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A cowardly captain. An incompetent crew. A mission she can't fail. 

Nile and her small band of loyal midshipmen saved the ship, and Captain Rima might just kill them for it... one young officer at a time. No one and nothing on the Aurora is safe anymore, least of all Nile's explosive secrets or her connection with Domenic, which vibrates between them like a cutlass speared into the deck.  

When the shifting tide of war suddenly turns Aurora's backwater outpost into a vital battleground, Nile faces an impossible choice between duty and freedom. In a cascade of violence, gunpowder, and lies, Nile will soon discover who has her back and who wants to stab a dagger in it. To save the ones she loves, Nile may have to sacrifice everything.  

War and Wind is the exciting sequel to Air and Ash, a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess's quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and David Weber.

©2017 Alex Lidell (P)2018 Alex Lidell

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Excellent continuation of Air and Ash!

War and Wind, Tides, Book 2 by Alex Lidell is the next book in the Tides series after Air and Ash. War and Wind is a great continuation from the first book and essentially pick up right where Air and Ash leaves off. I would definitely recommend listening to Air and Ash first before listening to this book, as you'll have a much more complete story by doing so. War and Wind doesn't really go over everything that happened in the first book to catch the reader up in the beginning (for which I'm grateful for). The story this time around goes even more in depth and the nasty characters are even nastier. A lot of things are changing on the ship that Nile is on and her secrets are getting out. I don't want to give anything away, but I definitely recommend listening to this one if you enjoyed the first one! Again, this book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so be prepared to wait for the next book in the series for some things to be resolved.

Once again, Kaitilin Bellamy did an excellent job giving a voice to the various characters and bringing them to life. I think that both her male and female voices are well done and she narrates with the perfect amount of emotion, which makes it very easy to get into the story and just enjoy listening. I'd be more than happy to listen to future narrations by Ms. Bellamy. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Enjoyed the first and the sequel was just as great

Loved the sequel to this swashbuckling tale! The strength of the lead female character is great! IF there's a sequel coming, I will gladly anticipate it!

Arc received by author. Review was voluntary.

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Great sequel to book 1

I loved this book as much as book 1. Nile and Domenic had even more challenges ahead of them, and their enemies were more dangerous and evil than they had expected. Unfortunately for Nile her royal duties finally caught up with her, and she found out, that there was more to her fiance than net the eye. I loved the creative way she helped the Prince and his real love (no spoilers). Many turns and twists, great characters and plot kept me reading for most of a night, until I finished it.

The narration was great, depicting different personalities very well. I'd love to listen to more of Mts. Bellamy audiobooks.

I'm looking forward to more adventure and romance, which are ahead of Nile and Domenic.

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Beautifully performed swashbuckling YA adventure!

Alex Lidell's books are insta-reads for me (as soon as she releases them, I need to get my hands on them!) I read book 1 of the Tides series via Kindle, and listening to book 2 (War and Wind) via audiobook was a real treat!

Narration: This performance was exceptional. This book was beautifully performed by narrator Kaitlin Bellamy. War and Wind was truly brought to life.

Story: This was an amazing follow up to book 1 with higher stakes, more adventure, and romance. Niall is such a great and realistic main character

Iyou are looking for a well narrated YA fantasy sailing adventure with a little bit of romance done right, you definitely need to try these books!

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A good sequel in the Tides Series

This was a good book. The first one felt like it had more action and adventure. I don't know if I'll come back again to listen to this one again, but it is a vital part of the story. The narration again is wonderful Basically Nile is very much the angsty teen in this book, you have been warned. The character development is moving along and the mid book climax is one for the books! Like many other reviewers I think we could have ended it here and been happy as readers- but I'm excited to see where the author takes book 3 and what new challenges Nile and the crew will face. A good book overall, a good listen, and I'll be back for book #3. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Wwaaa a cliffy.

