Air and Ash, Tides book one.
Written by Alex Lidell.
Princess Nile Greysik is a lieutenant on a prestigious Ashing navy flagship which is on a vital mission and fails. Now she faces a political marriage and a life away from the sea.
Not wanting to do this she decides to leave and find a ship she can hide on.
And that ship she finds, it has a captain who loves to hide in his cabin. A crew that doesn’t really know what they are doing and a first officer who likes to make her life a living hell. And he isn’t the only one. The whole crew is against her and she needs to learn her place.
She needs to learn what is to start at the bottom and protect her identity at the same time. And this all the while she tries to make the frigate into a battleworthy ship.
If there aren’t enough problems already she finds out to have a gift, magic coursing through her body. Something that can destroy everything she works for.
Now she needs to keep even more a secret and make sure they all survive the journey. When a disaster hit she needs to unleash her power to save them all. Only will it help them or will it bring her even more problems.
This is the first book in the Tides series, written by Alex and I liked it. I like her writing style and the story. To be honest the first time I read an excerpt from it on Amazon I thought it would go a lot different than the book does. Still I’m not disappointed in it. I miss some more emotion in the book because it feels a little flat. But I like the characters, I like how the book flows and what happens. It feels natural and this isn’t a book that tells the story of a hero who can do everything, she still fails in things and makes bad decisions. It makes the book feel more realistic, which is a great writing style to have. I’m reading the other two books as well, because I want to know what happens next. I want to see if she makes it and get everything in order.
Get here the first book and look for the next review of the second book.
Have a nice read,