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A young pirate narrowly avoids the gallows when the governor of the Bahamas enlists his aid in bringing hostage-turned-pirate Kate Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his old ways, with the demons of his past swiftly following his trail. A beautiful strumpet falls in league with Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, before she beA young pirate narrowly avoids the gallows when the governor of the Bahamas enlists his aid in bringing hostage-turned-pirate Kate Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his old ways, with the demons of his past swiftly following his trail. A beautiful strumpet falls in league with Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, before she becomes a pawn in his schemes. As all sides spiral toward a fiery climax, nothing is what it seems, and the odds are in favor of death....

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the devil s tide Reviews

  • Emma
    2019-04-16 10:32

    I did wonder if I'd like this as much as the first book but I was pleasantly surprised! Kate Lindsay now hardened to the life of piracy is written very well and the one liners between her pretty much every other character were brilliant. I particularly liked her interaction with Vane. Annabelle was a surprise as she turned out to be a complete bitch! Again I liked the way she was written though. I have to say (and this isn't meant to sound sexist) that in my opinion the writer's best written characters were the women which isn't always the case when written by a man. I liked that Blackbeard featured more in this book and of course technically we don't know if he actually died at the end of the book. I'm guessing not. Having said that though I was surprised that Nathan was killed off when he was. I assumed that him and Kate would get together and possibly end up together with their own ship etc at the end of the whole thing so when Annabelle killed him I was like "ooh what's gonna happen now then?!" I like a book that can surprise me when the plot seems to be going in one direction. As ever the language and scenes of violence aren't for the faint hearted but then I'm not faint hearted so I think it's all pretty much in the right tone for the setting of the books. I'm intrigued about Blackbeard's comment to Dillahunt at the end regarding Jacqueline and who she is really is. My mind is now going off in all sorts of directions - she is really his daughter (ew!) or maybe Blackbeard's daughter (that would be cool) or someone else entirely and why did her mother really kill herself if that's the truth? I guess I'll have to read the third book to find out! The only reason I didn't give this the full 5 stars was because I found that the pace slowed a little around the time that Vane captured Dillahunt and co and I wanted things to get moving again with the more major characters. I'm still really glad I found this series though.

  • Janet
    2019-04-01 09:48

    This sequel to Devil's Fire does not disappoint. Tomerlin continues to tell a suspenseful story full of dangerous, often desperate characters in the last days of Caribbean piracy.These are not pirate romances, and they have no room for the likes of Captain Jack Sparrow. These characters live in a world that is often kill-or-be-killed, where alliances shift and change like the wind, and love is as elusive as buried treasure. To Tomerlin's credit, he is able to describe a very harsh world without going over the top in his depictions of ugly wounds and violent death. At the center of it all is the enigmatic Katherine Lindsay, once a pirate caption's prisoner, now a legend for her extrordinary ability to survive while those around her perish and for her refusal to return to a safe life in London rather than remain on the high seas. She is not a sadist, but she has come to a cold understanding of the reality of life among pirates, and she has few qualms about killing - but she still retains something of a conscience and a desire to protect the very few she cares about.I'm looking forward to the third book!

  • Marco Tulio
    2019-04-02 14:45

    Absolutely loved this one. The second installment of the Devil`s fire series really surprised me. I liked the first book very much. I gave it 4 stars though because of some minor issues i commented on on my review of that book. I was happy to see that the problems i had with some aspects of the first novel were not only fixed now but also that the parts that were already great were expanded upon immensely. Be warned though. If you thought the first one was already too violent -like many reviewers claim about the first book- this one has a lot more of that pirate-y stuff. This means expect more killing, torturing, pillaging, and backstabbing this time around. But not all is bleakness of course. This book has also a lot more adventure, romance, humor and unexpected friendships than its predecessor. In short: i simply can't find anything bad to say about the Devil's Tide. I'm looking forward for the third one which unfortunately i can't start reading right away because of some stupid work stuff i must get done first. :( cheers

  • Cindy Woods
    2019-04-17 12:43

    AmazingThis has to be one if the best pirate series I've read to date. It is very realistic and there is no lack if action. Not really what would call a romance novel at all..... much more action and adventure in a historical setting.It is very gritty, bloody and cutting throats is an easy way to die in this story. As Katherine, the beautiful, spoiled, rich wife becomes Kate, the murderous harridan, the plot definitely thickens. Bad guys can be nice guys you can never trust, while women can be bad as well as good.Pirates is the theme holds barred!I'm on to Book III of this series. I don't want to miss a beat! Highly recommend if you can stomach the violence!

