- Title: Eye of Truth
- Author: Cassie Sweet
- ISBN: 9781627982061
- Page: 277
- Format: ebook
Theodyne Thespacian is a thief Caught and imprisoned, he s done his time and vowed never to return to the life of pulse racing excitement and easy money But when one of his former associates tells him about the Eye of Truth an artifact that will open worlds of untold wealth it seems like the perfect crime However, for Theodyne, with the brand of a thief on his face, toTheodyne Thespacian is a thief Caught and imprisoned, he s done his time and vowed never to return to the life of pulse racing excitement and easy money But when one of his former associates tells him about the Eye of Truth an artifact that will open worlds of untold wealth it seems like the perfect crime However, for Theodyne, with the brand of a thief on his face, to be caught again means death So instead he goes to the Villa of Nicodemus Valencia, the Master Alchemist who owns the artifact and applies for a job.Nicodemus descends directly from the founder of the Gold School, and of all those in that bloodline, he possesses the strongest gift for alchemy His formulas have made him wealthy, though they ve failed to give him the one thing he s longed for most love When Theodyne appears at his Villa, he recognizes potential for alchemy and offers him apprenticeship But then an ancient foe purged from the lands long ago reappears and threatens the Gold School, the Eye of Truth, and all the Dominical city states Nicodemus and Theodyne must now band together in courage to battle evil and can only hope they will not lose all they ve come to hold dear.
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Below is a sort of CinemaSins-EWW-esque commentary on this story (for a large part, but not all, of it). To quote CinemaSins: Spoilers. (duh)*k, wow. DSP really likes that Aquiline (Two) font yeesh. (1) MC is named "Theodyne Thespacian" and you expect me to take this seriously?^Gah, see, this is what happens when I watch Cinema Sins. I start writing these EWW-esque reviews =_=(2) Sentence 2. "After spending the last four years inside the stale, moldy confines of Pallonia Prison for thieving, the [...]
A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 starsEye of Truth is an absolutely wonderful start to a new fantasy series about alchemists, elementals, and… other things which I won’t spoil. A great story.The characterization is exceedingly well executed, with plenty of three-dimensional people. They have their own ulterior motives, may or may not speak the truth, and trust is a valuable commodity and a potential weakness. Theo and Nico spend most of their time together talking instead of having sex. In fact, [...]
This is surprisingly good. Not as close to perfection aswhich I can't help but comparing the two but certainly a head above the average.The setting was quite vivid, the prose were a tad on the wordy side. It did added to the atmosphere and the feels of the book, along with all the Spanish and Italian names. Along with the vineyard and cathedral, all of these elements made me imagine Italy the age where the church held too much power over the people.The romance was slow to built, while I liked th [...]
I was not very excited by this book. The characters were not very engaging and the writing was fairly tedious and lacked life. The world-building was a bit vague and the plot wandered a lot. This sounded cool, but it was not for me, unfortunately.
4 1/2 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviews - Eye of TruthTheodyne finds himself in desperate straits when he is released from prison, his sister has moved, his belongings long gone and his stash of buried goodies seem to have been discovered. Swearing to stick to the straight and narrow Theo seeks honest work but being branded a thief makes his options limited. When a former associate tries to tempt Theo with stories of untold riches by gaining the Eye of Truth, Theo ends up at the owne [...]
Theodyne is a thief, and he has the brand on his face to prove it. Just released from prison, Theodyne does not hold out much hope for a better life than before–-especially since his life before was, thieving aside, rather nice. But now he has no money, no family, no friends, and a brand on his face that means no one is going to trust him. With no prospects of having a way to feed himself past the night, Theodyne is mightily tempted by an old “friend’s” talk of The Eye of Truth, an artif [...]
My review originally published at The Romance Reviewsglbteromancereviews/vieAn intriguing and original fantasy novel from Cassie Sweet.In a land of connected city states, somewhat reminiscent of Renaissance Italy, criminals are not just arrested and incarcerated. Depending on their crime, they are executed or branded with what they've done. Theodyne has spent three years in prison, but it's when he's released that his problems really start. For years he has made a good living as a thief of the r [...]
I liked this book a lot. It took me a few minutes to get into the characters and story, but once it started to pick up it became a good mystery adventure full of magic, intrigue, betrayal and two men falling in love.Theodyne is a man who refuses to be broken. He was imprisoned and branded to stigmatize and punish him for the rest of his life. His release finds him homeless, penniless and scorned at every turn. When he finds his way to Nico’s Villa and begs for work he is shocked to find himsel [...]
This was entertaining to read. I enjoyed how the magic worked, especially the elementals. I couldn't help but wish a lot of things had been better described or explained. Nico himself wasn't ever physically described, other than having dark hair. The alchemists are sometimes also called magicians or sorcerers, and the three words seem interchangeable. Which is jarring, because in most fantasy books those labels are not interchangeable, mean very different things, and matter very much to the char [...]
How to rate this hmmm. It's not the greatest Fantasy story I've read. Unlike your typical High Fantasy, this one tends to jump all of a sudden. For example, they start out on horseback on their travels and suddenly they're there. So I feel like I've missed parts of the journey for some reason.When it went a little Hogwarts on me, I almost cringed, but it was different enough not to be too irritating. I agree with another reviewer that certain thoughts had by one character about the other did ten [...]
4.75 stars. Eye of Truth is an absolutely wonderful start to a new fantasy series about alchemists, elementals, and… other things which I won’t spoil. A great story. And the plot is where the story shines like the sun. The characterization is exceedingly well executed, with plenty of three-dimensional people. They have their own ulterior motives, may or may not speak the truth, and trust is a valuable commodity and a potential weakness. Considering it’s the title of the book, I naturally e [...]
Dull, lifeless writing. No spark. And a bit clunky: It was hard to look directly at the Count, and yet he found himself drawn not only to doing that, but staring as if hungry for the sight of the Count. DNF @16%.
I think I would have liked this book more if I had liked Theodyne more. But I never warmed up to him, so I never got what Nico saw in him.
Very good beginning of a new series. Interesting world setting, a slow building romance und likable characters.I will definitely read the next one.
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