Happy Saturday, Reader Friends!
I’m headed to a writer’s conference today. (Cue squeals of excitement!) Before I go, I want to share my review for Ronie Kendig’s Crown of Souls. Y’all, I’m so excited to share my thoughts. But first, let me share some info.
About the Book
The Blurb: “Six months after stopping a deadly plague, Cole “Tox” Russell and his team are enjoying a little rest. That peace is short-lived when a sniper shot hits Tox. The enemy is discovered to be one of their own, a rogue Special Forces team operator.
Alec King is perhaps the only person as skilled as Tox, and he’s out for justice. Furious with orders that got his men killed, he intends to make those responsible pay. And he insists Tox join him, believing they are the same breed of soldier.
Afraid his old friend is right, Tox battles a growing darkness within himself as he and his team engage in another deadly encounter with antiquity. It appears Alec is cheating–he’s using a mysterious artifact, a crown that history has linked to some of the worst slaughters in humanity. Racing to stop Alec before his vengeance is unleashed, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.”
Oh. My. Tox!!
Crown of Souls, book 2 in the Tox files, is even better than Conspiracy of Silence. (I know right?!) The opening completely hooked me! Seriously, Ms. Kendig is the queen of killer openings!
I was riveted and happily jumped back into the world of Tox and his crew. Cell was back with his sarcastic humor. Thor with his mighty glower. Ram and all his mystery. Maangi with his stealth. However, Chiji was missing. I might have missed him more than Tox. 😉 I can’t wait for his return in book 3. But, it didn’t stop me from loving the awesomeness of Tox and his crew.
Oh! And I can’t forget Haven. The romance between Russell and Haven had its ups and downs. Y’all, I can’t even. I wish I could lay it all out there but no one likes spoilers. No one. Even though my skin is bursting with the desire to lay it all there I won’t. (The restraint is a killer.) Just trust me, you will be glued to their story. I mean glued! I’m sure I came undone a few times as my heart jumped in my throat and my eyes devoured every word in front of me.
After reading the very last word, all I can say is bring on Thirst of Steel. It’s a crime I have to wait, but as an author I know these things take time. As a reader, I’ll satisfy my need for the Tox files and reread Crown of Souls a time or two…or three, or four while waiting. 🙂
*I received a free copy from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.
About the Author
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She’s penned over a dozen novels, including The Quiet Professionals series and the A Breed Apart series. She and her hunky hero hubby have a fun, crazy life with their children and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia.