(BTW-this meme is not original with me, I copied it from the FB launch team page that I am a member of–I’m still learning how to do beautiful memes! 😉 )
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
And here’s my review:
Another fabulous, action-packed volume from Ronie Kendig! It’s like being in the middle of an action movie or a CIA episode.
I loved this book, from the beginning, to the very end. It’s one of those books that I was afraid to finish. And yet, couldn’t bear not to! (But then, that’s what I’ve found from all of Ms. Kendig’s novels)
Cole (Tox) & his team are back in another adventure; he’s in a relationship with the lovely Haven; and they are on a quest to locate an old friend, and the crown that is turning him into terrible evil! Can they beat him at his own game, or will Tox give in to the guilt that has haunted him for too long?!
Ancient history, archaeology, & unexpected twists & turns combine to make this a delightfully captivating book.
I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series!
I love action (books and movies), and I think that’s part of the reason I love Ronie Kendig’s books so much! This series in particular is excellent. Not only is there the action, but there is ancient history. And Archaeology. I cannot even imagine how one would begin to do the research that is needed to write a book like this!
What really put the icing on the cake for me–I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with the author in person!! YES! My copy of the book, (the one I’m not giving away 😉 ) is autographed to ME. Ms. Kendig was at the CFRR (see one of my earlier posts) I was at about a month ago. I was delighted to see this book included in my gift bag. 🙂
If you haven’t experienced any of her books yet, then you won’t necessarily want to start with this book. This series begins with this novella The Warrior’s Seal, (currently free for kindle on Amazon!) and then, you’ll want to read Conspiracy of Silence.
Now, back to this book–the exciting news is that Crown of Souls is officially released tomorrow! So if you don’t win this book, you will still be able to buy it or get it from your library!
And, last, but not least–this GIVEAWAY!! To enter to win a brand-new copy of this brand-new book, please leave a comment (here, on this blog post, not on facebook).–Tell me about something you read recently, fiction or non-fiction, that really impacted your life! (we are [as a family] currently reading Kisses From Katie, and I can’t wait to share, in a later post, how that book is challenging us!)
I’ll leave this giveaway open until September 15th. (This is only open to people from the US)