  • John Harris
    2019-04-21 17:26

    I loved the book. very fast paced and entertaining. Its not fantasy, Pirates of the Caribbean type stuff, its rip roarin, cutlasses stabbin, cannon ball flying action. The way a pirate story should be told. I loved the entire series.

  • Jamie
    2019-04-21 13:50

    Cannot say enough good things about this series. I'm sitting on the edge of my chair waiting for the 3rd book. I both love and hate the endings because it leaves me wanting more and more!

  • Marlize
    2019-04-21 11:50

    Blood, gore, guts, and cannonballs!!! Best book i have had the pleasure of reading in years. Absolutely Amazing!!!

  • K.M. Alleena
    2019-04-09 09:26

    Piracy always was an act of rebellion. What may have caused good, honest people to turn towards such a hideous lifestyle? Were they always criminals? In some ways, perhaps they were. In other ways, the kinds of sailors they were originally employed under (or press-ganged into service with, to be fair) were almost more monstrous than the pirates themselves. In Tomerlin's second Devil's Fire novel, The Devil's Tide, this becomes more and more apparent with the introduction of famous pirate hunters and the criminals they tracked to world's end and back.Enter Kate Lindsay. Again, Tomerlin masterfully weaves history with the fantastic, and merges two worlds into an amazing novel, in which this character takes the lead yet again. No longer held hostage, she has taken up the title of pirate, and once again escapes the dull fate of being returned to London. Having escaped the fiery wreckage of the Harbinger, she finds herself stranded in Nassau, governed by the pirate hunter Woodes Rodgers. Of course, because Kate has long given up a life where everyone else tells her who to be and how to behave, she takes her fate into her own hands. She is a rather strong major character, but again – being a pirate, is she really a hero? Does it matter if the book has a hero or not? I was told by someone very wise that all good villains and all good heroes alike should be fighting for something they think is absolutely right.So, let's then talk about the character Kate wrapped up in her schemes of escape, Benjamin Hornigold. The pirate-turned-lackey-turned-betrayer is definitely an interesting point of view in the earlier chapters of this book. Hornigold took a pardon from Woodes Rodgers, and turned against all of his former allies. This, unfortunately, review quote 2incited the rage of Blackbeard, something any sensible pirate didn't wish to do. The resulting capture and death of Hornigold was possibly the most grotesque and well written scene of the book, in my opinion. Failing Blackbeard's trivial word games, Hornigold's fate was already sealed. And by sealed, he meant in a wooden coffin fixed with a porthole and pushed over the gunwale. It was terrifying to read of this horrible encounter. I found myself basically glued to the book, unable to stop turning the pages. The serene way the underwater graveyard where Hornigold was left was described in such a juxtaposition compared to the horrific way this character was being killed. It was so much more torturous and slow than a death by keelhauling, which was commonplace during this point in history. It was masterfully described, and the setting was portrayed stunningly. I had never rooted for a character to die more, with George R. R. Martin's Joffrey as the only exception. They say it is a mark of mastery if an author can sway his readers to hate a character. Tomerlin has accomplished this in both of his Devil's Fire novels that I have read so far.If we speak of Hornigold, then by all means, we need to speak of Blackbeard. In the beginning, it was hard to tell exactly who the enemy was – was it Guy Dillahunt, the captain sent by Woodes Rodgers to apprehend Kate and Hornigold? Was it Nathan, the one-armed survivor of the Harbinger's burning, conspiring with the very governor who spared his life to catch up to Kate for betraying him? Or, was it Annabelle, the whore from Nassau who was shipped away and ended up traded by Blackbeard for Hornigold's life? Tomerlin's point of view chapters constantly kept me on my feet, and kept the pages turning. I was always