Review: Dawn of Vengeance

Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!

I’ve got a book review for you today. I’m sharing my thoughts on Ronie Kendig’s Dawn of Vengeance, book 2 in the Droseran saga. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and read on!

About the Book

A haunting prophecy upended his identity. Now it demands his life.

Once a formidable bounty hunter, Marco Dusan is plagued by insecurity as he tours the realm he now rules. This quiet, backwater planet is not as untouched as he’d once thought. Evidence of collusion between Droseran factions and the powerful Symmachians with their forbidden technology litters his encounters. Worse, all signs indicate Xisya, the alien who tortured him, is still snatching Kynigos Brethren-but to what end?

Corporal Eija Zacdari works hard to win a coveted place on the Symmachian hyperjump program, but instinct tells her their intel is flawed. Despite nearly failing the tests, she is assigned to the team-and lands in the middle of a bewildering conspiracy.

Haunted by a prophecy that promises pain and war, Marco forges alliances to protect the primitive world against Symmachia’s devastating influence. But one truth becomes painfully clear: the biggest threat to their world may be much, much closer to home.

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My Thoughts

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Once again, Ronie Kendig has weaved a tale to engage all the senses, bring about all the feels, and keep the reader turning the page.

As this is book 2 in the Droseran saga, it has to be read after book 1. I think too many people would be confused if they started with this book. And since Brand of Light (book 1) was a fantastic read, go ahead and dive right in!

There are some new characters in Dawn and I wasn’t sure how they would be connected, but the more you read, the more the pieces begin to fall into place. There were a couple of scenes that had me tense as I waited to find out what would happen. And the ending, a cliff hanger that leaves you wanting more and eagerly waiting the conclusion to this space opera.

Romance fans, don’t be afraid to dive into speculative fiction. There’s romance and Ms. Kendig is great at pouring emotion into her books.

If you’ve read the book, leave me an emoji letting me know your feelings on the end!

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.

About the Author

An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she’d entered fourth grade. Her only respite and “friends” during this time were the characters she created.

It was no surprise when she married a military veteran—her real-life hero—in June 1990. Married more than twenty years, Ronie and her husband have homeschooled for the last eighteen years. Despite the craziness of life, Ronie finds balance and peace with her faith, family, and retired military working doge in Northern Virginia.

Ronie has a deep love and passion for people, especially hurting people, which is why she pursued and obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University. Ronie speaks and teaches across the country and mentors other writers.
Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim.

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