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The Tomb of the Sea Witch

(Beaumont and Beasley #2)

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Nick Beasley used to be a private detective who didn’t believe in magic and monsters. He’s revised his views since then—after all, the horns and fur he sees every time he looks in the mirror don’t leave him with much choice. Joined by eccentric enchantress Lady Cordelia Beaumont, as well as his younger brother Crispin, Nick has traveled far from his home city of Talesend i ...more
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Published July 24th 2017
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R.F. Gammon
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CAN I HAVE BOOK 3 PLEASE? THIS SERIES IS BRILLIANT AND I WANT THE THIRD ONE FOR MY BIRTHDAY SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEND ME A BIRTHDAY PRESENT THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. XD
Kyle
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I must admit, I had Kyle Robert Shultz filed away as a one-hit wonder. It seemed quite unlikely to me that he would be able to recapture the magic (no pun intended) of his first book while offering up enough new material to make a sequel worthwhile. However, I am happy to say that I was wrong. The Tomb of the Sea Witch develops the storyworld of Beaumont and Beasley and introduces an entertaining cast of side characters while remaining true to everything that made The Beast of Talesend enjoyable ...more
Deborah O'Carroll
Reread Sept. 2018

Read July 2017

Original Review:

I don’t know how to review this book! I JUST LOVED IT A LOT, OKAY?

There are SO many amazing twists, and spoilers that I have to avoid talking about because I don’t want to spoil it... I also kind of want to keyboard-smash and flail in all-caps that everyone should read this... I will attempt to be coherent, but MAN, this might be hard. *twitch* Ahem. *gathers self*

This is an utterly fun adv
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Nate Philbrick
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If there's one thing Kyle Shultz consistently exudes, it's professionalism, be it in his approach to the craft, his understanding of the industry's mechanics, or the way he meticulously polishes every aspect of the books he puts out. Shame on me for working through his Afterverse collection so slowly.

I do feel like my rating needs a disclaimer: I am, regrettably, not Shultz's ideal reader, in that I'm not generally keen on fairy tale retellings or plots that rely heavily on magic. Bu
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Merie Shen
Another five-star fairytale mishmash in the world of Beaumont and Beasley-- this time following the theme of "The Little Mermaid."

... ALL THE REFERENCES TO FAIRYTALES THOUGH.

... *nods* Definitely a must-read for all fairytale-lovers. It shouldn't have taken me this long to discover this author. *shakes head at self*
Beth Wangler
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, "Beast of Talesend." As excited as I was for "Tomb" to come out, there's always a mild level of fear that the sequel will pale in comparison with the original.

That was definitely not the case with "Tomb of the Sea Witch."

Seriously, I don't think there are words to say how much I loved this book. Every aspect of it is beautiful. The characters are amazing. I loved seeing more of beloved characters from last book, and there
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Hufflepuff Book Reviewer
4.5 stars!

I was stoked to revisit Tomb of the Sea Witch—because, before rereading it, it had been my all-time favorite indie book. And, after my second reading, I can certainly understand why I loved it so much. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had so much fun reading any other indie-story. This darkly hilarious Little Mermaid retelling was the book that made Beaumont and Beasley an official fandom of mine.

All things considered, the second installment in the Beaumont and Beasley
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Shannon Hiner
The Tomb of the Sea Witch was everything I hoped it would be and more.

Shultz does a masterful job of weaving all the stories and plotlines together, while giving each one his own delightful twist. You may recognize the names and basic plots, but everything else is up in the air when he gets done with it.

The characters continue to grow and mature, even as new beloveds are introduced.

Malcolm & Kiran are scene-thieves, and you won't even mind.

Where else are you going t
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Tricia Mingerink
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book continues the hilarious adventures of Nick Beasley and his motley crew as he tries to get himself un-Beastified (and accidentally saves the world again while he's at it).

Of course I had to continue reading after the hilarity of the first book. I really missed listening to this on audiobook since the narrator added so well to the experience, so it took me a bit longer to get into this one than the first book. Hopefully this one will eventually come out in audiobook.

