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Today, I’m going to review for Blood Tide (Aquarius Rising #2) by Brian Burt sequel to In the Tears of God.
Megalops is an Aquarian, a human-dolphin hybrid who lives in one of the many reef-cities that thrive beneath the waves on an Earth ravaged by climate change. Some of the Humans who cling to the barren lands blame Aquarius for their plight and unleashed the Medusa Plague that entombed Megalops’s wife and daughter in stone. Tormented by that loss, Megalops dedicates everything to avenge his murdered family, no matter what the cost. He unleashes a Vendetta Virus as cruel and lethal as the Medusa Plague, a bio-weapon that transforms living Humans into Aquarian corpses.
Ocypode — one of the heroes who stopped the Medusa Plague — and his band of Human and Aquarian allies battle desperate odds to prevent Megalops from committing an act of genocide that will escalate into global conflict, dragging the Earth’s other humanoid species into the chaos. War demands sacrifice. If Mother Earth and Mother Ocean wage war against each other, will anyone survive?
As an avid reader of Sci-Fi, I really enjoying the moment that I read with a good story and technology, of course. The way of focusing on the advancement of certain technology that overwhelms one reader that doesn’t expect it to be in the real world is satisfying and engaging. It quite hooks me up to learn and read more about it.
Here in this book, where undersea lies a story and how each part was put well together, was quite really interesting. From this book, it only focuses on the characters and bits of new ideas sprouted. I really like the idea of undersea world thing; it brings some feelings to me although yeah I’m a fan of Poseidon thing. Maybe that. The concept of nanotechnology was quite catchy and it is well-done delivered. I really enjoy reading this. And the first book, of course.
The author takes great effort on building this up and I’m really thankful for that ‘cause the story is good. I really enjoy reading this book and also the first book, In the Tears of God, Aquarius Rising Book One. I really recommend this to those people or readers like me who likes some interesting story involving apocalyptic sceneries and situation where technology existed and also a science fiction. I’m sure you’ll going to love this book.
But first, read ‘In the Tears of God’ since this isn’t a standalone and you might not get into the loop. I have read the book one though and I have its review here: In the Tears of God (Aquarius Rising #1) by Brian Burt.
Have a great reading!
Brian Burt became addicted to science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories as a boy while reading to pass the long hours spent driving to and from swim meets around the Midwest.
His love of fiction evolved into a desire to tell his own stories, which sometimes got him into trouble. (“I swear, an alien ate my homework!”)
Instead of pursuing a writing career, he got into computer programming because that was, by all accounts, more “sensible.” While on a consulting assignment in Dublin, Ireland, he became sufficiently inspired by the magical scenery and the rich literary tradition to try writing his own short stories. He had more than twenty science fiction and fantasy tales published in small press anthologies, genre magazines, and online publications over the years. Along the way, a short story entitled “The Last Indian War” won the Gold Award (grand prize) in the Writers of the Future Contest, and a dark fantasy story called “Phantom Pain” received an honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. These encouraging experiences finally gave him the motivation to try his hand at a full-length novel.
That debut novel, Aquarius Rising Book 1: In the Tears of God, won the 2014 EPIC eBook Award for Science Fiction. Aquarius Rising Book 2: Blood Tide has now been released as well from Double Dragon Publishing, and Book 3: The Price of Eden is well underway. This trilogy of novels stems from Brian’s passion for environmental themes, exploring a potential future in the wake of accelerating climate change when a disastrous attempt to reverse global warming goes horribly wrong. The series focuses on human-dolphin hybrids called Aquarians who have built thriving reef communities among the drowned human cities along the coasts but are caught in an escalating struggle with human scientists determined to restore the continental wastelands at any cost.
Brian is married to a brilliant woman, a former software engineering colleague, who has long been his first reader and most trusted editor. He works as a cybersecurity engineer to pay the bills and lives in Plainwell, Michigan, with his wife and three sons, a corn snake named Jake, and an aging white German shepherd named Sif (after Sif the Great Grey Wolf from the Dark Souls video game franchise). His sons named the dog; Brian hasn’t seriously played video games since the Pac-Man era.
Brian enjoys reading, cycling, hiking, horseplay, red wine, and local craft brews (so hopefully the virtues balance the vices, more or less). At every opportunity, he uses his boys as an excuse to act like an unruly kid (which is why his wife enjoys rum, school days, and migraine medication). He hopes to keep writing speculative fiction novels with environmental themes, improving as a storyteller, and building a like-minded audience to visit imaginary worlds with him.
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