Thursday, September 27, 2012

Renegade by Angie Lofthouse

So, this month I'll be reviewing three novellas or short stories, if you will, by Angie Lofthouse. They are prequel or side stories to get you excited to read her new book Defenders of the Convenant which came out in March 2012. You can check out all her great writing and purchase links at
Seventeen year old Kwetoo'unuv Walker has nothing on his mind but hunting and girls. And how to avoid getting caught skipping school. But when Earth is attacked by alien invaders and Kwetoo'unuv watches his parents die to keep him alive, life becomes much more complicated. As the world falls before his eyes, he receives a vision from the Great Wolf, Toovuts, compelling him to put aside his fears and become the man God wants him to be. Because in the coming alien occupation, strength and wisdom will be Kwetoo'unuv's only chance to survive.

This book is certainly different than the other two as we see the invasion and aftermath from the perspective of a teenager who is Native American. He does some serious growing up in this book as he learns to be a soldier and warrior. His vision from the Great Wolf turns him into a leader and shows him a safe place to lead the survivors he finds and make a home safe from further invaders. This isn't as emotional or faith trying as the other two stories. So, in that repect is an easier read. We also find out what happens to the stolen children, although that part was the only confusing thing for me in this storyline and it comes at the end, so I won't go into it as it would spoil the ending. I'll have a conversation with Ms. Lofthouse about that the next time I see her.

Overall, good side stories well told and complete in their own rights. Enjoy.

What's a good series you've read lately?

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm enjoying Dave Butler's City of the Saints mormon steampunk series right now. Thanks for your review!