Reviewed by Carissa
TITLE: Songs of the Earth
SERIES: Sumeria’s Sons #2
AUTHOR: Lexi Ander
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press
LENGTH: 272 pages
Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies—and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope.
And then the worst comes to kill them…
I’m not sure if I should be kicking myself that I never bothered to read this series before, or if I should be glad that I waited till these new editions came out for me to enjoy them.
Mostly, I’m just sad that I’ll have to wait, again, to see what happens to Tristan and Ushna. Damn evil cliffhangers. 🙁
This book picks up right where the last one left off. Tristan is having a little chat with a goddess on the side of a river (and there are griffins!), and everyone is pretty much just waiting for the world to go nuts. It doesn’t help that all of the goddesses ‘help’ seems to have a lot of small print, or that Tristan and Ushna don’t know who to trust. Anyone could be a danger to them…or to their kids (holy mpreg, batman!). With the Lycans slowly finding out about their new Xenres, Tristan’s ranch is becoming more and more dangerous, but this is their home and Tristan and Ushna will fight to defend it and their people.
I think I liked this one a tad bit more than I liked the last one. Mostly because I was already familiar with this world so there wasn’t that whole ‘getting to know you’ drag at the beginning of this story. It didn’t hurt that I’m a sucker for mpreg. And I really loved that they actually talked about the whole getting pregnant and raising a family thing before it happened. They are not exactly living in happy peace and love town, so I liked that they actually thought thru their actions before they made their decision.
I don’t want to give away too much of this book, because (of course) there are a few more twists in this one (and not all of them happy). I will say that I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time getting myself to stop reading once I had started. There is a bit of a cliffhanger in this book as well, but it is not as extreme as in the first book. Not that this makes me want to read the third one any less. These books are freaking addictive.
It’s a bit odd that in book time Ushna and Tristan haven’t been together for very long, and yet in this book they really do start to feel like they have been together forever. And I guess they have, in some ways. They grew up practically in each other’s pockets, and with all the stuff that went down with their Twin Flames, I guess they have needed each other as more than just friends for a while now. I love how their relationship is progressing, and even if they are scandalizing their guards w/ all the ruckus they are making in the bed (or on the desk….or in the barn), there is more than just sex between them. Which is good, since they are going to need each other quite a bit before all this ends.
So other than the fact that I have no idea when I’m going to be getting my hands on book three, this was a really great experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this series…just be prepared to do a bit of waiting.
Have I ever told you I’m no good at waiting?