The tour is still on! So I’m stealing another day. If you remember, I was halfway through when my day came to post my thought on Melody Winter’s new release. Well, I finished.
During her ordeal with the Sect, Estelle Bailey dreamt of escaping back into the arms of the sea—and Azariah. But freedom came at a price, and though she’s back with the Sachael who’s stolen her heart, she’s also land-bound until the next full moon. And with the threat of Orontes looming ever larger behind them, Azariah, Estelle, and Michael—her once-captor turned rescuer and friend—are on the run. Following Michael’s lead, they seek sanctuary amidst the natural beauty of the Orkney and Shetland Islands until Estelle can complete her next submergence ritual and Azariah can whisk her away to the safety of Saicean. Secrets, betrayals, and old enemies await them, though, and as events spiral out of control, Azariah makes a decision that puts all their lives at risk, forcing Estelle to face a journey she never wanted to take. With time running out and tempers running high, her only hope to save the man she loves lies in a reconciliation between two kingdoms who despise each other.
Book Two in the Mine Series, Sachael Desires further expands on the intricate underwater world of the Sachaels, and the hostility and isolation of not belonging.
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I enjoyed this book more than the first! If you remember, I was dying to go to Saicean and meet Kaimi, the King of the Sachaels. And the world hidden somewhere within our own did not disappoint. Described beautifully, I could see it all and THANK YOU MELODY FOR TAKING ME THERE! This is why I love fantasy.
Estelle really is coming into her own, becoming more than a love-sick girl to me. She’s got a lot of moxie and shows her grit in the battle for her love. She becomes a part of the world she never knew she belonged to.
I still can’t get into Azariah, he’s just too sweet. Guys like him don’t exist.
I’m not sure about Kaimi. He is decisive and strong, but kind and accepting. He is all the things a leader should be, but never seem to be. He jumps to do the right thing every time and that was hard for me to believe. But if that’s him, that’s him. I’m waiting to learn more about him.
And there is kissing. But I am learning to deal with it.
However, Orontes is rocking it right now. He is a great force to be reckoned with. And Lilith I’m certain has more to say and do. I do fear for what end awaits them.
And Michael… I missed him in the end and hope to see him develop.
Chanon too! The mysterious guy, with a cool secret. I guess I am attached to a few people.
I will be waiting to read the next in the series.
Growing up, Melody Winter showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write far too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but eventually ended up working in Finance. Melody is convinced the methodical time she spends working with numbers fuels her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.
Melody Winter lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or preparing for another trip to the beach. With an obsession for anything mythical, Melody revels in reading and writing about such creatures. In fact, if she wasn’t such a terrible swimmer, she’d say she was a mermaid.