Humans call the crystalline creatures Sirens. They can kill with a scream. Decapitate with a single slash of their cutting fins. The aliens are the most vicious life form Earth has ever encountered, and Scott has one trapped in his mind. Her name is Water, and her hatred for Scott's species is only matched by her desire to be free of him.
Scott couldn't agree more, but neither of them understand the cost of letting her out.
In order to save their sanity, Scott and Water have to save her people.
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Siren's Song by K.M. Tolan is definitely worthy of a quick nod. Tolan takes on an ambitious stack of themes: Music, Honor, Corruption (especially in the religion-for-profit industry)... and most of all, the questions of alienation versus belonging: Where does the Body (body personally and collectively) end? Where does "other" begin? Is the distinction worth perpetuating? The world Tolan builds, along with the sentient life-form it cradles, are both fearsome and beautiful. His story (especially the second half) is pacey and compelling. His action and combat scenes are as convincing as any anywhere. Aspects of the book remind me of the film Avatar, although the story is far too original to be considered a derivative. I recommend it.