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Keeps you reading!
I was pleasantly surprised by this whole Discarded Heroes series. Each book is action-packed, suspenseful, exciting. I didn't want to put them down! My only criticism would be that while the action story line was great, the romances were a little too syrupy for me. I'm all for romance mixed with suspense, but at times the love story part was too repetitive. The Christian perspective of the characters was refreshing. Oh that it were so in the real world!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 20, 2011
Great read. Spectacularly exciting. Waiting on the edge of my seat for the third book. Slightly disappointed in the hero & heroine, since they were not examples to follow. Noone is perfect, but they did not act like christians. God was just an afterthought. Notable diversion in hero behavior exhibited in the first two books that made me pause and question my life. Ms. Kendig still has a masterful talent, but I hope it does not get lost in the shuffle of just trying to sell books.
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Posted August 19, 2011
Intense, edgy Christian Fiction from a woman qualified to write a book about soldiers. Intense, edgy Christian Fiction from a woman qualified to write a book about soldiers. Intense, edgy Christian Fiction from a woman qualified to write a book ab
Danielle Roark, a Lieutenant and demolitions expert is in Venezuela with her team when they are ambushed. The men are held for ransom, but as the only woman Dani is taken to their General where she is tortured and raped (a lot) for 6 months. Eventually she manages to escape with a flash drive.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Problem is the information on it is too perfect. The Senate committee doesn't believe her because information on her computer suggests she and the General are in league together, so maybe she's a traitor.
Enter Canyon Metcalfe, black ops soldier with a tainted past and brother of the man who pulled Dani from the ocean after her escape. The guy who (along with his team) has to take her back to the very place she was held.
Tension between the brothers complicated what would otherwise be a straightforward boy meets girl.
But nothing about this book is straightforward! The reader is forced to throw out everything they think they know and by the end you're fighting for the surface along with the characters.
Everything about this book was a surprise to me, from the level of evil, the abject betrayals, the manipulation, the secrets, and the fact both main characters (one present, one past) had in their lives attempted to commit suicide. Coincidence? No, I think God pairs us with the one person who is capable of understanding us all the way to the core.
Bad language: None. "He cursed" is how it's dealt with. Maybe that's not realistic for soldiers, maybe a lot of them cuss every other word but that's okay with me. I can handle it being inferred instead off blatant.
Nudity: Obviously the rapes, not explicitly described, but when the character thinks/talks about it I think it's supposed to make you uncomfortable. It's an uncomfortable topic, but all too real. The two main characters, in a fit of passion while on the mission, do get intimate with each other but it's done off camera. We end one scene with him sliding up the hem of her clothing, and next we find them in bed naked post-making love.
Yes, Christian characters (or at least those who profess to be) don't usually act this way in Inspirational fiction, but it is a realistic part of life. It disappointed me a little that their reactions were like, 'oops'. There didn't seem to be real conviction until later. But I did respect the fact that it was part of their journey, the dealing with it, the moving on and learning, that was real to me.
The narrative when the soldiers are doing their soldering thing felt a little explain-y but hey, I'm not a special ops soldier so I need the why's explained to me.
All in all, a thrill ride of a book that kept me tied up all the way until I'd finished the last page.
Posted August 1, 2011
RATING:4.5!ANOTHER HIGH OCTANE ACTION FILLED ADVENTURE! WOLFSBANE BY RONIE KENDIG...
WOLFSBANE by Ronie Kendig is an exciting inspirational action/adventure,action-fired/romance set in present day Washington,D.C. and Venezuela.This is Book 3 in "The Discarded Heroes" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See "Nightshade" and "Digitalis".This is an action packed,adventure with heart pumping results. It is the story of the tortured,raped,captured female demolitions expert,Danielle Roark(Dani) and the rugged,handsome,sexy former Green Beret with terrifying memories of a mission gone bad,Canyon Metcalfe,"Midas". It has rape,adventure,suspense,mystery,torture,secrets,a mission gone bad,special ops,Nightshade,romance,love,faith,second chances,healing,forgiveness and surviving a horrific ordeal.This is a high octane story from the first page to the last. It will keep you on the edge of your seat as Dani and Midas try to keep their attraction at bay and survive the jungles of Venezuela. If you enjoyed the tv series "The Unit"than you will enjoy the "The Discarded Heroes" series. As these heroes try to find a little peace,and happiness. Ms. Kendig is an author to follow.Her heroes are just that herois although,a little worse for wear. I can hardly wait for the next installment. "Wolfsbane" is a not to miss reading,a keeper that will have you up all night finishing.What an awesome adventure.This is an inspirational action/adventure/romance it is not preachy but is the story of a team of man that go where needed to help others,stick together no matter the odds,and find their happiness and their true loves. A must read. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher.Details can be found at Barbour and My Book Addiction Reviews.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.