Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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

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.

My Thoughts

OH. MY. GOODNESS. Thirst of Steel was truly an epic read! I've said before that Crown of Souls was Kendig at her finest, but she's really upped the ante with this one and outdone herself.

I was both excited and nervous to start reading Thirst of Steel, the conclusion to The Tox Files. I've really enjoyed this series. I didn't want it to end, but I needed to know how everything was going to conclude. What would become of these characters I've come to love and think of as friends?

I really don't know how to even begin to describe how fantastic this book was. It moved at a lightning fast pace. I could hardly read it fast enough. There were many mind blowing moments and revelations that took my breath away. Times when I'd have to set the book down for a minute to digest what had just happened, what had just been revealed. Then pick it right back up and dive into it again, reading as quickly as possible.

I can't say enough good things about Thirst of Steel or about the entire series. It's an exhilarating thrill ride that I highly, highly recommend. I'm excited to see what Kendig comes out with next.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion.

Five Stars