Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Cap Hillis has retold the story of the slaying of the Firefish over and over; as legends tend to do, it has grown with each telling. People came from far and wide to see the great Packer Throme or catch a glimpse of Panna, the woman that risks all to save him. Panna and Pack had been married but a brief two weeks when a herald from King Reynard arrived with a message. The Royal Navy had been attacked by the ships of the Kingdom of Drammun. King Reynard had declared war. The “Honeymonth” was over. Packer’s reputation is that of a hero. By placing him at the forefront of the war, Prince Mather believes others will be given courage and a drive to fight for their country. Packer is forced to fight great advisories, pirates, firefish and the enemies army. Panna is confined in the Prince Mather’s castle, where the Prince’s desire for her grows.
The Hand That Bears The Sword is the second book in the Trophy Chase Trilogy. I have not read the first book, The Legend of the Firefish. While The Hand That Bears the Sword will stand alone, I recommend reading them in order. It took me a bit to figure out who was who and what was what. I enjoyed this fantasy novel. The plot is exciting and has many twists and turns. The characters are well developed. You will find yourself cheering the Pack and Panna on to triumph over their adversities. I hope this series is made into a movie! George Bryan Polivka is a talented writer. This is Christian Fiction at its finest.