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Along the Great Rift, in the heart of the volcano Ixal, Valshhyk the Immolated is stirring. The creatures corrupted by his putrid fumes are growing in number daily. Within the fiery walls of Sinista the amberrock swords, axes and lances of an army of outcasts gleam, waiting. The day is drawing near when the ties binding the dark god will collapse. Then, the nylevs will surAlong the Great Rift, in the heart of the volcano Ixal, Valshhyk the Immolated is stirring. The creatures corrupted by his putrid fumes are growing in number daily. Within the fiery walls of Sinista the amberrock swords, axes and lances of an army of outcasts gleam, waiting. The day is drawing near when the ties binding the dark god will collapse. Then, the nylevs will surge forward from the depths of the abyss.Pelmen, Xuven, Teleg, Elisan-Finella and Lominan, the Messengers of Destiny, have an urgent mission. However, dissent soon rears its ugly head and they go their separate ways. Who among the Children of Aoles or Malia will succeed in warning the world of the danger it faces? When the time comes to confront the servants of the Sacred Fire, will the Breath of Aoles and the power of Turquoise Water be enough to defeat them?...

Title : Turquoise Water
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ISBN : 9781511603973
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Number of Pages : 424 Pages
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Turquoise Water Reviews

  • Trista Borgwardt
    2019-02-02 02:21

    This book picks up right where the first one left off. The story and characters are highly detailed. We follow the group for a brief period before they split up and go their own separate ways. I really enjoyed the two different perspectives and the two different main struggles that each group has to overcome. It was refreshing and full of a lot of good action and story development. The internal struggles were compounded with the insurmountable politics and allied conflict. Not only do they have to warn everyone but they have to revisit their past struggles and problems. They have to break through political and strategic barriers. We do get to see the characters grow in this book and their relationships develop even further then the first book. There were a couple of areas where I felt that the story was moving a little slow and maybe had quite a bit more detail then I felt necessary, but that is purely personal opinion as I have only recently starting reading this genre.I love the authors writing style and the way the story unfolds on paper. His imagination is quite creative and the world he has developed is intriguing and one that I will definitely read more of! His ideas are new and refreshing.

  • Lyle Appleyard
    2019-02-20 01:28

    I received am electronic copy of this novel from the author in exchange for a review of the book.I read the first book, now to continue the story. The rising army of Valsshyk and the crimson shaman threaten the good people of Ardalia. The heroes of our book set out on a mission to find out more information and to rescue a missing friend. The heroes have many adventures but return to their respective homes under suspicion. Old rivalries emerge.There were some places I found the book to be a little slower than others. This made the book a little harder read for me at those spots. It may also have been I was reading when I was little tired.I found this book to have an action driven plot more than a character driven plot. There was more political squabbles than wars. That is, the good guys were fighting more among themselves than fighting the bad guys. By the end of the book, the good guys are united and know who they must fight.I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the concluding book.

  • Dawn
    2019-02-09 02:40

    The second book in a series is always worrying when you enjoyed the first so much:Will it live up to expectations?Will you be able to reconnect with the characters?Has the writer run out of juice?!With "Ardalia: Turquoise Water" I needn't have worried. The story picks up where it left off, and if anything, is far more immersive than the first book, "The Breath of Aoles" - I found myself picking up my Kindle every spare minute I had.I'm sure Mr. Spade won't mind, but I've taken this from his author profile:"Alan likes to say that "a good book is like a good old pair of shoes: you feel at ease inside, comfortable"."By that definition, "Ardalia: Turquoise Water" is a very good book indeed!

