The Last Order

The Last Order

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Overview

Lana forms a secret order of women knights to fulfill her father's final request: find the queen who was thought to be dead and return her to the throne.

Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven seventeen year old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king and queen both dead, strife and division have taken hold. Ruthlessly attacked by an Order called Talons, Lana's father is fatally stabbed. Before he dies, he imparts upon Lana a directive to save the statue of Saint
Peter, and tells her that the queen yet lives. Now it is up to Lana to unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and bring an end to all of the war by finding the queen.

A medieval tale of hope and mystery,
The Last Order takes upper teenage angst and spins it on its head.
You'll be gripping this book as hard as it will be gripping you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986311512
Publisher: Rocket Circus Press
Publication date: 01/25/2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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The Last Order 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DGHicks More than 1 year ago
Angela Caldwell's, The Last Order, is a action packed non-stop adventure with a hint of romance. Lana Crewe is a young woman driven by the desire to become a knight. Trained by her father to defend, protect and provide for herself, Lana must put all her training to use when here kingdom comes under attack. She must help protect the kingdom and find the Queen, whom they thought dead, and retore her to the throne. She will help train other women who want to be a part of this Order and help restore the kingdom and defeat Luther, the evil leader of the Talons, who wish to over take all the Orders of the land. Lana finds many new friends along the way that will make a great impact on her life and her desire to carry out her father's last wishes. The Last Order will keep you on the edge of your seat.    The characters are well developed and you feel like you can relate to things they are fighting for. Once you begin this adventure you won't be able to put it down until you reach the end. The Last Order has something for everyone. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Women Knights!!!!
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Last Order by Angela Caldwell is one of those stories which has a strong female character in the lead and it keeps readers riveted until the very end. Lana Crewe is a seventeen-year-old who has been raised in a peaceful village, away from all the troubles in the kingdom. Her father has made her independent emotionally, mentally and physically, and she is well equipped to hunt and fight with weapons. Lana's father is killed when the village is attacked, but he manages to leave her with a job and she also has the mystery of Saint Peter to solve. This intriguing story has a strong female character, Lana, who has been portrayed well by the author. The story shows her determination to overcome all the struggles and challenges she faces and emerge victorious. Lana's love interest, Silas, is also well sketched and along with her friend, Bowen, and villain called Luther, adds strength and meaning to the story. The author does a great job of weaving together friendship, romance, adventure, action and war and they segue well from one topic to another. The action and adventure makes it a fast paced book and a compelling read. The characters are identifiable and the action is palpable. Lana's character and her personal struggles keep the story engaging. Her willpower to rise above her struggles and meet them head on makes her a powerful character. Her strength, loyalty, courage and determination to face life is very uplifting for readers as the story progresses. An original plot with some strong characters that will keep readers glued to the book.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paula Tran for Readers' Favorite Angela Caldwell's The Last Order tells a story about a brave and often reckless girl named Lana, whose life is changed forever when her father is murdered by the Talon. Following her father's wish, she sets off on an adventure with Silas to find two other St. Peter statues that belong to her father's best friends. Along the way, the two encounter various characters from different villages, fighting against enemies and protecting their friends.  The characters and their development throughout the story are well written, and I often found myself sympathizing with Lana and (sometimes) Silas. Lana is reckless, but she is brave and kind hearted, and she can be a role model for many teenage girls. Lana shows girls that females don't have to stick to conventional roles that society imposes, and that they can be strong and independent. Silas is smart and sly. While he can be a bit too perfect at times, Silas is a good role model for boys with his wit, showing that being smart can be cool and not something that has to be degrading.  Another aspect of the novel that I would like to praise is the realistic portrayal of most events. While some scenes seem confusing and perplexing because of its impossibility if done in real life (e.g. blowing up the tunnels), most combat scenes are realistically written. Lana and Silas are not gods and have main character advantages, but they are just as human as everyone else in the story. Pain and suffering is not too exaggerated yet not too dumbed down as well, which provides a good balance. Caldwell has an amazing way to tell the story, and the plot is dramatic and suspenseful. Many times in the book I was on the edge of my seat, and the twists and turns throughout the novel are fresh and exciting. All in all, the plot is perfect and targets her intended audience really well.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite The Last Order by Angela M. Caldwell is a medieval tale of iron-willed 17-year-old Lana Crewe who lives in a village with her father. When the king and queen of Wenham are killed, the kingdom is divided and war between the lords is inevitable. Lana’s world shatters when her village is ruthlessly attacked by an order called Talons and her father is fatally stabbed. His dying message is a directive to save the statue of Saint Peter, and that the queen still lives. Lana must unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and restore the kingdom by returning the queen to the throne.  The fighting scenes are exciting and fast, getting readers’ adrenaline pumping early in the book. As the lead character, Lana has the qualities and flaws that make her easily relatable. Accompanied by a man named Silas to fulfill her mission, she meets a group of gypsy women, and readers will love this eclectic group of characters. Reforming them into knights of The Last Order, Lana has to make sure that her group survives their ordeals.  Caldwell successfully delivers a YA novel that is action-packed and substantial in terms of characterization. The story lives up to its thrilling premise. As an avid chess player, I love how the concept of the game is imprinted in the storytelling. That said, the story transition from one scene to another is too quick in several parts. Overall, this is a solid debut for a series with strong female characters, and I absolutely look forward to Book II.
cocooned1 More than 1 year ago
I am not much of a review writer, but couldn't prevent myself from writing one for this book. MAN, I really enjoyed it! It was gripping, constantly full of excitement, and I couldn't put it down. When I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to pick up where I left off! I felt like the characters had the right amount of depth and the author was a natural at using her words so efficiently. I love that she didn't need to be too wordy, instead choosing to propell the story further. And what a story! I love how she chose to use so many strong female characters without disrespecting men at all or rendering them inaccurately useless. I respect the balance she chose instead. I simply can't wait to read what she writes next!