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.
I have been a hopeless flip-flopper on this series. The first book was intriguing, but also had several story issues and some content I didn't care for; then, I read the second book and decided I liked it. Finally, I began reading Siren's Song, and felt surprisingly indifferent the entire time: the first 2/3 of the book seemed to be mostly just a lot of talking, and I had a very difficult time becoming interested. There were a few things about the writing that bugged me (Nym said "I swear" so often I probably could have kept a tally chart) and I still never felt really attached to Nym.
Things did pick up in the last third of the book (and Myles and Rasha remain my favorite characters--that's something that I wouldn't have expected from only reading the first book) but part of me wonders if one of the main reasons I didn't connect with Siren's Song was because it's been so long since I read Siren's Fury, thus leaving me struggling to remember just what exactly had last happened. With all of this, I really can't say what I think of this series as a whole. For this book itself, I'd say it was a bit of a miss for me, but it did have its moments.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.