  • Patricia Walker
    2019-01-25 04:14

    This is a fantastic continuation of The Ardalia Series. The story flows from the point we rejoin the main characters at the end of the first book and grows magnificently as each page is turned. It is one of those books that cannot willingly be put down and when the end is reached the reader has no choice but reach for the next episode in this powerful tale of might and magic.Throughout this second part the story grows with the characters who are so real we live each and every happening. As new characters are introduced the story expands and brings the reader along with it - the reader being completely unable to do anything other. We live through events that are totally realistic even though it is a fantastical world, we meet people and witness betrayals, loyalties and more - all of which binds the story together within itself and within the reader.I have no hesitation in recommending this series of books and this episode within that story to anyone who likes fantasy, high adventure and magic.I was given an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Dakota Hurlburt
    2019-02-05 06:28

    I was given an copy of this book in exchange for reading and reviewing it** I enjoyed this book, though it was a bit hard to follow as the point of view changes after the main characters split from one another. There is less real fighting and more bickering between the main characters (as is expected when you bring such diverse characters together) but I found it sort of refreshing. Looking forward to reading the third book and would recommend this one (read the first one though).

  • Christina
    2019-02-19 06:15

    I received a copy of Turquoise Water (Ardalia, Book 2) directly from the author Alan Spade in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Breath of Aoles, so my expectations for this one were high. This book picks up where the first one left off. Ardalia is threatened by Valsshyk. Pelmen, Xuven, Teleg, Lominan and Elisan-Finella sets out on a mission and are soon split up. We see a lot of the internal struggles that come along with people attempting to work together. There is arguing and bickering among them as they try to work together toward their larger goal. It is quite a collage of characters and personalities so the controversy is expected. The point of view of the book goes back and forth between two groups. They need to warn the world of upcoming dangers and find a way to work together to be able to defeat their strengthening opposition. I really liked this book, it is a strong relevant second in the series. You get a look at the struggles of working together and overcoming diversity to secure a common goal. The pacing in this book is similar to that in the first. I didn’t find it problematic. I think if the pacing were faster, the storyline would feel rushed and the reader would get less out of the book. Also, in this series you really need to pay attention to keep up with what is going on and the pacing allows you to dig into the story. This review, or links to this review, may also be found on my profile pages as follows:Goodreads UK

  • Daleine
    2019-01-30 07:16

    I was asked to Read Ardalia: Turquoise Water by Alan Spade. This is the second in the Ardalia trilogy. Pelmen and his Uncle Xuven join Elisan-Finella and Lominan on an urgent mission to fight the creatures corrupted by Valshhyk the Immolated and his minion Sinista. the group is separated and each group try to warn the Children of Aoles of the dangers the world faces. These heroes face many adventures as they return to their respective homes where old rivalries emerge and they face the suspicions of of those around them. I found this book hard to read at times as it jumps back and forth between the two groups. It is a book that needs to be read carefully.I got lost at times but needed to finish the book to see what happens I am looking forward toe the concluding book.

  • Nicole Donze
    2019-02-13 00:18

    I was lucky in that I got a free copy of the first book in this series and then the author contacted me about reviewing the second book in the series. The author was kind enough to send me a copy of the second book for free.I really enjoyed the second book. This book picks up right where the first book left off and the story continues from there. If you enjoyed the first book then you don't want to miss out on this book.

  • Gene Gomberg
    2019-01-29 00:39

    This story picks up where the first book "The Breath of Aoles" left off. The writer continues to intrigue and leaves wanting more with this magic, fantasy and adventure series. I look forward to the 3rd book!

