Review: Thirst for Steel (The Tox Files #3) by Ronie Kendig

Thirst of Steel (The Tox Files, #3)Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s really hard for me to put into words all the emotion I felt as I read this book. The action is out of this world crazy and at time intense. And I love Tox, Haven, and Ram.

The “ancient” story line at times bothered me and just a little “out there” for me. But definitely didn’t see all the pieces of it and how they ended up falling together.

Honestly, the ending broke my heart and I didn’t see that one coming either.

If you’re read the first two books in the series you definitely want to read this one. If you’ve not read the first two you really want to before reading this one. It might work as a standalone, but I think you would miss out on critical pieces.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Review: Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig

About this Book

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.

My Review

This series just gets better and better! I love the action in this book as well as the characters. I love the development of Tox as a person and in his relationship with Haven. There is an excellent dynamic between them.

The story is action-packed pretty much beginning to end. At times the action is intense and it’s not always happily ever after for some of the characters. The historical timeline is a little odd for me, but the writing and the modern day timeline is so good, I can overlook that piece.

I’m looking forward to what will happen next in this series. The author dropped an interesting bombshell at the end of the book that has me anxious to see what’s next.

If you like military stories you’ll definitely like this one. I do recommend reading this series in order, otherwise, you may feel a little lost.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

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What I’m reading

Sorry, I really don’t have a new book to review. But I am reading one that I’m very excited to review. It’s Ronie Kendig’s newest book, Crown of Souls.

And in her typical fashion, it is action packed with great characters. I love Tox and the emotion that she has developed in him is amazing. I love how Haven balances him. They’re great together.

I’m also reading a book by Lacy Williams, Marrying Miss Marshal (Wild Wyoming Hearts Book 1). Very different type of book in that the main character, Danna Carpenter is a female marshal in the Wyoming Territory. It’s been good and I am enjoying it. It’s just not the adrenaline rush of a Kendig book.

Share what you’ve been reading in the comments.  And watch for a new give away starting September 1st.