Deliver: The Blades of Acktar Book 4 – Review


I’m almost a little bit sad to be sharing this post with you today because it marks the end of one of my favorite book series. That being said, I’m till super stoked about this book and will take this last chance to fangirl your ears off. πŸ™‚

About the Book!

Can something broken ever heal?

Martyn is broken. After torturing his best friend, he doesn’t belong anywhere in Acktar. No matter how far he runs, he can’t lose his guilt.

Leith is broken. While healing from the torture he received at Nalgar Castle, he struggles to find his new role. But can a Blade ever run from his past?

The country is broken. Bitterness divides town against town, neighbor against neighbor. What will it take to deliver Acktar from itself?

They face their hardest battle yet.Β Peace.


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Releases 4/25

My Review

4/5 stars

From book 1 when Leith mentions that Martyn is the only person who would care what happened to him, I wanted to know his story. This only intensified through books 2 and 3 when both Leith’s and Martyn’s choices threaten their friendship. This is finally Martyn’s story.

We’re dealing with the aftermath of book 3. The rebellion is over and a better king on the throne, but for our beloved characters, the hardest part of their journey might be in front of them. Please see the blurb for the tragic details.

Leith, Renna, and Brandi continue to shine. Renna and Brandi find their way home and set about rebuilding. Leith finds a real home for the first time and must decide how far he’s going to go to protect it. There’s a few moments where his past as a Blade rears its ugly head, but generally we’re still wanting to give him hugs and telling him to make it right with Martyn.

Martyn is also in need of hugs. πŸ™‚ I love seeing him go from a surly sarcastic person to grudgingly doing the right thing to risking it all. Loved his arc, at times hilarious, and at times heartbreaking as we get a closer look into what it was like to serve Respen.

For real? What are we supposed to do with this guy beside hugs? πŸ˜›

We get some new characters, who are terrific. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve disliked any of Tricia’s characters. Yes, even the bad guys. πŸ™‚ And there’s more of Ranson and Jamie getting to be regular human beings/teenagers, which was a-dorable.

The ending was satisfying. The messages tremendous. And everything wrapped up just enough that I’m hoping for some more stories later on down the road.

This concludes a fantastic series that I highly recommend if you love Christian fantasy or even just spectacular fantasy in general!

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.

You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and her blog.

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Talk to me! Favorite Fantasy series you’ve finished? Favorite secondary character you wish got his own book? πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “Deliver: The Blades of Acktar Book 4 – Review

  1. Does urban fantasy count? I loved Desiree Williams’ ILLUSIONARY! It seems much of the “fantasy” books I have read recently have been urban fantasy (which I find interesting since I wasn’t aware of this genre until a year ago).

    I totally need to get on this series! Also, just checked out the FB party!

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  2. Ack!!! I loved this book!! I loved to see Ranson and Jamie being just teen boys … it was so refreshing and sweet. Love these books, and I’m definitely hoping for more stories! ❀ (Nice review, BTW. πŸ˜‰ )

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