Dynasty Codes 2:
The saga continues with a plot that threatens to alter the very fabric of the world ...
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-6458918-2-9
eBook ISBN: 978-0-6458918-3-6
RRP: AUD 34.99
Page count: 512
Size: 229 mm x 152 mm
Genres: Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Dark Fantasy; International; Action and Adventure; Mythological; Magic; Swords and Sorcery; Coming of age; Historical
Gora, captain of the new Hién mercenary ship, Sea Guardian, embarks on a perilous quest to dismantle the heinous pirate circle responsible for abducting and slaying innocent children across the globe. But his pursuit uncovers a chilling revelation—the circle's sinister leader, a formidable seer and pirate queen, commands a vast fleet of ships united by a mysterious and ominous mission that could reshape the world.
Yoshiko, now the daimyō of Hié, grapples with the daunting task of rebuilding her realm. But reports emerge of magical creatures, thought long extinct, resurfacing and endangering her people. Determined to unearth the connection between her heritage and the return of these mysterious beings, Yoshiko stumbles upon a horrifying truth—her abilities will haunt her even in death.
Forced to confront their pasts and those seeking their destruction, Gora and Yoshiko are thrust into a battle of friendship, sacrifice, courage, and survival. As the line between right and wrong blurs and morals clash, they must navigate a treacherous world where the price of victory may be more than they are willing to pay.
Jamie Michele, 5 stars, Readers' Favorite
"Sarah Kate Ishii takes the danger that the people of Hizen face in a new direction with Dark Tides, putting Gora at the helm of not only the ship but also a large part of the plot, and as fans know, Gora is an amazing character to be on deck with. Where Yoshiko has that spectacular air of nobility and bears the weight of a realm on her shoulders in a vision of responsible grace, despite sometimes desperation in her struggles internally, Gora is... well, Gora is Gora. Practical, without airs and graces, and extraordinarily loyal. He is also capable, and his leadership skills shine, especially against the pirate queen. This pirate queen is brutal, and in a match-up against Elizabeth Báthory, place your bets on the pirate. The Asiatic elements with dragons, kimonos, and the understated dignity of Hei are beautiful, as is Ishii's writing, and her work just keeps getting better and better. Highly recommended."