Book Review,  Young Adult

Renegades by Thomas Locke


Renegades is the second book in the series written by Thomas Locke ( a.k.a. Davis Bunn). I loved, loved, loved the first book, Recruits. Having said that, I found that with a year in between books, it took me a while to get back into it where I could reacquaint myself with the characters once again, but once I had refreshed my sketchy memory, it as full steam ahead. (Full disclosure: I never read the synopsis of a book beforehand, I want to be surprised. Yes, I know, weird huh?) Give yourself a refresher, otherwise, better still read them both in one sitting.

Sean and Dillon are young adults finding their way in a world they never expected existed. Their purpose becomes clearer through this book, it is a case of “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” —which many of us can relate to.

With their different strengths they once again bring them to a worthy cause, and in addition to Sean and Dillon, we are introduced to a secondary cast of characters in Logan and his particular band of soldiers. Needless to say, this is a fast-paced book appealing to young and old alike, full of adventure, mystery, struggles and I found the addition of Logan and his crew really enriched the story for me, especially once we get to know them more. I am curious to know more about the other characters, and I hope they get some limelight in the next book. Twists and turns in the plot kept me on my toes and all in all a satisfying read.


Thank you to NetGalley for this book. My opinions are my own.


Twins Sean and Dillon are using their transit abilities for good–but not everyone sees it that way. Arrested and imprisoned by a clandestine group within the highest reaches of the Human Assembly, Sean and Dillon are forced to choose sides between those who wish to serve and those who seek to rule.

At the same time within a distant outpost system, a young soldier is coming into his own. Logan has known since childhood that he possessed a special ability–a distinct form of transiting called ghost-walking. Though ghost-walking has been outlawed for centuries, Logan is secretly drawing together a crew for a risky quest.

The fates of these three young men will lead them, along with the entire Assembly, to the brink of destruction in this inventive tale of adventure, honor, and the things worth fighting for.


THOMAS LOCKE is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Emissary and Merchant of Alyss in the Legends of the Realm series, as well as Trial Run and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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