Wwaaa a cliffy.
Oh my goodness I can't wait for the next part. This is a wonderfully creative series.
This narrator is my favorite narrator right up there with Barbara Rosenblatt who's my all-time favorite.
Bookshelves/tags:
adventure, cliffhanger, fantasy, favorites, flogging, paranormal, read, recorded, romance, saga, series, suspense, tragic, young-adult.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
A bit of a Tear-jerker, Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Unpredictable, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Action-packed, Twisted, Haunting.
This Audio book was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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Another Incredible Story!!!!!

Ah! I love this author and I hate this author!!!!!! There is so much temptation for me here! I found these books as audible listens and once I start a series on Audible it's very difficult for me to switch to regular books mid series. This book was so good and I'm loving this series so much I am sorely tempted to read the next since it's not on Audible yet! Argh!!!! This book is just as amazing as the first in the series. I couldn't stop listening! Action, intrigue, learning to love oneself, and a dash of romance all add up to make this book unforgettable. While I received a free copy of this book in hopes I would review it, I am purchasing it to support an amazing author and an amazing story - just like I did the first one. You should too. You will NOT be sorry!!!!!

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Love this series!

I absolutely love this series! I was a little disappointed with the Nile we first see in this book/audiobook. The self-confident, bold young woman we saw in Air and Ash seems to have devolved into an insecure, love-sick girl. She quickly faces further complications from her gift, is betrayed by a friend, and sees her previous actions result in high cost to herself and those she considers friends. She continues to face the trials of Captain Rima who is easily one of the cruelest and deadliest villains I have ever read. Time and again, he comes out on top, and I just wanted to see someone take him down. I loved the introduction of the new characters of the prince Nile has been running from and his lieutenant Aron, who provided some comic relief. The interactions with both sets of royal parents were also eye-opening. There is so much political maneuvering going on, and so much riding on every step. Through her trials and tribulations, I really felt like Nile matured, and recovered some of the strength, self-assurance, and decisiveness she showed in the first book. The tale is full of twists and turns and surprises. I loved the direction taken in this book, and I can't wait to see where the story goes from here.

The narration is excellent. Ms. Bellamy gives unique voices to each character and her voice reflects both the emotion and personality of the various characters. I love to listen to her tell this tale!

I highly recommend both the books in this series, and I will be listening to them over and over again.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review..

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Amazing listen!

Picks right up from the first book and keeps the pace going! Fast paced action and unseen twists make this a highly entertaining listen! Can’t wait to see where this series goes next. Amazing narrator, she has unique accents and tones for each character and puts so much emotion into her reading. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Another Winner!

I absolutely adore the Lidell and Bellamy team. Ms. Lidell writes with heart. She picks right up from book 1 with Nial and Dom. The adventures are just as exciting and the romance...well, let's just say I wasn't disappointed. Unfortunately, I'm again waiting at the edge of my seat for book #3 by this author/narrator team.

Ms. Bellamy is able to bring each character Ms. Lidell has written and created to full life. Her energy is amazing throughout. I love all the voices/accents in this performance. I am able to feel Nial's strength and vulnerability. I am totally smitten with both Dom and Prince Tahm and I want to kick Rimmer to the moon! LOL

Excellent story lines, strong story and characters. Like the title says, another winner. Looking forward to book 3.

I was provided a complimentary copy by the author. This review is written freely and all opinions are my own.

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  • Lolah
  • 06-20-18

A great audiobook of an interesting story

This second story of the series follows Princess Nile as she's desperately trying to protect her friends, contain and control her magic, and conceal her true identity. I'm not going to give away spoilers, but I will say I find her relationship with Dominic frustrating at times - I just want to bang their heads together! - and I so admire the things she does with Tam and Aaron. I really enjoyed the outcome of this book, and wouldn't mind reading more about these characters in the future.
The audiobook version of the story was an excellent production and brought the story to life. I really enjoyed listening to it, and would definitely recommend it as an excellent way to enjoy the story.
NB I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions