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Posted November 19, 2011
Best of the series (so far)
COULD NOT STOP reading this one. I have really enjoyed all the Discarded Heroes books but this one was "wicked good". Seriously wounded main characters who overcome so much to come into their faith and find peace.
Ms. Kendig stretches herself and her writing. Not a "typical" Christian fiction read. Easily fits in with mainstream romantic suspense in my opionin.
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Posted July 1, 2014
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I literally could not put Wolfsbane down! That is until my husb
I literally could not put Wolfsbane down! That is until my husband forced me to go to bed, and then I couldn’t fall asleep because I kept thinking about it and dying to know what was going to happen next. The characters are so real I feel like I know them. If you haven’t read any of the Quiet Professionals Series you’ll want to get them all! In Wolfsbane we learn a lot more about Canyon aka Midas. This book is so full of twists, turns, and action. God’s love and forgiveness show through out the story, and the characters aren’t perfect, which is refreshing. A complete must read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 24, 2013
Wow. And I consider myself athletic. (Though compared to the goons in my school, I can run at light speed) Wonderful, as always! Please continue! Part… I don't know what part it is is out at pol! Read it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted December 24, 2013
GRIMM chapter 10 part 2
...Do not associate yourself with anyone from the wizarding army, they are the enemy. Association is punishable by death." <br> I stared at her stricken: Death? <br> Registering my horrified look, she laughed. It was high and sweet like tinkling bells, though it didn't match her personality. "I'm only joking, death is never a punishment, we only kill if our lives hang in the balance. Speaking of lives," she turned back to the chest, "you need to learn how to defend yours." <br> Without further ado, she beckoned Rapunzel and the cat over to her side. The contents of the chest were revealed as she passed a sword to the cat and a deadly looking knife to the young girl. Brandisging a bow and a quiver of arrows for herself she turned to me and spoke a single word. "Watch". <br> She then drew an arrow and shot it into the sky. It curved gracefully in a perfect arc and impaled a frostbitten flower clearly though the center. Without hesitation, she let loose another projectile, which found its mark in the shaft of the other. Her eyes sparkling, she performed feat after feat, each more impressive then the last. She could hit any target, regardless of the distance. <br> When she finally ceased her shooting, Rapunzel took the floor. Thougg seemingly innocent, the young girl was deadly with her weapon. She too could hit any targed that dared get in her way. A whirlwind of ferocity, she performed a dance of throwing and stabbing unil I was amazed beyond belief. <br> As her time came to an end, the cat began. <br> Even with my missing memory, I can honestly say that I had never seen anything like it before. <br> He brandished the sword like an addition to his arm. So fluent and smooth were his motions that I almost believed it was an extra limb. His swordwork was flawless, each thrust and swing perfect. I was breathless with awe when he stopped. <br> "You expect me," I glanced at the weapons, "to be able to do that?" I trained my gaze on Robin, "you're kidding me right?" <br> "Not immediatly," she said, "no one can learn something like that in a few days," she pulled an arrow from the ground, "it took me three weeks to be able to do this." <br> My mouth hung open; I couldn't do that if I had three years. <br> She produced another bow from the chest and handed it to me, "let's get started." <p> End of chapter 10. As you all know (or not) I prewrite the story beford I type it on here. That's why no characters apps have appeared. However, I have been able to work two into the storyline later on and am trying to incorporate more. However, no promises. Merry Christmas! -Frozen_Over
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Posted January 9, 2013
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Posted September 22, 2012
I loved this book. Maybe some situations were a bit beyond beli
I loved this book. Maybe some situations were a bit beyond believable, but it's fiction. I wanted to keep reading to find out exactly how things were going to work out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2012
This book. This book! Sweet mercy! This book!
So, I've known since book #1 in the Discarded Heroes series that I had a soft spot for Canyon. There were a couple of scenes in Nightshade where I just really connected with him, so I've been looking forward to Wolfsbane most. And, dude! I thought I loved Ronie's other books. I mean, I DID! But I need a new vocabulary for how much I love this one!!! Wolfsbane just might make it onto my "most favorite books ever" list. It's the best book of the series by far, which is crazy since they're ALL so incredible.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I totally wanted to flip back and start from the beginning immediately after finishing it. This is the degree to which it rocked my face off. In writing courses, they always say the secret of a good suspense/thriller is asking yourself what the worst possible scenario is and then trying to make THAT worse. Well, Ronie Kendig is the QUEEN of making it worse--I have never read a novel that did a better job of that than Wolfsbane. I was literally screaming "you have got to be kidding me!" Once I was even reading in the waiting room while getting my car fixed, and people were staring at me because I could not stop gasping and cringing.
Ridiculous! In all the good ways! Stop reading this review and buy this book immediately!
Posted July 29, 2012
Posted March 30, 2012
That one word describes the whole book: AWESOME. Phew, what a gr
That one word describes the whole book: AWESOME.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Phew, what a great read! What an action, suspense, adrenaline filled read!
Everytime I read another book by Ronie Kendig I'm convinced it was her best yet.
Canyon Metcalfe is a guy I could easily love. Maybe because he's a bit like my husband. :) None of his problems are related to my husband, but the way he handles things is alike, so that tells a lot about Ronie's excellent imagination!
Danielle Roark was captured, tormented and raped in Venezuela. She escaped with shocking proof that the cruel general that kept her for six months has nuclear weapons, but at home the American government doesn't believe her. She has to go back to that awful place to come up with more proof.
Canyon's brother rescued Danielle out of the ocean when she escaped Venezuela. He falls in love with Dani, but she's not interested in men... until she meets Canyon. Canyon likes her too, but because of a promise he made to his brother he can't pursue her. Things get complicated when Nightshade is the team that escort Danielle back to Venezuela. Can Canyon live up to that promise?
Is Nightshade capable to find the proof and keep Danielle save?
This book is so fast paced that you hardly have time to take a calming breath before the next action.
Action, adventure, military, suspense and romance lovers - this book is for you!
Posted December 13, 2011
Posted September 20, 2011
A Book to be Experienced!
I was thankful for the review copy of this realistic, thought-provoking, fast-paced novel. It had me look at war in a way I hadn't before.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It's a gift to be able to write such a compelling, death-defying drama that stirs a reader's emotions deep to the depth of their soul. Ronnie Kendig has this gift and talent. This author had me laugh, cry and glued to the page anticipating the enemies next move. I was instantly wrapped up into her characters and there horrific situation. If this book were a movie I would have covered my eyes in several parts because I was afraid of what would happen next and what I might see. Yes, I'm a chicken! Grin! But since I've read several of Ronnie's books already I knew things wouldn't get too graphic. That was reassuring.
Ronie Kendig pens an honest portrayal of how disturbing it is to be a female POW. Women face unique challenges to survive. A person never knows what they'll be willing to do to escape. Fear. Hatred. Guilt. Hope. Finally--Peace are all felt. Ronnie takes the reader through a wide range of emotions with her larger than life characters. The rhythm and flow of this suspenseful story-line took the reader from extreme riveting highs, to heart-wrenching moments you'll never forget. This is a book you'll want to experience.
This author has written a powerful and moving book that transported me to the front lines of war like I've never experienced before. I could feel the intense humidity, hear the explosion of gunfire, see through their night goggles, and hear the intense quiet sounds of the enemy slivering near; it's nothing like you've ever seen or heard before. There is a depth and intensity in the characters that touched me. This is a page-turning action story, with vivid imagery, engaging characters, and a lot of heart. I highly recommend Wolfsbane, It's brilliantly written and an emotionally compelling a book you shouldn't miss!
Posted September 12, 2011
God's grace and a roller coaster ride!
Ah, yes. All is right with the world because Ronie Kendig has another book in her Discarded Heroes Series out! Her style of writing with strong characters, tight plots filled with suspense and danger and lots of drama from the past all rolled into one is so intense that I can hardly put her books down. Wolfsbane doesn't disappoint and all I could think the whole time I am reading it is - how much longer until the next one comes out!!! If you haven't read Ronie Kendig yet then you must dive in now, but start with the first book so you can enjoy the development of her characters as you go!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I'm going to add a comment regarding some of the controversy around one of the plot lines in this book. Christians aren't perfect. Most of us would like to think we are, but sadly we aren't and we wouldn't need God's grace if we were. This is shown clearly in this particular book and I loved that Ronie stuck her neck out and showed this so well. God's grace will cover a multitude of sins, consequences must still be dealt with but God forgives. I believe this particular storyline will allow some Christians dealing with condemnation to believe this and receive forgiveness for themselves. Kudos to Ronie for her bravery in that area as a writer!
Posted September 10, 2011
Posted August 16, 2011
Couldn't put it down!
