It took eight months, but I finally got a book review. Book bloggers can make or break you, and Eric Swett from went out of his way to let readers know what they can expect from Kingdom of Rage. Here's what he said:

There is a lot going on in the world today, and it is harder than ever to tell the difference between your enemies and your friends; at least when you're talking on the world stage. When reporter Rich Fordham goes after the story that would cement his name amongst the greatest stars of television journalism, he gets caught up in a plot that twists and turns until Rich is no longer sure exactly who he can trust.

“Kingdom of Rage
 is an excellent, high intensity thriller that grips you by the hand and pulls you along at a breakneck pace.”

Josh Handrich's Kingdom of Rage is an excellent, high intensity thriller that grips you by the hand and pulls you along at a breakneck pace. I would love to give you some details here, but I don't want to ruin any of it, but I will say that as the events unfold you want to think that it wouldn't happen that way, but the writing is so good, and the storytelling so compelling that instead you scratch your chin and say, "yeah, I can see that," and feel all of the appropriate emotion to match the scene.

The characters are all distinct and believable, each with their unique set of character traits that helps to make them something more than the archetypes they could easily represent. While I have never been to the Middle East, the author paints a picture of it that helps the reader feel a sense of familiarity that can be hard to achieve. The books pace is quick and has enough ups and downs in it that I often had to check my Kindle to see how much more of the book there was.

If there is a problem with this book it is that the main character sets some events in motion early in the book, and doesn't tell the reader what he has done. While I understand the need for this in order to keep the suspense high, it occasionally felt like a little deus ex machina on occasion. It may have been better to drop a couple of hints along the way so that when the preparations come into play the reader can have that AHA! moment.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some high action and political intrigue.

You can buy the book HERE.

My review of Josh Handrich's first novel: Raw Vengeance.

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