No one in the army can find out that Captain Jesse Christensen has become a believer. He and bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly are forced to meet in secret, facing imprisonment or worse if they are found together. Their relationship deepens, but so does Lieutenant Gallagher’s hatred for the Christians in their city. As Gallagher’s power grows, it becomes clear that his connections go much further up the chain of command than anyone realized, putting all believers, especially Jesse, in extreme danger. Meryn wants to give her heart to Jesse fully, but her past holds her back. Although circumstances conspire to keep her silent, she needs to tell him her secret. When he finds out what she has been keeping from him, nothing will stand between them anymore.
This is one of those books that captures your attention and doesn’t let go. Meryn & Jesse’s story continues in The Dragon Roars and things get tougher for them. I liked how they were believable and realistic. They struggled with trusting God and believing He is in control. Time after time, their beliefs are tested and stretched. I found it to be an intense book and heartbreaking in some spots. Meryn’s friends face the worst possible situation and struggled over what the Lord was doing. I found myself feeling just as heartbroken as they were and thinking about what I would do in their situation. Although it is fiction, I think the reader can learn from this story as well. Hiding scripture in your heart and trusting the Lord will be there for you regardless of the situation is a couple things I took away from this story. The persecution of Christians during the end times is something our world could be seeing in the near future.
I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this trilogy!
I recommend this book to my friends and family.
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