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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Fight for Liberty - Theresa Linden - Chasing Liberty Book 3

Fight for Liberty
Chasing Liberty Book 3
Theresa Linden

Silver Fire Publishing
ISBN 9780996816885
eISBN 9781311608383
ASIN B01H9EC6IS


I discovered the writings of Theresa Linden about a year ago. In that time I have read 10 novels, or published short stories and 2 anthologies that she has contributed to. Each and every piece I have read by her is excellent. All of her novels I have read have garnered a 5/5 stars. In an earlier review I compared Linden's writings to those of Madeleine L'Engle and Lois Lowry. I stated: "If we were to do a direct comparison between L'Engle and Linden then the Chasing Liberty Series would be the Kairos series and the West Brothers would be the Chronos series. And in many ways Liberty reminds me of Meg Murry in many ways, but in a much more dystopian future. And if we were to compare Chasing Liberty to Lois Lowry's writings it is much like The Giver, except with a clear-cut Christian under pinning. And from what I have read both series are wonderfully written." And after reading this third novel in this trilogy I would insist that even more so. This is an excellent conclusion to the trilogy, and an incredible read. 

This book is dystopian with out being depressing. It deals with many questions around freedom, what it means to really be free. It should also serve as a startling wake up call for us today. I loved the discover of history in this book, both by Liberty, but also by Dr. Supero, once one of the regimen's most favored sons, he has fallen far, but in that fall has also started asking some questions. He started research to prove that the regime was good for people, and the population controls made sense. But his eyes are opened as he gains access to locked files and secret agenda's. 

One of the greatest strengths of Linden's writing is the characters. The characters in this book, this series are amazing. From Liberty a young woman who is learning what true freedom is, and what we should be willing to sacrifice for true freedom. We also have Dedrick, a young man who has risked his life saving and serving others for almost 4 years, who is in love with Liberty, and is very conflicted by her desire to join the Mosheh. Then we have Dr. Supero a many who has lost almost everything he believes in. he saved his life but is now being blackmailed and controlled in ways he does not appreciate or understand. 

This book is a first-rate read and part of a brilliant series. It has amazing characters, a fast paced plot, and a very intriguing and sobering story. But it will leave you hoping that the story continues in some fashion. Maybe another series, an off-shoot stories, or short stories. Something so that readers can return to this world and find out how it changes after these events. This book is a great read for early teens through to adult readers. Linden has become one of my all time favorite authors this series and the West brothers Series are masterfully written! And I recommend it and the whole series to all who are looking for a great read!

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2018 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Theresa Linden:
Anyone But Him

Tortured Soul
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Chasing Liberty Series:
01 Chasing Liberty
02 Testing Liberty
03 Fight For Liberty
Bound to find Freedom - Short Story

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West brothers Series:
Roland West Loner
Life-Changing Love
Battle for His Soul

Standing Strong
Roland West Outcast
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Other Books:
A Symbol of Hope - Short Story
A Battle for the Faith (with John Paul Wohlscheid)

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Books contributed to:
Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body
Secrets: Visible & Invisible 7 Amazing Stories - Catholic Teen Books
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