in a state of shock at the events that unfolded during each chapter. Blackbeard is one of the most written-about pirates, after all. A Pirates of the Caribbean film focused on his demise, as did the book On Stranger Tides from which the film was derived. Legends about his death have been passed down through the lore for centuries, always inspiring new ways for him to die. They say, after his beheading, the body swam around his ship three times before hopping back on board. Well, being as realistic and violent as The Devil's Fire trilogy is, none of that nonsense was about to occur. Leave it to Kate to create the hellfire that swallowed Blackbeard back up in his final moments. That was most excellent.Once again, Tomerlin completely blows the stereotype of the romanticized pirate straight out of the water. In this book, I'm left less marveling over the now-familiar structure of the chapters – point of views of different characters – and more wondering exactly what a protagonist is. Are all the characters villains in their own rights? Or perhaps, all of them end up antiheroes? Is there any honor among thieves, after all? Do Kate and the others do what they have to in order to survive, or are their actions driven by something much more insidious – such as the lure of treasure or the freedom of the sea? By the way so many characters die, the sea in this world is more dangerous than ever, and yet still they choose to sail. Be they heroes, villains, demons, or a cross between all three, I think these characters are some of the best written pirates I have ever read.I want to point out again the fact that The Devil's Fire trilogy is indeed self-published. I mean, if you walk into a bookstore, you see shelf after shelf of “traditionally published” books that you could choose from. You can run your hands over the covers of the new releases and flip through their pages. In the self-publishing world, it is hard to be able to afford new readers this experience. We as readers have to take our chances and decide to purchase without much of a preview, or without being able to heft an edition of the book in our hands to the counters. We have to go by our gut instinct after reading reviews or synopses in order to decide to purchase or not. It's tough to get your voice out there at all in a world increasingly less concerned with good art and more concerned with good paychecks. Self-published and newbie authors alike face this difficulty. It's more and more important to give these authors and their writing the chance they deserve. Hopefully this review will convince you to pick up the entire series. I'm crossing my fingers. Reader to reader, I'm telling you it's more than worth it.So sentimentality aside, and all that said, my overall opinion of the second book in the trilogy is overwhelmingly positive. I thought it a great next step in the series. The development of the leading character, Kate Lindsay, takes a much stronger turn, to say the least. It leaves me wanting to read through the third book as quickly as possible – to dive right in after the grand adventure of the last. I believe it even more well done than the first book, and I'm hoping that fact trends upward for the next one. For those readers who are looking to get away from the traditional pirate tale, and move into something more historical and gory, these books are the way to go. Who knows? Perhaps they'll hit you like a match to a powder magazine. Pick them up and see.---K.M. Alleena is a Creative Writing Major at SUNY Oswego and has Anthropology and Native American Studies as her minors. Her primary genre is Poetry, but she has a deep love of Creative Nonfiction and Fiction. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys playing old video games and talking to parrots, often simultaneously. She has been published in her campus literary journal, the Great Lake Review, and also was a winner of Miracle Magazine’s Poetry Competition 2013 as well as SUNY Oswego’s Speak Up and SLAM! Spoken Word Poetry Event.

  • Aviar Savijon
    2019-04-19 16:34

    The Devil's TideThe tale continues in book two of the Devil's Fire trilogy pirate saga. It is as great as the first and full of action, adventure and drama. I Loved It!

