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Two men. One is a prince of royal blood. The other is a half-breed, part human, part elf. But the part that is human is also royal.Two women. One is a princess, pampered and protected. The other lives in the forest, the leader of a band of rebels. She too has elven blood.This is their story -- the tale of love and hate, courage and cowardliness, and magic both dark and ligTwo men. One is a prince of royal blood. The other is a half-breed, part human, part elf. But the part that is human is also royal.Two women. One is a princess, pampered and protected. The other lives in the forest, the leader of a band of rebels. She too has elven blood.This is their story -- the tale of love and hate, courage and cowardliness, and magic both dark and light....

Title : The Sword
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ISBN : 9780441007028
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 393 Pages
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The Sword Reviews

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2019-04-27 16:56

    It could have worked, but it did not for me and I have to DNF it. I read up to page 80 or something and then skimmed the rest. I just could not bother with it.The best part was the beginning and even that had me skimming. The evil guys were evil, and I do like when there are stupid religious people trying saying everyone else is wicked. But who cares. That was my problem who cares. I don't.The formula was generic too, and sure I like the whole old school stuff. But I was never invested in anyone. Then when the young prince took over the story, again who cares, and why are you so stupid in the first place to go there? Honestly man.So a fail.

  • Nicole Meadows
    2019-05-05 15:04

    What bothered me about it was the lack of editing. There were some areas that needed reinforcement or to be checked for continuity. Dain realizes he's going into battle unarmed, then is using his dagger; the dagger is confiscated, then fastened on his belt to be confiscated again further down the hall. Sr Roye has persistently yellow eyes (plural). They glitter disdainfully, they glare, they meet other eyes. Two pages later his single eye is stony and I am jarred by this detail and can only conclude that one eye dissolved in the steam of the bath room as nothing else supports this change in eyeball inventory. This book needed more time for revision and unification, more showing and less telling, so that its potentials could be realized and the writer taken out. My copy is from 2000, so maybe it's changed.Editing distractions aside, Deborah Chester has conveyed her intentions and defined the important factors of the trilogy's world. Hierarchy, standards of masculinity and femininity, religious tolerance/intolerance, honor and "nonor," and various prejudices and values. Much of the conflict comes out of perceptions, interpretations and pride, but there's room for learning and understanding. We behave how we're taught. Though parts were incomplete, I trust her to have a complete message through the rest of the trilogy. Even wobbly stepping stones can carry you across to a satisfying shore.

  • John Watt
    2019-05-11 17:14

    The story started off well enough and kept me interested in reading the second and third volume of the trilogy. There is nothing special here, nothing which is going to jump out and scream this is the best I have ever read, but is a solid story, and enjoyable. (see reviews for The Ring and The Chalice,).

  • Kelsey Hanson
    2019-05-09 20:13

    A really great fantasy series. A unique world and lots of action. It is a bit complicated at first but hang in there it's awesome.

  • Chris Sonnenberg
    2019-04-28 12:47

    This book is...rather meandering. The main character is kind of a wimp, and his sense of morality and purpose is all over the place, which makes for a somewhat interesting read. I wasn't sure why he seemed so off...his character is rather poorly developed.The writing is bizarre as far as world creation goes. Some animals have lazy alternative names, like "beyar" for bear while other animals have the same names they have in our world. I don't really know what this book is trying to say or accomplish, either. What am I rooting for, exactly?One of the main characters mentioned on the back cover and featured prominently on the book's cover...has about six pages of story. Not sure what's going on there. I know this is the first book in a trilogy, but this really fails to set up any interest in what's going on in this world. Along with the random animal names, there are euphemisms from our world that seem oddly out of place here. There doesn't seem to have been much thought put into creating a believable or interesting fantasy realm.The book is readable, if pretty uneventful and unfulfilling. I like that the main character is such a wimp, even if that isn't intentional.

  • Hayley Shaver
    2019-05-04 14:47

    This is a great book. A great king rules a land, even then held precariously after five years of rule. He is betrayed by his half brother. he is eventually killed, but not before fighting with all his might to save his two children and his country's relics - - a sword, ring, and chalice. The chalice is hidden safely, and in that the king has succeeded in protecting the chalice. He has also hidden his two children away. The ring and sword seem to disappear, along with the heirs to the throne. Fifteen years later, Dain, one of the lost heirs, comes upon Thirst Keep after losing his dwarven caretaker and tutor in metal work. His sister lays dying, shot by a dwarf from a warring tribe. His sister is all he has left, and he doesn't even remember who his parents are. He has no idea then that Thirst Keep, and the people within it, shall start him on a journey from which there is no turning back. This is a must read for any lover of fantasy. This book keeps you guessing, and turning pages long after you should stop.

  • Arthur O'dell
    2019-04-30 18:50

    It’s generic by-the-numbers fantasy complete with lazy world-building and a plot that feels like a prologue to the main story rather than the story itself. The main character is kind of an unlikeable jerk for most of the novel, the other main male character is not just unlikeable but a total dick, and the two female leads barely get any screen time. Very few of the supporting characters leave much of an impression.Two stars for some decent action and because it scratched an itch. Maybe the other two in the series will be marginally better.

