Wicked Tides by Sean Kinsley
A Dark Fantasy, Hardcore Action Novel
AFTER INTERCEPTING a convoy containing crucial intelligence and decrypting the data, the Kionic Pirates now know their time of plundering the seas may come to an end. An alliance has been formed between the various factions they prey on. With little time to spare the Kionic Pirates begin their own defensive preparations, which include sending out various special forces teams to perform recon and sabotage missions.
An area of the world that has not seen major conflict is about to erupt. Run by powerful politicians, kings, warriors, spherists, assassins and underground networks, chances for personal gain are rife. Spherists, people who are able to draw upon and control the energy of ethereal realms, are utilized in everything from encrypting information, communicating long distance, spying and contract killing.
Everything is about to go down and the Kionics are right in the middle of it.
One Kionic spec ops team, lead by Exphasia, a spherist, is sent to the city where she grew up. Followed by her brother Merritt and her hard-headed friend, Rezen, they soon learn that there is far more going on than initially perceived. Aided by an assassin, who partly shares in the Kionic’s own goals, they must recover as much intel as possible and destroy what they can before the Alliance fleet leaves dock.
And there’s something else…
Communication and other spherical activities are being scrambled and hampered by an unknown storm brewing over the mountains to the east. Something is wrong.
And Rezen’s nightmares are getting worse…
About Sean Kinsley:
Sean Kinsley is the author of the dark fantasy novel Wicked Tides and illustrator of the children’s book Pick Me, Pick Me and Monte’s Lost Colony.
Sean Kinsley was born in Reno, Nevada and is currently resides there. He was a host on a radio station for several months before switching to television. After high school, Sean had a public access TV show that ran for several years where he directed, acted and edited.
Moving on, he now provides artwork for websites and other various projects in addition to “Pick Me, Pick Me and Monte’s Lost Colony, a full color hard cover children’s book released in 2008. Wicked Tides is his first novel. Beyond writing, he would like to direct and make movies in the future.
Review by Kae: This book blew my mind. After reading a lot of fantasy things were getting stale. I was looking for something unique with an edge and found this.
This book is full of action I didn’t think possible to convey in a book along with incredible characters. The setting is dark and mature, but not sexually. Mature as in these people are like real people dealing with real problems and are affected as such.
If your looking for something that breaks molds and throws you into the action like a movie, this book is it. Very nice change from the Tolkien stuff.
Review by Jube: It was refreshing to have a different kind of setting for what will hopefully be a more intricate and developed story line. Although I did have a few moments of confusion, it was still a great book to recommend to anyone who likes a science fiction genre and is tired of the same old same old.
I am looking forward to see what the author can do with all the different paths the story can go!