Whisper of the Tide Series: Song of the Current #2
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on June 5, 2018
Source: Owned Hardback
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance, Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Pirates, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General, Young Adult Fiction / Royalty
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The second book in the immersive Song of the Current fantasy duology, set along the waterways of a magical world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard.
With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and breathtaking romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing your fate.
Caro Oresteia spent her life waiting to be called by the river god, as those in her family had been for generations. But when she's swept away on an adventure to save the Akhaian royal prince, Markos, her destiny is sealed by the sea god instead.
For now, Caro is landlocked, helping Markos reclaim his throne after nearly his entire family was assassinated in a political coup. Without any financial or military support, Markos is desperate for allies, and Caro has fought off more than one attempt on his life. When a powerful Archon offers his army in exchange for Markos's marriage to his daughter, Caro must choose: her love for Markos, or the fate of Akhaia? And more important: how much is she willing to risk to defy the sea god's wishes and chart her own course?
Whisper of the tide is the second book in the Song of the Current series. The author does a great job of describing travel on the river, and in this second novel, we moved on to the ocean and now know that Caro is not favored by the river God but by the sea. To save Markos from ruin, though, she tells him to marry another and ends up being tasked to bring his selected new wife back to him. All goes wrong on this trip and what follows is a dazzling adventure full of treasure hunting, being stranded on an island with your worst enemy, a fight for love and freedom. I was blown away by where this story went and only wished to see more beyond the ending we were given. An excellent backlist title that sat way too long on my shelf after reading the first book.