Blood Tide Book Summary
Megalops is an Aquarian, a human-dolphin hybrid who lives in one of the many reef-cities that thrive beneath the waves on an Earth ravaged by climate change. Some of the Humans who cling to the barren lands blamed Aquarius for their plight and unleashed the Medusa Plague that entombed Megalops’s wife and daughter in stone. Tormented by that loss, Megalops dedicates everything to avenging his murdered family, no matter what the cost. He unleashes a Vendetta Virus as cruel and lethal as the Medusa Plague, a bio-weapon that transforms living Humans into Aquarian corpses. Ocypode — one of the heroes who stopped the Medusa Plague — and his band of Human and Aquarian allies battle desperate odds to prevent Megalops from committing an act of genocide that will escalate into global conflict, dragging the Earth’s other humanoid species into the chaos. War demands sacrifice. If Mother Earth and Mother Ocean wage war against each other, will anyone survive? ~ Worldwind Virtual Book Tours
Blood Tide Book Review
Do you think Fergus Dunn would’ve wanted more mindless slaugher perpetrated in his name? To even a score that can never be evened, because every scorekeeper maintains the tally in a different way? How much blood has to wash over us before we all drown in it…
Brian Burt, the author of the Aquarius Trilogy, brings us another emotionally triggering novel via the futuristic world of Aquarius. This book picks up where In The Tears of God left off. After the ocean world is saved by Ocypode and friends, a new threat challenges both the ocean and the land worlds. Burt brings current events into his skillfully written novel and makes us wonder can the score ever be evened? If we are always taking sides, can we ever live in peace?
As I read this book, I thought of all the tragic events happening in the world: terrorists’ attacks, racial divides, political ravings. Instead of trying to save humanity and live in peace, we spend our days trying to find ways to separate ourselves from each other. We are always trying to inflame each other to react violently when we should be seeking to find the means to respond to each other with grace and honor. Ocypode is the embodiment of those trying to find peace in a world that is fractionated and boiling out of control. When we stop to see from other’s point of view, sometimes we see that they are hurting as much as we are. Pain can cause us to lash out, but it can also help us to grow. Kudos to Mr. Burt on showing us that we are all suffering and just need someone to understand.
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