The Vast and Brutal Sea (Vicious Deep Series #3)

The Vast and Brutal Sea (Vicious Deep Series #3)

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by Zoraida Cordova
     
 

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Blood is in the Water...

Two days. That's all the time Tristan Hart has to prevent all-out war. Since discovering he was part merman and heir to the Sea Throne, Tristan has been fighting for his future, his friends—his life.

Now, to win the crown and save the girl he loves, Tristan will have to take the ultimate risk: unleash the

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Blood is in the Water...

Two days. That's all the time Tristan Hart has to prevent all-out war. Since discovering he was part merman and heir to the Sea Throne, Tristan has been fighting for his future, his friends—his life.

Now, to win the crown and save the girl he loves, Tristan will have to take the ultimate risk: unleash the ancient magic of Poseidon and release the kraken. Seriously. It's the only way to unite the three scattered pieces of the king's trident and stop the sea witch Nieve from taking the throne for herself.

Tristan's going to need all the help he can get. But the one person he could always depend on him has betrayed him—Kurt now wants the throne for himself. Brother against brother, it's a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[For] those who enjoy pure, lightweight fantasy... Fans of the mermaid craze will enjoy it." - Kirkus
VOYA, October 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 4) - Kate Neff
This third novel in the Vicious Deep series finds hero Tristan Hart, who now knows he is part merman, fighting not just for himself and his love interest but also for the future of the seas. He is a wisecracking goofball who always seems to do the right thing in the end. The story’s action takes the reader from the land to the deep seas, to a magical land filled with river people whose motivations are murky. There are lots of characters, and though the family trees in the back of the book are helpful, anyone new to the series may want to start at the beginning before jumping into this third novel. Although Tristan is an older teenager, and there is some colorful language throughout, this series would probably appeal most to younger teen readers. The series already has a passionate fan base, so faithful readers will enjoy this installment. Reviewer: Kate Neff; Ages 12 to 15.
School Library Journal
09/01/2014
Gr 9 Up— Tristan is running out of time to save the girl he loves and secure his rightful position as heir to the Sea Throne in this dramatic final chapter of the "Vicious Deep" series. The fantasy epic features a diverse cast of mermen, sea witches, vampires, fairies, and all manner of supernatural creatures. Fans will be sad to see this trilogy come to a close.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-28
Those who enjoy pure, lightweight fantasy fluff will find all they want in the conclusion of the Vicious Deep series.Mer-human hybrid Tristan descends, of course, from sea royalty, although his uncle Kurt really has a more direct claim to the sea throne. However, the evil Silver Queen Nieve holds the reins of power now. The book picks up amid action that recaps the previous books and sends Tristan off to a magical island so that he may prepare himself for the epic battle to come. There, he must battle the monstrous Naga, with unexpected results. At last ready for the big fight, he returns to Coney Island, where he unites with vampires to help him in the battle. Yes, merpeople and vampires. All the while, Tristan is plagued by vivid visions of the future. The final battle plays out with magical creatures such as a giant turtle and a sea horse the size of a whale. Córdova lightens the narrative by including a sprinkling of comedy drawn from Tristan’s cocky Brooklyn attitude. The relationships involved are so complex that readers new to the series would be well-advised to start with the first book, as the author includes little recap, and even fans may need a refresher. Tristan’s true love, captured by Nieve, plays almost no role, which keeps the focus on action.Fans of the mermaid craze will enjoy it. Others may struggle. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402296208
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Vicious Deep Series, #3
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
HL650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Zoraida Córdova was born in Ecuador and raised in New York City. She studied English literature at Hunter College and the University of Montana. She is the author of The Vicious Deep trilogy and Luck on the Line. Visit her at zoraidacordova.com.

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