Ahoy there me mateys! This be the sea tale of Caroline Oresteia, a lass who wants nothing more then to sail the river on the Cormorant with her father and their crewmember Fee. She longs for the day when the river god will finally speak to her and looks towards the future of inheriting the wherry from her father someday. But it seems fate might have other plans. Her father is jailed on trumped up charges. He can be freed if Caroline agrees to transport a crate to its final destination. But curiosity gets the better of her and she opens the crate to find a unexpected passenger. Can she get her cargo to its final destination with seemingly everyone on the river out to stop her? And what about her hopes and plans for the future? What will she have to lose in order to gain back her father’s freedom?
It an absolutely brilliant debut if ye like any of the following:
- ships of all kinds
- pirates (Arrr!)
- a head-strong heroine
- consensual romance
- family involved in their teen’s life
Fall in love with Caroline and her crew like I did. This be one story I need more of. Luckily there is a second book currently due out on 6/5/18. I need to get me mitts on a copy. Arrrrr!
Check out me crew members’ reviews of this one:
Beth @ readingeverynight’s review – “This is a rare fantasy book in that Caro’s parents are a very present part of her life, and it’s not only her parents but her extended family as well. Song of the Current was a brilliant debut, and I feel it’s left the series open to go anywhere in the second book.”
Lila @ hardcoverhaven’s review – “HOLY WOW ! Talk about an awesome book! Song of the Current fulfilled all of my needs–the ones I knew I had, as well as the ones I didn’t know I had! Now this is what I call a great book! I’m pretty positive you’ll hear me raving about this one for the rest of time!”
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.
Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.
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