The Black Tide by Keri Arthur @kezarthur

Posted December 27, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

The Black Tide by Keri Arthur @kezarthurThe Black Tide by Keri Arthur
Series: Outcast #3
Published by Self-Published on December 5, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 350
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Though Winter Halo–the pharmaceutical company behind the evil experimentation on both children and adults–has been destroyed, the danger is far from over. Not only do seven children remain unaccounted for, but some of the vampires are now able to walk in light.

The key to stopping the unthinkable lies in finding Ciara Dream, the last member of the trio behind the plot to give full light immunity to both the vampires and the Others. But Ciara, like Tiger herself, is a shapeshifter, able to take on any human form she desires.

To find her, Tiger will need to use every skill in her formidable arsenal, and even that might not be enough to save the city and the people she has started to care about.

Because the vampires are coming, and this time, the lights won’t stop them.



I’ve enjoyed all the books in the Outcast series.   The Black Tide is the final book in the trilogy although I always seem to want more if I like a series. It wraps up the overall story arc but I’d love to see how things go on in the future.

The story is more of a war with strategy and suspense than a romance. In fact, there is very little romance.  At the beginning, Cat (Tiger) is trying to find all the laboratories, both to end the experiments and rescue any children. For the first 20%, it seemed slow until either I got back into the world or the action began.  I would have liked more development of the relationship with Jonas somehow but there wasn’t a lot of time with the battles they were fighting.  Their roles kept them separated much of the time.

The plot kept me tense and was a bit twisty. The science and political / military strategies were intriguing.  I loved the last showdown with its shocker when Cat was in desperate straits.  I recommend the whole trilogy.



About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than thirty-three novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

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Posted December 27, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

6 responses to “The Black Tide by Keri Arthur

  1. lornak99

    I agree about the first part of the book. We kinda got thrown into a bunch of action without any build up to it and I admit to really wondering if I would like it. But then I did. I was also not happy that after all the build up between her and Jonas there was just nothing. I’ve read some of her paranormal romances and she does write them well! Still I gave it 4 stars on PureTextuality (instead of Rabidreads) as opposed to the 5 stars I gave the first book. Maybe she’ll write another. That world could be written about again and again.

    • yes it’s an interesting world. I don’t expect much sex/romance from urban fantasy but I expect some. I understand this is a natural end to the book and the story arc of the three books, but I’d still like to see more about their futures and the continuing issues they will likely have with vampires and wraiths.

      • lornak99

        I don’t expect that much romance in UF as a rule either, but it was there for the couple and then nothing. I say, Don’t put it there if it’s not going to go somewhere. I have been really enjoying UF/PNR combination books a lot as well. Dannika Dark writes wonderful ones.