Though Winter Halo–the pharmaceutical company behind the evil experimentation on both children and adults–has been destroyed, the danger is far from over. Not only do seven children remain unaccounted for, but some of the vampires are now able to walk in light.
The key to stopping the unthinkable lies in finding Ciara Dream, the last member of the trio behind the plot to give full light immunity to both the vampires and the Others. But Ciara, like Tiger herself, is a shapeshifter, able to take on any human form she desires.
To find her, Tiger will need to use every skill in her formidable arsenal, and even that might not be enough to save the city and the people she has started to care about.
Because the vampires are coming, and this time, the lights won’t stop them.
“How long do you think we’ve got before those soldiers realise something is wrong?”
“How long is a piece of string?”
As always, I had to choose between reading something I’m loving slowly and savouring it, or reading it all in one go. And, as always, I chose the second option. I have no patience. I’m so glad I finally got to this series. I love seeing lonely people finally getting the family they crave. It may not be the family they expected, or started with, but it is family. It is home. I love it.
There are a lot of hard choices to make in this series. This was hard to read. There were so many things happening, and it wasn’t all good. I kept holding my breath at scenes. Then bad things kept happening, and there were more things that had to happen. We couldn’t dwell on what is happening, because there was more. There also wasn’t time to regret any of the choices they had to made, which was also good at the time.
The Black Tide was all action, action, action. It felt a lot like Winter Halo, without as much personal parts to the plot. Things blowing up. People getting hurt. Tiger getting hurt a lot. Escaping from problems we got ourselves into in the first place. Running away from people who mean us harm. It actually got pretty complicated there by the end. Lots of threads to keep track of as everything from the entire series got tied together in a nice pretty present.
Tiger is amazing. Her life has changed so much since the start of City of Light. Never could she have guessed just how much it could possibly change when she went out to save that little girl. Maybe someday we’ll get a short story or novella revisiting this world and how Tiger’s life has changed after everything that has happened. I will say I am upset because I was denied a chance to view Jonas in action!! How cruel, Keri Arthur. How cruel.
The ending wasn’t at all what I thought it was going to be. I can’t say I’m actually certain what I expected, but this shocked me. Despite knowing the ending was coming soon, I have to say it came really fast. I wasn’t ready! I’m pretty happy with it, though, even though it didn’t show much of anything to do with how her life after the events, just hinted at how it would be different.
I would totally recommend this series to others. I had a blast!
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