Sunday, February 9, 2014

                                Rise of the Tide

Author: Alicia Michaels
Publisher: Auchor Group Publishing
Series: The Lost Kingdom of Fallada #3
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 225 pages

       Phaedra Jones’ life is perfect. She loves her small coastal town and the beach, graduation is just a year away, and she’s in love with the boy of her dreams. Unfortunately, everything changes when Phaedra’s boat goes down in a storm. Luckily, Phaedra survives, finding herself in a world beyond anything she could ever imagine. Not only does she discover that she is a Mermaid shifter of the underwater kingdom of Zenun, but the kingdom of Fallada—where fairytale creatures live and breathe—is depending on her. Phaedra risks losing everything: her perfect life, her family, even the boy she loves … all for a cause she has no stake in. 
Arrian Riverleaf, Elf prince of the Riverleaf Clan, has been shunned by his people for over a century. After his arrogance caused him to be cursed, he became a hideous creature, only a shadow of his former self. When Princess Phaedra arrives in Fallada, he does not intend her to steal his heart. With her lost love to compete with and his own insecurities over his unattractive face, Arrian fights his feelings, knowing she could never look beyond his curse to love him. 
As the two fight together to save Phaedra’s people, the realm of Fallada and the world of men will both hang in the balance as the battle between good and evil rages on. 


     In this book it is more important then ever to get the princess's back to Fallada. The evil queen Eranna is getting stronger with her new army of monsters and a new enemy at her side. I will leave it up to the reader to find out who the new enemy is since it would give to much away. We have some new characters, Phaedra and Sonia, are new of course and there Aunt Sam. Arrian the Elf Prince is new, he makes a strong character, and supportive friend for Phaedre. Pretty much a shoulder to lean on. Some characters from the first two books are back Selena & Titus the wolf shifters, Jocylene & Eli the panther shifters, Rothatin the fae General and as always Adrah the fae queen. In this battle we get taken back to the Dwarf city Skel'gar and across the lands to Zenun, the underwater Kingdom. We see Desdemona and her fight to remember who she is and how to control the Phoenix that is inside her. Malachi the bear shifter is back we seen him at the end of book two he finds Desdemona when she is reborn from the ashes of her death in this book you will find out more about why he is helping her. The story has grown so much since the first book. I think Rothatin is always going to be a General first and a lover from afar. I hope to see him with someone by the end of this battle. I will keep rooting for him. I love the underwater city and can't wait to see more of it in books to come. I also hope the lost princess's that are not found yet don't get found by Eranna. I just love this story and the great battle that I hope is not lost to Eranna. I'm giving this story a five out of five stars and can't wait for book four to come out.

Oh and can I just say Dragons! This is going to change things a lot.