Warrior's Journey is the second book in the Cuffe sisters' Blood Brothers in Christ series from Desert Breeze Publishing. I haven't read the first book yet, but this one has a waterfall on the cover, and for those of you who know me, you know how much I enjoy waterfalls.
This story had a lot of mystery and the interesting (I've never read it before) setting of a group of environmental activities as the main characters. But this book was a hard read for me because it has those edgy Christian characters that I've mentioned before in reviews. Characters who are so true to how real people are about not staying in character that they make me work too hard to understand their motivations and attitudes.
What I did understand of the characters, I liked. Molly Stuart had great love for her twelve year old son, Sean. Rand, our hero, though carrying a bad reputation and the guilt of some poor choices from his wilder days, was a man of honor and compassion, with the gift of encouragement. The psychos in the story were definitely psychos, and I wondered why everyone couldn't see that.
My biggest issue happened early in the novel, and you know that once I have an issue, then other little things in the book jump out at me too. I didn't get the name RJ for both the twins. I can believe parents would name twin boys Randoph Jackson and Robinson Joseph, but I don't get how they could both be nicknamed RJ. Individually Rand and Robbie, yes, but not both RJ by all the characters at different times. I mean, I could understand Molly calling Robbie RJ and Rand, Rand. And Ashley calling Rand RJ and Robbie, Robbie. But how can both ladies call both Robbie and Rand RJ at different times in their lives. I don't get it.
But if that is the worst that I don't get in a world of green energy, at risk kids' programs, mountain climbing/hiking accidents, secrets, government agency men, and the wonder of sacrificial love, then hey, I'm still doing okay. And, you know, I might just go back to Blood Brothers in Christ book one and find out if that answers any of my questions. Who reads books out of order because of a waterfalls anyway?