Vast and Brutal Sea (Vicious Deep, #3)

by Zoraida Córdova

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Vast and Brutal Sea (Vicious Deep, #3)

by Zoraida Córdova

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The thrilling conclusion to this epic fantasy trilogy, the Sea Court is in all-out war to claim the throne, and Tristan's most trusted friend just became his fiercest rival. This clash of sand and sea will pit brother against brother―and there can only be one victor.

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 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.

  • ISBN13 9781402296208
  • Publish Date 1 July 2014 (first published 1 January 2014)
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 416
  • Language English


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Overall this was a pretty good series. It’s well plotted and not entirely predictable—even though I saw the broad strokes pretty clearly the details weren’t obvious. Bits dropped into earlier books or scenes all pay off. The pacing is good and it’s a good blend of action and funny and character beats.

This particular book, all of the sudden characters were cursing which wouldn’t have been quite so shocking if there had been any in the first two books. But it goes from zero course words to f-bombs a surprising number of times out of nowhere.

I think the thing that really works for this series is the vast number of characters. I like ensembles and I like character interactions so much more than wandering around in a single character’s thoughts. This has lots of characters and they all play a part and they’re all pretty well developed.

And even though I technically the whole thing was pretty well done (which is an accomplishment to be sure) there was nothing about any of it that grabbed me and latched on and made me think, “I love these books” our “they’re soooo fantastic” or anything. I didn’t even remember anything from the first two books which, you’d have to know me but that means there’s was nothing about either one I liked enough to remember. I won’t deny that they’re very well done and yet somehow still just moderately amusing at the same time and so they just hover around being “good” books.