Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Tide Warriors

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Tide Warriors


The Lost Tide Warriors

(Storm Keeper #2)

Written by Catherine Doyle

304 pages

Published by Bloomsbury

Publication date: 11th July 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

In the brilliant sequel to The Storm Keeper’s Island, winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Fionn Boyle finds himself at the heart of the fight for the island’s survival.

Fionn Boyle has been Storm Keeper of Arranmore for less than six months when thousands of terrifying Soulstalkers arrive on the island. The empty-eyed followers of the dreaded sorceress, Morrigan have come to raise their leader and Fionn is powerless to stop them. The Storm Keeper’s magic has deserted him and with his grandfather’s memory waning, Fionn must rely on his friends Shelby and Sam to help him summon Dagda’s army of merrows.

But nobody else believes the ferocious sea creatures even exist. And how can he prove he’s right without any magic? As Fionn begins his search for the lost army, the other islanders prepare for invasion. The battle to save Arranmore has begun.

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • I loved, loved LOVED, The Storm Keeper’s Island which is the first in this series. It was a case of the perfect book at the perfect time for me so I have been recommending this book to everyone!
  • I want to find out more about Fionn and his grandfather, as well as the history of the Storm Keepers so I am eager to go back to the island of Arranmore and delve deeper into the history and world.
  • It sounds like the stakes get even higher in this story as the Soulstalkers arrive…even their name gives me a chill!
  • In the first book, Fionn was only beginning to grapple with and understand the Storm Keeper’s magic, so I am worried to see that it seems to have abandoned him already!
  • I love the attitude of people who have grown up on an island and reading ‘the other islanders prepare for invasion’ has given me images of the ordinary people of Arranmore squeezing in a bit of fighting Soulstalkers in between the important tasks of everyday life, such as farming, etc.

What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!

See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here:  When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, StarfishThe Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia UnleashedBright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, The Last Spell Breather, The Starless Sea.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel Wood, Tangleweed and Brine, Sanctuary, The Pretender or The Gilded King?

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Lilyfae says:

    Oh MY Goodness I am waiting for this one too!! LOVED the first book, I was approved for the sneak peek chapters and it’s going to be AMAZING!!
    Can’t wait to read the rest!!

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    1. The first book was one of my top reads last year so I really can’t wait to see where it goes next. Not sure if I want to read the sneak peek as it might make waiting even harder…

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      1. Lilyfae says:

        It has been hard!! Let’s just say things get going straight away!! I got to the end of the excerpt and was like nooooooooooooooooooooo!!! You can’t stop there!!!!!!
        So excited for this to come out!!

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  2. I’m very excited for this too- I also really enjoyed the first one! My memories of it are admittedly hazy as I started it just before I had my surgery last year and then was reading it in the immediate aftermath- when I was on very strong medication 😂. I definitely remember it being great though, which is the main thing!
    Amy x

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    1. It was pure serendipity for me – I wanted to read a fantasy middle-grade set in Ireland and saw it pop up on Netgalley so requested it and immediately devoured it! I have since read the first three chapters of it it to over 600 kids at my school and three of them have come to talk to me about finishing it and enjoying it a lot! I can only imagine how you must have been feeling after surgery – I now definitely understand why they say not to sign any legal documents for at least 48 hours! 😂

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      1. Yes definitely! If someone had promised to make the pain stop I’d have signed just about anything 😂

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      2. So glad you’re feeling better now, x


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