Monday, August 11, 2014

"The Silver Siren" by Chanda Hahn

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Silver Siren
(Iron Butterfly Book 3)
by Chanda Hahn


The Silver Siren is the third and final book in the Iron Butterfly series. Also available: The Iron Butterfly (FREE) and The Steele Wolf.


This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours.



Description
Every journey has an end.
Unable to find the answers she sought in Skyfell, Thalia, Joss, and Kael travel to Haven with a prisoner in tow. An attack on the road waylays their plans, and Thalia finds herself traveling alone with Kael to the hidden sanctuary of the Sword Brothers.
But war is on the horizon and the Raven is amassing his army. This time, the target is not Calandry, but the Sirens of Sinnedor. When family ties are revealed, Thalia must choose sides. Desperate to break the final seal on her power and save those she loves, will Thalia willingly taste the bitter pain of the iron butterfly machine one final time?

Excerpt
The barn burst into flames, the Septori burst into flames, and Talbot screamed as he beat at his clothes to stop the fire. The fire shot across the beams of the barn.
The Septori in a panic, tried to drag me out of the barn.
The shriek of a horse made me glance to Faraway, and I saw him outside of the barn screaming in terror.
He was going to try and run in to save me. With a wave of power, I slammed the barn door closed on him, keeping him out. I was going to end this once and for all. I had a glimpse of what I was becoming and I didn’t like it.
“Burn,” I whispered and watched as the flames licked higher. Energy flowed through my body, and I could hear something just beyond my consciousness. Like a sigh being released. My body became warm, tingling. And then more pain.
“Her eyes. Look at her eyes!” One of my captors backed away from me and ran out the side door.
“Don’t look at her, just grab her!” Talbot screamed.
I felt more hands grasp me and I hated it. I hated them. Looking up along the beams of the barn, I saw the main support beam.
It was time to end this for everyone. I gave in to the pain and anger, reached for a smaller support beam, and pulled at it. Half of the burning roof came down on a large group of the Septori. They screamed and tried to cover their heads as it fell. Too late.
“Stop her! She’s going to kill us all,” Talbot cried waving his hands at me.
I smirked. I was.

Featured Review
This was a fantastic ending to a great series. I discovered the Iron Butterfly series a few months ago and read through the first two books in a day!! I am not one to reread books but I have done just that about 3 times now while waiting for The Silver Siren to be released. The series was a gem to find especially with modern day fantasy/adventure books. It has great, strong characters (both female and male). It has a wonderfully in depth plot where at times you think you know what's going to happen and then it goes in a completely different direction. And on top of all the action, magic, and adventure you get a great love story that isn't trashy but believable.
As for The Silver Siren book in particular - I loved it! Many questions were answered from the previous two books, the love triangle came to a resolution relatively early and that allowed for the action and plot line to come to a satisfying resolution. Overall very well done! Thank you Chanda Hahn for a brilliant series that I'm sure I will read over and over again... and if you decide to write more books to add to the series I sure won't complain :)

About the Author
Chanda is a bestselling and award winning author of the UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series (get book 1 FREE) and the Iron Butterfly series. She’s been a bestseller in five countries and was named one of Amazon’s top 100 customer favorite author. She uses her experience as a children’s pastor, children’s librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Nebraska, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children.

Giveaway
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