Abuud: the One-Eyed God: Book
Three of Sword of Heavens by Richard S. Tuttle
Superb Read Highly recommended 5 stars
Abuud the One
Eyed God Book 3 of
the Sword of Heavens series is third in this series set in a
mythical land contrived by ingenious writer Richard Tuttle. Tuttle’s inventiveness
again serves him well. Abuud
the One Eyed God is filled with all the vigorous, engaging
populace we have come to appreciate.
Tuttle’s unparalleled use of language coupled with his
invariably fecund imaginativeness come to the fore in this well
crafted composition. Writer Tuttle once more sets hearty, palmary characters
against a framework of phenomenon, timbre and fragrance. Settings are described in
lush detail allowing the reader to feel, see, smell and hear the
characters continue to be beleaguered with many of the very
imperfections and peculiarity as are found in all and it is those
peccadilloes that cause Tuttle wrought population to be so
and villain alike apperceive euphoria, frustration, calamity,
debacle as well as conquest. They
all exhibit about the same conduct as any of might in any given
situation. Of course, it is that eminence of emotion and performance is
precisely that causes Tuttle’s books to be a delight to read. Whether wicked or good,
mortal, unicorn, or fairy the reader is able to easily recognize the
situation, the emotion felt by the character and the behavior
Completed with the ardent energy, assiduous course
of action and entertaining dialogue exemplifying each of Tuttle’s
works; Abuud the One Eyed God
Book 3 Sword of Heavens series is an electrifying read. The reader is moved along
from action to action, situation to situation as the determined
crusaders at last reach their goal.
Told in twenty-eight chapters the tumult continues through
the battles, adventures and the locating of the diamond.
Tuttle again adds a map of the known world, and a
recap of the two previous books of the Sword of Heavens series for those who have not yet read the books. I enjoyed the read and look
forward to Dwarven Ruby, the
next in the series of seven works.
Synopsis: (May reveal
much of the plot)
sapphire fitted into the Sword of Heavens followed by the Unicorns'
opal continues the magical transformation begun in the world of the
five collapse children in the first and second books of this series.
Diffusing, pervading Darkness is almost completely gone now
as the Alcea Rangers continue their quest for the final gem, The
Diamond of Edona, which when added to the sword will push back the
Darkness even more.
In this work we learn a bit more about ‘Uncle Boris.’ The
Warrior Unicorns along with the fairy band we met previously have
joined Arik, Tedi, Alex, Jenneva and Tanya as the quintet press
Black Death, evil mages, pilgrims, and a strange statue all
figure in the tale as The Dark One's forces endeavor to keep his
Arik and his band are again beset in battle with goblins,
Sarac’s death squad who have already proven so difficult continue
their quest to destroy the heir.
The breastplate of Alcea worn by Arik is recognized as the
one worn by King Auric in days of old.