Book Review – Deny #TheBladesofAcktar


Today I’m super excited to bring you Deny, Book 2 of The Blades of Acktar! I’m part of Tricia’s Launch Team (mainly since I’m such a huge fangirl) and got a chance to read it early.

Don’t miss the giveaway for signed copies of books 1 and 2 at the end! Also, as part of a huge Black Friday Sale with other Christian Indie Authors, Tricia is offering Book 1 at a discount today. Check out my Black Friday post to find some great new books!

Before I go on to my review, here’s a little bit about the book!

All lies have consequences.

Promoted to the top rank among King Respen’s assassins, First Blade Leith Torren hides his involvement with the Resistance. How many lies will it take to protect his secret?

Renna Faythe has done nothing but survive for the past four years, but now Leith’s courage inspires her to try to be something more. If only she could figure out what that duty might be.

When the unthinkable happens, faith waivers. Friendships tear. What else will they be forced to deny?

But this time, Leith faces his greatest fear. He can’t save everyone.



You know when you find a series that takes you by the heart and won’t let go? This is one of those. I immediately fell in love with Leith and his journey in Dare and couldn’t wait to get my grubby hands on Deny. Once I got my eARC copy, I dove right in.

Deny picks up about 5 seconds after Dare ends and takes you right back on the wild ride. You slide right back in with the characters and the plot. All of the characters are great. Leith is my favorite, but I’m getting rather fond of all of the supporting cast. (Fingers crossed I didn’t just jinx a couple of them.)


Leith begins his mission as a double agent for the resistance and fights to maintain a balance between two lives. He learns that some friendships he can’t save and not everyone gets to live. He grows stronger in the new faith that Brandi and Renna helped him find. Renna is challenged in her faith and I love watching her grow in that respect.

This book has a little bit of everything. Action, nail biting suspense, funny moments (mostly provided by Brandi), and bits of adorable romance. Also a couple of scenes that are quite happy to punch you in the gut. This book challenges you to think about defending your own faith and I really love that. It’s not the type of story where people quote Bible verses and everything turns out all shiny. Plans go awry, characters doubt, and not everyone will make it through alive.

So if you love stories with strong Christian elements, great characters, and plenty of action and adventure, then I highly recommend this series!

*I received an eARC from the author in exchange for a review*

About the Author

Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.


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