  • Rosemary Standeven
    2019-02-20 01:37

    Another wonderful fantasy novel from the amazing imagination of Alan Spade. In volume two of the Ardalia series, things get even weirder but also give you a better idea of what the three main sentient species are. When I say, a better idea, I mean your imagination has more to go on. My imagination has been working overtime, to come up with incredible (literally!) beings with fluid body structures that mutate in my mind as the story progresses. I don’t want to see these books made into films, as some of the magic for me will disappear if someone else gives them solid, defined-for-all-time bodies. The hevelens seem to be defined by their triple nostrils and acute sense of smell. I started off picturing them as human, but now (to me!) their noses have grown bigger and bigger, and although possibly human in shape, I can’t help but see them as having canine attributes too. Wherever the hevelens appear, there are odours: “Musky smells of nidepoux, amber of hevelens, rancid linguilis’ grease odors, discreet scents of ochreonces, all this mingled while Pelmen was winding between obstacles or jumping over them”In volume one, we were told of the malian obsession with bathing in special pools. Now all is clear – their glumass (?!) needs to be kept hydrated. I cannot stop seeing them as balloon animals filled with liquid, and wince every time they come into contact with something sharp, as I expect them to explode or collapse. But thankfully, they are much more resilient than that, so my picture is somewhat flawed. The malians come in two types – the mil’ser single isolates (like Lominan), and the doubles (like Elisan-Finella) – the feless’tu with their fused ascendant and respondent bodies, that may – or may not – be of the same gender. The Turquoise water of the title is their link to the divine and to their particular form of magic expressed through the Bubbles that the magicians form between their hands.The krongos are slightly more comprehensible – they are so good at working stone, because they are made of stone!It is not just the species that are extraordinary, but the language has evolved to match. Some phrases you can match to English sayings because of their context: “Pelmen had the galcynebumps” and “who knows if tomorrow, galcynes’ feathers will grow on the nidepoux’ backside, or not!”, but others just leave you gasping with admiration and pleasure, and a delicious sense of bewilderment: “worry can choke a hevelen as surely as the embrace of a slessyk”. And then there are the alien descriptions: “Tinmal’s bluish glow in the firmament? The park of Belenia where the resinians with rough bark grow, the red chanreline and radiant stainflowers with rippling colours”, “the shells of nacre of the vast city seemed to swagger in the invigorating rain”.Among all this food for the senses and imagination, there is also a great adventure taking place. Soon the companions of the first book are split apart, and we follow the travails of the hevelens, Pelemen and Xuven, and separately those of the malians, Lominan and Elisan-Finella, as each group tries to warn their own species of the immediacy of the threat of Sinistan and his crimson shamen. All four are in danger – most often from those they thought would be their allies. Whether they can survive or not must wait for the third volume.This is a thrilling and amazing read. It is not quick, and you do need to pay attention, because the world is so alien that nothing can be taken for granted. But time spent with this book is never wasted, and is very rewarding.This book was provided free of charge by the author in return for an honest review. Thank you!

  • Chris Jackson
    2019-02-08 01:39

    I really enjoyed this book and will soon be moving onto book three.The way that the characters are portrayed are in depth and draw you in, making you care for some, despise others, but there is not a single character you feel indifferent to. I believe this shows just how amazing an author Alan is to be able to make all the characters draw out an emotion from you.

  • Virginy
    2019-01-22 23:22

    J’ai été ravie de découvrir la suite des aventures de Pelmen en Ardalia. Si, dans ce volume, nous passons du point de vue hevelen au point de vue malian alternativement, cela permet au lecteur de voir l’étendue du complot en cours. Riche en action, tout en exposant également le fonctionnement de politiques complexes, décrivant des jeux de pouvoirs faits de calculs et de trahisons, ce récit est aussi réussi que le précédent, si ce n’est meilleur. J’ai particulièrement aimé ce sentiment d’urgence qui va crescendo au fur et à mesure que la lecture avance, cette tension qui monte chez le lecteur tout autant que chez les personnages, ce suspense qui tient en haleine, accrochant le lecteur de telle façon qu’il est difficile de poser le livre. Le style est simple mais particulièrement efficace, transportant sans peine le lecteur dans cet univers peuplé de créatures fantastiques que l’auteur parvient à faire exister avec tant de facilités qu’il nous immerge totalement dans leur monde. Balançant entre amour et haine, rejet et admiration, les personnages ont des réactions qui collent tant à notre réalité que le lecteur ne peut que prendre en sympathie ces êtres surprenant que sont Pelmen, Xuven, Laneth, Lominan et Elisan-Finella.Un deuxième opus où l’on découvre toute la complexité, la profondeur de cet univers créé par Alan Spade avec facilité tant le style de l’auteur est simple (et rien de négatif dans ce propos, loin de là!), une histoire prenante, addictive, qui va au cœur de l’intrigue sans délaisser pour autant la psychologie des personnages, le tout étant dosé juste comme il faut pour livrer un récit riche en action et en émotions, où le lecteur se laisse transporter avec bonheur.

