Song of the Forever Rains by E.J. Mellow is filled with new lands, new characters, and magic. In case you like romantic stories, and you like fancy, you’ll presumably like this novel. In case you are a hardcore fantasy lover, this book probably won’t make your day. The characters and dialogue were very well-developed. Each person had their own characteristics, with quirks tossed in. The conversations flowed and were not difficult to read. A bit of romance enveloped in a mystery as young songbird Larkyra assists with tracking down a magic thief in a rainy kingdom of lakes.
This independent novel follows the story of one of the Mousai (Larkyra Bassette). Larkrya is 19-year-old and she is the daughter of Dolion Bassette, Count of Raven. Which is the second house among the six elite houses of Jabari, where no government or ruler rules them. She is the third and youngest child of the Bassette, her sister Arabessa is the oldest and afterward comes Niya.
Every one of the three sisters are blessed with magic belonging to an old bloodline. They are the Mousai, a trio of creatures both worshipped and feared. Nobody would dare cross them, particularly not in the Thief Kingdom where the absolute most wicked and savage were welcomed.
Before I get to the Thief Kingdom, I should say I liked the connection between the sisters. I enjoyed their interactions and it’s consistently enjoyable to see sisters be mischievous together. Every one of them had a brilliant character and I felt that they truly loved and really care for each other. That is a significant thing to me when reading about familial bonds.
The characters were one of a kind and fascinating. The female protagonist was balanced and keeping in mind that she didn’t have a lot of advancement, she kept up with consistent values and objectives over the span of the story. The main male was intriguing, I liked that he was the vulnerable character and remained so. All too often there is a switch where the “solid female lead” by one way or another becomes more weak to be saved by her male partner and refreshingly that was not the situation here. No one character yielded value to develop another in a manner that didn’t make any sense, they all seemed to have valid movement.
I really enjoyed Song of the Forever Rains by E.J. Mellow and felt it to be well written. I would definitely recommend this to people who like reading fantasy romance. People who have an interest in unique interpretations of magic.