Author: Tricia Mingerink
Series: The Blades of Acktar
Audience: Young Adult
What The Book Is About
The war for Acktar has begun.
With his betrayal revealed, former Blade Leith Torren flees into the Sheered Rock Hills, pursued by King Respen’s vengeful Blades.
Left behind at Nalgar Castle, Renna Faythe tries to find her purpose, yet that purpose isn’t what she expected.
Brandi Faythe has been torn from her sister, and that isn’t all right. If Leith can’t rescue Renna, Brandi will take matters into her own hands.
War demands sacrifice. Courage falters. Who will find the strength to defy King Respen?
Acktar rests on one hope:
The Leader is ready.
Rating: Four-point Seventy-five
Yet another incredible book by Tricia Mingerink. Having read her last two books and loving them, I was so excited to be part of the launch team for Defy. And may I just say, I am in love with this book!
I’ll just start with the amazing characters. Renna, a healer, is one of my absolute favorite characters of all time! AHH, I just love her so much! It was just so amazing to see her journey from being the fearful girl in Dare, to being the strong woman she was in Defy. *hugs Renna*
Also, Leith! I mean, who doesn’t love Leith. He was so awesome, and sweet. Almost too sweet, because he put himself in so much danger and I wanted him alive, and well. But no. *cries*
In this book, we also got to adventure a bit more in Acktar. Like Eagle Heights! (*squeals* Yes, we get to go to Eagle Heights!) Then we had more time at Nalgar Castle, which I loved because I got to wander around the castle. I totally enjoyed going more places, and the parts of Acktar we went to were so awesome. I love how this series is a Fantasy, but it's set in a western like setting. :D
-Cons- I thought Leith and Renna’s relationship went a bit fast towards the end. Once they found out they both liked each other, they were quite touchy feely. Also, resistance was very, very much pushed in this book. Being non-resistant myself, I didn’t agree with this, but I didn’t lower the rating for difference in views.
As for who I would recommend this to: Anyone who is a fan of TBoA, (duh, Hannah. They probably already read it.) and anyone looking for an awesome, Christian fantasy read. The age would probably be fourteen and up due to some torture, and violence.
About the Author
Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.
WARNING: Due to some complications, this sale won’t go back up until June 2 and will continue to run to June 4.
Be sure to invite people to the Facebook party! It’s going to be a fun night! Jaye L. Knight will be stopping by. I’ll be giving away copies of books by Jaye, as well as Nadine Brandes and Angie Brashear. There’ll also be giveaways for the audiobooks of Dare and Deny, and, of course, paperbacks of the whole series.
To top it all off, there will be a live character chat with the characters of The Blades of Acktar. What does this mean? It means that for 1.5 hours on June 2, several of the characters will have Facebook accounts and know how to use them. They’ll be there to answer questions and chat. Have you ever wanted to ask Leith a question? This will be your chance. Want to have a chat with Brandi? You’ll be able to do that too. It’s going to be grand chaos.
Check it out here: Facebook Party!
Blog Tour Schedule
- Author Interview & Book Review – Soleil Bourdon
- Book Review – Claire Banschbach
- Author Interview & Book Review – Hope Brockway
- Book Spotlight – Gabrielle Nadig
- Book Review – Rachael Steele
- Book Spotlight – Mandy Fender
- Book Spotlight & Review – Jesseca Wheaton
- Book Spotlight – Micailah Cialella
- Book Release Announcement – Tricia Mingerink
- Author Interview & Book Review – Jessica Dowell
- Book Review – Hannah M. Rodes
- Author Interview & Book Review – Ivy Rose
- Book Review – Hannah Williams
- Book Review – Shantelle Hannu
- Book Review – Bethany Reinstedt
- Book Review & Spotlight – Jonathan Trout
I’m holding Goodreads giveaways for Dare and Deny from May 1 to May 31.