story. I would recommend this book starting at the age of 10 and definitely older because let’s face it, fantasy is great for everyone! I would like to thank Kelly Hess and Girls Heart Books Tours for making this book available to me to read and review. I am very much looking forward to the next two books. Eyes of the Enemy receives 4 stars from me.
About the Author-
Kelly Hess grew up with a love of reading science fiction and fantasy that inspired him to write his own fantasy trilogy. He lives in Vacaville, California with his wife and son, and is putting the final details on the last two books of his BlackMyst Trilogy: The Green Dagger and The Third Power.