First Line Fridays – 1 September 2017 – Crown of Souls (Ronie Kendig)


Gush alert! If you’ve hung around here for more than a few minutes, chances are you’ll know I’m a HUGE Ronie Kendig fan. And her latest series, The Tox Files, is something else, let me tell you! Indiana Jones got left behind in the first paragraph! Archaeology, spec ops, politics, you name it! And this coming Tuesday, 5th September, you can get the next book in the series: Crown of Souls. If you just felt a little chill go down your spine, that’s perfectly natural! Also, if you’re just dying to read my review, that’s perfectly natural too! 😉

~ About the 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.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

bullet through shoulder

And that’s just the first line!

Before I go, a big welcome to Alicia from A Brighter Destiny, who’s joining our First Line Friday team this week. Don’t forget to drop by and say hello!

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Alicia ~ A Brighter Destiny
Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken  //  Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews
Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  Tima ~ Book Reviews by Tima  //  JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Molly ~ Cafinated Reads  //  Nicole ~
Christian Fiction Girl Reviews
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Iola ~ Iola Goulton  //  Rebecca ~ It’s Story Time with Van Daniker  //  Trisha ~ Joy of Reading
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes  //  CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink
Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest
English Lady ~ Romances of the Cross  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie (Reading is my Superpower), Rachel (Bookworm Mama), Beth (Faithfully Bookish), or Sydney (Singing Librarian).

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18 Responses to First Line Fridays – 1 September 2017 – Crown of Souls (Ronie Kendig)

  1. Iola says:

    I hear a lot of good things about Ronie Kendig and this series. I’ll have to check it out after that first line!

    My first line today is from the book I’m currently reading, Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz:

    Drew McKinley twisted he gold wedding band around and around his finger then made a tight fist.

    I hope I’ll get a chance to read it this weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MH says:

    Oh oh oh! I’m reading this book right now and almost at the end! Squeal!!!
    Ronie Kendig has outdone herself with this one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jessica Baker says:

    I’m not sure I’ve met someone who didn’t love Ronies books! Happy Friday 🙂


  4. Becky says:

    I still need to read a Ronie Kendig book, especially this one. That’s an intriguing first line! Happy Weekend!

    I’m sharing about “The Day the Angels Fell” by Shawn Smucker on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, “Under Fire” by Linda Shenton Matchell.

    “Ruth Brown swiped the perspiration beads off her upper lip as her’s sister’s vacant coffin dropped into the ground with a dull thud.”


  5. joyofreadingweb says:

    My first line on my blog is from Lori Benton’s newest release, ‘Many Sparrows’. So as not to spoil the surprise of that line, I’ll share a first line of a book my son is reading.
    “Loony Coon did not even wait for his baby eyes to open to get into his first batch of trouble.”
    Loony Coon by Sam Campbell


  6. lelandandbecky says:

    That’s on my list to read, as well as all of Ronie Kendig’s books.

    Happy Friday! My first line (sorry but actually two lines) is from Outlaw Angel by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Angel Ramirez woke with a start, her heart pounding a rolling beat in her chest. Someone was in her room.”


  7. Tima says:

    He’s a good author. I’ve only read a couple of his books, but enjoyed both of them.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Beth Erin says:

    Oh my goodness!!! TOX!!! 😍😍😍 I can’t wait to read!!!


  9. I think I’m going to have to read that series!
    My first line is from The Outlaw’s Second Chance by Angie Dicken
    The Cherokee Strip September 15, 1893
    Aubrey Huxley rushed over when her father shoved his bony finger against the customer’s shoulder.

    Happy Friday!


  10. Amanda Tero says:

    Oh wow!

    My first line is coming from the next book I’m hoping to read (okay, honest truth, I’ve already started it but have set it aside a week or two).
    “Joyanna Shein glanced at her parents. She knew there was something wrong…there had been something wrong for days.”
    A Question of Honor, by Jesseca Wheaton


  11. I’ve got to check out Ronie Kendig ~ what a book blurb!
    Happy Friday to you! 🙂


  12. bellesmoma16 says:

    This sounds like a fantastic book! I will have to check this author out.

    I am currently reading Many Sparrows by Lori Benton. What an AMAZING book. My first line comes from chapter two:

    “Clare Margaret Inglesby, twenty-six years of age and eight months with child, wondered how she’d come to this: trapped in a jolting wagon advancing into perilous wilderness” (5).


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