Hello everyone! I had the pleasure of reviewing Deliver by Tricia Mingerink, and I was hoping to share that with y'all!
Just so you know, this is the last book in the Blades of Acktar series, so there may be minor spoilers for those of you who have not read the other books.
The back cover:
Can something broken ever heal?
Martyn is broken. After torturing his best friend, he doesn’t belong anywhere in Acktar. No matter how far he runs, he can’t lose his guilt.
Leith is broken. While healing from the torture he received at Nalgar Castle, he struggles to find his new role. But can a Blade ever run from his past?
The country is broken. Bitterness divides town against town, neighbor against neighbor. What will it take to deliver Acktar from itself?
They face their hardest battle yet.
First off, I loved one of the main points of this book; can they learn to be at peace, when all they've ever known is war?
This book leaves right off where the last book stooped, but from Martyn's perspective. I was interested to see his view on things, so I was pulled into the story pretty quickly. I was very happy to see Leith's story continue, even though this one was a bit more focused on Martyn's side of the story.
Leith's story was very satisfying. I really enjoyed knowing that not all his problems were fixed. People still distrust him, there are still problems. But there was so much healing, to. And the very ending was awesome; I couldn't have asked for better. I can't really say any more without giving stuff away, but I really really loved his side of the story and how true he was to his beliefs.
Martyn. Where do I even start with him. His backstory was interesting, and I really loved learning it. I think the author did a very good job of making him a very different character then Leith, which was nice. But I didn't like Martyn as much as Leith. Martyn was coarser, and had less inclinations towards good. Of course that is part of what made him interesting. I loved the portrayal of his struggle, I really felt for him sometimes.
My one complaint was actually about Martyn. Due to not being as good as Leith, he had a couple comments on propriety, and when he wakes up without a shirt on, that I didn't appreciate. This author did handle it pretty well, I just didn't really like the teasing.
Overall this was a very good end to the series. I am sad to see the character go, but I am happy seeing how their story turned out.
*I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
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.