Author: Ronie Kendig
Series: Book of the Wars #2
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: March 31, 2020
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
The second installment in The Book of the Wars is a non-stop thrill ride that no other author could pull off as well as Ronie Kendig, especially the last few pages!!
Leif Metcalfe and his team, called Reaper, are back on their mission to recover the ancient Book of the Wars. Together they face more complications than before with a new prophecy that tells of warriors who will decimate the enemies of ARC. Iskra Todorova is working with the team and using her connections in the underworld to search for the Book of the Wars as Leif and the rest of the team try to neutralize these warriors that oppose them. Each step they take to stop these new warriors brings about a new surprise in their way to accomplishing their end goals and some of these surprises could tear the team apart.
Ronie Kendig is absolutely amazing when it comes to writing these Military Suspense novels! No author I have previously read can put me out there with the team as well as she does. This is not a book you can skim through while paying attention to something else, your full attention is needed to follow such a tight, complex story. There are a lot of characters to follow but the most important ones, or at least the ones I connected with the most, were Leif, Iskra, Cell and Mercy. Each of these four characters really made an impact for me and kept me drawn deep into the story. A few times I felt a little lost and had to think back to the first book in the series, and even other books written by Ronie that helped bring things into perspective, which helped move the story forward. Each new book by Kenig brings readers further and further into the military world she has created but also continues to show us the human side of these characters. The very end had me floored! As I reflect, I can see some subtle hints leading up to what happened on the last page that made for the perfect ending that will leave readers aching for the next installment! I would recommend this to fans of the series as this is not one you can pick up and read as a stand-alone. Fans of Kendig’s work will not want to miss Kings Falling.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.