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The Temple of the Eye


Loved it! 😍

The Temple of the Eye is a fun read & it's shows a lot of potential for the future. I can't wait to see more of Cael and Sid's adventures.

The Temple of the Eye by Ryan Husk is quite a pleasant surprise. I'm so glad I took the opportunity on this Bards of Bedlam series opener via Reedsy Discovery. At the time I selected the novel for review, I was just coming down from watching The Witcher on Netflix and I think that's what inspired my choice since this story is led by friends Cael and Sid, two bards who have a talent for trouble and solving crimes as it turns out. All I really had to hear was bards solving crimes, probably since Jaskier was my favorite character from The Witcher (which I'm still just as excited about now since I've finally started in on the novels that act as the source material for that show). All that said, I've got a couple of new favorite bards in my life with Cael and Sid in this book. What I love about the two characters is that there's more to them than what you would initially expect in regards to their type of character. Cael has a level head and keeps scientific principles and concepts in mind when he and his friend get pulled into a mystery, and Sid is also a doctor as well as being a troubadour. I really appreciated our two leads, especially Cael, but I wasn't all that interested much of the rest of the cast since I was so attached to our two bards. I do have a question about the pronunciation of Cael's name. I guessed that it was sounded a lot like Chaol from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. 

Finally, I just want to note that this fantasy mystery is fairly slow placed, but it's well worth the build up to the pay off and that Husk's world-building pretty good as Bedlam practically becomes a character in its own right.  

Overall, The Temple of the Eye is a fun read and it's shows a lot of potential for future installments. I can't wait to see more of Cael and Sid's adventures in the future. Thank you again to Reedsy for this fantastic opportunity. 

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About the author

Ryan Husk won the 2009 EVVY Award for fiction. He has written fourteen novels and numerous short stories. He is a self-defense instructor, has trained SWAT and bodyguards, and works private security. view profile

Published on January 26, 2020

Published by Nine Dusks Entertainment

80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Epic Fantasy

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