"I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don't want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you."
In a world at war, a slave girl's lethal curse could become one kingdom's weapon of salvation. If the curse - and the girl - can be controlled.
As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn't merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth - meaning, she shouldn't even exist.
Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.
Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she's being prepared to fight... not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.
But what if she doesn't want to be the weapon they've all been waiting for?
Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win.
©2014 Thomas Nelson (P)2014 Thomas Nelson
I'm listening to chapter three... and wish I was reading the book myself.
The reader is very monoton.. she has or uses very little intonation and doesn't pause. I-mean-she-reads-every-sentence-as-if-it-were-a-single-word! She's in a hurry too, so there are hardly any pauses between sentences.
The reader can't 'do' different voices either, but to me that is a minor issue!
I just wish someone had coached her, the voice is not unpleasant.
The story itself seems well crafted. But I hesitate to judge, since the reading performance biases me!
I would not try another book by Mary Weber the writing is very weak and she pushes her characters into the romance so fast that you can hardly believe it. As far as Christine Stevens performance it was not bad it's just that the writing is so bad that it is hard to give a far review toward her.
No, I was into this genre before I listened to this book and I will both listen and read from this genre again.
Disappointment, it had such promise when I started it and although it started out a little rough I thought that it might improve as it went. I was wrong 2/3 of the way through and I just could not finish it. If I had been reading it instead of listening I would have put it down long before now and gone on to another book.
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