Friday, March 18, 2016

The Calling by Rachelle Dekker

About the Book
Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk.
As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels―he must destroy the hope their message represents . . . from the inside out.
With dissension in his own camp―and the CityWatch soldiers closing in―Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold . . . before one of them becomes his undoing.

My Thoughts
After loving the first book in this series I was excited to dive into this one, and it did not disappoint! While The Choosing was told primarily from Carrington's point of view, the author switched things up and made this book more about Remko. We enter the story eighteen months after the events that took place in The Choosing so there was a little catching up to do but the author did a great job of working it into the story without creating an information dump.
Remko has a lot of responsibility thrust onto his shoulders and he does the best he can but the fear of failing threatens to drown him. It's something we can all relate to (I know I can) and I loved the way the author brought Remko through it all till he realized and accepted that it's only when we let go and surrender to God that we can truly succeed and have peace. His journey to the truth was a hard and painful one but it was only when he was truly broken that he was able to hear the truth of who he was and Whose he was.
There were twists throughout and I never really knew what was going to happen next and the whole book moved along at a rather fast pace! The book ended with more questions than answers and I cannot wait for book three!

Meet the Author
The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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