Kings Falling Ronie Kendig

Kings Falling by Ronie Kendig
Also by this author: Storm Rising
Series: The Book of the Wars #2
Published by Bethany House on March 31, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Suspense, Thriller
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Leif Metcalfe and his team, dubbed Reaper, need to recover the stolen, ancient Book of the Wars if they hope to stop the Armageddon Coalition and their pursuit of global economic control. But their attention has been diverted by a prophecy in the book that foretells of formidable guardians who will decimate the enemies of ArC. While Iskra Todorova uses her connections in the covert underworld to hunt down the Book of the Wars, Leif and Reaper attempt to neutralize these agents but quickly find themselves outmaneuvered and outgunned.

The more Reaper tries to stop the guardians, the more failure becomes a familiar, antagonistic foe. Friendships are fractured, and the team battles to hold it together long enough to defeat ArC. But as this millennia-old conspiracy creeps closer and closer to home, the implications could tear Leif and the team apart.

Ronie Kendig continues to prove herself as the queen of military suspense and thriller. Kings Falling, book two of the gripping Book of the Wars series, is a can’t-put-down page-turner filled with action from the get-go. Yes, the action actually starts on the very first page, and doesn’t let up for the entire book! I was kept reading, turning pages, sitting on the edge of my chair the whole way through.

I found this team, Reaper, absolutely spellbinding! Leif, Iskra, Cell, and Mercy are fun and exciting characters, and I just loved getting to know them a bit better. This book finds them on another amazingly intense mission, while they continue their quest to track down the elusive Book of the Wars. In this portion of the series, they are desperately trying to stop a super-army that is prophesied in the book. As if the quest for the book isn’t enough, Mercy is also after something much more personal–her missing brother. She is pulling out all the stops to find him. This lands her in all kinds of dangerous places, and it was quite intense to see what she’d have to do to get herself out of those hot spots.

On this dangerous mission, the team is racing from one corner of the map to another, and the action is just superb. I found my head almost spinning at times as I tried to keep up. Action packed and extremely intense are minor ways to try and explain what I found in this book.

I loved all the little details. This awesome team and their camaraderie, their interaction, their ‘having each others backs’ attitudes. I also loved the settings, global locations, and especially all the action and excitement. Ms. Kendig has such a way with words. Her plot twists. Little surprises. Unexpected events. Yeah, Kings Falling has lots of those going on.

Mercy is my current favorite Kendig character. I love her because she is so driven and determined. I loved seeing her loyalty (even if misguided) to her brother. She is portrayed quite vividly, and I could almost see her.

Leif’s character also has some amazing developments in this story. Ms. Kendig hints at so much, and I was fairly certain I knew a few things that might be ahead…but then she throws a massive curveball and leaves you unsure of what to expect. Saying all of that, now I’m afraid to say more, because I really don’t want to leave any spoilers here. Just be forewarned–the ending of this book is really not an ending at all! It will leave you with more questions than answers, and desperate to read the conclusion.

five-stars

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