Series: Watchtower 05
Author: Anna Marie May
Length: Novella (128pgs)
Publisher: Anna Marie May (Self-published 16th March 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Legend says sirens will lead you to your death with a smile. Myths also claim dragons are nothing but figments of imagination.
Who could’ve possibly known that the last missing piece required to restore the Watchtowers to their full power would also carry within it the seeds of destruction?
A chance meeting between Raphael, first knight to King James, and Darren, related to the King of Muria, leaves everything Rafe has ever known in tatters. Still reeling from the loss of his former lover, Rafe embarks on a journey of self-discovery which will not only shake his beliefs to the core but also change the world.
Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. After his beloved, Vivian, was encased in ice to save their world, Rafe decided to stay close and has been living in the Icelands since. Saving a mysterious man from an icy death, begins him on the journey of re-joining the world outside. But, what he discovers nearly brings destruction to Dinas. Darren is on a journey to the focal point, when he slips beneath the ice and is rescued by the man who is his mate. But, things become strange when the shadows come to life and legends of old return to the world.
This story continues not long after Icelands ended. It picks up the story with Rafe and his happy ending. Rafe is still suffering from the loss of his beloved Vivian, but when he meets Darren he feels conflicted over the feelings that Darren evokes. Returning to his home island, he confronts the past. But, when Darren turns up with strange stories of shadows, they begin to investigate the mystery. Darren knows he has to be patient if he wants his mate, delving into the mystery that seems to surround Rafe leads to them to discovering Dinas and their world may be in danger. Can they save their world before it is too late? And, will Rafe ever be able to accept Darren as his lover?
I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Watchtower series. Everything that has been hinted at and questions left unanswered in the previous books are all answered in Siren Song. We see Rafe work his way through his grief for Vivian and discover if he can accept love again. Darren is a wonderful addition to the cast, although we saw him briefly in Out of the (Werewolf) Closet we get to know him a whole lot better in this story. I liked the new twists and loved how they all linked together the previous stories. And Rafe and Darren make an excellent team. I really do hope that Anna Marie May will revisit this world again… we will just have to keep our fingers crossed.
I recommend this to those that love fantasy worlds, a great storyline, surprise twists, great characters and a very happily ever after.