Book Two of The Eagle and the Child trilogy is the continuing story of the families and operatives in exile. As each engages the normal cycles of life, Shahla’s horror overshadows each person in some way. Young Shai grows under Phillip’s watchful eye, who keeps his promise to bring up the boy Jewish and never to tell the boy of his mother’s past. These two promises are hard to keep, however, when Shai encounters anti-Semitism and Shai discovers hints of Shahla’s violent life. When the secret is finally revealed, Shai’s rebellion against his mother’s faith erupts into a declaration to go into the IDF’s special forces himself. When Phillip spurns Amanda’s advances, she threatens to expose the “accident” and have Phillip jailed based on evidence she never reported to the police. Samuel descends from the heights of clandestine service, both benefiting and suffering from skills acquired in his military and secret service. His exile causes him to question his own moral poverty, and he concludes that in simply selecting from a buffet of rules from his parents’ faith, he has become a “well-fed hypocrite,” but he doubts he can overcome the shadow of violence that dogs him and to which he returns under pressure. Uzi resurfaces twice with news of death. The second death has the potential to bring an end to the exile, but Phillip discovers Shahla and Uzi’s old secret, and Uzi and Phillip face off in a New York hotel for the final time.
A short while ago I read and reviewed an incredible book from an equally astonishing author called The Eagle and the Child: The Child. The Eagle and the Child: The Child was a thrilling novel that astounded me with its thrilling narrative and enthralling characters that propelled the story along fast at an alarming rate. Upon finishing S. Khubiar’s first book in the series I was eager to read the second book and now that I have finished reading The Eagle and the Child: The Exile, I will be reviewing it today for all of you lovely readers but first, let me give you some background information on the first book in The Eagle and the Child series.
The Eagle and the Child: The Child follows the protagonist of the story Shahla Markow, Shahla is an American/Israeli woman who works for the ‘Federal Bureau of Prisons’ as a self-defense instructor. One day while working she is attacked and this leaves her with an injury which she seeks help for. Shahla will soon meet Dr. Philip Sherrod and when they do they slowly start to grow closer to each other. Shahla, however, has many secrets in her closet because she is a former Israeli Mossad agent and with this comes great danger and this book lovers was the premise of the first book in the series.
In book two The Eagle and the Child: Exile, the reader is reunited with Shahla once again but instead of the book picking up where the first novel left off, the reader is instead taken back in time to Shahla’s childhood and other characters childhood’s. The reader will be given insight into the lives of the characters while also getting insights into the future events of the novel; the timeline the reader experiences is brilliant and will expand on much loves characters which is crucial for the ever-expanding scope of the story.
The story of The Eagle and the Child: Exile was a brilliant sequel which I believe perfectly complimented book one. Book one The Child was full of plenty of action and intrigue but The Exile takes a more in-depth look at the characters the reader has come to love, and I think this was an incredible evolution of the story and I admire the excellent author S. Khubiar for exploring this throughput her book. It is as if the author understood that her core characters needed to be expanded on more so that the story could be even better; this shows true talent and so I admire her for this.
S. Khubiar is not only brilliant for expanding on the characterization but she is excellent for the amount of depth she has added to her story. The depth Khubiar has inserted has ensured that the book is not only entertaining but exciting, the reader will learn more and more with every page and so it made for a magnificent reading experience.
The Eagle and the Child: The Exile is a phenomenal sequel to a magnificent first book and so I have to award this incredible book five stars! If you are looking to get lost in a new series that will delight as well as entertain you from book one and the first page then read The Eagle and the Child series… you will not regret it!
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