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Altered Tides

(The Galactic Captains #5)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A malfunctioning STAR drive strands Captain Ales in a new galaxy. Trapped on a dry, dusty red moon where the rains fall only once every forty years, the restless population barely survives on a teardrop ration of water. Now, the rains are years overdue, and the ruling clerics view Ales as a savior—or a devil. Just as Ales and the She-King’s brother discover a secret the cl ...more
Published March 1st 2021 by Nine Star Press
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Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, kink, reviewed, sci-fi, series
Ales crashes on a red dust world. No water to be had. Just a very odd race that expect water from a blue world to rain down on them. He finds an ally in Suni, the kings brother. As the water destroys the home and people of the red world Ales once again is faced with leaving someone behind.

The two worlds, interdependent on each other was an interesting story. One can’t exist without water and the other is drowning in it. The ships traveling between the worlds was very visually appealing. As was
Dieter Moitzi
Mar 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

Attention, this review might contain spoilers!

Harry F. Rey has just released a new book, and once again, Harry F. Rey delivers a real page-turner. This is the fifth book in the ‘Galactic Captains’ series. It can be read as a stand-alone novel—you’ll understand 90 percent of the plot with no problems. There are 10 percent, however, where the characters refer to the previous four installments. So, the ba
Shari Sakurai
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
*I received this novel for free in exchange for an honest review*

When Captain Ales crash lands on a red moon which is in the grips of a drought that has lasted forty years, he finds himself hailed as god and the one who will finally bring the rains to the dying world. Suspicious of the clerics who appear to control even the King, Ales and the King’s brother Suni make a discovery that will challenge the very order of this dry world.

Malar is the Prince of the blue moon, a world covered in water of
Eule Luftschloss
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Captain Ales has landed on a very dry planet, where the rain is overdue and people are lethargic from living on one teardrop per day. Meanwhile, the land and ocean population of the neighboring planet ready themselves for war.

The setting was what intrigued me the most, I believe. We have two planets, so impossible close to each other they share the atmosphere. Once every fourty years, the oceans from the blue pla
Ryan Michael
Mar 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
While the smut was hilariously horrendous, everything else was absolutely phenomenal. I rate it a 9 out of 10.

I didn't read the previous books in the series (though now I plan to buy them), but I understood everything pretty well. The first half was a bit confusing because it was jam-packed with information in a way that acted like things were common knowledge, but i'm fairly certain that was on purpose, and meant to be that way — it felt totally organic, and naturally progressed until it all *b
Mar 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 5 in a series, and while it’s possible to read and enjoy this one without the previous installments, they’re worth reading in their own right. In this novel, Captain Ales crash-lands on a desert moon, where he finds complex social and economic dynamics shaped by its relationship to a moon covered in water and an orbital cycle that, every forty years, transfers its water to the desert moon (Plausible? I don't know…physics was never my thing and I have no idea whether or not this is e ...more
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry but I can't even finish this book.

The POV changes (as in, third person to first person and back again) was so glaringly distracting and ended up annoying me. Like why. Why would you do this. Are the other books from Ales' POV? Who knows.

The world building was cool enough and you can tell the author put a lot of thought into all the details.

But I kept thinking to myself 'why am I reading this when I could be reading Addie LaRue or The Song of Achilles?'

Please note I have not read the
Kathryn Manzella
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Altered Tides by Harry F Rey is the fifth book in the Galactic Captains series.  Fascinating world building and characters.  I enjoyed the imagery described and the flow of the story.  There were a few times when I definitely wished I had read the previous books in the series because I think I would have even enjoyed the book more but reading as a stand alone I still really enjoyed the story and the people.  The cliffhanger like ending has me anxious for next book. 
Madison Auchincloss
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
This book was pretty good! I felt like perhaps I missed some things coming into the series so late, but I could definitely still understand what was going on. I did feel like maybe the intersection of the two plot lines was a little confusing and rushed but again, could just be my lack of knowledge. Overall, definitely an easy and pleasant read! #AlteredTides #NetGalley
moh ♡
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
this was SUCH a fun read for me - i didnt want to put it down! i loved the characters and the relationships between them - especially ales and suni. malar's character development was also so satisfying to watch and i'm excited to see where he ends up in the future. ...more
P Leslie
Feb 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-review, sci-fi-mm
The world building was done really well; it was unique and I could actually picture it in my mind.

I haven’t read the other books in the series so I was a little lost and confused. I got the gist of what was going on but it felt like I’d missed a whole lot.

I’ll probably read the series in order, when I get the time. I really think I would enjoy this series better if I start from the beginning.

I voluntarily read this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else's*
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Harry F. Rey is an author and lover of gay themed stories with a powerful punch. He writes sex-positive stories that explore realistic queer lives and loves, whether in deep space or wearing a crown.

From contemporary to historical, romantic to dramatic, his books are packed with love and heartache, action and adventure and gripping characters which range from erotic shorts to galactic space operas

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