This Sequel to Mary Weber’s Storm Siren takes us back to the world and characters we love…but may leave you short of breath, should you finally reach the mountain peak.
Finished this rollicking tale today while on a road trip! Basically the only time I can sit down anymore and binge through a book…without wanting to go work on my own 🙂 Alright, onto the review…
This story displayed all of the characteristics that made me an instant lover of Mary Weber’s prowess in the first book:
Incredible World Building.
Strange Plot Twists.
Deep Themes That Spoke To The Soul.
Once again, we were able to join Nym on another leg of her quest to stop Draewulf from destroying Bron and the other kingdoms. I have to say that this book sagged a bit in the middle…as I felt like we were torn from one battle to the next, without hardly having time to take a breath. Also, it was a bit of a painful read, in that our main characters (Nym especially) were struggling with some pretty heavy stuff the whole book long. It seemed like the poor girl couldn’t get a break! Not to say that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but the whole book was a bit like running a marathon…the first lap was exhilarating thing, but as the rounds continued, you grew breathless and weary. Just wanting something to work out right. Then again, such is life.
The other thing that made this book a classic case of sequel–itis, was the fact that many of the wonderful character introduced in book one that gave us some comedy and a moment for our hearts to smile, were no longer in this story. Our poor bald boy, alas, is gone. *cries over Collin* and then with Eogan being dead… ****SPOILERS SWEETIE**** but not really dead, was just even more of an emotional roller coaster.
Nym is so serious and intense in this book, after a while I found myself wanting something else to happen other that war and destruction. While these are all themes needed to build up to the book’s amazing ending, and setting up for a whopper of a Series Finale, it was also a bit heart-lurching.
So, while I would still suggest you read this book, go into it fully aware that Nym’s journey is certainly an uphill climb, that promises to leave you gasping for breath time and time again…but the view at the top of the mountain, is more than worth the struggle. The Fury.
This Siren’s Fury.