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Book Review – Forge A New Blade

Peter Grant, proprietor of Bayou Renaissance Man, has put out the next installment in his Laredo trilogy.  “Forge a New Blade” picks up where “War to the Knife” leaves off, with the characters on both sides of the war picking up the pieces and moving on after the battles at the end of the first book.  It’s a fast read, but not a light one.  Fans of his Maxwell Saga series of books will be happy to see the two story lines intermingle, with Steve Maxwell appearing to work with the Laredo resistance to hurt the Bactrian invaders.

The book centers around efforts by the Laredans to force the Bactrians off of their home planet.  Grant does a good job in giving insight into what it takes to build up a military force from scratch.  The world-building of the Maxwell series and the first book in the Laredo trilogy create a great base for him to build on.  He also explores the intricate Bactrian government, with their young, new ruler trying to find a way out of the domestic and foreign quagmires that his predecessors created.

If you’re looking for a good read for yourself or a young person and like tales of intrigue, resistance, and tenacity, this is the one for you.  I definitely look forward to the next book.

Disclaimer – I was a beta reader of this book, but received nothing from Peter for this review.

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  1. Yep, Peter did it again! Good read!!!

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