Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review ~ Crown of Souls (The Tox Files, Book 2) by Ronie Kendig + GIVEAWAY of Conspiracy of Silence (The Tox Files, Book 1, e-book copy)


                           Published September 5th 2017 by Bethany House Publishers                          
"Kendig has out done herself."-- RT Book Reviews on Conspiracy of Silence
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.
Sounds amazing, right?
That's because it IS!!!!
Seriously!!! This series is one of the best I have read and definitely one of Kendig's finest. 
It's release day so that means you can hop over to your favorite online retailer and purchase a copy. It's available in both paperback and e-book.
Here are some purchase links and I don't get any kickbacks!
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My Review
5 STARS!!!
Crown of Souls is a global thrill ride suffused with heart pounding, adrenaline driven moments. Kendig is a master at characterization and The Tox Files characters are just getting better and better! I was a little intimidated by the length of this book but it didn’t take long to realize when it was over, I wished it wasn’t. That’s the thing about Kendig’s stories, I can never get enough!
Cole ‘Tox’ Russell has become one of my favorite characters that Kendig has written.  Yes, he is the ultimate spec -ops soldier but this time he is really and truly swoony. Oh my! There are a couple of the most amazingly romantic moments between Tox and Haven.  Mind you, this is in no way a focus in this story but it’s such a vital glimpse into their relationship and getting to know them even better as a couple.
If you’ve read Kendig’s Discarded Heroes Series, you are in for a surprise. If you haven’t, you are missing the beginning of a great author’s career in fiction writing. And that’s all I am saying about that. ;-)
I genuinely loved this book and recommend it to fans of contemporary fiction with a high intensity military focus that weaves in a truly gripping ancient mystery. I think anyone who has enjoyed The DaVinci Code, Jason Bourne, The Librarian and any adventure/thriller/mystery/ancient treasure hunting book or movie will be enthralled with this series. I received a digital copy for review purposes from the publisher through Netgalley. No compensation has been received.

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*Giveaway is for a Kindle copy of the first novel in the series!

Now then, I purchased a gift certificate from Amazon for a Kindle copy of Conspiracy of Silence to get you started on this incredible series! Actually, there is a FREE novella, The Warrior's Seal, that is the very first thing you need to read, then read CoS.
But leave a comment below telling me how you follow my blog, along with your email address in a non-spam format ( jane at here dot com). If you are not a follower yet, please sign up in the side bar on the right and then leave your comment. I will draw a winner on Sept 10, which just so happens to be my birthday! 

Whew! If you made it to the end of this post, Thank You! 
You rock!!!

~Happy Reading, Y'all~


  1. So far, I have never read anything pertaining to ancient artifacts and mysteries..it sounds a bit like H.Potter!. I'm prepared to change my mind, Anne!

  2. Barbara, You would enjoy this series! I had my reservations too, but no more! I will toss you in the hat for an entry. But go get that free novella! Love and hugs, my friend :)

  3. Anne - no need to enter me in the giveaway since I've read both books and novella but just wanted to comment that CROWN OF SOULS TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!
    Now that I've gotten that emotion off my chest, I can be more rational in my wanderings.....
    Ronie Kendig is truly a master of action and suspense. I first fell in love with her writing through the Quiet Professionals series. The Tox Files drive her writing up another notch with a twist of the ancient artifacts thrown into the plots. Her books are must reads for anyone who loves adventure, high-octane action, suspense, and romance (of course).

    1. Thanks for stopping by, MH! Hope you're safe from these storms that are raging in the waters right now. I was hooked on Ronie's books from the first. Love her way with words, and always a strong faith element. Blessings~


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