Storm Rising is the first book in Ronie Kendig’s new series, The Book of the Wars. I have heard rave reviews about her work, but this is the first book I’ve read by this author. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but was very excited to jump into the world Ronie Kendig has created. She did not disappoint.
This book grabs you from the get-go and keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very last page. I enjoy romantic suspense and I enjoy military themes, but this paramilitary story was unlike anything I had read before.
Despite dealing daily with things I can’t even imagine, I found the characters to be very relatable in their personalities…their need to succeed, their need to protect, their need to be in control. I enjoyed seeing how individual and unique each character was, primary and secondary characters alike. The flaws of each made them very real to me and also demonstrated how much we each need one another and God.
I was delighted to find humor in the midst of the nail-biting suspense by way of funny expressions. For example, “I’ve tapped in Iliescu and Braun, because this is big Cheez-Its.”
The Book of the Wars is a new series, but it follows characters found in the Tox Files series. I am generally a stickler for reading my books in order, but made an exception with this one. Although this book can be read as a standalone, if you are like me and want the richer experiencing of having all of the info as it happens, I would recommend starting with the Tox Files. If that doesn’t matter to you, then pick up Storm Rising right now!! It’s a fantastic book.
I’m very glad I read it and am looking forward to reading more by this author!