The Dark Tide

Alicia Jasinska (Author)
Pre-Order   Ships Aug 04, 2020

Description

The Wicked Deep meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this gripping, dark fairy-tale fantasy about two girls who must choose between saving themselves, each other, or their sinking island city.

Every year on St. Walpurga's Eve, Caldella's Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking.

Lina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year. To save him, she enlists the help of Thomas Lin, the boy she secretly loves, and the only person to ever escape from the palace. But they draw the queen's attention, and Thomas is chosen as the sacrifice.

Queen Eva watched her sister die to save the boy she loved. Now as queen, she won't make the same mistake. She's willing to sacrifice anyone if it means saving herself and her city.

When Lina offers herself to the queen in exchange for Thomas's freedom, the two girls await the full moon together. But Lina is not at all what Eva expected, and the queen is nothing like Lina envisioned. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other. As water floods Caldella's streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice, they must choose who to save: themselves, each other, or the island city relying on them both.

Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date
August 04, 2020
Pages
336
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781728209982

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About the Author

Alicia Jasinska works as a library technician and is an aerialist in her spare time. She hails from Sydney, Australia. The Dark Tide is her debut novel. Visit her online at aliciajasinska.com

Reviews

"Striking the perfect balance, The Dark Tide demands to be read in one held breath as its tide bears down on all" - Foreword
"Jasinska's debut fantasy, a dark fairy tale reminiscent of "Tam Lin," but delightfully queer, is thrillingly romantic while exploring the intersections between love, sacrifice, and duty."" - Booklist