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Posted June 12, 2014
Stone Song, D.L. McDermott
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
The third book in the series, and I’ve read and enjoyed them all so far. Each novel is complete, no cliffhangers ( hurrah!) but they build upon characters and actions from previous books. For me the series just keeps on getting better and better.
This time we meet Elada. He was for hundreds of years the Right Hand of sorcerer Miach. Means he's a warrior, the one who protects Micah while he's spell casting, they fight together as one, each making the other stronger. The bond was broken in the last book as Micah wanted to be with human Helene, and was unable to make a permanent bond with her while still connected to Elada. It means Elada too is free now to seek his own companion, and he's been interested in musician Sorcha for some time.
When he approaches her though he finds out she knows a little about the Fae, and has been warned off contact by her gran who brought her up, not only that but she's had a really awful experience with one, so that first meeting doesn't go well. Elada isn't easily put off and things heat up when the Prince Consort finds her...and wants her for the use of her voice in his plans to break down the wall between the worlds. The Prince is deliciously callous, cruel to the point of evil, treats humans as disposable, and a great example of the sort of Fae best left behind the wall....a great character to have in a book though :-)
Its another story of Fae, drama, danger, hot, erotic sex, and how two people so different can learn to trust each other. I love the way the author takes these people and uses the story to bring them together. Its not a sweet sappy romance though but one with real dangers, and with scenes that build on past books and set stage for future ones. I'm wondering if maybe Finn will be next? There's a hint of someone that might intrigue him...and what about Nieve and her family problems...
Once again the way out of the danger is set with characters already having the talents they need, but maybe needing them fine tuned to use them. I hate those where right at the pivotal moment someone gets a new skill, out of the blue but just what's needed to outwit the enemy, and not only is it very convenient but they always have perfect control too. This series has people learning to use their gifts, studying and working hard. Its a very “real” feel too as if the story could possibly be true.
Stars: another great read, 4.5 stars.
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Posted June 26, 2014
Fair Folk, Faerie, Fae, no matter how you say it, I love the mythology behind the Celtic Lore. Stone Song delivers with a story based in Celtic mythology twisting it to bring us a tale taking place during contemporary times. This isn't a story about the fluffy, fun fairies but the dark, deadly and deceptive creatures of folklore. McDermott masterfully spins the tale into an accounting on how these powerful creatures find true love, emotional connections and romance with the humans and Druids that imprisoned them.
Unexpected betrayal, reluctant allies and a tender but highly passionate romance make Stone Song a wonderful journey to a world where the Fae walk among us. D.L. McDermott provides a highly exciting, sensual romance riddle with the perfect balance of intrigue, action and suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed my excursion into this world of McDermott's imagination. I look forward to what will come next in the Cold Iron series and the ultimate battle against the Prince Consort and his attempts to free the fae behind the vale.
Posted June 9, 2014
A delightful read, full of sweet romance and constant thrills, Stone Song was a wonderful paranormal romance. I really liked this book. It was an enjoyable read.
Sorcha was a lovely heroine. She was tough and faced everything the Fae world had to throw at her. At first, I got frustrated with her, because she had a tendency to bolt at the first sign of danger rather than fighting it off. But, later, she become determined to stand her ground and proved herself. So, overall, I liked her.
Elada was also wonderful. He was sweet, loyal, but also formidable if you got on his bad side. He was a genuinely kind man (faerie...whatever), one that had a set of moral that he refused to cross. I thought he was great and I adored him.
The romance was good. I thought it was so sweet how Elada was so devoted to Sorcha and determined to ensure her safety. And I liked how they were such a badass team. The chemistry between them was super hot and there was a ton of steaminess along the way. I thought they were great together.
The plot was well paced and, while I wasn't totally hooked, I was kept interested the entire way through. There were tons of thrills along the way and Sorcha found herself the target of more than one malicious fae. I enjoyed the story and the ending both tied up the romance and has me curious about what will happen next.
Stone Song was a wonderful paranormal romance. From the romance, to the twists and turns, this book was great and I really enjoyed reading it. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Posted September 4, 2014
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