Following up the innovative The Legend of the Firefish, The Hand that Bears the Sword is longer and is twice as good as its predessecor. Unlike the first book in the Trophy Chase, The Hand that Bears the Sword has three to four parallel stories along iwth the main plot. The plot itself is basically about a war between Nearing Vast and Dramunn. All the characters from the first book are back with more. Not a single page is boring, all the way up until the end. The Hand that Bears the Sword is one of the top ten best books ever and keeps the reader wanting the next book.
Stephen and Jandrew