Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she's been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she's received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.
Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want...at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.
But for one of his clients, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it's just a chaste kiss - a single bead's worth - and a promise for more.
For the Bargainer, it's more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that's been awoken.
If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he'll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.
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Heartbreaking and Beautiful Story
I loved Callie and Des’ tale. It was an emotional journey of betrayal, compassion, trust and forgiveness.
Callie starts off as a young and vulnerable character that tragically loses her mom and afterwards suffers through many years of abuse.
Eventually she escapes with the aid of an unlikely character and starts a new life.
Callie struggles with ptsd but it doesn’t keep her down. She gradually grows stronger, less naive and really starts to develop more into the kickbutt character I believe she’ll become.
I adored the companionship between Callie and Des. I liked how it grew and blossomed over time transforming into the undying love they share.
I’m excited to see where the next segment of their journey will take them. Can’t wait to dive into A Strange Hymn. (4.5⭐️)
Wow! Very surprised - excellent book
I read this on kindle and LOVED IT!!! Was looking for books similar to A Court of Thorns and Roses, and somehow stumbled upon this book... SO GLAD I DID. The story hooked me and I finished the first book within 24 hours. About to start the second!!
Loved the story and the narrator was a pleasure to listen to. Great emotion and expression. Book 2, here I come!