  • Nancy
    2019-05-19 14:12


  • Lara Thierens
    2019-05-07 12:57

    This series, too, I received from a friends and I wasn't actually that keen to start it.In the first part we follow king Tobeszijian while he loses his throne and while he's on the run. He loses his wife who he loves with all his heart and tries to bring his children in safety.Especially in the first part it was really action-packed and this is the part I read the fastest.In the second and third part we follow the son of king Tobeszijian 15 years later. These parts were a little bit slower but there still happened a lot. Still I barely went forward. Mostly because of school but I also just didn't want to read.I had big troubles with the world building. It was really confusing and a map would've been welcome!But overall the writingsstyle was good although there were so many difficult names!Unfortunatly I didn't really enjoy this book. Maybe because I just wasn't in the mood for it because it was a really interesting story.One day I will continue with this trilogy but for now I don't think so.

  • Cameron
    2019-05-22 17:54

    I previously read this book when I was younger and recently decided to read it again. As part one of a trilogy, I was hoping that I could once again sink my teeth into a set of books that would hook me from the start. Overall, though, I was disappointed with the read this time. Having read the trilogy before, I understand that this book is setting the characters up for books 2 and 3. But... by itself the book doesn't wow me. There are only two sections of the book - one when Dain's father is trying to save his family and one when Dain is trying to save Thirst hold - where the writing made me wonder what happened next; where I really got involved with the story. Beyond that, I had very little foothold in the book's universe and kept wondering where all the excitement I had in my younger days came from. This book, and its two sequels, will go on my pile to donate or sell. Hopefully someone else will enjoy them more than I did this read.

  • Alice Bridgwater
    2019-05-05 18:54

    I liked this book, but unfortunately the sequel does not keep up with the first volume. I liked the boy's adventures and even if the story doesn't stand out for its originality, I found it quite enjoyable: the lost prince, the lost heritage, the quest for the magical talisman... if not new, they were at least decently developed. The characters also seemed quite interesting... but in the following two volumes the main character loses all depth: as long as he was a commoner he was 'true', but as soon as he discovers his true identity he suddenly IS a prince. There is no struggle, no hesitation, no CHANGING, one day he is a foundling and the next he is an arrogant noble. Bah. I would suggest Miss Chester to read TheBoneDollsTwin (by Flewelling), just in order to see how a believable -and wonderful- character is developed.

  • Trivi
    2019-05-27 19:50

    The Sword is the first book of a trilogy that tells the story of a fictional king named Teobaszijian and his dinasty. He is a half eld king who marries and eld queen and for this reason many people rejected him. His brother conspires to take the throne. The king escapes with the help of the magic chalice which he hides in another dimension and leaves his children with an elf because his brother succeded in killing his wife. Several years after he vanishes his elder daughter dies along with the elf who took care of them leaving his son Dain alone to fight for his survival. He became the protege of a kind knight; but he has to fight the other students who despise him for being an eld...This story is very exciting and the descriptions let you get into the story as if you were watching a movie; even though the language is hard it is difficult to let go.

  • Lizzy _3
    2019-05-02 14:04

    It was a great book! I loved it! I was drawn into the story from the very start! Dain and Lord Odfrey were my two favorite characters, and Gaebril would have been the perfect villan had he not over-all seemed a wimp. I was very impressed with Deborah Chester's ending. She could have gone way over the top but she didn't. She kept it satisfyingly limited in a way that just made you eager for the next book. The plot is original and the world the author has created is very detailed.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-10 17:55

    I was in tears through a good part of this book. It was written beautifully. The author really let me see the land I was reading about. The characters were consistant and well developed. I can't wait to read The Ring and The Chalise.

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-04 18:56

    I started reading during the summer holidays, and with every page I turned, I became more and more excited! I love the character Dain, and secretly I also love Gavril :)The story is very interesting and the characters are amazing.

  • Jake
    2019-05-01 15:07

    I read this series a while ago, but I remember absolutely loving it.

  • Summer Peterson
    2019-04-29 16:53

    Read a long time ago.

  • Julie
    2019-05-21 15:02

    The Sword (The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice, Book 1) by Deborah Chester (2000)

  • Brenda
    2019-05-22 14:55

    First chapter and really want to read further but have no time at the moment. It did crap me at the first couple of pages, so that´s always a good thing!!!

  • Heather McCorkle
    2019-04-29 18:53

    It took a chapter for me to become immersed in the world but once I did I was hooked!

  • Angela Crawford
    2019-05-15 20:48

    Solid fantasy series, the second series is less enjoyable

  • Pauline
    2019-05-07 19:02

    Start of a trilogy.Fantasy. Enjoyed this and will be reading the 2nd in series next month.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-20 14:48

    An amazing book! It was a fast read and I didn't want to put it down! I think anyone that likes fantasy books would love this book!

  • Mark Nielsen
    2019-05-18 15:54

    This series was not as good as the ruby thrown series yet it sold a lot more copies and I have no idea why.

  • Judypaa
    2019-05-07 13:08

    enjoyed this fantasy book and have read the third one, and will read the second one next.

  • Angela
    2019-05-03 20:51

    This story starts out slow, really slow, but by the end of the tale, I was ready to find the next two books in the trilogy. I am liking the characters and wish to read more about them.

  • Laureano
    2019-05-06 13:51

    Really an amazing book. I recommend it.

  • Hirondelle
    2019-05-26 16:04

    My memory is thankfully sketchy, I know I tried this and could not even finish this first book.

  • Leo
    2019-05-16 13:02

    Cliche, but readable.

  • Terri Young
    2019-05-12 15:44

    Ultimate brain candy. Thoroughly enjoyable.