Covenants: No way is this guy a soldier

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsLorna Freeman Borderlands Covenants, The King's Own reviewCovenants by Lorna Freeman

I am a soldier, and Rabbit, the main character of Lorna Freeman’s Covenants, is a joke.

Freeman is just all over the place with Rabbit — he’s willing to tangle with someone one minute, and the next minute he’s hiding under his blankets because he’s afraid? The premise of Covenants is very interesting and I enjoyed the plot, but it bugged me that Rabbit acted like a scared kid half of the time and a foul-mouthed tough guy the rest. There is no way that he could have kept that up for three years in the military without subjecting himself to heaps and heaps of ridicule.

Lorna Freeman needs to get some input from someone who has actually been a soldier. Rabbit doesn’t make sense otherwise. Yet, I enjoyed the plot enough that I’ll read the next book, The King’s Own.

 

 

 

Borderlands — (2004-2010) Publisher: Rabbit is a trooper on the Border Guards, just another body in the King’s army. But when his patrol encounters a Faena — one of the magical guardians of an uneasy ally-Rabbit is thrust into a political and magical intrigue that could start a war. Because Rabbit isn’t just another trooper. He is the son of nobility-and a mage who doesn’t know his own power…

Lorna Freeman Borderlands 1. Covenants 2. The King's Own 3. Shadows PastLorna Freeman Borderlands 1. Covenants 2. The King's Own 3. Shadows PastLorna Freeman Borderlands 1. Covenants 2. The King's Own 3. Shadows Past


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