2. The Gods of Amyrantha – by Jennifer Fallon
This has actually been my favourite of the three Tide Lord books I have read so far. Unlike many other ‘middle’ books in a series there is no empty padding in this book. There are so many twists and turns that you can’t begin to guess what might happen next. There are many revelations in this book, but equally many new mysteries hinted at, which make it easy to keep reading.
The other thing I like about this book is the subtle comments on our own society. Fallon has beautiful crossovers with sentiments of our world which seem natural and believable in her created world of the Tide Lords series (and indeed the Second Sons trilogy as well), but they are not so overt as to get in the way of the story.
The end of this second book suckered me in so heartily that I was tempted to break my ‘never read a whole series all in a row’ rule. But I did purposely pick a short book to read following this one so that I could get right back into this magical world and find out what was going to happen next.