Siren’s Song is the final installment in the epic battle against a Dark Army made up of the dead and no so dead enemy. I really enjoyed this final installment. It’s a great group of characters and magic system.
by Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Fiction, Paranormal
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.
There was a bit of lull for me in the middle. I liked the story and the plot but it felt like it was taking too long to get from one place to the other at times. I’ve become an anxious reader where as much as I understand I need to know how/why they get to the final battle. I’m ready for the final battle. Plus I think I was feeling the absence of Rasha, who is one of my favorite characters.
So many things with Nym. Of course I don’t want to give the book away so I can’t go into detail but I really liked the way her character developed. She has changed so much in this series and this last installment really made her deal with her past. Even some of the parts she herself didn’t remember. I also am so glad that her deformed hand and cutting was not just thrown to the wayside. She really ends up owning those things and facing some demons. Besides Draewulf of course.
Another character that I have really enjoyed is Myles surprisingly. Once again I don’t want to give anything away but I never thought I would be as invested in him as I am. Not when we first meet him anyway. Myles is such a great character because he walks that line that allows him to go either way.
Rasha, again absent for quite a good chunk of the book. I wouldn’t consider that spoilerly since we know she was kidnapped at the end of book two. I’m just going to say I love Rasha.
Eogan don’t be a dufus. I still love you though.
This is war and there is no war without casualties. There was also things that I did not see coming but was like wow this is a such a great way to take this. Plus just taking a good hard look at Isobel and Draewulf.
It was a good ending to the series. I was really happy with it. I have loved these books wholeheartedly. I think if you’ve enjoyed this series. You will be satisfied with this ending.