• The Demon Tide

  • The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (654 ratings)

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The Demon Tide

By: Laurie Forest
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
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Publisher's Summary

The realm war is near and the Prophecy is at hand. The Black Witch is back…and the demon tide is coming. Prepare to be spellbound by The Black Witch Chronicles.

Nothing can stop the demon tide…

Newly exposed as the Black Witch of Prophecy, Elloren Gardner Grey is on the run, not knowing if she'll find friends or foes. With her fastmate, Lukas Grey, either dead or in the hands of High Mage Marcus Vogel, Elloren knows the only chance of turning the tide of the coming war is to seek allies who will listen long enough not to kill her on sight.  

In the Eastern Realm, Water Fae Tierney Calix and Elloren's brother Trystan have joined the Wyvernguard to prepare for Vogel's attack. But Trystan is fighting on two fronts, as the most despised and least trusted member of the guard. And Tierney's bond with Erthia's most powerful river has exposed a danger even more terrifying than the looming war. 

Powerful magic and a deadly legacy combine for the most explosive twists yet in The Black Witch Chronicles!

©2021 Laurie Forest (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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So disappointing.

I’m a long time fan of this series, but I did not make it through this book. There is too much focus on the juvenile romances of too many characters. Perhap more character development and an actual plot that develops those romances would have helped.

The jumping from character to character gave me whiplash, and the lack of focus on the main characters and the lack of action just led to a disappointing read.

The narrator and pace of reading are very pleasant to listen to, hopefully the next book contains an actual story.

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It’s everything

I’m obsessed with this series. The books just keep getting better and better. I cannot recommend them enough. I will say I am sad at how the love triangle turned out though. I won’t spoil it but I was hoping it went the other way.

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Loved it

I am in love with this series!!!! what happened to Vogel? we need another book!!! would love to know what happens after the Demon Tide

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Amazing

I waited for this book a long time and It was worth it!
Again this wonderful writer delivers such a mind-blowing story!!!
And the waiting for the next book starts again! This is by far my favourite series! Thank you Laurie !! And never stop writing

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Huge disappointment

Very drawn out and forced. The gay storyline seemed forced. No real closure for many of the characters, so I suspect most the real action will be "saved" for a 5th book in the series.

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A Perfect Set-Up, Disappointing Execution

Coming into this story, all of the characters and plot were poised to have magnificent story arcs — especially with the love triangle. The first half of the book showed each character with their love interest or new love interest in little vignettes with very little plot advancement, but I was ecstatic about the number of ways the author could write the love triangle so I held on a little longer. However, I was so surprised and disappointed with the premature and shocking conclusion to this aspect of the story, that I’ve set the book aside.

I really wished it had gone another way. I will read Book 5, but with lowered expectations.

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Good Ending to the Series

Added a few new characters. Story tells of what happens to all the characters. Good Closure. Loved the Series. Worth the Credit. Great Narrator each character has a different voice.

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Waited soooo long!!

I had been counting down the days for the books release! I wish is was not so romance heavy. the entire book was centered around a magical love holiday and a giant chunk was devoted to that. I think too much time was focused on romance and not enough time was focused on the exciting action parts. they almost seemed like an after thought! I loved the twists towards the end of the story and now I am eagerly awaiting the next book. seriously hoping I don't have to wait so long for the next one and that there will be less romance.

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Did not enjoy it!

I have been completely in love with this series... until now. The performance was good, the story, not so much. The beginning was just a bunch of love stories shoved together. I actually skipped half of the book until I pushed to play and it didn't sound like a horrible love soap opera. PLUS... the main character is even more whiny and weak in this book. Everyone around her is doing everything they can and all she does is whine. So disappointed! I really don't know if I care to continue with the series after this book.

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Dope

This story is incredibly intricate and beautifully done. I can relate to so many of the political issue in these books.

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  • Deborah Kelleher
  • 11-13-22

Not bad

Overall not bad but I cant believe that there will be more books in the series !. I won't be getting more it has gone on long enough. The story is not that complicated or intricate, its being dragged out too much

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  • Leena
  • 05-25-22

Not worth it

On the eve of the battle for Helm's Deep, an eerie purple moon rises...
Gimli glances up at the tall muscled elf stood statuesque beside him on the parapet
"Yo Legolas," he says. "Ever thought about kissing someone?"

If this has been the final book in the series I might have made it through. I can’t cope anymore though. I have no idea who half the characters are/what race they are/ what religion they are or why they all have to be paired into endless romantic relationships while the world is falling apart. I mean endless chapters on who fancies who!!! And I’m bored of all the characters being like ‘wow I was really racist wasn’t I, silly me, let’s all have a love party.’ Everyone's racist or sexist or just totally stupid arrrrggghh. Plus I’ve read spoilers about how the love triangle is resolved and no way am I continuing to the next book for that! Shame as the series had so much potential.

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  • Anne
  • 04-25-22

The same love story like 5 times in parallel???

This time I had to give up. I was gritting my teeth at the "flares through the lines" and incessantly mentioned magic connections in book 3, but I pulled through because I was so invested in the story. This time I can't. Editor, please just stop the repetitions D'': And on top of that, the book so far is basically like 4-5 parallel love stories that are EXACTLY THE SAME ALL OF THEM, but with slight differences and they're stealing way too much attention from the plot for me. I really wanted to follow this to the conclusion, but the repetition was driving me insane.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-22

OK continuation of story

Really enjoyed the middle of this book and Ellorens struggle and reconciliation with Lucas Grey. Disappointed by the end amd outcome for Lucy's. Found the Groundhog Day bit just before the fight very bizarre. Biggest disappointment of the whole book was the star and namesake of the book just being written as a puppet and not really having much fight or story of her own. Also there were just too many threads and stories and it all got a bit confusing. Like the return of Ariel but I've no idea how or why she returned! Maybe we will be lucky in the last book and the same will happen to Lucas. He was a character written with a good amount of depth and dimension and I just didn't buy his demise. There were so many other characters I just didn't care about and after book 3 I wanted to get ny teeth into a good showdown with Elloren & the enemy. Sadly this didn't happen. Oh well, I no doubt will read the last book just to sign off the Series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-11-22

Absolutely stunning

I am gutted this ended. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and I was lost in the world of Earthia and don’t want to come back out. Can’t wait for the next one.