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Smith delivers a Gritty. Gripping and Tense read!
on December 4, 2012
The first 3 words that come to mind when reading Rise of Chaos 2 (Camp Freedom):
Gritty. Gripping and Tense.
Told in first person narrative by a voice that has military experience ( Author Griffin Smith is ex-military) Rise of Chaos 2 (Camp Freedom)is a novelette of sorts ( small chapter books published in a series) but it is not light reading at all. It will leave you wondering what was going to happen next.
Pulani ( hmm ..name taken from Smith's wife Lani perhaps?) has been kidnapped in the first paragraph of the story by some disgusting pirates who treat her violently. She does not let these greasy manhandlers get the best of her and reveals her fiery character within moments of beginning the book.
The book is generously peppered with profanity and violence. I thought it was interesting to read the descriptions of weapons and battle tactics that Smith's experience clearly contributed. I am a long time fan of strategic planning and mapping and it was nice to see a bit in this book.
The end of the book ( which is not an end to the story, it will continue in Smith's next installment)was reminiscent of Tarintino's work. Uber violent. If you are a fan of gritty hard core "Call of Duty" type books then this book is for you.