Sword of Change

3 books in series
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Devlin's Luck Publisher's Summary

The once mighty kingdom of Jorsk is in decline, its borders beset by enemies, both worldly and otherworldly. The king has retreated to the capital, abandoning the far-flung provinces. The only hope of the people lies in their Chosen One, blessed by the gods as defender of the realm. But of late every Chosen One has died, targeted by the harshest of the enemy attacks. Only the most desperate of men now seek that post.

Devlin Stonehand is a desperate man. Overwhelmed by grief at the death of his family, he has lost the will to live. But he has vowed to provide for his brother's widow and children, and the post of the Chosen One carries with it a substantial reward. For Devlin, a farmer and metalsmith, it is the answer to his prayers - prayers that include a yearning for the oblivion of death. After he has won the post, though, Devlin discovers that sometimes the hardest goal to achieve is that which had once seemed the simplest. For unlike the other Chosen Ones, he persists in surviving. Are the gods just tormenting him further, or does he have a greater destiny than he imagined? Can a man who courts death ever truly come to embrace life?

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  • Book 1

    • Devlin's Luck

    • Book I of The Sword of Change
    • By: Patricia Bray
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The once mighty kingdom of Jorsk is in decline, its borders beset by enemies, both worldly and otherworldly. The king has retreated to the capital, abandoning the far-flung provinces. The only hope of the people lies in their Chosen One, blessed by the gods as defender of the realm. But of late every Chosen One has died, targeted by the harshest of the enemy attacks. Only the most desperate of men now seek that post. Devlin Stonehand is a desperate man....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • By Claudia on 09-27-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Devlin's Honor

    • By: Patricia Bray
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Devlin of Duncaer is the Chosen One, champion of the Kingdom of Jorsk. A simple metalsmith and farmer turned warrior, he has become the most unlikely of heroes to the conquerors of his own people, the Caerfolk. Yet there is a growing faction of Jorskians who believe that if he were truly anointed as Chosen One by the Gods, then the immortals would have given him the Sword of Light as proof of his calling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well . . .

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-13-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Devlin's Justice

    • By: Patricia Bray
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Devlin of Duncaer has done the impossible. Desperate for death in the wake of his family's slaughter, he agreed to become the Chosen One of the neighboring Kingdom of Jorsk - the kingdom which conquered and enslaved his own native land of Duncaer. The job involved magically binding himself to Jorsk and its needs by a powerfu Geas spell, and used to come with about a three months survival time - until Devlin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2 is great!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-13-14

    Regular price: $24.95