Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
Published Date: June 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
The Story: In Tempest Rising, Tempest chose to return to the sea, following in her mother’s footsteps and forging a relationship with the selkie Kona. Now many months have gone by, and she yearns to see her family again. Life under the ocean is full of rigorous training to eventually take over the throne, which leads to Tempest’s powers growing and manifesting in new ways. When Tiamat, Tempest’s power-hungry nemesis, attacks Tempest’s brother Moku on land, she returns to his side, which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. But was the attack calculated to get Tempest out of the way? As the battle rages, Tempest’s two loves will collide to both protect her and force her to choose. And when the biggest casualty of all befalls the merpeople-the Queen loses her life-will Tempest be able, or willing, to take over the throne?
My Review: I enjoyed Tempest Rising, and even more so Tempest Unleashed. Tempest doesn’t want to be like her mother, so she tries to keep her ties with family above the water, and her mer family below water. But that spells disaster, since the sea witch is still after Tempest. As Tempest learns, it's not all about her. And she needs to learn to trust people, ok, mer and selkie. Find out what happens, and pick up a copy!