“I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it’s no use. The curse I’ve spent my entire life abhorring-the thing I trained so hard to control-no longer exists.”
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 is taken 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?
I have been waiting for this book for months. I LOVED Siren’s Storm, the first book in the series, and couldn’t wait for a copy of book two to review. I started reading the book as soon as I loaded it on my Kindle, but it took me weeks to finish because I just couldn’t get into the story. Weber writes from the first-person point-of-view which can take a minute to get into, but in book one I was sucked in from the first few pages – it was the writing and story that propelled me through the story.
In book two, unfortunately, I kept reading because I wanted to know how it ended, but it was a struggle. The writing didn’t flow. Many of the descriptions were choppy and hard to follow. When there was action, the characters kept doing the same things over and over again and just hoping for a different result. I also found it hard to figure out the characters – it’s supposed to be Nym’s compassion that saves the day, but she’s pretty self-centered – and sort of an immature brat – for most of the book.
Overall I found the book hard to read, but the first book was so good that I pushed through to see what happened to the characters. I’m really hoping book three is more like the first book than the second. If this was the first book, I’d give it 2 of 5 stars, but I know what Weber’s capable of writing so I’m holding onto the feelings the first book inspired, so I’m giving it 3 of 5 stars.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.