Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Siren's Song by Mary Weber
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.
It seems like only a few months ago when I walked by and picked up an ARC of Storm Siren on a whim while at a conference because I loved the cover. But, alas, it was about 2 years ago, and now we are at the end of the trilogy. Bravo! to this series!! Mary Weber took me on a legitimate roller coaster of emotions throughout. I was happy, then terrified, then sad, then hopeful, then despairing, then happy, and repeat. And everything else in between! At the end of each of these three books, I was left with a big book hangover and strong emotions.
But mostly at the end of Siren's Song and this trilogy, I am satisfied. Like the end of a thrill ride at a theme park, I am slightly breathless and have a smile on my face. If you are looking for a well thought-out, action-packed fantasy, then you should consider picking these books up. Not to mention the hotness -- er, I mean the romance. Eogan. *fans self* But there wasn't just romantic love -- there was friendship, there was love of country, and there was sacrificial love. Siren's Song reminded me of other books I enjoyed, and not in a bad way. It also definitely had strong unique characteristics. There were some beautifully written passages at the end of this one. (I kinda want to share them, but better not, in case they even slightly spoil anything.)
My only minor complaint is that I felt that Nym spent about 40% of the book looking for Eogan. Seriously, it felt like every three paragraphs or so she was looking around whatever setting they were in, trying to find him. If you played a drinking game and every time she was looking Eogan you took a drink, then you'd be continually happy while reading this book. Lol. I guess it's understandable, though.
I have to also comment about Mary Weber herself -- I took to lashing out my feels on her as I read the trilogy, and she is the absolute sweetest in responding! I love it when authors take time to really converse with their readers. *warm fuzzies*
Also, I posted a picture on our Instagram, but these books are just SO PRETTY! Like I said before, it was the cover of Storm Siren that made me pick it up, and the other two covers are equally beautiful:
Storm Siren review: http://www.booknerdsacrossamerica.com/2014/08/storm-siren-by-mary-weber.html
Siren's Fury review: http://www.booknerdsacrossamerica.com/2015/03/sirens-fury-by-mary-weber.html