Blood of Vipers is a bit shorter than the other books I've read from this author (the Righteous series) but definitely no less quality and no less interesting. Mr. Wallace is a great story-teller, putting in just the perfect amount of details that help you to really get to know the characters. Even in this shorter-than-average work, the characters were well-developed - even though I was surprised, at the end, by one character's actions. Not in a bad way, just unexpected. That same character dropped a very thought-provoking line to the main "hero" and it is one that I think will cause readers to really stop and think... IS there really a "Good" leader when it comes to war? Is each country (and their leader) really what they appear to be? Or is it possible that there may have been less-than-noble intentions even from the (supposed) good-guys?
The main character in this story, set in Europe near the end of WW2, is facing overwhelming odds... almost impossible odds, and his choices will decide the fates of several POWs. I found myself cheering him on, and hoping he made "the right" choices. I can't really say much more without spoiling the story, but suffice it to say that you will not want to put the book down until you know how it all ends.... (just like every book I've read from this author, who is now one of my all-time favorites.)
This is not the type of book I would have typically chosen, as I'm not normally drawn to war stories, but I really truly enjoyed every single chapter. I received this book free from the author, with an optional request for an honest review, which this is. I really loved the book! (and finished it in one afternoon) :)