Title: Dark Waters
Author: Tracy Abrey
Page Count/Review Word Count: 256
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
This book is the second book in a series, and I reviewed the first book – Blue Sun – a little while back. So, when the author offered to send me a copy of her newest release, I jumped at the chance.
It’s interesting, because I have mixed feelings about both of the books – I really like them, but in a ‘guilty pleasures‘ sort of way. If Abrey had a major publishing deal then I probably wouldn’t bother, but I think it’s impressive that an indie author is so accomplished when it comes to world-building, even if it is in a genre that I don’t usually read.
This book follows directly on from the first, and so I can’t tell you too much about the story line without ruining the first book if you haven’t read it. What’s particularly interesting, though, is how Dark Waters builds upon the first book to develop both the world and the mythology, with the Keepers playing a huge part here.
And, of course, I love the Manx influence. The entire book is set on the Isle of Man, and it digs deep into the region’s history, using its language to great effect. Sure, you can tell that it was written by an indie author – you can also tell that it doesn’t matter. It’s loads of fun!