Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
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.
Siren’s Song by Mary Weber is the third book in The Storm Siren trilogy and if you haven’t started this series yet you need to remedy this immediately. First, these covers are gorgeous and some of my favorites…ever. Second, the story that Weber has developed over the course of these three books had me on the edge of my seat and just waiting for the next book so I could find out what was going to happen next. If you haven’t read these books yet, you might want to hold off on reading my review further. I will do my best not to give anything away but can’t promise anything.
This book picks up shortly after Siren’s Fury ends. Now that Nym has faced off with Draewulf she and Eogan know they need to warn Cashlin’s queen about what is going on. As Weber sets this story up for the final face off to determine who will come out on top in the end, we get a lot more information on the Uathúils and we also get to see Nym jump into her role as a leader…and do well.
Nym continues to grow throughout this series and the thing that stood out for me the most in this book is the way she flourishes in her role as someone who can lead her people. As she comes face to face with her past (literally) she realizes she has the strength inside herself to be what her people needs and this isn’t just because of her power.
The relationship between Nym and Eogan takes some steps forward which I have been waiting for. Nym knows that Eogan is what she wants but there is still some hesitation on Eogan’s part. At times he pulls back which was frustrating but it’s always to protect Nym and doesn’t have anything to do with his feelings for her. He truly does love and care about her and I loved the way this was tied into the overall story because although the relationship is a big part of who these characters are, it doesn’t become the whole story.
As the cast of supporting characters help to move the story along, there are a few that stand out as my favorites. Kel is definitely one of them and of course there are Myles and Rasha. I can’t say much about what happens with them but this story wouldn’t be the same if they weren’t included. There are others as well and admittedly, the entire cast of characters help to push the story forward but these three have a special place in Nym’s heart and my head.
The last few chapters of this book had me turning the pages to see what was going to happen and I have to say, I was not disappointed. Weber ties this story together really well and as a series, while I will miss the characters, everything felt right. I’m not going to say anything about anything but trust me, if you love this series, you won’t be disappointed by what happens.
Hopefully this wasn’t too vague for anyone wondering what happens. If you know my reviews, you know I don’t like to spoil anything so apologies if this didn’t provide enough detail for anyone. With that said, take my word for it that if you are looking for a great YA fantasy, you should be reading this series. It has something for everyone and will take you on a ride you might not expect. I look forward to whatever Mary Weber has in store for us next and will be recommending this series to anyone and everyone.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the review copy!