Title: Light Singer
Author: Audrey Grey
Pub. Date: November 10, 2020
Pub: Starfall Press
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Haven escaped the clutches of the new Sun Sovereign and found solace in Shadoria, but for how long?
Now that the extent of her powers is known, Solis, Noctis, and mortals all hunt her. Meanwhile, chaos reigns across the land. The immortal realm is ruled by a depraved King who will stop at nothing to reclaim Haven as a weapon, while the mortal lands must choose between serving a tyrant or following Prince Bell, the Kinslayer.
And below, in the Netherworld, a great evil awaits, amassing an army of untold powers.
Hunted, plagued by doubt, and torn between duty and love, Haven must find a way to broker peace between the nations before it’s too late.
This will be a spoiler free review. I listened to the audiobook via Audible and can I just say THANK GOD IT FINALLY HAPPENED.
Not that it’s finally on audio, but something within the story, that two characters have been dancing around since book one and I feel validated.
I would have legit jumped for joy if I hadn’t been at work…okay, maybe not, but you get my drift. Four books.
Now it’s happened and of course shit has to hit the fan. Because of course it does.
Y’all, Audrey Grey has me feeling all the emotions. This was easily my favorite book in the series. Haven is really coming into her own, even with the expansion of her powers. Stolas is still as moody and broody and yummy as ever.
And everything that happens in this book?!
It has like, everything I love in a fantasy. High stakes. A tournament. A battle. “Pretend to be my _[blank]_ so we can survive this thing”. Spicey moments. And a few other things, but to mention them would be spoilers. But trust me, everything builds up to this book and you’re not left disappointed. Slightly angry and mentally going “wtf why isn’t the next book out yet” but definitely not disappointed.
As for the world building, I’m still such a fan. I love the influence of Norse Mythology and its Pantheon of Gods. I love how Audrey took something familiar and made it her own. It doesn’t feel like Norse Mythology, but it’s familiar enough to not be confusing. I love that Haven is a badass, and more than willing to take on anyone and everyone who might stand in her way. That she’s willing to prove them wrong. She’s such a strong character – even when facing her worst nightmares. She might have a slight death wish, constantly running towards danger, but you have to admire the chances she’s willing to take. She knows her worth, and in this book, we get to see her decide who she wants to be. And it’s so satisfying.
Up until this book, Stolas has been this sort of enigma. We know what he wants us to know, but Haven breaks through some of his walls and we get to see the person underneath. He’s hurting and in pain and he lashes out and puts up walls when he feels like people are getting to close. God, I love him.
He’s very much the moody, broody, seductive badass with a tragic backstory, and you know I eat that up.
Archeron can swan dive into a hole after he kicks a bag of rocks. And as much as I hate him, I kind of love the direction Audrey took his character. I think it’s brilliant and adds such an interesting dynamic. Does it suck for Haven? Hell yes. But I’m here for it. Doesn’t mean I like him, but I can appreciate what Audrey is doing.
Bellamy is too precious, and I love him. I love that, like Haven, he’s coming into his own. His life has been one hell of rollercoaster, thrown upside down and nothing is how he’d imagined it would be. But in spite of it all, he’s staying strong and getting stronger. He’s got Haven’s back and I love him for it.
This book was amazing and when I got to the end, I just looked at my coworker and kind of screamed. Then I proceeded to rant at her about what had happened and what was revealed, and mind you, she has no idea what this series is even about. But I needed to get it off my chest. I don’t know how I’m going to wait for the next one, with what was revealed at the end of this book. I don’t know what to expect and I’m lowkey terrified, but equally excited. This series has been pretty great so far, but this book takes the cake and I really can’t wait to see what happens next. If you’re interested you can check out my reviews for Oath Taker, Curse Breaker, and King Maker. If you haven’t, you should definitely pick this series up.