by Dee Henderson
I AM SO BEHIND ON BOOK REVIEWS. Sorry! It’s been crazy busy somehow, but I have a couple of Amelia Peabody mysteries, two more Regina Doman books, the first couple of books in Diana Wynne Jones’s Chrestomanci series, a Robin McKinley book I’d never read, the beginning of Donita Paul’s dragon series, and the long-awaited The War That Ended Peace that I’ve been reading for MONTHS. So hopefully I’ll have some time for posting soon!
For now, let’s wrap up Henderson’s “Uncommon Heroes” series –
This book was really a one-off. The other three books, while not particularly building on each other, still went together, with characters who had been in forefront of earlier books appearing in the background, and vice versa. But no familiar faces appear in True Courage, and I really have no idea why it’s considered part of the series instead of just its own book.
True Courage was also a lot more intense than the other three books. While they ended up being more about the relationships, this book had a bit more kick to it, with an actual criminal to pursue. Obviously, Luke and Caroline’s developing relationship is a large part of the story, but there was a lot more of the thriller about this book. However, it was no near the standards of the O’Malley series, and while this book (and the other three) were fine reads, I would definitely recommend starting with the O’Malleys for some actual don’t-read-by-yourself-on-a-stormy-night thriller material.