I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber
Release date: June 2, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.
When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.
They may require who she is.
Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.
Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?
When I requested this on NetGalley I didn’t realize it was the sequel to Storm Siren, the first book in a trilogy by Mary Weber. So, I backtracked and read the first book in the series and absolutely loved it! Storm Siren had a completely shocking and brutal cliff-hanger ending that felt like a slap in the face. I needed to know what would happen next and to be honest, was glad that I didn’t have to wait months for the followup.
The story focuses on Nym, a former slave, who reluctantly used her elemental storm powers to save her home kingdom of Faelen from losing a war against the neighbouring kingdom of Bron and the evil Draewulf. Draewulf is extremely powerful and has the ability to inhabit the bodies of others. In Siren’s Fury, Draewulf has destroyed Nym’s powers and taken over the body of someone close to her. Now she has to find a different way to obtain new powers to become strong enough to defeat Draewulf.
Nym is a wonderful, strong female character. Coming from her background as a slave who was sold from home to home, it’s amazing how selfless she is. She’ll do anything to protect her kingdom, even though many of those in it have mistreated her in the past. However, she isn’t a perfect heroine. She’s in a constant struggle to stay on the straight and narrow because she is so determined to defeat Draewulf. I didn’t always agree with the decisions she made in the book, but I do understand why she made them. The supporting characters were also solid. Lord Myles was a particular favourite of mine. He’s totally evil and manipulative, but his dialogue was great and lots of fun! I can’t help but love snarky characters.
I’m very happy that I discovered Siren’s Fury. The writing, world building and characters are all engaging and wonderfully done. Also, I am now eagerly (like need it NOW) anticipating the third book in the series because there was another cliff hanger and my heart cannot deal with it.