The Way of the Brave is the first book in a new series, Global Search and Rescue, by Susan May Warren and man, it starts with a bang. The characters are complex and the setting is ferocious and deadly.
My Review of The Way of the Brave
Set in the mountains of Denali, The Way of the Brave follows the path of a few teams that went up the mountain. The central story is Jenny and Orion. Jenny who climbs to escape the mistakes of her past and Orion while tries to shut off the part of himself that wants to rescue others. Because he’s been hurt in the past.
These characters have hard backstories–like really traumatic things happen in their past–but they still keep moving. We are reminded that life is hard but God remains faithful…even when we’re angry at Him He has not abandoned us. We must keep moving forward going towards the destiny He has outlined for us and touching the people He puts in our path.
The Way of the Brave also teaches us that we’re stronger than we think…I like to add through Christ because that’s where true strength comes from.
There was one scene that I found a bit disturbing as I didn’t like the way a character who had just a few scenes earlier professed to be a Christian behaved. But when I analyze it I realize that it was in keeping with her character. Kia is a mass of contradictions.
She is, quite literally, in the middle of an identity crisis (one I hope that will be resolved in The Heart of a Hero.) At the same time, Kia reminds us of how easy it is for us to behave in a particular manner when our identity is grounded in anything other than Christ.
The Way of the Brave is a great fit for those who want an adrenaline-filled read that slows down on places for as second-chance romance and reconciliation with God.
About The Way of the Brave
Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure–and his injuries–has followed him there from Afghanistan. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones’s elite rescue team, but he also can’t shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali.
Former CIA profiler and psychiatrist Jenny Calhoun’s yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from the guilt that has sunk its claws into her. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she’ll be forced to trust her life and the lives of her friends to the most dangerous of heroes–the man she nearly killed.
Her skills and his experience are exactly what’s needed to prevent another tragedy–but in order to truly set Orion free from his painful past, Jenny will have to reveal hers. They’ll have to put their wounds behind them to survive, but at what cost?
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About Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award and the ACFW Carol Award.
A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!.
She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice. You can find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com.
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