  • BCMUnlimited
    2019-04-19 14:27

    Mr. Tomerlin did it again. I was very excited to read about Katherine Lindsay and her pirate adventures. I was pleased to see some familiar characters in the book and also some new characters being introduced to us. Of course, Katherine is back and strong as ever. Mr. Tomerlin has created a courageous and strong female lead in the book. She holds the key to treasure and adventure. Katherine can convince hardened pirates to follow her and she is fully capable of protecting herself. She is not above killing anybody in this book. The reader is introduced to a new female character by the name of Jacqueline Calloway. She is a fifteen year old girl who is a prostitute. She meets Captain Guy Dillahunt at the local “establishment” and demands that he take her to sea with him. Calloway is the product of a prostitute and a pirate. She does not know exactly who her father is but she has an idea about who her father might be. Will she find him? What will she do once she finds him? How does she feel about her father? Is the reason she wants to see bloodshed because of her pirate genes? These are some of the questions I asked myself while reading the book. I became very fond of Calloway. I wondered how two women would work out in the book. Nathan returns in the book as well. If you read book one you will remember that Nathan is a young man who fell in love with Annabelle. I wondered if they would have a happily ever after story. This is a pirate story not a romance novel. Mr. Tomerlin does a great job of keeping you wondering about his characters. Just when I thought I had a handle on the character, Mr. Tomerlin would pull a surprise on me and it was great. There are colorful descriptions of the characters and of the destinations. I could imagine myself on the ship with the characters. I could imagine myself right there in the book with all the pirates and even teh "good guys". Like I said earlier, it is a pirate book so there is violence but it is not over the top violent. I really got involved in this book. I think it was a fast read...I think I read it in two days. Overall, I loved this book. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series to come out. The next book is called The Devil’s Horizon and it will be available May 1, 2013.See the official review: http://www.bookscompletemeunlimited.c...

  • Nanya
    2019-04-04 14:31

    I had very high expectations of this novel due to the brilliance of the first in the series and I am happy to say that I was not at all disapointed. The action was more intensified than the first and there was plenty of gore to acompany it. I honestly could not stop reading, I was without a doubt completely addicted to the adventure, violence, gore and the charming manner of which the pirates spoke in. At first I was not too sure about the new characters but I quickly grew fond of them, particularly Calloway who like Kate in the first novel grew into quite a couragous, powerful women. And I do enjoy novels that host powerful women. There were times during the novel when I felt like stomping on my kindle (spoiler) like when Blackbeard ordered his men to take in a girl and do whatever they pleased with her. Tomerlin's audacious manner of writing is very admirable and is creates a potent image of what real pirates were like. He doesn't flutter around the horrible natures of particular people like a lot of writers do but rather intensely projects a clear idea of even the most despicable of traits. However, I wish there was more of Kate and I was aslo disapointed in Nathan's end as I thought him a much more intelligent person.Overall the book was brilliant, daring and utterly addictive. I am hoping there is another. There has to be another! Tomerlin truly is an amazing writer and it's clear success is within his very near reach.

  • Julia DeBarrioz
    2019-03-23 17:20

    I LOVED this book! Tomerlin has delivered one of the best pirate tales around, deserving to occupy the lofty shelf beside such classics as Treasure Island, Crighton's Pirate Latitudes, and Powers' On Stranger Tides. It is gritty, bloody, filled to the gills with historical detail, and even has (gasp!), count 'em, THREE strong female characters who are capable of doing far more than running about in circles screaming "save me!" And for that I thank the author kindly!Historical figures such as Blackbeard, Vane, and Hornigold are brought to life in vivid detail and with excellent and often quite humorous dialogue. If I'd picked this up without the byline I would have said "Did Tarantino write this?" Many original characters also capture our hearts and the stage. Nathan the one-armed former pirate comes into his own, and Captain Dillahunt the OCD privateer was a brilliant new cast member. But the character who is the jewel in the crown is Katherine Lindsay, the fire-haired lady turned pirate. Not since Elizabeth Swann the Pirate King have we found a swashbuckling lass with such pluck, intelligence, wit, resolve, and grit in a buccaneer tale. I utterly adore her and can't wait to find out where she goes in book #3.

  • Patrick
    2019-04-18 11:36

    I read this in two days straight and barely slept. Simply could not put it down. Tomerlin improves on the first book in every way. Kate is back, but the new characters are so involving. Loved Calloway. I can't believe Tomerlin created another great heroine! Charles Vane and Dillahunt were very entertaining. This book is a lot more humor than the first. I laughed out loud at so many parts. My wife thought I'd lost my mind. There's plenty of violence and sex. The story is a rollercoaster ride. There are a lot of surprising twists, including a very subtle one at the end that some people might not even pick up on. I applaud Tomerlin for his restraint. But be warned: this book might result in some cracked Kindles.I eagerly await the third book, but I will be reading this one again in the meantime.

