Ahoy there me mateys! I loved the author’s debut and was excited to finally read the second book of the duology. While I try to post no spoilers if ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .
I absolutely loved life on the river in song of the current. The second book returns to follow Caroline Oresteia and her new life on the sea. Many months have passed since the events of the previous book. All of Caro’s old wishes and dreams for the future are sunk. Caro feels adrift in her new role and has no real sense of purpose or direction. She has pledged her support Markos to win back his throne. Can she support him and figure out what she wants at the same time?
Well not easily that be for sure! Issues involve bounty hunters, pirates, a vengeful sea goddess, assassination attempts, hidden treasures, magic, shipwrecks, and making deals with old enemies. Plus there be relationship drama, self-doubt, and mistakes made. This book certainly increased the stakes for Caroline. There were plot twists galore, fun banter, and lots of conniving. The relationship between Caro and her enemy was one of the highlights for me. The world building continued to float me boat. I wouldn’t mind heading for many of these ports.
The only small issue I had was that Caro’s family does not play big roles in this installment. I kinda missed her dad and Fee. Ye did get to see some of her fierce cousin at least. The duology concluded satisfactorily but I wouldn’t mind another story set in this world. About Daria perhaps? Arrrrr!
Check out me crew member’s review of this one:
Raven @ dreamyaddiction’s review – “Overall, I loved this book! It’s a total entertaining read filled with adventure, magic, romance, pirates, ships, and treasure hunting. The story wrapped up perfectly with a satisfying ending. I’m really gonna miss this world and the characters. If there’s ever a spin off of this series in the future, I would definitely read it. I can’t wait to know what the author has in store for us next.”
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Caro has settled into a routine: Wake, eat breakfast, try to figure out who is going attempt to assassinate Markos today. The currents aren’t exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the Akhaian throne is largely unsupported. Without military strength he doesn’t have a chance. Relief appears on the horizon when a powerful Archon wants to side with Markos in his fight for the throne. But in exchange for an army, Markos must marry the Archon’s daughter. They must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia. And Caro will have to decide if her destiny is to sail with the tide, or chart her own course.
With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and devastating romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing fate.
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song of the current – book 1 (Captain’s Log – YA Fantasy)