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The Shift of the Tide (The Uncharted Realms Book 3) Kindle Edition
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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I've always loved Zynda, who shapeshifts in Kennedy's earlier 12 Kingdoms and Uncharted Realms series. Here, she takes center stage, as a prickly-pear of a woman who smooths to a peach as self-awareness and love blossom. At first, Zynda is hard to love and as cold as the fish she can become. She's focused on her personal mission for her people, the Tala, to the exclusion of all else. But as events collide with her worldview, Zynda becomes more — a woman who ultimately becomes a magnificent heroine with a brave and loving heart.
Zynda’s counterpoint on her journey is Marskal, leader of the queen's Hawks. He’s a quiet man, one that’s hard to read. But it soon becomes apparent where his heart resides, in the care of Zynda's not-so-careful hands. Quiet and brave, Marskal burns as a man who never shies from the hard decisions. I fell in love with him.
The novel's compelling buildup turns electric with threats not only to Queen Ursula’s kingdom, but to the Tala themselves. Zynda's evolution comes with many surprises and terrible danger, but the outcome proves beyond satisfying. Along with Zynda and Marskal, I delighted in revisiting many of the characters from Kennedy's earlier novels—King Rayfe and Queen Andi, Jepp and Kral, Ami and Ash, and others. Of course, my favorite was the dragon, Kiraka, who’s full of surprises.
By the time I'd turned the last page, all I could think about was more. I wanted more of Kennedy's world and more of Kennedy's people. So it’s time for me to re-read The Mark of the Tala as I wait expectantly for the next book in Kennedy’s outstanding series.
The Uncharted Realms series is more than just your typical romance novels. It is jammed packed with a fantasy world. There is action and adventure at every turn. The Shift in the Tide is a book I was able to enjoy from start to finish. It was new and exciting to be a part of this world. I loved the main characters Zynda and Marskal. Zynda is a strong, fierce and wild woman with amazing powers. She goes through such struggle to save her people, meanwhile sacrificing everything.
I highly recommend this book for those who love adventure in a fantasy setting. I’m so glad I read this book. Like I said, it a series that I will continue to read. I can’t wait to read and discover more about this enchanting world that Jeffe Kennedy created. This is just another great read from her!
This book is about Zynda, a shapeshifter who wants to save her people. And well the world too since those dang baddies are coming for everyone. Though sadly there is no conclusion to that yet, that is both good and bad. See I want to see them burn at once (there are dragons after all that can help with that), but I also want more so good that there are still things to take off.
Back to Zynda, she is a trickster, she tells the truth, but that might be a truth that is ever changing. She guards her secrets and especially the biggest one of all. What is she really about?
Right, I am blabbering. You just can not jump right into thing with these. First you really should read the first 3 books, if you do not then you must read 4 and 5 cos else you will be lost. Who the baddies are. How Dafne got married, how Jepp went to Dasnaria (and got her man), and much more. The books all have a new heroine but the story continues and the torch to save the world is passed on.
Oh and there is romance too. Zynda certainly is not looking for romance, but romance finds her none the less. And I really liked the end, I really liked the end.
I am also looking forward to the next book, I guessed right who it will be about and I am sure it will be fun. What a pair.
Fantasy romance and a good adventure.
The adventure, the suffering, the romance were all done exceptionally (although for my personal tastes there were more sex scenes than required for this story) but it all works for a glorious conclusion ....... sort of ..... I felt it ended in a place that left the reader with a LOT of hanging threads but I am sure they will be settling most if not all of them in the next book. Did I mention dragons? I meant to mention dragons ................ The fact is this story would be hard pressed to find a "good spot" to end it so the place she choose is as good as any :)
I thoroughly enjoyed it even with my nitpicks so 4 stars and almost 5 but I feel that I need to save that 5 Star review for the next book maybe :)
NOTE: I did go back and reread those last 3 chapters again they were so good and still hated that it ended at all :) (less)