Blood Tide: Book Two Of The Aquarius Rising Trilogy

Blood Tide: Book Two Of The Aquarius Rising Trilogy

by Brian Burt

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ISBN-13: 9781771152549
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 560 KB

About the Author

Brian Burt works as a software engineer/architect in West Michigan, where some of his most bizarre and twisted imaginings wind up in system design specifications. His wife and three boys (ages five to fifteen) tolerate his strange imagination and constantly inspire new flights of fancy, whether they mean to or not. He enjoys reading, cycling, hiking, Wii Fit, horseplay, red wine, and local micro-brews (so hopefully the virtues balance the vices, more or less). At every opportunity, he uses his sons as an excuse to act like an unruly child (which is why his wife enjoys rum, school days, and migraine medication).

Brian has published more than twenty short stories in various markets, including print magazines, anthologies, and electronic publications. He won the L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award in 1992 for his short story, “The Last Indian War,” which was anthologized in Writers of the Future Volume VIII. His story “Phantom Pain” received an Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Tenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. He’s a card-carrying member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This is his first novel-length work.

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Blood Tide: Book Two Of The Aquarius Rising Trilogy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Laurenreads1 More than 1 year ago
I just had to get my hands on the second book in this series by Author Brian Burt. Aquarius Rising, Blood Tide directly takes off on the heels of In The Tears If God, Aquarius Rising, and a new day brings on a new battle of a different kind. Rooted in revenge because of the loss of his wife and child, Megalops unleashes an outbreak that wreaks havoc below the earths surface and onto dry land. Suspenseful and action packed, as a reader I wasn't sure how this war on species against species was going to end even with Ocypode in the mix again. But in this case, not knowing is a good thing. I just hope that there's a book 3 in the near future. I highly recommend.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Charles Remington for Readers' Favorite Blood Tide by Brian Burt is the second book in the Aquarius Rising series, an astounding feat of imagination set mainly under the waves of the Pacific Ocean. In this future world where advanced genetic engineering has produced more than one humanoid species, the sea-dwelling Aquarians have survived an attempt by the dirt-swimmers (the land-dwelling humans) to wipe them out completely. The Aquarian bio-sculptor Megalops has lost his beloved wife and daughter to the dirt-swimmers’ biological attack. Desolate with grief and desperate for revenge, he plans to rid the world of the land dwellers, believing that this is the only way that the Aquarian race will ever be safe. A brilliant strategist and genetic engineer, he weaves a complex strategy, a web of intrigue, peopled with genetically engineered smart-sharks, animals and plants, along with terrifying viruses capable of changing the entire structure of a human body in minutes. But even in the beleaguered Aquarian community there are those who oppose him and who are sworn to protect all the inhabitants of planet Earth. Helped in their efforts by ancient communities of whales, dolphins and bio-engineered orcans who share their DNA with killer whales, they struggle to bring an end to what is becoming an increasingly desperate and bloody conflict. In Blood Tide, Brian Burt has created sunken cities, strange electric kelp forests, sea witches, cognitive reefs and sea dwelling humanoids that seem to leap from the pages. A fast paced adventure where beautifully drawn creatures inhabit a strangely alien landscape, a world in which it is possible to communicate with conscious reefs, whales and dolphins. A world of submarines and gill suits, of underwater castles and crystal domes. A world that will live in your imagination and will certainly leave you wondering what happens next...
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite Blood Tide: Aquarius Rising Book 2 by Brian Burt is the sequel to Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God and takes us back into the world of Aquarius. Megalops is a hybrid of human and dolphin who lives in one of the reef cities of Aquarius. The cities thrive below the earth ravaged by climate change, but even still there some some humans who manage to survive on land and those humans blame the Aquarians for the problems they face. They blame the Aquarians for releasing the Medusa Plague. but the humans were not the only ones who suffered. Megalops had his wife and daughter entombed in stone and he will avenge his family, no matter what it takes. It is not often I read a book that both amazes me and keeps me glued to it from the first page to the last page. Blood Tide managed to do both and while I can understand why Megalops is pushed to do what he does, I don't agree with what he does. Ocypode and his heroes remind me of many of the comic book greats on their way to stop the bad guys, and I enjoyed picturing them as they set out to stop Megalops. If you are a reader who enjoys good against bad and a true adventure story, this is a great one to read. It is unique and entertaining and can stand alone on its own even though it is a part of a series.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a highly inventive second installment of the Aquarius Rising series, Blood Tide by Brian Burt certainly will not disappoint readers who have been anxiously waiting for a follow up on the excellent In the Tears of God. Follow the story of Megalops, an Aquarian - a human/dolphin hybrid. Earth has been decimated by climate change, but the reef cities found under the sea are thriving. Angry humans released a plague on the Aquarians, and Megalops' wife and daughter were affected and entombed in stone. Set on revenge, he releases the Vendetta plague on humankind, turning them into Aquarian corpses. Ocypode, an Aquarian and one of the group of both humans and Aquarians that had stopped the original Medusa plague, must direct his group once again to try to stop Megalops from an act that may be the end of them all. Will they be able to do it? You'll need to read the book to find out! I so enjoyed Blood Tide. Author Brian Burt has done a stellar job in creating characters that his readers will be able to relate to, connect with, and care about. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. His world creation abilities are simply second to none, and that's saying a lot in the highly congested genre of science fiction. Any reader who enjoys science fiction, or simply an adventurous and exciting story of any type, should absolutely pick up Blood Tide. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to more from the talented author, Brian Burt, as soon as I possibly can!
IReadWhatYouWrite More than 1 year ago
In this epic sequel to Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God, Megalops, an Aquarian, is driven to madness and revenge by the loss of his family to the redeemers and their Medusa Plague. He finds a way to join with a living reef and spread his quest for revenge throughout the Mother Ocean. Ocypode, Sapiens and their friends must enlist the aid of Elise Leonidas, the ex-wife of Edmund Bryce. They hope with her help to re-engineer the redeemer nanobots to do their job properly and reclaim the planet without sacrificing the ocean. Before they can put their plan into action Megalops unleashes his Vendetta Vaccine on the world using living beings as the carriers. Furthermore he has corrupted his own people and the ocean's creatures to carry out his misguided plan, leaving Aquarius in a bloody civil war. As the resistance fights to keep Aquarius from imploding they must deal with the contingencies he has put into place and the legitimate anger Aquarians feel for the damage done to them and their loved ones by the surface dwellers. It would seem that all out war between the land and ocean is inevitable. Much like with book 1 of this cycle, I was sucked in hard and fast. It is impossible to not feel the pain and anger of the Aquarians, even knowing that only a few were its cause. It is impossible to not feel the fear and the anger of the surface dwellers who want only to have their planet back to sustainability. This is not a book that is read, much like the joining with the living reefs, it is a physical connection. The characters are so well developed as to not even be characters, but old friends telling their stories. I simply can’t wait to read book 3. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review