Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Songs of the Earth
Author: Lexi Ander
Series: Sumeria’s Sons #2
Heroes: Tristan & Ushna
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 49k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Available at: Less Than Three Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies—and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope.
And then the worst comes to kill them…
Not even a day after Tristan discovers he’s royalty and makes Ushna his chosen consort, Tristan’s world becomes even more complicated when Goddesses and Gods show up forcing Tristan to realize what he always knew isn’t the truth. But either way, Tristan is now the Prince of his kind and he takes that responsibility seriously and when it means growing his tribe and protecting that tribe, he’ll stop at nothing to keep everyone safe, especially Ushna… but things get even more complicated when the knowledge he needs to have kids comes into play.
I absolutely adored Twin Flames but I loved this one even more. I really liked that it picked up right where Twin Flames left off (although they could easily be one book). It was interesting to see how Tristan seems to attract danger everywhere he goes, even when it comes from people who are supposedly his allies. In this one, we get to know Ushna & Tristan a little more and really get into their relationship. Add to that, we see Tristan grow into his role as future King and REALLY embrace it. It’s interesting to see him go from not caring about anything to caring almost TOO much. The thing I loved most, though, is how much Ushna & Tristan love each other and how much the others’ safety causes them to go a little overprotective and aggressive.
I really, really, really loved this one! But I did have one major issue and one minor issue. My biggest issue was that there was too much smut for my liking especially for the length of the story. My minor issue is that sometimes things got a little repetitive. Like, I only needed to be reminded once, possibly twice, of who someone was or of what happened and who Tristan was before he discovered his power.
All in all, this was a FANTASTIC sequel to an already great series. Beware, though, while they end on cliffhangers, they’re well worth the reads. I adore the characters and the plot but suspense definitely keep me interesting. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series because now I want to see little baby Tristan’s & Ushna’s!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*