Last time on Against the Tide, the Protagonists were summoned to not!Polynesia by a Godlike Octopus, and were attacked by seagulls en route. Will they survive the trip? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Against the Tide, Gerathon sacrificed a kid so she could give Kovo a Status Update. What other horrible things will these Godlike Animals do? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Spirit Animals, Rollan found and lost his mother, while the Protagonists lost a McGuffin and learned that there is a mole in their midst. Will they do a better job of recovering McGuffins and find the traitor? Find out after the cut.
And now things finally start to get interesting.
Seriously, everything in this series improves significantly after this book. Against the Tide starts to break the series’ predictable patterns. No more tutorial levels! More character development! Epic backstory reveals for the Designated Villains! The real Big Bads actually doing horrible things! Our Protagonists fighting among each other while they try to figure out who the mole is!
Hopefully, I’ll be back to business as usual, happily recapping the book and poking fun at it as I go along.
This installment is by Tui T. Sutherland, author of the Wings of Fire series. I started reading it recently, and it is, hands down, one of my favorite kid-lit series. Go check it out.
This cover seems promising. We got Abeke and Uraza stalking a shark in a jungle. I don’t remember if they actually fight sharks in this book, though. But hey, I’d look forward to recapping that battle.
What to look forward to in this book:
- Adventures with the not!Maori in not!Polynesia / not!New Zealand!
- Some revelations about the first global war!
- That Epic Spoiler that we accidentally spoiled in the comments a few months ago!
- Another Little Miss Only Appearing in This Book!
- Another McGuffin!
Next time: Two Godlike Animals converse about stuff.
Last time on Fire and Ice, the Protagonists were almost defeated by the Conquerors, but were saved when Maya cast a massive Fireball. Will they escape with the McGuffin? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Fire and Ice, the party returned to the Euran mainland, only to be confronted by the Conquerors. Who will come out victorious? Find out after the cut.
I’m never going to be done recapping Spirit Animals, am I?
The Spirit Animals wiki has an entry up for a new collection of short stories, titled Tales of the Fallen Beasts. Presumably this will be like the previous collection, Tales of the Great Beasts, but about the Great Beasts who didn’t get a short story about them.
So the recap schedule looks like this now:
- The last two chapters of Fire and Ice (sorry I haven’t posted them yet! I’ve been busy!)
- Against the Tide
- Tales of the Great Beasts
- “Ninani’s Nectar” (the online-only short story)
- Rise and Fall
- “Venom” (or, The Book of Shane, part 1)
- “Vendetta” (or, The Book of Shane, part 2)
- The Evertree
- “Vengeance” (or, The Book of Shane, part 3)
- Immortal Guardians (Fall of the Beasts, book 1)
- Any new material that pops up in the collected edition of The Book of Shane (depends on what’s added)
- Broken Ground (Fall of the Beasts, book 2)
- Tales of the Fallen Beasts
- last two (at least) Fall of the Beasts books
I didn’t expect this recap to rival the Avalon: Web of Magic recap in length. Argh.