Have you ever started a book and then wondered… where in the world is this book going? Lost Tide Warriors surprised me and has left me longing for a second book. I so deparately want to know who Fionn will become. Fantasy, magic, and mystery. Good vs evil. The battle endures. It is my pleasure to bring my latest review to you.
What I am Reviewing
Catherine Doyle has put together a middle school read that starts off slow and gradually builds. Creating characters that intrigue you! Bloomsbury Children’s Books published this 340 page chapter book. My advanced reader’s copy came as a trade paperback, the final should be hardcover with a fly. Lost Tide Warriors is part of A Storm Keeper’s Island Novel series. Book One I think. I am reviewing this book for Raincoast Books.
The Details of The Lost Tide Warriors
The location of this story is Arranmore Island where people are either descendants or non-descendants of the original inhabitants. Descendants can wield magic, non-descendants cannot.
Fionn is a storm keeper, leader of the Island, though but a lad. His magic is proving elusive and evil lurks.
Knowing this, we are led into a world where danger lurks and gets stronger by the day. Fionn needs to figure out what to do. Will he solve it by books’ end?
Characters are carefully built up. Fionn, his grand-dad, his mom and sister. We meet his friends, discover his enemies. Characters you’d know if you met them on the street.
Well written, the only illustrations grace chapter pages. A towering wave of water, could this have something to do with how the story plays out?
Easy to read, the text is a great size. The story flows easily from one page to the next with appropriate cliff hangers. There are a couple of sections that didn’t set well with me until the explanation came for them later. If you have youth who are easily alarmed this might not be the book for them. Overall, it was a good read.