[Review] Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas Book 2) by Natasha S. Brown


It’s Leif’s eighth summer going viking with his father on their ship the Kraken—and he’s had enough. For as long as Leif can remember, his father has claimed to be a descendant of Ægir, god of the sea, and has exploited their shape changing ability—all this to amass enough gold to gain entrance into the ocean god’s halls. Leif hopes that time’s drawing near so he can free himself from Ragna’s domineering shadow.

On the green hills of Éire, Eilish is content learning traditional folk cures from her father until a Finn-Gall raid disturbs the peace. Desperate to protect Eilish from harm, her father cuts her hair and disguises her in his old clothing before she’s ripped from the only home she’s ever known. Sold as a thrall in Duiblinn, she must hide out as a young man on a ship full of barbarians.

Now Eilish, who fears she’ll become Ægir’s next sacrifice, and Leif, who isn’t prepared to stand up against his father’s powerful wrath, must face the tides of change—no matter how ominous they may seem.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Scars (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas Book 1)
Along the breathtaking and unforgiving coast of Snæland, Ásta’s ancestral farm is plagued with bad luck. The kinless maiden’s turf walls continue to be found damaged, and there aren’t enough farmhands to maintain the property. Claw marks in the dirt revive old memories of the wolf attack that left her scarred, and she begins to fear the whispers are true—that Fenrir, son of Loki and king of the wolves, has come to claim her and her land.

Torin often leaves his uncle’s farm in the southern hills to track and ensnare valuable gyrfalcons. His secret ability to turn into the birds he trains means his falconry skills are unparalleled, earning him precious silver and gold. If the ghosts of his past didn’t haunt him daily, pushing him to numb his senses with drink, Torin might have married by now—as his uncle often reminds him. He knows the time has finally come to find a wife and settle down.

During the Althing, the gathering of the year, Ásta’s ability to maintain her property comes into question while Torin wonders if a woman in jeopardy of losing her farm is really worth the trouble.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author
Natasha was born in Nevada City, California. Being an only child, she resorted to using her imagination while exploring the forest surrounding her home (a nasty habit she hasn’t been able to break). Her natural interest in fantasy ignited when her parents read The Hobbit to her as a youth, and from then on anything seemed possible. Once awarded with a Hershey’s bar ‘the size of a Buick’ in her high school English class for creative writing, her passion and interest in literature has never dimmed.

She now lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

After reading and absolutely loving book 1 in this Time of Myths series – Scars I could not wait to get my hands on this one. Tides sees up delve into the world of Leif, who is working on his eight season aboard his fathers ship the Kraken – now with a title like Tides and a boat named Kraken I could only imagine what kind so shape shifting creature we would be met with in this story, and I wasn’t all wrong, however I didn’t expect the story to play as it did – and I mean that in a good way.

Leif is the shifter and though we see him change in to large sea bird for most of the story, the true reason behind him being on the Kraken with his father emerges, and it is a dark and sinister motive on his father Ragnar part to keep his son doing his bidding. You have probably heard the stories of the Kraken on the sea, and in terms of the lore I absolutely loved this take on the tale – I really don’t want to give to much away, but I am sure you can guess – or not like I did.

Whilst Leif and his father are in Duiblinn he comes across a thrall – or slave – whom he buys much to the chagrin of his father who has no hopes of the thrall lasting on the sea, little does Leif know that he has purchased a young woman named Eilish, who was captured during a Finn-Gall raid, and was forced by her father to dress as boy and go by the name of Aiden in order to survive as he did not want the fate of slave women to fall on to her.  Soon both their secrets are discovered by each other and Leif has fallen for Eilish and does everything in his power to help protect her from his father.

This was yet another fantastic read from Ms Brown and  what I love most apart from the story is Natasha’s ability to transport you back in time, with her attention to detail, mythology, lore and fantastic research! This story will literary sweep you away, and I can only imagine what she has in store for us next and I for one can’t wait!



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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

2 thoughts on “[Review] Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas Book 2) by Natasha S. Brown

  • May 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Loving the story and especially the characters, almost finished x

  • May 26, 2017 at 1:30 am

    You are just plain awesome, Fee. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed both books, and I’m glad I kept you guessing in Tides. The next one takes place in the Highlands, and there may or may not be a selkie involved 😉
    I look forward to visiting you again! XOXO

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