17 September 2013

In His Command, By Rie Warren

In the dystopian future, two men discover attraction isn't just dangerous, it's deadly.
Two generations ago, the world was annihilated by a series of catastrophic environmental events. The remaining survivors were driven closer and closer to big city centers-damaged but not destroyed-divvied into sixteen identical international territories ruled by the Company.
Oppressive to the core, the Company has one rule in order to recoup the world's devastated population: homosexuality and deviant sexual behaviors are hanging offenses. First time offenders are last-time offenders.

It is the year 2070. Commander Caspar Cannon has a stellar military reputation-and a life-threatening secret. When a revolution rips through the territories, Cannon is ordered to escort Company Executive Nathaniel Rice to a secure location. Leaving the besieged city behind, their journey becomes a minefield of sabotage, betrayal, secrets . . . and intense desire for one another.

Cannon's militant self-repression takes a direct hit, his suspicions warring with passion for a man who can never be his, not while the Company remains in power. True to his mission, he delivers Nathaniel to the safe bunker where a fate he never expected awaits him. 
                I was unsure how I would feel about this book when I first started it.  The beginning of the book was very dry in my opinion, but after getting past that part the story was just amazing.  I didn’t want to wait to keep being able to read more into Casper and Blondie’s journey.
                I am a complete sucker for military type books, and this book had that part of it down pat I believe.  Casper’s character was one that many military members can relate to because he has to hide who he really is in fear of death.  When he finds out that the man who he has had a crush on for the past several months turns out to be someone who could order his death, his feelings become unsure.  Blondie’s character seems like the type that just goes with the flow of things and he does nothing to hide his attraction towards Casper.
                There were some parts of the book that I felt were stretched out.  Some parts where the characters were talking to each other just felt like they were going on and on.  That was also the case with some of the details that were explained about certain parts of the story.
                Overall though, I did enjoy everything that happened during this book.  The world that Casper and Blondie lived in was one that had its good parts as well as the bad.  The author was able to explain the way that the buildings looked and how the people were created very well.
                All in all, this is a really good read and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.


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