  • Paige
    2019-01-30 02:18

    I was fortunate enough to receive a free copy of Turquoise Water (Ardalia, Book 2) directly from the author Alan Spade in exchange for an honest review. This is my review and I’m grateful for the opportunity.Pelmen, Xuven, Elisan-Finella, Lominian, and Pelmen’s childhood friend Teleg (who is rather ill) have all fled from the chaos that ensued in Sinista. Surprisingly Teleg makes a remarkable recovery and punches Pelmen before running away because Pelmen lied to get him out of Sinista by telling him that his sister was among them to save him from the darkness within the city. Teleg is possessed by the energy of the Immolated and runs away presumably to find his sister but he instead joins forces with Sinistan and his warriors who are hunting Pelmen and his friends. Being chased by the army is one thing, being followed by animals is another but they soon end up in a tricky situation where the group find themselves virtually surrounded and having to go their separate ways to survive and evade capture in order to warn others of the fate that awaits them before it is too late.Pelmen and his uncle Xuven go one way and Elisan-Finella and Lominian another. From here it starts to get more interesting as the chapters alternate between each groups survival and point of view which helps you to interact and relate to the characters more/individually. Can the four companions overcome all obstacles whilst trying to maintain their current friendships? Or will everything change when they encounter new friendships and learn more about themselves by the time the battle begins?Gripping from the moment you start, this book is fast paced and action packed. Fantasy genre lovers will be in their element. I enjoyed this book very much. Its fun, intriguing and I liked the ending which makes you excited to read the next book. However to read this book and to get the best out of it I would suggest you read the first one in the series (Ardalia, volume 1: The Breath of Aoles) otherwise you will end up very confused since it starts where the first book ended.

  • Diego
    2019-01-24 00:36

    I got a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review of the book, and I thank Mr. Spade for giving me the copy and apologize for taking so long to write my review.The book was very good, I enjoyed it arguably a bit more than the first, since the plot thickened, to use a very common expression, and the characters were developed a bit more deeply. Pelmen's romance with Laneth deepens and leads to a fair amount of interesting issues, and Lominan becomes a far more interesting character. The good thing about this is that you can tell that Spade has a clear idea of where he's going, and the plot goes somewhere that makes sense; you know the story has been thought through. Not to mention that (at least to me) the story itself had moments that basically came out of nowhere, surprised you, and stayed believable enough that you could say in retrospect, "Yeah, I could see that."My one problem with the book is the cliffhanger ending, which to me feels like it simply takes a knife to the text and cuts it off at a strange point. I know that there is going to be another book in the series, and I definitely want to read it, but I feel like there might have been a better way to end the book while still keeping the suspense alive.All in all, this was a very enjoyable read. The story is original, with a good, believable plot, well developed characters, interesting setting, and it has enough twists that it stays interesting throughout the book. I like the cast of this book as well as what happens in it, and I would recommend it to people looking for a fantasy to read. Of course, you'd have to read Ardalia: The Breath of Aoles first.

  • Mike Siedschlag
    2019-02-05 07:28

    Turquoise Water is the second book in the series about Ardalia, introduced in The Breath of Aoles.As a sequel, Turquoise Water is absolutely great! The characters continue to grow and evolve with the story. This doesn't always happen. Often, sequels merely place the same characters in a different setting. Not here.Turquoise Water not only continues the story began in Breath of Aoles, but elevates it. All the characters are expanded, developed more fully, and held true to their nature. The story builds in action, anticipation, and complexity. New characters are introduced as the story builds.You know by now I try not to do spoilers, but the fate of their world is in jeopardy.I gave Breath of Aoles 4 out of 5 stars only because the ending was just too abrupt for me. Not so this time. I gladly give Turquoise Water a full 5 stars. I still have that general disappointment at having to wait for the finale, but it was much smoother this time. If you can say that for a continuing story.Turquoise Water, is not a stand alone book by any means. You need to read Breath of Aoles, to completely understand and enjoy Turquoise Water. But hey, I said the first book was great so go for it!Mike

