Amethyst of the Gods: Book
Seven of Sword of Heavens by Richard S. Tuttle
Interesting read Recommended 5 stars
With Amethyst of the Gods writer Tuttle
rounds out the Sword of Heaven series in the same exciting fashion
readers have come to expect. Powerful motivations, shrewdly
interwoven, suspense filled story line, a complicated yarn of
treachery, strife judiciously resolved and a gratifying culmination
are all part of this impressive read.
Richard Tuttle’s rich imagination has carried
the reader on an exciting journey from the days when we first met
the Alcea Rangers, suffered in the eternal darkness and came to
dread the evil Sarac to adventure upon adventure as the various
stones needed to complete the Sword of Heaven and restore the light
were located, retrieved and placed into the handle of the weapon.
Credible characters, well fleshed, struggling against all odds,
colloquy filled with poignancy, tingle and grit, all perform against
an environment of noteworthy scenes, reverberations and fragrance.
The people and land all come to life under Tuttle’s skillful pen.
Exciting read sure to please those who enjoy a
good fantasy complete with quest, hero, magik and divertissement.
Nice addition to the home and school library where Amethyst of
the Gods is sure to be read by the upper grade youngsters who
enjoy the genre.
Synopsis: (May reveal
much of the plot)
As with the other volumes of the Sword of Heaven Amethyst
of the Gods opens with a Map detailing the land in which the
tale is taken. A recap of what has taken place to date is included
to reacquaint the reader with some of the action included in the
previous works. The Alcea Rangers Five collapse children Arik, Tedi,
Tanya, Nikki and Fredrik set out to restore the sapphire of the
fairies to the Sword of Heaven thus opening the way for the darkness
covering the land to be broken, light is now restored to the land of
Cordonia. Alex and Jenneva Tork; Garth and Kalina, serve as mentors
to the youngsters in their quest. Two of the young people are
children of the ancient prophecy. Other stones are sought next to
complete the Sword and return the land to its rightful inhabitants.
The Unicorn’s Opal, Diamond of Edona, Dwarven Ruby, Emerald of the
Elves, Dragon’s onyx all must be located. Wylan, Master Khatama,
King Arik, all figure in the tale. Emperor Hanchi attacks to find
himself facing both Sordoan armies and Melbin guards
Lanoirians breach city wall only to be repelled,
magically tossed away from ladder. Arik is aware that Dalgar has
nine black devils with him and decides that he will not the magic
produced either Tanya or Jenneva’s until the right time. Tanya’s
offer to weaken axles on siege engines, catapult arms are quickly
accepted by Arik.
The Army of Lanoir is huge, however Sarac is
willing to lose many men in his headlong quest to crush Tagaret
At the Tagaret Sword and Shield inn Alex and
Jenneva meet a spider: a spy and an old comrade.
A siege, a flag of truce, wild horses and the
evil priest of Leda all figure in the tale. The mountain of death,
an ancient bridge, the amethyst, trolls, and Tanya falling into an
abyss are more of the adventure. A door that will not open, a battle
with demons, a plan, love realized, and a wedding round out the