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Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Review: In The Enemy's Service

 Summary: When the Malornian army invaded Alasia and Prince Jaymin was forced to flee for his life, what happened to those left behind? In the Enemy’s Service tells the story of ten-year-old Anya, imprisoned among other survivors and forced to work for the occupying troops. While pretending to follow orders and serve diligently in the palace, Anya discovers ingenious ways to spy on enemy officers and slip valuable information to the Alasian resistance.
  But as she helps to craft plans that may eventually free Alasia, Anya accidentally uncovers a disturbing reference to her own family. Her fears are strengthened when she is confronted by a mysterious Malornian who seems somehow to know the truth behind the role she has been playing. Holding her life in his hands with that knowledge, he claims to bear information implicating her father in the betrayal that led to the Invasion itself.

Thoughts: I finally got around to reading this book that's been sitting forlornly on my Kindle and I'm glad I did! Well, to say first, out of the three of them, Prince of Alasia firmly remains my favorite, but this is a close second and I did, truly, enjoy the third. Anya was an interesting characters to follow around, with her quick mind and quicker acting skills  she managed to both create and nullify loads of trouble! I also really enjoyed seeing familiar characters cameo throughout the story. Over all, a fun adventure with a little girl this time! 

Content: A soldier bullies a little girl to the point of hitting her hard enough to make her nose bleed, and people are killed, there's a fair amount of violence but its not overwhelming. Anya does quite a bit of lying to keep herself and those around her safe and while this is often brought up as wrong and eventually gets her into some serious trouble, it's not the best of examples for children who often copy others. All in all though, it's another fun clean read for young and old alike!

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