Nym is a slave who can’t keep an owner. All fifteen in her seventeen years of life have quickly learned the power in her blood is a curse. Females are not meant to be Elemental – yet Nym is an anomaly for more than her long, white hair. Nym’s life changes in a thunderclap when the head of her kingdom’s military buys her and sets her up with something she never dared dream – training to control her curse. She quickly discovers that her kingdom is at war with a land of superior industry – and Nym may be the only weapon capable of saving her people. But at what cost to herself?
Life has hardened Nym, but her strength is her compassion. Storm Siren introduces readers to a world that combines elemental fantasy with traces of steampunk and the Hunger Games – a world inhabited by strong, stereotype-breaking characters.
I confess the story itself fell a little flat for me in the face of all the hype surrounding it BUT . . . A) it is worth reading, and B) it is the set up to two more excellent books. I also have to confess that I am always drawn to YA but end up wanting it to have the complexity of something adult – *cough* Brandon Sanderson *cough*
I think the conflict/story-line would have benefited from condensing a bit and joining book two – but then we wouldn’t have that epic cliffhanger. . . .
So, please, read this gorgeous book and judge for yourself!
And here’s my breakdown:
A battle won – but the war is far from over. Nym finds herself on an airship to Bron, on a mission to end the war for good. But to end the war Nym must confront the darkness inside herself and risk losing those she loves most.
If Storm Siren is the set up, Siren’s Fury gets into the meat and worldview of the world.
Fall in love with new characters and reconnect with old as the stakes ramp up a new degree in the fight for Faelen’s peace.
Coming off Storm Siren‘s epic cliffhanger, this novel does not disappoint. Mary Weber’s talent grows with narrative voice, character relations, driving worldview, and inciting conflicts.
Whether you loved Storm Siren or had your hesitations, you should definitely jump into Siren’s Fury.
The attack on the world has begun. Draewulf has kidnapped Princess Rasha and is waging his war on the kingdoms of the Hidden Lands. But Eogan isn’t doing well after narrowly surviving Draewulf’s inhabitation, and Nym wonders if she will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to win this war and defeat Draewulf for good.
Each book in this trilogy just keeps getting better as we settle into the world and the characters and the high stakes action. Mary Weber’s prose is fluid and her characters spunky. We get to see more of her world, from crystal palaces to magical lakes and home again to Faelen and its man-eating horses.
This is my favorite book in the trilogy! It finishes everything so well and leaves me feeling satisfied. And talk about those last few chapters!! And that last line. 🙂
Okay, now just go read it for yourself.
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