Book Review | Soul Raging

Soul Raging is the third and final book in Ronie Kendig‘s The Book of the Wars trilogy. We meet Leif Metcalfe in Ronie Kendig’s previous series, The Tox Files, and in The Book of the Wars, we watch him lead his own team to save the world from disaster. Soul Raging picks up where the previous book, Kings Falling leaves off.

When reading a Ronie Kendig series, it’s important to begin at the beginning. Why? Because the essence of Soul Raging is a massive spoiler for the ending of King’s Falling. The final scene in King’s Falling is such a cliff-hanger, you have to read the first two books in The Book of the Wars series before picking up Soul Raging. It also means I won’t provide much of a summary because you need to read the previous books first. Trust me, it’s worth it! (If you have any doubt, here are my reviews of Storm Rising and Kings Falling.)

Getting the full impact of Soul Raging is definitely worth reading all six books. Soul Raging is that good. that suspenseful. that emotional. It’ll simultaneously take your breath away while causing you to hold your breath. Frankly, I’m not sure I breathed through the final pages. Admittedly, the one downside to this level of suspense is that I wanted to know what happened so much that the details about the prophetic, scientific, and technological pieces often whooshed right over my head. I think that means I just need to read the series again so I can appreciate those details better.

Part of why Soul Raging is so impacting is because I started Leif’s journey in the previous series. Mercy and Cell’s, too. These characters meant something to me because of the previous series. Leif was one of my favorite characters, so I was thrilled when I discovered he got his own series in The Book of the Wars. That means this series is quite the ride, watching him go through all he goes through in Soul Raging (and yes, I’m being cryptic because you seriously need to read it for yourself).

The takeaway? If you love gritty suspense that wraps itself around your heart, you need to read this whole series, but especially Soul Raging. It closes The Book of the Wars series in resounding fashion.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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