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Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite
Rogue, by P.A. Minyard, is a fascinating blend of historical fiction and fantasy. Daniel joined the Union army in order to make a difference and to protect his land and his family from the threats of the Confederacy, but in a fatal clash on the battlefield he learns that there are hidden dangers even more deadly. Like many soldiers at the battle of Antietam, Daniel died, but death at the hands of a demon allows for choices to be made. Dying from the wound of a demon allows a person of noble heart to become a Beloved, a chosen warrior for God who abolishes demons by absorbing their power and giving it back to the Lord. Daniel agrees to become a Beloved in order to remain with his family and protect them, but little does he know that Benedict, the demon who killed him, has a sinister plan that threatens not only his existence, but will pull his younger brother into the fray as well. Will these brothers be able to win the fight against evil, or will they succumb to Benedict’s dark desires?
P.A. Minyard’s Rogue is an exciting tale unlike any I have ever read. The unique blend of historical fiction, paranormal, romance, and fantasy elements make this a tale that is sure to please a wide fan base. The action scenes are gripping and there were many times I found my breath catching and a lump in my throat as I read, but it is the drama of the Civil War that Minyard has woven throughout the text that makes this tale stand out. While creating a wonderfully fantastical story, the author has also been true to historical elements, such as family bonds and the hardships people faced during this time period. This is a book that I will certainly be urging the readers in my life to check out, and, though this book is a complete tale, it is my sincere hope that Minyard will return to this world again and give readers another treat.