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– Red Tide ( Fantasy Book Review ) –

  • Noah
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  • September 2nd, 2017
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5 / 5 ★★★★★ “Yet another outstanding entry into a thrilling series, bringing back characters I loved from the first book, oh and a superb story too. What more could you possibly ask for?”

Red Tide, for me is the perfect example of how to keep me interested in a series, it’s the perfect blend of new and old, combining elements of the first and still even with all Turner has introduced, adding new concepts to shake things up in ways I didn’t imagine would work, to sum it up I think that this book is a masterpiece. There was nothing that I found to dislike in this book, save perhaps that it ended, I loved how multiple story lines set up in the first book were able to converge, I loved the more narrow view on the world, all the more so considering I still felt the book had a massive influence on it and finally I loved the fact that a larger picture is beginning to resolve itself.

I felt that Red Tide did everything perfectly, a fact you have probably gathered by now, the story felt incredibly well paced I was never bored throughout the entire plot, every new development made me question the last and I was constantly left guessing, that goes to show the complexities of the characters within Turner’s world and it is not only the main characters that I feel had depth, the world itself felt alive. The main characters themselves were great, I loved not knowing Manza’s intentions, or thinking I did and being totally surprised, I loved the reintroduction of Ebon and especially his companion and friend Vale, the twins and their new found mercenary company were a smaller but also interesting group to see, Romany and her link to the Spider were also a great reminder of the overarching story, I even found myself enjoying the two Chameleons story, something that I had felt was a weak point for Dragon Hunters.

As I have begun to expect with Turner’s works, the world itself was intriguing, exploring the new areas as the characters did gave the world a tangible feel it felt populated unlike some fantasy settings, and I enjoyed seeing both the world react to the characters and the characters react to the world. In this regard I found that Turner had almost effortlessly led Dragon Hunters into this book, even if it only became clear to me as I turned the last page, I loved how it was a seamless transition that felt so natural and I very much hope he can pull it off again. To conclude this review I will say this, the epilogue left me wanting more, and I think that is the highest sign of approval that I can give this book, the wish that it had gone on for longer.

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If you haven’t read it and wish to you can find it here.

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