I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Shadows of Valor by Patricia Hamill
Series: Shadows of Valor #1
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Four years ago, Edwin's father was slain by Verackan raiders, intent on plundering the Orescan heartland to supplement their own waning resources.
Now seventeen and intent on vengeance, Edwin runs away from home to join the Orescan Army. Soon, he finds himself a Probationary Recruit, not in the Army, but in the Special Air Corps. Through a combination of natural and technologically enhanced gifts, this elite and secretive organization battles the Verackans from the shadows.
As Edwin explores the full potential of his gift, a new objective begins to take hold? ending the Verackan threat for all time.
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Here is my review:
I went into this not knowing what to expect. Military novels typically aren’t my thing. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The military aspect of the novel is in the background as the action, friendship, adventure, and maybe a little romance take the forefront.
The novel follows young Edwin as he runs away from home to join the military, intent on getting revenge against the enemy who murdered his father and burned his home down. After he arrives, he discovers he has special powers which will help in the war, and he develops a close working relationship with his mentor.
I found the story to be engrossing and I couldn’t put it down…I finished it one day. The characters were interesting and enjoyable…especially the main two. The background of the world at war, and the technology were very intriguing…and even more so was the innate abilities and powers that Edwin discovered and brought out.
I can’t really find anything bad to say about this novel, except that it ended so soon when I wanted more. I am looking forward to the next book and this one is going into my favorites…I enjoyed it immensely, it entertained me, I couldn’t put it down, and I want to read it again one day.