**WARNING!! SERIOUS SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BOOK II!!**
The Kingdom of Liiria now lies under the black iron-shod boot of Baron Thorin Glass and his power-hungry mistress, Jazanna Carr, the Diamond Queen. The Black Baron has completely let the demon behind the Devil’s Armor, the shade of the Akari sorcerer, Kahldris, take him over and turn him into an absolute monster.
The brave Bronze Knight, Lukien, nearly destroyed by Baron Glass in battle, is told by the ghost of his dead love, Queen Cassandra, that there is a weapon that can destroy the menace of the Devil’s Armor. It is called the Sword of Angels, and Lukien must quest beyond the Kingdom of Jador into a place called the Serpent Kingdom to obtain it. The ultimate fate of the Kingdom of Liiria and perhaps the entire known world hangs in the balance…..
This is the final and most epic-length volume in John Marco’s “Bronze Knight Trilogy.” Although I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the second volume, “The Devil’s Armor,” it still was a great read. I was sorry to see it end as I had fallen in love with all the characters, both the good and the bad. The struggle of Baron Glass in turning to evil and becoming a monstrous tyrant reminded me a lot of the story of Darth Vader from Star Wars.
And although there weren’t as many exciting, gritty battles as there were in the previous volume, this book still had its fair share of them, along with mystery, tragedy, adventure, intrigue. magic and all of the elements that make for a good fantasy read. I would recommend “The Bronze Knight Trilogy” by John Marco to any fantasy fan and any reader that likes their stories dark, gritty, action-packed, romantic, and tragic.
I give “The Sword of Angels” by John Marco a 4 out of 5.