Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This time last week, I was about to begin my most anticipated book for 2018: Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig. Of course, the problem with most-anticipated books is that you have a number of possible quandaries to face. There’s the whole I’m dying to read this, but I never want it to end quandary. Then there’s the possibility that no book could ever live up to the hype you’ve built up in your mind.
I’m not going to lie. The I’m dying to read this, but I never want it to end quandary was a BIG problem. Like, book-hangover-of-epic-proportions problem. And the ending needed tissues as it was! But that whole can it really live up to the hype issue? This book blew it out of the water! If you want to read more of my thoughts about this brilliant and epic conclusion to The Tox Files, then feel free to check out my review here.
~ About the Book ~
Dismantled centuries ago, the sword of Goliath is still rumored to thirst for its enemies’ blood. Cole “Tox” Russell only wants to begin his life with Haven Cortes, but he must first complete a final mission: retrieve that sword and destroy the deadly Arrow & Flame Order.
The AFO, however, is determined to claim the sword. Wielding their father’s life over Tzivia and Ram Khalon, they threaten to expose Ram’s long-held and dangerous secret while demanding Tzivia locate the sword. With the Wraith team slowly being torn apart, things only worsen when Mercy Maddox, a new operative, emerges with the stunning news that the sword is tied to both Ram’s secret and a string of unsolved serial murders.
Tox, Ram, and the others are forced to set aside fear and anger to focus only on the enemy. No matter the cost, Wraith must stop or take the enemy down with them.
~ First Line ~
They were a stench in his nostrils. Bile in his throat.
Guess there’s no love lost there, huh?
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