  • LadyCalico
    2019-04-18 09:44

    Although this book had as much danger, adventure, originality, and blood and guts battles as its predecessor, I did not like it as much. It bothered me that the author used the names of real pirates of that period, but played fast and loose with their histories. By 1718 Blackbeard was operating off the Virginia/Carolina coast and met his demise near Okracoke, NC, not the Caribbean. Hornigold did not return to piracy and outlived Blackbeard, not dying until the next summer when his ship wrecked in a hurricane. Anyway, I just felt that if the story is fiction, then use fictional names like Jonathan Griffin, and if you are going to use real names, then stick to their known history.

  • Martha
    2019-04-14 17:21

    This is a great series that will keep you up at night and on your toes, from one adventure to another. This story is pretty real and brutal at times, and don't get to attached to any of the characters cause chances are they will not last onto the next page. There are certain characters that I grew attached to and just knew they would make it, but boy was I disappointed. This series keeps you in the action of the Caribbean during the times of great pirates like Blackbeard, brutal and survival of the lucky ones. On to the next book in this series, recommended to anyone who loves historical fiction/romance/pirates/ships/brutal battles.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-28 16:42

    I was worried going into this that it couldn't possibly top the first book, but it did just that. Every chapter is richer and the character development is even deeper then book one. Calloway is a great new character. Hate the way Dillahunt treated her. I hope he gets his just desserts in Devil's Horizon. The Blackbeard chapters were frightening. I had trouble breathing during the coffin chapter. Can't wait for Horizon!

  • Alicia
    2019-04-21 16:43

    Another excellent action filled pirate adventure! Kate has truly come into her own as an independent and seemingly merciless woman who holds the secret to treasure as well as a bounty on her head.This one was just as bloody, if not more so, than the first book. It seems like the author had an even better flow with this one too. I just tore through this book!

  • Rhianna Garrison
    2019-04-19 14:43

    I absolutely love the Devil's Fire series... I bought the first book right after I got my kindle and I fell In love. I absolutely love how this is a gritty pirates tale! It's so refreshing to have an author that is daring and doesn't mind making decisions like killing off characters or maiming them. I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to see how it ends with book 3!

  • Melissa (ladybug)
    2019-03-30 11:38

    Got about 47% through and just could not finish this book. It had an interesting story to tell, but it just went on and on and on etc, etc, etc, ... The language was horrible (but these were pirates, so could handle that) and the story was borrrrrrrrrringgg!!!!

  • Sheryl
    2019-04-07 11:42

    Such a great book. I have read it twice to soak up all the details.Who is Calloway??? Blackbeard's riddle was very cryptic. Is she is daughter??? Is that what Blackbeard was going to say??? I hope this is answered in the next book.

  • Kirsten Lenius
    2019-04-07 12:26

    This is a tale of the pirate's life, filled with brutality, blood and guts and probobly much closer to reality than your average pirate historical. I enjoyed reading it, even though the author tends to kill off people just as they start to get interesting.

  • Fuzzy Furmed
    2019-04-17 13:28

    Stretching IIHoly twist and turns Bat man. Don't get to attached to any one character, they might not be around long. I enjoyed this more than the first book, writing is much better. The third book of to be one shell of a ride.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-05 09:42

    I've developed an addiction to this series. I suppose it healthier than other vices. The wait for Horizon is becoming excruciating.

  • Brian Bigelow
    2019-04-23 16:23

    Really great sequel that I couldn't put down. Just as good as the first book.

  • Grant Kisling
    2019-03-30 09:43

    Another fun pirate story that includes plenty of action and adventure.I enjoyed this book about the same as the first in the series and will continue with it he series

  • Kathy
    2019-03-29 09:36

    the adventures of Kate Lindsay continue with tales of Blackbeard and the pirates in their heyday. Definitely a different kind of novel

  • Orlando
    2019-03-27 14:42

    I like this series but I despised all the vulgar language.... There is also very gory and graphic details of the fights...

  • Anthony Castaneda
    2019-04-06 14:37

    Recommended for the most masculine of readers. or women.

  • Kandi
    2019-04-07 10:48

    very good