  • Karen
    2019-01-27 01:15

    First let me say I received this book free in exchange for a review. Secondly, sorry this one took me so long to review. This book took me a little longer to get into than the first book. Book one had me on the edge of my seat from chapter one. This one (book two) took me a little longer before I was completely enthralled in the book. Once it got going though it was really good. It felt like in the beginning the author was not really sure where he was going with the story, so the build to the climax was slow and winding. Once I reached that point where the story began to take off I could not put it down. After the story began to take off, there was action, there was heartbreak, there was adventure, characters you can empathize with, and all of the things that really let you really connect to a book. All in all I think it was a good book, and this is a great series by a great author.

  • Laura Yip
    2019-02-08 03:19

    In his second installment, Alan Spade has kept to his strong suit and expanded on the culturally rich and complicated world of Ardalia. His descriptions of environments that range from vast, bleak landscapes to towering city spires challenge and inspire the imagination. I felt transported to these sceneries and easily become fully engrossed (anything involving the Malians was fascinating). Despite the fact that I felt character development was the weakest point in the first book, it is definitely much stronger in this sequel. I understand now that these characters need the potential to grow over the course of three novels and need to initially be lacking in one way or another. I look forward to where Mr. Spade will take us next.

  • Julia Conway
    2019-02-17 05:24

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Breath of Aoles, so how would this book go?It turned out to be great continuation in The Ardalia Series. The story follows on from the point that we rejoin the main characters at the end of the first book.Although as they travelled through the different lands I thought it dragged on a bit, but once they were in touch with other clans the story really came to life for me.With two strings to the story it keeps the story moving at a pace quick enough to keep the reader interested but slow enough that you comprehend this different, at times violent and hostile world. Waiting to get into Book 3.Thanks Alan for another great book.

  • Ankita D
    2019-02-20 00:35

    I received this book directly from the author in return of an honest review. I finished reading it some time back but couldn’t review it sooner. Turquoise water is a perfect continuation of the first book Breath of Aoles. Although I found the start of this book a bit slow, it picks up speed gradually. This book is filled with action and adventure gripping you all the time. The characters evolve beautifully in this book from the first book. Now I am waiting for the next book in this series.All fantasy lovers are bound to like this book, for that matter the Ardalia series and I would recommend it to all fantasy genre lovers.

  • Linda Todd
    2019-01-25 06:39

    Wow amazing book enjoyed every word I read. A gem of a story this second book in the Ardalia saga and the first book I also enjoyed reading an amazing piece of literature that I have had the pleasure to read. My thanks to the wonderful author Alan Spade also for the privilege of reading his second book as well as the first book in the saga. This excellent book I would be so delighted to recommend to all my friends the exceptional story in my eyes can only get better as these books can speak volumes for them self. So to all happy reading and keep smiling from wee me. xxxxx

  • Shannon Abdul
    2019-02-11 23:24

    I took my time to read this book simply to enjoy its refreshing perspective. The story was uniquely expressive with wonderful detail and a superb plot line. I enjoyed the character development and was ecstatic to see their growth from book 1. I am in love with the author's creativity in building the book's world. I felt immersed in another reality and was extremely involved in the adventure. I am on tether hooks to see what Alan Spade will write next.

  • Linda
    2019-02-03 00:22

    I really enjoyed this second book of the Ardalia Trilogy. The author has woven a rich tale about an evil entity coming to life to take over the world. This book alternates between two main characters, Pelmen and Lominan. The story is very well written, but is easy to follow. I am anxiously awaiting the third book!

  • Cheryl
    2019-01-26 06:36

    Left off where book one ended. Love this story. Looking forward to the next...

  • Lana
    2019-01-30 03:23

    I am still finding this complicated reading as the creatures are so fantastical but i am also really into the plot between the magical forces of evil and the good magicians. the great rift is very scary and sinistan is evil incarnate but i am hoping that in the final book of the trilogy the three inhabitants of malia will overcome!! the krongos are awesome and so wise and the turquoise water is an incredible concept!!