Victory Day (Battle Ground #5)

Bex Ellman and Ketty Smith meet in London. As the war heats up around them, Bex and Ketty must
learn to trust each other. With her friends and family in danger, Bex needs Ketty to help rescue

For Ketty, working with Bex is a matter of survival. When Victory is declared, both will be held
accountable for their decisions.

The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.

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Author Bio

Rachel Churcher was born between the last manned moon landing, and the first orbital Space Shuttle mission. She remembers watching the launch of STS-1, and falling in love with space
flight, at the age of five. She fell in love with science fiction shortly after that, and in her teens she
discovered dystopian fiction. In an effort to find out what she wanted to do with her life, she
collected degrees and other qualifications in Geography, Science Fiction Studies, Architectural
Technology, Childminding, and Writing for Radio.

She has worked as an editor on national and in-house magazines; as an IT trainer; and as a freelance
writer and artist. She has renovated several properties, and has plenty of horror stories to tell about
dangerous electrics and nightmare plumbers. She enjoys reading, travelling, stargazing, and eating
good food with good friends – but nothing makes her as happy as writing fiction.
Her first published short story appeared in an anthology in 2014, and the Battle Ground series is her
first long-form work. Rachel lives in East Anglia, in a house with a large library and a conservatory full
of house plants. She would love to live on Mars, but only if she’s allowed to bring her books.

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My Thoughts

The finale of this series was much anticipated and is one of the most looked forward to book of mine for 2020.

The finale is definitely one that I was waiting for and seeing as this is the final book in this series it didn’t disappoint.

It was so full of action but also with the politics that has shaped this series. While considered dystopian I think of it more political as in some ways it mirrors what the world is going through now and how a leader who isn’t strong or ethical can ruin a great country.

The characters stayed the same throughout the series with only a few changes to the main cast.

Is this book I found that Ketty became more human and showed no real political machinations. She has a lot of talents at lying and knowing that to be able to survive she had to work with those who were her enemies.

Bex showed less humanity in this book but struggled with issues such as PTSD. The only thing that made her more was her stubborn streak and her stalwart support of what was supposedly right.

In some ways I still don’t know what or who was good or bad. I love Ketty and her abilities but she seemed to be bad guy for most perspectives.

What and end to this great series and I am sad to see the end of it.

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