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Review: State of War by Iain Kelly

July 7, 2020

About the Book

The State is at war at home and abroad. While the global First Strike War continues, a civil war threatens to bring down the ruling Central Alliance Party.

Daniel Samson – Citizen, Traitor, Survivor.
Gabriella Marino – Soldier, Assassin, Fighter.

Caught between the State Forces and the rebels, hunted by both sides, they must choose between their own survival and protecting the city and the citizens trapped within the war zone.

Are they willing to sacrifice their own chance of happiness to save a city from destruction?

The thrilling conclusion to The State Trilogy sees Danny and Gabriella join forces against their enemies in a fight that will determine the fate of the State, and the lives of all those who live there.

My Thoughts:

What a terrific end to this dramatic futuristic trilogy! More action, more emotional stakes and this time the wrong move will not only end their lives but take a city with them.

Danny is fighting for his city and his heart, he is not a soldier but he accepts the burden of a fight because it is what’s right. Gabriella is fighting to bring down the state and the independents. She IS the soldier but she fights because it is who she is. The State wants rebel blood and they have no fear of sacrificing the innocent to do it. The independents are the same… they want to bring down the State and don’t care who gets in their way. The only ones standing between The State and the Independents are Danny, Gabriella and a their tiny force determined “regular folk.”

This is a terrific part three to this exciting trilogy. Building upon the worldbuilding of the previous books, State of War takes us beyond the city into a world of rebellious acts designed to hurt the enemy.

The truth has come out about the State’s horrendous actions in the past and war has broken out. The civilians stuck in the city are caught in the middle of this war and one man… a broken and lost man… might end up the as the final bullet that brings the State to its knees.

Full of action, intrigue and strong emotions this is an enjoyable read. There is sacrifice, noble causes and betrayal in many forms and I totally recommend it!

You can read my reviews of Book One and Book Two below

Book One – A Justified State

Book Two – State of Denial

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6 Comments
  1. Gwen M. Plano permalink

    Intriguing thesis…Thank you, Laurie, for sharing another great book with us.

  2. Thanks so much for reading and your review Laurie – and for sticking with the full trilogy, very grateful and appreciated πŸ™‚

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