Phew! <dramatic arm across brow> What a wild ride!
I just read the final installment of Ronie Kendig’s Military Thriller Series, Discarded Heroes,and it was … well … thrilling.
Firethorn starts off with the Nightshade team in shambles. Their headquarters, The Shack, is blown to smithereens, the team scattered by those who want to make them suffer, and Griffin Riddell is in jail for murder. How can they save themselves when each is imprisoned and there is no team to extricate them?
In walks Kazi Faron, who plucks them from oblivion, one-by-one. But is she really there to help, or does she have an agenda of her own? You’ll have to read it to find out.
I love saying that!
I must admit, I am a Kendig fan. I have not been disappointed by a single book yet. And though, there is an element that reminds me of the scene in the movie, Speed, where the bus leaps up over a gap in the highway with no apparent ramp—extra-ordinary—I just plain don’t care. It’s about the ride, and I love the adrenaline. This is fiction after all.
But it’s deeper than that. The reason I am not just a Kendig fan, but also a Discarded Heroes fan is that this series shines a much needed light on some of the needs of our men and women in the armed forces. These are the heroes of our world. The ones who keep our nation free and too often pay a heavy price in doing so. Ms. Kendig also reminds the reader that true healing of the inner scars of war come from a real and deep relationship with Christ.
A word of caution to those slackers—I mean—people who haven’t read the first three books. You’ll be meeting a lot of characters in a short period of time. And even for one who’s read the others, it’s a lot to keep track of. This malady, however, can be prevented by reading the series in order, so you can be introduced to the entire team and their families one at a time.
Oh bother! That means you’ll have to read four really cool novels instead of one. <sigh> A chore indeed. <tongue planted firmly in cheek>
So what are you waiting for? You’re still loitering about reading this silly review. Go buy the book. Just make sure you strap on your seat belt before you open it.
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