The Weeping Tide Series: Wilderlore #2
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on February 1, 2022
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Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
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Barclay and his friends must save an island city from the Legendary Beast of the Sea in this exciting second book in the Wilderlore series, perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.
Something is wrong at the Sea. The weeping tide, a carnivorous algae bloom, is eating up all the fish. Beasts are terrorizing the nearby Elsewheres. And Lochmordra, the Legendary Beast, is rising at random and swallowing ships whole.
Barclay’s teacher, the famous Guardian Keeper Runa Rasgar, has been summoned to investigate, and as her apprentice, Barclay gets to join too. But Runa’s nemesis has also been called to the Sea, and he’s brought apprentices of his own. When the not-so friendly competition between them grows fierce, it’s Barclay—the only one from the Elsewheres—who can’t seem to keep up.
The key to stopping Lochmordra lies in his mythical home, but as the flood of the weeping tide encroaches, time is running out to find it. If the rival groups can’t cast aside old grudges and learn to work together, soon the Sea will be destroyed completely. And all the while Barclay must ask himself: is there truly a place for him in the Wilderlands?
Barclay and his friends are heading to the sea to figure out why another legendary beast is attacking various islands. They go with two guardian keepers who can not stand each other. Runa and Cyril have hated each other for years, and Cyril tells him his apprentices it is due to a murder, and the whole story comes tumbling out by the end of the book. This one is more intense than book one, and Barclay has many obstacles he has to overcome as he learns more about his lore and his bond with root. I love the way this series pulls you in, and you are constantly learning more about the world right along with Barclay. I wonder can we all be guardian keepers when we get done reading? A tremendous middle-grade series.