This is a crazy, ta
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C.B. Cook
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy cow.

Every single time I read one of these books I'm blown away even more. Not only do I now neeeed the next book, I also need to reread the first one!
Full review to come!
Hannah Heath
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Awesome character development, lots of fun Little Mermaid references, possibly even more humor than the first. And more Crispin. I'm happy. Full review coming soon.
Justice
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. And my honest opinion? I loved it.

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the sequel to The Beast of Talesend. However, sequels are often hard to pull off. Not only do they need to be great books on their own (and we all know how hard writing those are), but they need to advance the world, further develop the characters, and raise the stakes. As if that wasn’t enough, they need to be sure to appeal to readers of the first book. But as far as I’m concern
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E.B. Dawson
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review*

Having read and loved the first book in this series, "The Beast of Talesend," there was a lot of anticipation surrounding this book. It didn't disappoint me for a minute!

There is something very special about Shultz's writing. Let's rewind a little bit. I adored reading as a kid. I would submerge myself in books and lose track of reality. But in high school, I went through a phase where I stopped reading fic
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Katelyn Buxton
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I need time to process this epicness."

Okay, I lied. I couldn't wait.

All too often sequels just don't live up to their predecessor. The Tomb of the Sea Witch is not one of them. It repeated everything that made The Beast of Talesend so much fun (witty banter especially), and added new characters, and new adventures into the mix.

I thoroughly enjoy Shultz's retellings. Each time he does it, he flips the fairytale on its head, and turns it into something completely new. I honestly can
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J.E.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Look how lazy I am. I only just now was reminded that I never actually got to reviewing this. It's not often I can enjoy a good clean read. This book combines all the best aspects of whimsey, strong character voice, and a great plot to make a story amazing. I cracked up laughing at multiple points. Some parts I had to go back and read a few times over because I just loved them so much. All the aspects of this book were brilliant and it's one of those rare reads where I find myself fully jealous ...more
Danielle
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
*SOME SPOILERS

So glad to have the second book in the tales of Nick and Cordelia! And I was not disappointed! I pretty much read this book in one sitting, as it was one of those books you couldn't put down! Maintaining the hilarity and adventure of what we come to expect from a Beaumont and Beasley story, I enjoyed every moment. What I loved about this book was that it went deeper into the world building, and felt so much like Harry Potter meets Doctor Who! I enjoyed learning about th
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R.G.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
At this point I just need Shultz to go back and write a book for every fairy tale, and the truth of how it all actually went down, because his versions seem far better than the way we've been told them. Now if you liked the first book even just a little bit, you definitely have to read this one. We're really delving into the world of magic, and all the beings that have been in hiding in the Afterlands. I rather liked that they ended up at a school of magic (not for villains but anti-heroes), bec ...more
Janeen Ippolito
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is utterly snackable fairy tale fiction with a nice aftertaste of doom. Rather like the chili tortilla chips with a kick of lime. Can't wait to read the next one!
Sarah Elizabeth
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
{The Basics}
I've heard so many great things about this series. And y'all, it's all true!! I absolutely LOVED this little novel. The CHARACTERS!!! AHHHH, I loves them ALL. The plot twists. The faerietales retold. The transformations. . .

PLEASE NOTE: This is the sequel of a series, and it is not a stand-alone novel. To know the full, fantastic story, read the first! ---> The Beast of Talesend.

{Spiritual Content}
This is a wonderfully clean novel, with absolutely no language whatsoever. Characters use t
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R.J. Rodda
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny
A fun fairy tale mash-up filled with all of Shultz’s trademark quirky humor. Enjoyable and original.
Laura A. Grace
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another awesome novel from this author! Definitely took me on another exciting adventure and this one much different than what I expected. No way was I prepared for some of the events that take place, especially with Nick in one very interesting role. (Seriously. He made me laugh so hard in certain areas.)

Can we take a moment to appreciate Malcolm? This was the first book I can recall reading that many caps as this one did, but it was PERFECT!! It enriched the scene so much more and
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Alexis Johnson
4-4.5 stars. Hooray!

