Siren's Fury by Mary Weber
Siren's Fury by Mary Weber
The Storm Siren Trilogy #2
Sale Date: June 2, 2015
Young Adult Fiction, Epic Fantasy
Thomas Nelson Series:, 368 pages
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Nym risked her life to save Faelen, her homeland, from a losing war, only to discover that the shapeshifter Draewulf has stolen everything she holds dear. But when the repulsive monster robs Nym of her storm-summoning abilities as well, the beautiful Elemental realizes herwar is only just beginning.
Now powerless to control the elements that once emboldened her, Nym stows away on an airship traveling to the metallic kingdom of Bron. She must stop Draewulf. But the horrors he’s brought to life and the secrets of Bron are more than Nym bargained for. Then the disturbing Lord Myles tempts her with new powers that could destroy the monster, and Nym must decide whether she can compromise in the name of good even if it costs her very soul.
As she navigates the stark industrial cityscape of Bron, Nym is faced with an impossible choice: change the future with one slice of a blade…or sacrifice the entire kingdom for the one thing her heart just can’t let go.
What continues to impress me about this series is Nym's wonderful character and Mary Weber's thoughtful writing. Siren's Fury is the second book in the Storm Siren Trilogy and a book I've been highly anticipating. There's plenty of dangers, action and magic of course in the story to keep fans happy, but what I loved the most was how much Nym grew, and continues to grow as a character. A heroine who is learning her strengths while working past her vulnerabilities. Once again, we are taken on a ride into the Elemental world as Nym, Eogan and Rasha fight a future that still threaten Faelen.
The story opens with a scene where Nym and the shape-shifting Draewulf faceoff with results that impact the remainder of the story as Nym loses the very elemental powers she has fought so long to control. It also opens up with what really happened in the cliffhanger ending in Storm Siren that left so many gasping and shocked. Not a bad way to start a read I say!
As the main protagonist, Nym has many characteristics that are a favorite of mine when it comes to a heroine. She's strong willed, snarky at times and defies all that is thrown at her, yet she's vulnerable and we continue to see her fight this in Siren's Fury. I would say the theme for Nym in this story is indeed Fury, but also compassion and how small things, can be the most powerful.
The overall tone is darker as Draewulf and his daughter, Isobel, and her Dark Army is very much a threat with hidden agendas. Lord Myles is back and continues to surprise me. I'm still not sure what to make of him completely. Without giving too much away, Eogan and Draewulf are locked in their own battle with Nym unable to completely help him. Princess Rasha continues to be a strong voice is a strong presence throughout the story. I can see a whole spin-off with just her character, easily. The people of Bron are in danger, and there's plenty of surprises and twists along the way.
Clack, clack, clack! There's one scene that is so fantastic, where Nym is introduced to the Spider-Lady, that I was riveted to my book, chills running down my arms. Mary Weber creates a tangled web and takes readers along as Nym faces the consequences of the dark magic she is tempted to use to fight Draewulf. I love a surprise like this!
Siren's Fury is a fantastic addition to the Storm Siren Trilogy, one that is filled with beautiful and strong storytelling and a heroine that will capture your heart. A must read for fantasy fans and an ending that promises the greatest adventure is yet-to-come!