Plot: MacIver's fast-paced novel adeptly introduces readers to the fascinating world of Atlantis and its people, the villain who could be their downfall, and the mysteries and magic responsible for transforming Daria's life.
Prose: MacIver's prose is clear, elegant, and provides readers with sentences as lovely as the poetry and songs of the Atlanteans. That said, there are few mechanical and grammatical errors to be found.
Originality: From the main storyline to additional creative elements that enhance the text, MacIver provides readers with a meticulously-constructed Atlantean civilization and culture that they will find intriguing.
Character Development: MacIver seamlessly builds characters whose emotions are as colorful, unpredictable and malleable as the world that surrounds them. Even non-Terran and non-Atlantean species are given special attention and care.
Blurb: Susan MacIver's aquatic adventures drag readers to oceanic depths of despair, to the promise of sunlight glimmering on the waves, and back again.
Date Submitted: August 07, 2017
***** 5 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book!
I absolutely loved this book! I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Alien surroundings with believable people and just enough explanation to not get in the reader’s way. Women who are both strong and have a bit of the romantic-plot frailty… You have written an excellent book…I enjoyed this hugely…Good job! I would recommend this book to all my friends.
***** 5 out of 5 stars You left me hanging! I need more!
That's really not fair. You left me hanging! I need more!
Beautifully written and mindfully descriptive, captivates the reader with a sense of reality. I love your writing. I cannot wait to read the entire book!
***** 5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY A BEST SELLER!! MUST READ!!
By Je Je on February 26, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
I could not put this book down. It's a magical story of love and life and how with every door that closes in our lives, windows open to the many spectacular new beginnings that are on the horizon on a new day. Can't wait for the 2nd book. Susan left me wanting more.
In "Tides of Change," the first of three books in the Atlantis Chronicles, Susan MacIver takes you on a whimsical and fantastic journey to the bottom of the ocean and to matters of the heart. If you like fantasy, romance, intrigue and just a good story this is a book for you! Ms MacIver keeps us wanting more as she paints a wonderful picture with creative and descriptive wordsmithing. You are immersed in intrigue and relationships from the moment you are drawn into Atlantis and back topside. If you want a good read that you can't put down and leaves you wanting more "Tides of Change" is the book for you!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
LOVED this book! Just the right mix of magic, excitement, and suspense, with an awesome heroine leading it all!
***** 5 out of 5 stars
By SAM on March 24, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I very seldom read novels like Tides of Change, but at the urging of a friend I decided to try it. Am I ever glad I did! Susan's exhaustive research, character building, and story telling prowess had me hooked from page one. Her expertly entwined mixture of lore, fantasy, romance, intrigue, human frailty and hope kept me turning pages until my eyes were too tired to continue. What a great read and I can't wait until the next one is published!!