Vandflammens Saga #3 Mørke Vande
Title: Dark Tide
Series: Waterfire Saga #3
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Published in English: 2015
Dansk titel: Mørke Vande
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: August 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe Mfeme’s giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: she is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can’t return home, because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina’s betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia’s parents become suspicious, his life–and all of Sera’s hopes–will be extinguished. Political intrigue, dangerous liaisons, and spine-tingling suspense swirl like a maelstrom in this penultimate book in the WaterFire saga
The book starts sometime after the second ended. Our Serafine has grown into a leader. I love how the author explained her change because it’s truly prominent. What makes the book series so special is that it feels like your floating alongside the mermaids!
The word flow is just epic. It’s an easy read, not because it’s addressed toward the younger audience, but because it got such beautiful descriptions of the world and everything, the world contains.
The first book was so beautiful and interesting, and the level of quality hasn’t dropped, frankly, this one is far beyond any expectation I had of the series.
We get to know a lot more about the other mermaids and their journey through the big ocean. However, at the same time I miss Serafine, she truly is the character to beat. She’s the original character of the story but now it seem like her spotlight is dimming down.
It’s still worth a read but if you, like me, fell in love with Sera, you might have a problem with this installment. In the second book, we have to know Ling and Neela, whom both are interesting characters. Now the focus is upon the rest of the mermaids as well, and the bad people get a chapter now and then. Astrid especially is getting a lot of attention, and I think I know why! The fourth and final book is probably mostly about her struggle.
This book is filled with friendship and it’s because of that friendship, this book is still great. I’m prepared for the big battle coming up!
I’m not sure if I mentioned the covers before, but look at those beauties!