Book Review

FIRETHORN
by Ronie Kendig

Genre: Inspirational, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

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Kendig concludes her Discarded Heroes series with exciting, adrenaline-pumping prose that will catapult you right out of your easy chair. Oh, but keep the Kleenex close by for the tears.

Former Marine Griffin “Legend” Riddell, a fugitive from injustice, finds it difficult to trust anyone. Covert op Kazi Faron, the woman sent to free him, has a dangerous secret that may jeopardize her life, mission and the only man she respects. As Griffin and Kazi race around the globe to save Nightshade, the danger mounts. Will they find the culprit sabotaging their black-ops team before all members are killed? (BARBOUR, Jan., 320 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed By: Chandra McNeil

Publisher: BARBOUR

Published: January 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Firethorn - What a Finale!

Submitted by Glee on January 30, 2012 - 5:18pm.

In order to appreciate this book fully, you may want to read the previous books in the Discarded Heroes series. There are complicated relationships intertwining and you want to enjoy this novel in all its complexity and layers. Aside from being an action junkie, I've enjoyed getting to know every member of the Nightshade team and I especially appreciated Kendig's fine weaving of all their stories in the final book.

The prolog begins with Griffin "Legend" Riddell meeting General Lambert just after Legend has been disgraced and discharged from the Marines. Jump four years ahead to find complete mayhem happening and be prepared for constant globe trotting throughout the novel. Although their team is ripped apart after being attacked, with the help of others, they are able to sew the seams together again. I really wish there was another book after this one because I loved their grit and determination to help each other.

Legend does a mighty fine job of burying his painful past, but his intelligent counterpart in Kazi requires him to confront what he had been avoiding so far. I was thankful to see both Legend's and Kazi's journeys in healing and the patient persistence and courage needed. Their stories felt real and uncontrived and therefore challenged me to strengthen my relationships, being tenacious in restoring dignity.

Final comments - the cover design is outstanding. And Range Metcalfe definitely deserves his own story to be told!