A STREETWISE VIGILANTE
who will do anything to cure her dying sister
A RUTHLESS GANGSTER
on a grisly quest to attain immortality
A DESPERATE FATHER
who crossed oceans to free his enslaved son
A TRAIL OF RIDDLES
and the mythical treasure they all seek:
THE SERENGETI SAPPHIRE
Pros – The Setting ( I dig Boston ok?), Sabra’s family vows, …ok yes also Atlas
Cons – Making me think that certain folk aren’t around anymore, Not Quite Dead villainy
Review – A) Technically a 4.5…yes I removed half a star because I nearly launched myself out of my reading nook to strangle the author over the last chapter. Seriously. Don’t mess with my HEA.
B) Technically this falls into the thriller category with a dash of medical science fiction and some mystical woo-woo. And history, since I definitely learned more American history here then I generally expect from my fictional books.
C) Pretty chapter header photos.
What does this all add up to you ask? Well enjoyment of a book outside my normal reading purview. Long time followers/readers of my reviews know that I’m steadfastly loyal to the author–his trilogy about Ashline Wilde, Polynesian Volcano Goddess reincarnate, had me waxing poetic. I’ve been waiting for further works by him and was taken by surprise at this release.
Sabra Tides is a resourceful, smart ass streetwise girl who doesn’t really play by the rules at all and probably created as many issues for herself as she got away from. Her one driving motivation was to save Echo, her 8 year old younger sister dying of cancer. She broke every law, left a trail of bodies behind her and got mixed up in some shitty things to achieve that goal.
Damned if I wouldn’t have done the same for my baby sister if I’d been put into that position.
Knight’s wordplay here–riddles make up a big part of what moves the hunt along–likely will make sense to Boston residents more so then me. Without Atlas and Sabra talking it out I would have just blinked at the pages stupidly. The depth of knowledge is awe inspiring–both in its use and in the way he weaves the dual tales around it.
I will caution a little…violence abounds and no one in the book is playing for the silver halls. Sabra has to make tough decisions that don’t end in hugs and the folk after her don’t shoot tranqs. The collateral damage is kind of high actually.
While your milage may vary in how well you believe in what happens (over like a month or so), the ending is satisfying. Folk win, folk die, folk are lucky they’re fictional because otherwise I’d wring their necks for putting me through heartache.
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Published by: Self-pubbed
Release: March 1, 2016
Series: Stand Alone
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