Enjoyed this one even more than the first. NICK! ♥ I always adore the grumpy ones haha.
I love that this journey of B&B is seen primarily through Nick's POV and that we went deeper with his struggle and revelations as the beast. That was my favorite part, actually! Even though I really liked the twisted version of The Little Mermaid too.

Also, calling it now... As Cordelia and Nick fall in love over the course of the books, it will be their true love that breaks his curs
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emrys merlin
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Soooo good! Review soon!
Claire Banschbach
I totally fell in love with the world of Beaumont and Beasely with book 1 and couldn't wait to dive back in. I read this book pretty much in one sitting. It features the same witty banter and touches of magic that book 1 did, plus the added bonus of seeing Crispin adopt every single magical animal that comes his way.

Nick, Cordelia, and Crispin venture to a magical academy to try and find a way to break Nick's curse and find themselves running right into danger. Again. This time they're up again
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Stargazer R. L.
SO YUMMMMY.

This is the epic sequel to The Beast of Talesend, my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Definitely read book one first! :D

Things I LOVED.
+ Nick. Nick is fantastic. I want to pet him.
+ Cordelia. She's nuts. I love her. Also, mysteries... Hmm.
+ Crispin IS SO LOVABLE. He's kind of my favorite character. ^_^
+ Molly! New, nice, fun. *thumbs-up*
+ THE MYTHFITS! Small role, but fantastic!
+ MERMAID CITY! It was BEAUTIFUL. O____O
+ ZUP-ZUP, er, I mean
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H.L. Burke
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm really torn on whether I liked this one more or less or the same as the first book in the series.

Things I liked more:
More Crispin.
More fantasy creatures (some with large clubs).
A dragon!

Things that the other one did slightly better:
Tighter plot. This one felt as if it took a while longer to get going. Once it did get going it was really good.
This one is more intent on setting up sequels which is not really a negative, but it does leave on
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Grace Crandall
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was EPIC. I haven't read a book as unapologetically fun as this one in years. The pure scope of Beaumont and Beasley' s world--full of creatures, cultures, and a rich history that somehow manages to be based in fairy tales and classic stories while seeming as new and fresh as a story at its first telling--would be enough to make me love these books, but it's combined with compelling characters, exciting adventures, and a sparkling sense of humor that makes every line a complete delight. I w ...more
Sarah
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous twist on the story of The Little Mermaid. More likely to give you feels than the last book, but that's not a bad thing. Again, the humor's fantastic, the characters are great . . . and there's a dragon. I don't know what else you want. It's not my favorite-favorite of the series, but it's still an excellent read.
Elza Kinde
Cordelia Beaumont's attempt to free Nick from his curse takes them from Talesend to her prestigious alma mater, Warrengate Academy. With blending in out of the question, it doesn't take long for trouble to find Nick once again. This time in the form of a whirlwind romance, the revenge plot of an angry ancestor, and a series of revealing nightmares.

Taking queues from the classic tale of The Little Mermaid, this second book in the series takes a nautical twist and quite a few surprising turns
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Aria Maher
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It seems that every grand adventure has its underwater level, so to speak. Usually, in video games and such, this is where things go down hill; the one level that everyone dislikes. But Beaumont and Beasley's 'underwater level', The Tomb of the Sea Witch, is even better than the first book! There were so many points where I found myself laughing, either mentally or out loud. Kyle Robert Shultz writes genuinely funny books, and while they can be a bit dark, the darkness never overwhelms the sense ...more
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Kyle Robert Shultz began writing in his early teens after being bitten by a radioactive book. As a Christian, he strives to write fiction that is entertaining and wholesome, but devoid of overt “messages” or agendas. He lives in the wilds of southern Idaho, removed far enough from civilization to keep humanity safe should any of his rough drafts break through the electric fence. Aside from writing ...more

Other books in the series

Beaumont and Beasley (4 books)
  • The Beast of Talesend (Beaumont and Beasley, #1)
  • The Stroke of Eleven (Beaumont and Beasley, #3)
  • The Hound of Duville and Other Stories (Beaumont and Beasley, #4)