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Series: Waves of Darkness #3
Length: 223 pages
Reviewing eARC Rating:
The search for the third Sister of Power takes Viktor Brandewyne to Mexico and the Devil's daughter. She sends him to find devil's hoof, but doesn't explain exactly what it is. All Viktor knows is that she will use it to try to enslave him once he brings it back to her.
His quest strands him in the middle of the shark-infested Indian Ocean with no food or water, no wind . . . and no siren to sing one up for him. Try as he might to reach her, his bond with Belladonna has fallen silent.
FYI There are some spoilers in this review from previous books. If you have not read this series, I highly suggest you read books one and two prior to reading this review!
Silent Fathoms by Tamara A. Lowery is book three of Waves of Darkness, the series that follows Bloody Vik Brandee on his quest to break the vampire curse set upon him. In this installment, we find Vik, Belle, and Grimm heading to Mexico in search of the third Sister of power. Vik has to leave Belle as she cannot make the trek across the mountains as they learned the hard way in Demon Bayou she will lose her powers if she strays to far from the ocean. As Vik seeks out the Sister and then is sent on her quest, Belle is sent on her own quest by Zeke. However this quest could cost her the trust she’s gained with Vik. Lots of action, lots of suspense, and of course pirates 🙂
My Lovely Pirates
Bloody Vik Brandee happens to be one of my favorite characters. He’s cruel, vicious, and won’t hesitate to kill you if you cross him, but there is just something I love about him! He has a vulnerable side, his friends who he tends to try not to make and of course the siren. He cares for them, whether he wants to or not, and no one crosses him to get them. And I mean NO ONE! He will go all vampire on you if you hurt them.
Belle is a bit of a loose cannon. She is on her own quest to find the mermaid that Vik impregnated during Blood Curse and discovers that she has feelings, like real feelings, for Vik. It scares her because she’s a predator and not supposed to have these feelings. In fact she’s a girl version of Vik. She is just as ruthless and cruel as him, but if you cross those she cares about God help you! In fact, don’t get in the water and don’t go anywhere near her. She will skewer you and have you for breakfast…just saying 😉
Grimm is the level-headed pirate of the bunch (if there is such a thing). He knows how far Vik can be pushed, when to stop and when to keep going. He keeps Vik on course and mellows him when he needs to. Grimm also keeps an eye on the rest of the crew, watching for mutiny and telling Vik when he needs to know.
Lazarus, Jim Rigger turned cat, is an interesting character. During book two, we learn that he is still Jim when Gloribeau turns him into a human temporarily. During this book, he learns some new tricks from Zeke and I believe we will be seeing a lot more of Jim in the books to come 😀
As with the first installments of the series, this book picks up right where book two left off. Vik is heading to find the next Sister of power and avoiding his growing feelings for Belle. Conveniently he is able to tell her to stay since it will be quicker to trek across the mountains to the other coast than it would be to take the boat down through the Panama Canal or around South America. But Vik finds he misses her (awe!!) and makes the trek as quickly as possible.
Belle is sent on her own quest to find the mermaid that Vik impregnated during the first book. She is turning into a vampire and feeding on her own kind prior to having his child. Belle is to kill her and save the baby per Zeke. She’s scared though. Vik gave the mermaid his word she wouldn’t hurt her. Belle has to figure out a way to complete the quest without losing Vik’s trust. Zeke helps by shielding her from Vik and almost breaking their bond. This angers Vik, but also worries him. Will she come back?
Then there is the quest the Sister sends Vik on. It takes him to the coast of India and into the jungles of a Tiger God. It’s all very fascinating and I have to say the scenery and imagery that comes with it is superb! There’s a lot of action, a tiny bit of romance, and of course a lot of pirating 😀
Overall I enjoyed this book immensely! The series just keeps getting better and better! The characters are well established, and the author keeps introducing new characters and new experiences into the lives of Vik and his crew. I love it! FYI there is some profanity, sexual references, and of course violence (they are pirates after all!), so I would recommend the series to mature audiences only. If you enjoy historical fiction (the series is set in the 1700s), pirates, and fantasy, then I highly recommend you check out the series!
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