Two aspects grabbed me the most. Firstly, Ronie’s ability to describe the goings on of military conflict. I’m not usually one for reading stories about such, however, Ronie is able to transpose the reader into the battle, the conflict. We feel the tension, the urgency of instantaneous decision-making, hear the sharpness of the violence of explosions and guns firing, even smell the grittiness of landscape. This is a very special gift.
The second, is Trinity, the magnificent Military War Dog (MWD) and the relationship she has with her handler, Heath Daniels. Ronie demonstrates her understanding of dogs, in their almost supernatural ability to “sense” danger and read the minds of their handlers.
I fell in love with Trinity, the MWD, and I hope we get to spend more time with her in Books 2 and 3.
The novel moves especially fast after the initial introductions and I appreciate an author challenging the reader to grapple with a solid amount detail (new terminology, multiple characters) and a layered plot.
I feel like the stories are just getting started and so hope we get to further explore the relationships and characters we’ve just met in the next two books