Nym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves.
With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ability, Nym and the few Bron soldiers rush to warn Cashlin’s queen. Only to discover it may already be too late for the monarch and her eerie kingdom. As the Luminescents are sifting through Nym’s past memories and the queen is reading into her future, Nym is given a choice of how to defeat Draewulf, but the cost may be more than she can bear. And even then there are no guarantees.
With that reality burrowing into her bones—along with the guilt of the lives she will sacrifice—Nym returns to her homeland of Faelen to raise an army of peasants through promises of freedom. But when the few friends she has left, along with the world and citizens she loves, are staring down the face of a monster and his undead army, will Nym summon every element her blood is capable of controlling . . . or surrender to a different strength—one of sacrifice?
Because in the end, death may be more merciful for them all.
So this book.
It is just full of energy and action and romance. Like Siren’s Fury, it picks up literally where the book before it ended. A bit of advice; if you’re planning on reading this series, don’t have too much time between books. They are all like one huge story.
First let’s talk about the writing. Before reading this I reread Storm Siren and Siren’s Fury and I was struck with how absolutely brilliantly Mary Weber writes. (the death scene in Storm Siren is, like, one of the most beautifully written death scenes I have EVER read) As a writer, I so appreciate this.
PLUS, there’s an absolutely unique world too. UM, ARE YOU RUNNING TO THE BOOKSTORE YET? Let me add a few more incentives. The characters are gorgeous, there are man-eating/meat-eating horses inspire by the Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. UM HELLO? YAS.
But let’s talk about Siren’s Song. I’m honestly conflicted. I can love everything about a book, but it’s the ending that really seals that adoration for me. This ending… didn’t do that.
It fell into a trope.
NO NO NO NO NO
I’m writing this, like five minutes after reading the ending, so bear with my disappointment. I’m not going to name the trope, but it is a trope mostly specific to Christian Fiction. It’s a trope that made me rate a book three stars after loving all of it. This book—AGH! So disappointed about that ending. Personally, my dislike of this trope is purely personal. You might like this book.
SO GET THIS. LISTEN. I AM IN NO WAY TELLING YOU TO STEER CLEAR OF THESE BOOKS. I LOVE THESE BOOKS. READ THEM. JUST BE PREPARED FOR THE TROPE IF IT’S ONE YOU HATE. OKAY? I pledged to give my honest opinion and I am doing that to the best of my ability.
So five solid stars to the first 90% of this book. For the last 10%… three stars.