Moving from freezing temperatures to blistering ones, Oliver and company face some new discoveries and setbacks in Caroline Peckham’s Turning Tide.
Having left Glacio and reached their goal of Brinatin, Oliver and crew believe that they’ve finally come within reach of the cure for May’s curse with help from Rogan’s father Wallace Ganderfield. But in approaching Rogan’s reclusive and work-obsessed father, their luck takes an unexpected turn, forcing them to consider alternative courses of action. Meanwhile, Quinn has been taken hostage by Hector Rook and her travels across Brinatin have been less than the beach vacation she envisioned but peppered with rare moments of moderate enjoyment. While competing for a key to yet another gateway, Oliver and crew get caught up in some traps of Rimori’s devising and thus learn more about his ultimate plan.
Moving quickly through the story’s events, this third installment in the series picks up where it left off as the characters cross through the gateway. In simplest terms, things start to happen in a quick succession in this installment and the villains of the story are becoming more prominent as their plan is being revealed and some aspects are made much more public.There are still some areas in the text that would benefit from some grammatical clean up, but the story kept me captivated such that I didn’t notice it too much.
Overall, I’d give it a 4 out of 5 stars.