Ronie has done it again! Wolfsbane is awesome! She has written about some really hard topics but done it in a way that doesn't make you feel uncomfortable or unable to continue reading. Quite the opposite. I sat on the edge of my seat for the last quarter of the book as it got more and more intense waiting to see how things would turn out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Canyon and his family have a lot more depth than I had imagined. But you could tell from the first book that there were secrets that needed to be uncovered about him. Dani is a great new character and fits into this line perfectly. She is strong, determined and a fighter. She goes through so much but find the will to survive.
I can't wait for the next book to come out in January. And I can only hope that her publishers will approve other books in the series. I love the characters and want to know their stories, too.
Posted August 5, 2011
Another great one from Ronie!!!
Ronie Kendig gives us another amazing book in her series that follows Canyon MetCalfe, otherwise known as Midas. While being of the strongest, most dependable men on the Nightshade team, he has undergone tragedy and unimaginable hurt in his career as a Green Beret that will come crashing back into his life. His world is action packed and danger filled, but when he and his team are tasked to take a woman back to a place that was her hell on earth so she can prove her innocence, life gets interesting. Her protection becomes personal and he has to try to fight growing attraction and a brother that has already laid claim to her. Mistakes are made and people are hurt, who will he turn to? Will Canyon be able to admit, overcome, and grow from the mistakes and challenges in his life or will he choose to live his life in a hard shell?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Ronie uses her gift to weave this heart-breaking, thrilling suspense, and heart-warming story that pulls you into it as if you were there with the characters. She has the talent that she is able to write the really hard scenes and also put in the story of redemption and God's amazing love and forgiveness. Definitely an awesome book that I recommend to everyone. You might want to have tissues nearby for happy and sad tears...and something under your chair in case you fall off the edge :)
Posted July 25, 2011
another great book by Ronie Kendig
Wow what a book!! Nightshade is back, better than ever! On a mission to help a young woman prove her innocence of treason, they are on a very dangerous mission into the Boliverian Republic of Venezuela. Danielle Roark had been captured there and held prisoner for two years, repeatedly raped, beaten and tortured, she finally escapes with enough evidence to bring the horrible leader of that country down, but a Senate committee believes that she is a traitor to her country, and it seems someone is trying to frame her, just as that! Nightshade will lead her back into the country to retrieve the evidence she needs to prove her innocence. Terrified at the thought of returning there, and possibly being captured again, Danielle has a hard time trusting the team, but her connection to Midas (Canyon Metcalfe) will lead her to trust the team. This book is great. Action, adventure, love, hope, trust, redemption all rolled up into one story. You do not want to miss this book! Ronie Kendig writes action adventure better than the movies! Totally a 5 star book! A high rating for someone who is not a fan of action adventure. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 11, 2011
LOVED this book!
Ronie Kendig is an amazing author. Her third book in the Discarded Heroes series, Wolfsbane, is a no-holds-barred look at what our men and women go through while defending our country. Though a fictional story, Ronie doesn't shy away from the emotional and physical issues our military come home with. She doesn't stay there, though. She brings us on an intense ride while the team carries out a mission to redeem Danielle and ultimately Canyon and bring healing to them both.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Faith, romance, fast-paced action. This book delivers them all along with an ending that leaves you anxiously anticipating the final book in the series. A definite add to your bookshelf!
Posted June 16, 2011
RONIE RAMPS IT UP!!!
Let me say up front this is not going to be my typical review. I've thought long and hard about how to describe this book without giving anything away and without overusing certain adjectives. That being said, when I read the last word of this book I took a deep breath and said "WOW!" I was grinning from ear to ear. Wolfsbane is the BEST book yet in the Discarded Heroes Series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Tension mounts from page one... no, from paragraph one...no, from the first word and it is a non-stop roller coaster ride until the last. There were moments when the tension was so palpable I found myself putting my hand up to my neck in fear of what would happen next. I think I earned a few new frown lines over this one but it was worth it!
Seriously, if you even remotely like military thrillers then you will like this book. You don't have to read the first two although I highly recommend starting with the first book and progressing through the characters lives and experiences. Each one builds on the other and you really get to know these Discarded Heroes.
Ronie Kendig shows masterful articulation in bringing to light the horrors of war and the healing that can take place through surrender to Christ in all things! She shows us that He is our redeemer, even amidst the worst nightmares in life, and reaches down to where we are, cradling us in His arms, lifting us out of the pit of hell, and delivering us free from bondage!
I was provided a review copy from Barbour Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received. This is my honest opinion!