The Tides of Bára
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
This is going to be a pretty vague review as The Tides of Bara is in essence a transitional novel. It follows Oria and Lonen as they flee Bara and attempt to reach the Destrye. Although if felt like nothing really happened, Gikany and Una liked it.
When we say that very little happened, we mean that none of the overarching plot lines are resolved. There is a touch of action, quite of a bit travel, and a steamy interaction, but really, Oria and Lonen travel from Bara to Dru. What does happen is a tremendous amount of character development.
The novel centers on Oria, Lonen, Oria’s Familiar Chuffta, and Lonen’s horse when they are stranded in the desert. There is a lot of growth that occurs between all four of them as they learn to lean on each other. This growth is critical to the novel and why we must be so vague. This development is awesome and we found it gripping.
Although it could be argued that nothing happens, this transitional novel is more than just getting from point A to point B. The growth within the group is interesting as it is critical. They need to learn to trust and depend on each other to survive their next challenge – seeing if the Destrye will accept Lonen’s sorceress wife.
We continue to like the Sorcerous Moons series. The latest installment, although transitional in nature, was a gripping and at times humorous read. If you enjoy fantasy and intriguing worlds, you just need to check this one out!
A Narrow Escape
With her secrets uncovered and her power-mad brother bent on her execution, Princess Oria has no sanctuary left. Her bid to make herself and her new barbarian husband rulers of walled Bára has failed. She and Lonen have no choice but to flee through the leagues of brutal desert between her home and his—certain death for a sorceress, and only a bit slower than the blade.
A Race Against Time
At the mercy of a husband barely more than a stranger, Oria must war with her fears and her desires. Wild desert magic buffets her; her husband’s touch allures and burns. Lonen is pushed to the brink, sure he’s doomed his proud bride and all too aware of the restless, ruthless pursuit that follows…
A Danger Beyond Death…
Can Oria trust a savage warrior, now that her strength has vanished? Can Lonen choose her against the future of his people? Alone together in the wastes, Lonen and Oria must forge a bond based on more than lust and power, or neither will survive the test…
Release Date: October 29, 2016
Publisher: Brightlynx Publishing (self-published)
Series: Sorcerous Moons #3
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Book Source: Author