The Felix Chronicles: Tides of Winter (#3) by R.T. Lowe #BookReview @TheRTLowe

The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

What do you do when the lesser of two evils is evil itself?

Felix stood at her graveside, eyes burning with sorrow, voice trembling in the winter cold. “This isn’t a kids’ story. The bad guys aren’t evil for the sake of being evil. The good guys fight for a way of life that benefits the privileged at the expense of everyone else—hell, they tried to kill me. So who’s good and who’s evil? Is one side any better than the other? And what’s more important, individual freedom or the right to live without fear? How can I choose for myself when everyone’s trying to choose for me? I only know one thing for sure: when I decide, people are going to die. Good people? Bad people? How will I know until it’s too late? Maybe there isn’t a right answer, and that’s why I’m afraid—why we all should be afraid.”

Genre(s): Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy
Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Horror
Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror > United States
Series: The Felix Chronicles, #3
Length: 342 pages
Release date: 2017-02-03



“Freedom from fear.” Harper sounded as if she was reading, and when Felix spotted the sign, he realized she was. “What’s that one say? ‘Rejectionists are the disease.’ Is that what is says?”

“Yeah,” Allison confirmed. “There’s a bunch of signs down there. ‘A hundred generations.’ Freedom from fear.’ ‘Rejectionists are terrorists.’ ‘Reject the Rejectionists.'” She laughed. “That one’s super clever.”

My Opinion

This book reunites the readers with Felix, Allison, their friends, and Bill. Disturbing acts of violence occur throughout the country, not sparing Portland College.

With The Felix Chronicles: Tides of Winter, R. T. Lowe has once again created a thrilling combination of mystery, paranormal, and urban fantasy. It is a compelling read, drawing you even closer than before to Felix and Allison – sometimes a little too close for comfort. In his first book, R. T. Lowe created a broad variety of believable and complex main characters, still leaving enough room for the personal imagination; in the second book, you learned more about them as they were facing new challenges, and this third book seamlessly continues Felix and Allison’s endeavours. Expertly woven situations and thrilling interactions kept me glued to my E-reader. There is violence, gore, magic, a bunch of interesting characters, and an intriguing story for you to enjoy. A topic that certainly not only keeps the protagonists’ minds busy: Even if good versus evil seems outdated – isn’t the lesser evil still evil?

This is for you if you like intense characters with a mission, thrill with great twists, urban fantasy, masterly combined plot-lines, and food for thought.

The awesome third book in The Felix Chronicles series; I am eagerly waiting for the fourth book!

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen: – 😳
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content :mrgreen: – 😳


About the author

R.T. Lowe is the author of The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen (Book 1), Five Days In January (Book 2) and Tides Of Winter (Book 3). R.T. is a graduate of Willamette University and Columbia Law School. Originally from Oregon, he now lives in Newtown, Connecticut with his wife and four sons.

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My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Felix Chronicles: Tides of Winter?  Or – if you did not yet read The Felix Chronicles: Tides of Winter – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

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Book review:  The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by R. T. Lowe

Book review:  The Felix Chronicles: Five Days in January

10 Statements – R. T. Lowe





10 Statements – R. T. Lowe





R.T. Lowe lives in Newtown, Connecticut.



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My personal motto:

I don’t have one. Never thought about it. I guess I could be open to suggestions.


10 statements
  1. A typical work day begins with… lots of coffee. I have three kids under the age of four and practicing law is how I pay the bills. I wrote The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen between the hours of two and six in the morning over the course of a few years. Now when I look at my finished book I see the sunnier side of insomnia.
  2. I lose track of time… when I write. The clock mocks me even on those days when the words stubbornly resist what I’m trying to say and I can’t find the ‘right’ tone.
  3. I have always… loved books and stories with supernatural elements. When I was six or seven someone gave me a book on Greek mythology and I must have read it a hundred times. I remember thinking that I was getting away with something; there was so much violence and crazy stuff going on in these stories and the adults were actually encouraging me to read it.
  4. I have never… done anything quite so lonely as writing a book. It takes forever, consumes every free second (and every brain cell that isn’t otherwise being utilized for something else), and is only interesting to the person doing the writing. Of course I absolutely loved it and that’s why I’m furiously working away on TFC: Book 2.
  5. Home means to me… my little house in Newtown, Connecticut with my awesome wife (I aimed high and got lucky) and my three boys.
  6. I am inspired by… the ability to create something (a song, a scene in a movie, a passage in a book) that triggers an emotional reaction (and even a physical reaction) for the person taking it in. A reviewer recently told me that one of the characters in my book (the “Faceman”) was so chilling that it ‘made her wince’ when he was having a dialogue with one of his victims. When I heard that I did a little fist pump because that’s exactly what I’m hoping for. I want my readers to wince at the prospect of ‘what will happen to that poor girl when she can’t move the piece of wood with her mind’. Spoiler alert: nothing good.
  7. I would like to meet… Taylor Swift. I love her. There, I said it. Don’t tell my awesome wife.
  8. My worst character trait… I’m terrible at small talk. I also have very little patience for conversations that don’t interest me and my mind tends to wander. If it wasn’t for my wife my social calendar would be pretty bleak.
  9. My best character trait… I can function on very little sleep (see No.1 above). On the other hand, if you don’t like my book I suppose you could argue that I’m obviously sleep deprived and should consider sleeping more and writing less.
  10. The best advice I was given… I’m still waiting on that one little gem that will clear the haze and bring happiness, fame and fortune. At least, I think I’m still waiting. After some thought on this one, I have to acknowledge the possibility that it may have already happened and my mind was wandering (see No. 8 above)




Genre(s):  Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Series:  The Felix Chronicles, #1

Length:  500 pages

Release Date:  2015-05-11

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Review:  The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen