Nightshade is a great book! I read the second in this series (out of order, I know), and I have to say that I liked this one FAR more. I loved the characters and thought they were developed really well. Ms. Kendig has done her homework here; the military action seems very realistic....enough to create quite a bit of tension throughout the book. I liked the way the book toggled back and forth between perspectives of the two main characters; Max and his wife, Sydney. I appreciated the issues they were dealing with, and I felt that they were handled beautifully. Nothing was rushed or shortchanged...a very satisfying resolution to some deep seated, understandable issues. This book would be equally enjoyed by men and women (rare!), because the action was fast-paced and realistic, and the relationship was deep and down-to-earth realistic. Honestly, this is a great, great book. I not only recommend it, I will pass my copy along to as many friends as will read it! Ronie Kendig is a fabulous author!
I have never read a book by Ronie Kendig before. I think this is such a great series. I have already told a friend about the Discarded Heroes series. If you like action and God in one book this is the series to read. God Bless!
Ronie is an amazing writer and has captured the dangerous yet heroic lives of people in the military. She has managed to put it in book form in such a way that demands you keep reading to find out more about the characters and what happens to them. You just can't help but care about them.
Nightshade introduces you to the team but focuses on the leader or "Alpha", Max. It also takes you to an island in the Philippines where missionaries are being held captive. It was a twist that I didn't expect when I picked up the book but it was a great addition. As the team learns to work together and become one on each new mission you begin to understand how they depend on each other to do the very best job they can and how they give their lives for what they have been called to do.