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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite
In a highly inventive second installment of the Aquarius Rising series, Blood Tide by Brian Burt certainly will not disappoint readers who have been anxiously waiting for a follow up on the excellent In the Tears of God. Follow the story of Megalops, an Aquarian - a human/dolphin hybrid. Earth has been decimated by climate change, but the reef cities found under the sea are thriving. Angry humans released a plague on the Aquarians, and Megalops' wife and daughter were affected and entombed in stone. Set on revenge, he releases the Vendetta plague on humankind, turning them into Aquarian corpses. Ocypode, an Aquarian and one of the group of both humans and Aquarians that had stopped the original Medusa plague, must direct his group once again to try to stop Megalops from an act that may be the end of them all. Will they be able to do it? You'll need to read the book to find out!
I so enjoyed Blood Tide. Author Brian Burt has done a stellar job in creating characters that his readers will be able to relate to, connect with, and care about. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. His world creation abilities are simply second to none, and that's saying a lot in the highly congested genre of science fiction. Any reader who enjoys science fiction, or simply an adventurous and exciting story of any type, should absolutely pick up Blood Tide. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to more from the talented author, Brian Burt, as soon as I possibly can!