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Secret of the Lost Settlement: The Duty of Warriors

(Men of Grit Adventure #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Colonel Nobody (The Boy Colonel) and the Stoning twins (Brothers at Arms) are back! Outlawed for a crime he did not commit, the ''Boy Colonel'' must seek pardon by finding witnesses to his supposed crime in the whaling fleet off Greenland's coast. But his plans go awry when his search amidst the fjords and shifting ice-mountains leads him into a hidden valley peopled by de ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published October 14th 2013 by Vision Forum (first published October 1st 2013)
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Sarah Grace Grzy
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 15+ for violence
Recommended to Sarah Grace by: Micaiah
4.5 stars.

*is NOT okay* *is still glaring at author* *is still glaring at friend who loaned me this and didn't give me warning* :D

WOWWWWZAAAAAAAA. Just wow. I can't even. OH MY GOODNESS! This book is one wild ride after another! I'm not sure I even breathed while reading this. As I've mentioned in a previous review of this series, while these books are quite unrealistic, they are still a ton of fun, and somehow just "work". I'm not a fan of unrealistic adventure stories, or adventure stories in
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC. (might update my review sometime. we shall see.)

As most of you probably know by now, John J. Horn is my favorite author. He's an incredible writer, and I'm a huge fan. Brothers at Arms? Easily my favorite fictional book. Each of his novels weave together adventure, heart-pounding action, humor, and a whole lot of great story-telling, along with Christian morals and faith messages.

But Secret of the Lost Settlement was so completely different than his last two books. The me
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. It was fun to be reunited with old characters and I was soon chuckling at the humor this author very seamlessly wove into this story to provide comic relief in a very intense, yet wonderful, godly story.

What I Liked: This was a story with godly truths mixed in very well. I quickly became lost in the story as Colonel Nobody began his journey to find six crewman of the ship "Miriam" to prove his innocence and get his friend, Edmund, out of jail before he is sentenced. When N
Alicia Willis
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
14+ for violence and mature themes.
5 Stars.

Get ready for a thrilling escapade - one whose perilous themes will linger in your heart for long after you've read it. It's definitely an improbable, bold adventure. If you enjoyed the previous two installments in the Men of Grit Series, you'll be certain to enjoy this novel.

This book was different from the other two books in the series, at least to me. It felt much more masculine, as if it were meant for guys. Horn's writing style has always been more
This was a hard book to rate. I've been waiting to read it for a long time, so when I finally got it, I dived in and read most of it in one day (I probably would have gotten through in one day, but I had to sleep eventually). The plot and idea were very good, I loved all the characters, but I did find myself disappointed a bit when I finished the book. They went traipsing all over the world, getting himself hurt, separated from their loved ones, and fighting battles. (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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"Secret of the Lost Settlement" is a wild adventure that is fun and original. Even though I have not previously read any of John Horn’s books with these characters, the short introductions provided just enough to get me right into the story where this volume picks up.

My copy came through Goodreads First Reads.
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked it, though I was sad at points. I would very much recommend this whole series. I think its safe to say these are my favorite books, and John J. Horn has become my favorite author. So if you like fiction, adventure, action, and humor than you should read this series.
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book held a lot of potential. John J Horn seems to have been nourished on exactly the right sort of book, with all the bloody grit of Beowulf tossed into the blender with the outrageous swashbuckling adventure of Rider Haggard and the earnestness of Ballantyne and Henty. When he gets the balance right, as he did in Brothers at Arms, his writing and plotting shines. However, there are things he doesn't do particularly well--yet.

The most obvious flaw in this particular book was the handling o
This was not my favorite of the three in the series, though it was still a quick read with lots of adventure and many twists and turns. Be aware that there are some dark subjects throughout, and quite a bit of fighting. Some of the important issues addressed were sanctity of life (even those born with mangled bodies), faithful, real love, chivalry, trust in God, and defense of family. There was some good humor and good switching between characters. Overall an exciting read, if a bit depressing ( ...more
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As the youngest child in a book-loving family, it took me a while to realize that there was such a thing as a boring book.

My special love has been the fiction of 19th-century authors such as G.A. Henty, R.M. Ballantyne, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, and more. Of course, these were imperfect men who wrote imperfect stories, but the themes they espoused

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