"He's insisting he's a Tide Lord and he's begging us to try again... to kill him, that is"
When a routine hanging goes wrong, the survivor announces he is Cayal the Immortal Prince, a Tide Lord. However, the only known record of the immortal beings of Amyrantha is the Tide Lord Tarot... and everyone knows it is just a parlour-game, an amusement.
Arkady Desean, an expert on the lengends of the Crasii - a part-animal, part-human race - is sent to interrogate Cayal. But, in exposing this would-be immortal, Arkady's own web of deceit threatens to unravel.
Nothing is really as it seems around the Immortal Prince. The lies seem plausible, his stories improbable... and the truth is more than any of them bargained for.
Having just finished the Demon Child trilogy by Fallon, I dived into this brand new trilogy with great eagerness, immersing myself with much delight in the words of one of my favourite authors and letting a brand new world unfold about me. Yet again I was not to be disappointed. Woven throughout the book were smaller stories that introduced you to the other Immortals as Cayal worked to make Arkady believe, what she felt to be, the completely preposterous notions that he was one of the Immortals- not that he really cared all that much, after all, why would the opinion of one mere mortal mean anything to he who had been alive for many MANY lifetimes?? At least, this is what he tries to convince himself as time goes on.
The identity of one of the other Immortals became quite clear to me from very early on, but even that did nothing to detract from the story. I would definitely put this new trilogy on equal ranking with The Demon Child trilogy. The Immortal Prince didn't last anywhere near long enough for my liking (yeah ok, so I'm just greedy when it comes to Jennifer Fallon's books- LOL!), so I am now waiting, with great anticipation, for the second instalment of the Tide Lords Trilogy.
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This book won the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition, 2015.
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