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  • Writer's pictureKristina Elyse Butke

SON OF THE SIREN Release Day


Book of SON OF THE SIREN set on a background of a frothy blue sea. SON OF THE SIREN RELEASE DAY
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It's July 2, my book birthday for my YA fantasy Son of the Siren. I'm so excited! In this post, you'll find the summary, main characters, early reader praise, tropes, content warnings, and where to purchase. I tried to assemble together as much information as possible for you to prepare you for the book! I hope you read Son of the Siren, enjoy it, and review it--reviews are a great help!


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About the book


Sometimes love is a curse, a twisted, unnatural obsession.


Such is the dark magic of a siren’s song, the power of which half-siren Lirien witnesses for himself as he watches his mother sing his father, the King of Ardeth, into the sea. In a fruitless attempt to reverse his father’s fate, Lirien sings the siren song himself, not knowing its true power is seduction. Instead, he ensnares his stepmother, the Queen, with its hypnotic melody.


When Lirien refuses her desperate advances, she turns to forbidden magic to force her love on him. But wishing upon a havoc stone is an invitation to chaos. The queen’s own son and daughters, Lirien’s beloved siblings, are whisked away and transformed into animals. They flee the kingdom, and Lirien chases after them, his beautiful voice also gone.


Through elven mountains, fae forests, and siren waters, Lirien will stop at nothing to find and save his family. Threats come at him from all sides, but there are allies, too—Kitra, a shapeshifting fae fox who vows vengeance on the Queen for killing her brother, and Brandegil, an elf who can awaken the sacred sword Alibrandr to help break the spell on the children.


Together, they’ll bring the stars raining down from the heavens if that’s what it takes to save Lirien’s family, but there’s still the matter of breaking the spell on the Queen. And Lirien’s own deadly curse haunts him should he stray too long from the sea.


The main characters


Custom illustrations of the three main characters in Son of the Siren. Art by Juhaihai.
L to R: Lirien, Kitra, and Brandegil. Art by Juhaihai.

Lirien is the son of the King of Ardeth, and his mother, a siren. Kitra is a fae fox, a faerie who can change from fox to human form. Brandegil is a mountain elf tasked to recover the sacred sword Alibrandr for his people.


Early reader praise


"Beautiful mix of mythology and fantasy" -- Storygraph reviewer


"I could not put this book down. It hit the ground running with page one. [...] I thoroughly enjoy the world the author has made" --NetGalley reviewer


"OMG! I DON'T HAVE ANY WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS BOOK. THE STORYLINE, THE CHARACTERS WERE IMMACULATE. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I READ THIS YEAR SO FAR." -- NetGalley reviewer (yes, they wrote in all caps!)


"An adventurous book [...] the romance [...] is sweet and light" --NetGalley reviewer


"A captivating novel" -- NetGalley reviewer


"Engaging characters and a wonderfully designed world!" --NetGalley reviewer


"This book was a wonderful read. It has fantasy, magic, and a love story. All the topics I love reading about." -- Goodreads reviewer


"Somewhat sad story, but very sweet. [...] Lovely journey that brings friends, love, and wisdom." -- Goodreads reviewer


Tropes



Content warnings


Sexual Assault (forced kissing, unwanted touching)

Attempted Incest (stepmother-stepson)

Violence Against Animals and Animal Injury (hunting)


Where to buy


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE BOOK!

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