Saturday, April 07, 2012

Book Review (and Giveaway!): Firethorn, by Ronie Kendig

Nightshade leader Griffin Riddell is framed for murder. While he's in a max security facility, the rest of is team is attached and kidnapped. He doesn't know this until covert-op Kazi Faron, a tiny blonde gal, shows up and breaks him out of prison. As they work together, they discover a traitor, fall in love, fight to save each other , and the team.

This books was a little hard to follow because it's been so long since I read the first three books, and I've already given them away (so I couldn't look back for reference). There are a lot of characters, so I really had to focus to remember who was doing waht.

I had a hard time relating to Kazi, so I didn't quite understand her motives - her storyline reveal seemed a little anti-climactic.

HOWEVER ... Firethorn is a fitting conclusion to the Discarded Hero series. Kendig brought back all of the original characters for one more mission. Not only do you get to follow Griffin and Kazi and their personal adventure, you get to see the transformation of the team and characters from their first meeting to their final mission. It's more than just the thrill of watching Griffin and Kazi fight for and fall for each other - there's a joy in watching the team evolve as they learn more about each other and God.

Discarded Heroes is one of the best military series' I've read, and Firethorn doesn't disappoint.

Now - your chance to own and read Firethorn! I'll pick a winner in two weeks - leave your name and email address for your chance to win!

1 comment:

Rick Barry said...

Sounds like another terrific read. Please enter me for a chance in the giveaway. Rick Barry,