Guardians of Tara Series- Two books in.

This week I got the chance to get in one of my Go To reads, The Battle Cry by SM Schmitz. It’s a sequel series, so don’t read it til you get through the first series, The Unbreakable Sword.

Action/adventure is the best descriptive ever for these books. They are heavy on the action and the snark (which I love). With younger protagonists, Schmitz dives this series forward on sarcasm and a deliciously authentic Louisiana flavor in the storytelling. You cannot finish these books without understanding the value of a po boy.

Here’s the Unbreakable blurb, for those of you who haven’t read it:

As a powerful demigod, Selena has been running from the gods who control the government agency, the New Pantheon, for the past three years, but now, they’ve caught up to her.

When they trap Selena in an alleyway in New Orleans, she is ready to admit defeat. But an unfamiliar demigod rescues her, and the more she learns about Cameron, the more she discovers their common bonds may be the key to unraveling her own mysterious history.

In the first book of The Unbreakable Sword series, Selena and Cameron must not only evade the New Pantheon, which is ruthlessly hunting the remaining gods and their descendants, but an angry Aztec god that wants Selena’s power to himself. And they will discover in the impending final battle of the gods, no one can be trusted.

The beauty of the sequel series is that a reader can get a second ride. We get to see Selena and Cameron grow up. It could take a minute for Cam. Ain’t gonna lie. That’s why I love him.

He is, by far, the most dominant of the character cast, and hides behind, sometimes inappropriate, humor a sweet, soft, sensitive Beta nature that you wouldn’t expect from a newly minted young God. His god powers have a darker side that he fears, and Selena seems to be the cure for that.

Beneath all the funny, these books have a unique discussion about absolute power and what makes it dangerous. I highly recommend the read.

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