Heart-pounding action: "Thirst of Steel" by Ronie Kendig

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about the book....

The Final Conflict Will Hinge on One of History's Most Dangerous Blades

Dismantled centuries ago, the sword of Goliath is still rumored to thirst for its enemies' blood. Cole "Tox" Russell wants only to put the dangers of his past behind him and begin his new life with Haven Cortes. First, though, he's called to complete a final mission: retrieve the sword and destroy the deadly Arrow & Flame Order.

The AFO, however, is determined to reunite the sword. Threatening the life of Ram and Tzivia's father, they jeopardize Ram's long-held and dangerous secret while demanding Tzivia locate the blade. With the Wraith team slowly being torn apart, things worsen when Mercy Maddox, a new operative, emerges with the stunning news that the artifact is tied to both Ram's secret and a string of unsolved serial murders.

Tox, Ram, and the others are forced to set aside fear and anger to target the true enemy. No matter the cost, Wraith must destroy the AFO . . . or join them in the flames.

my review....

The final novel in "The Tox Files" series is an adrenaline rush from start to finish, throwing readers into a supernatural thriller that will have them devouring the chapters as fast as possible. I have enjoyed every moment of this series so far, and I can tell you that Kendig has written an absolutely thrilling conclusion to the series, combining ancient artifacts and snapshots from history with a global battle of good versus evil. The characters remain complex and real, springing to life on the pages in action-packed scenes that will make you feel like you are there, experiencing the events that are unfolding. But Kendig allows time and space to breathe in between the chaos of the chase to hunt down evil, allowing us readers to really get into the minds of the characters, where we discover that all is not as it seems!

"Thirst of Steel" is well-plotted, though there are lots of elements to keep track of, and this final novel really ties things together. Though I suppose it would be possible to read this book as a stand-alone, I think it is best enjoyed if you have been following these characters from start to finish. I love the way that faith in God is woven into the story, providing both a grounding for the characters but also the elements of mystery at the same time. And isn't that the way it is in real life? God's love for us brings us an amazing peace and stability, but also pushes us way out of our comfort zone at the same time as he sends us out into the world to accomplish his will.

You will need to snag a copy of "Thirst of Steel" to form your own opinion, but from where I stand, this third novel in the series is the best one of all! What an amazing finish to what has been a stellar series. Ronie Kendig continues to be an author to watch. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Ronie Kendig
Ronie Kendig (www.roniekendig.com) is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their children and a retired military working dog. Ronie's degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

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