If you haven’t discovered the Discarded Heroes series yet, then you are in for a real treat.
In this 4th installment of the series things have really blown up–literally. Nightshades headquarters have been breached and destroyed. Griffin (Legend) is set up to be charged with murder and now sits in a federal maximum security prison. With the team all put out of commission and separated to the corners of the globe Nightshade, usually the rescuer, finds itself in dire need of rescue.
Enter Kazi Faron. This young assassin has been tasked with the job of breaking Griffin out and working with him to rescue the rest of the team while finding out who is trying to destroy them. But Kazi has her work cut out for her. Used to working alone and trusting no one but herself, Kazi must learn to put away her fear of betrayal and trust Griffin long enough to finish the job.
As love begins to stir in the hearts of Kazi and Griffin, they race around the globe trying to put the pieces together. Are they one step ahead of the traitor, or one step behind? Are they prepared for the surprise that awaits them at the end of their journey? Is this the end for the Nightshade team we have grown to love?
As with all the books in this series, Firethorn is an absolutely magnificent story. I must say that this is my favorite modern book series. Although this seems to be the last book in the series I hope we will see these characters again. They have become good friends.
One of the themes throughout these books is the difficulty soldiers face with trying to reintegrate themselves into “normal” life. War takes it’s toll on all it touches, and on none more-so than the soldiers who face it’s atrocities for months on end. This book and the whole series gives us a glimpse into the lives of Hero’s who are wounded from within, and their struggle to redefine their life.
5 stars (of course) and 5+ stars for the series as a whole