Dale Hardy thought he had seen the face of evil with Sheriff Gaines and Mayor Reid. That was before the cartel arrived and laid claim to a town still reeling from a devastating global virus. With Encendido falling increasingly in its iron grip, the cartel soon sets out to put an end to Dale and his family. To stop them, Dale will need to overcome sharp divisions at home and within the local population. More than that, he'll need to leave his fortified sanctuary in order to unite a fractured people against a ruthless enemy. But the time for mounting an effective resistance is quickly slipping away. There are rumors the cartel has called upon a bloodthirsty band of mercenaries to bring the town to its knees and complete their brutal subjugation once and for all.
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"A great continuation of the Defiance storyline"
Sometimes you wait too long between books and you forget what the heck is going on. That didn't happen here. Either Weber wrote the first Defiance book so well that I instantly remembered it or something else was going on. As soon as I got a couple paragraphs in, I knew exactly what was going on from the old book and what to expect in this book.
A House Divided was definitely a fast-paced book. No time was spent explaining who anyone was (the first book covered that) and most of the time the group spent fighting or preparing to fight. It was the perfect book to start off my 2017 review schedule.
Weber knows what he is doing in writing this story, I can tell that it's well researched and that he enjoys the outcomes. Just like the first Defiance book, House Divided ends on a cliffhanger. Honestly, I think this entire book was built up towards that cliffhanger ending and now I can't wait to see what happens in the next one.
To William, if you read this. Please keep using Kevin Pierce. He's easily my favorite narrator (especially for Post-Apocalyptic fiction). He is the perfect voice for this story.
Overall, House Divided had a lot of twists and turns and it checked all the right checkboxes for me. I really enjoyed it.
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Kevin Pierce does a great job bringing these characters to life but this second book in this series felt rushed. I hope the third book is better.
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