Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Calling

Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk.As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels--he must destroy the hope their message represents . . . from the inside out.With dissension in his own camp--and the CityWatch soldiers closing in--Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold . . . before one of them becomes his undoing

My thoughts: I have to say, I think that this one has a lot more going for it then the first book. While the first book was okay, I felt like it could have had more to the story. The Calling does a better job of bringing to life the characters, as they seek to keep the rebellion going now that things are growing harder. I found the new characters and changes in the city interesting, I especially enjoyed the new characters.:) While I wasn't surprised with some of the twists in the story, they still added some unique elements. I like the over all theme of faith over fear and especially appreciated Remko's personal journey.
Over all, I would give it a 4 out of 5. It didn't blow me away, but it was interesting and held my attention until the end, leaving me looking forward to the next book in the series (Warning: this one ends in a bit more of a cliff hanger than the last one!). It is a great story to curl up with on a cold day!
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Thank you for your review! I love The Choosing and cannot wait until the release date of
    The Calling!

    1. I hope you enjoy it! I thought it was even better than The Choosing.:)