THE SCENT OF SALT AND SAND is book two in the PC Cast & Kristin
Cast's newly published The
Escaped Series. For hundreds
of years, Sirens have been banished by the Goddess Hera and
the Fates from the Mortal Realm, and live the rest of their
existence in the Underworld. And so in a special cove for
them at the edge of Tartarus, the sirens were to remain.
The Goddess Hera knew of the Sirens' predatory nature, she
cursed them. As long as they remained in Tartarus, they
would stay beautiful and eternally young. However, once
they entered the Mortal Realm again, they would immediately
begin to age, sicken and die a mortal death.
Melody Seirina has always been different from the other
Sirens. When she is chosen for her first visit to the
Mortal Realm, Melody dreads the journey. She is content to
stay in Tartarus. She wants nothing of the Mortal Realm and
the Sirens' plans for it. When she is forced to go, she
encounters a human woman's spirit that begs for Melody's
Dean Kent is a San Francisco Police Officer that came upon a
gruesome sight when chasing a suspect. The creature he saw
was a cross between a reptile and a vampire feeding off a
man in an alley. When the creature saw Dean, it took off,
leaving the man it was feeding off of, dead. In hopes to
ease himself of the stress that his police work puts him in,
Dean goes down to the bay to count the crazy swimmers, when
he sees one that looks to be drowning. When he tries to
save the swimmer, he is met with a red haired beauty that
doesn't need help, but was just talking with a sea lion and
laughing at his joke. When she swims off, Dean find himself
intrigued with this woman and disappointed that he may never
see her again.
THE SCENT OF SALT AND SAND is part of the Escaped Series,
but does not have a direct connection to the other two books
in the series so this book can be read without having read
the other two, like I had done. I did not feel lost or
confused in anyway. There is enough details in the Prologue
that keeps readers on track. Kristin and PC Cast has always
intrigued readers with their House of Night Series. This
time they turn their attention to the world of Mythology and
create a haunting new paranormal world. I have been a fan
of the mother - daughter duo since their House of Night
series, and these two will never cease to amaze me with the
intricate worlds and a host of characters that they create
together. Readers will not be disappointed with the
slightly new direction these two take their paranormal fans.
In Amber Smoke and Scarlet Rain, acclaimed
bestselling author Kristin Cast built a world in which the
walls separating Tartarus from the mortal realm have
crumbled, releasing every variety of evil into todayâ€™s
world. In this novella, she sends her fans on a new
adventure, one that will meet up with the rest of The
Escaped series as it continues on its spellbinding journey.
The Sirens are on a mission: to escape Tartarus and rebuild
their kingdom in the bay city of San Francisco. They arenâ€™t
monstrous by nature, but the line between good and evil
blurs when their very existence is in danger.
Melody Seirina has always been different. When it is her
turn to hunt, as all Sirens must do, she meets Dean, and
sees a target who will allow her to fulfill her purpose.
What she doesnâ€™t count on is falling in love―a love that
could destroy them both.
The romance and the tension heat up as Kristin and P.C.
Cast, co-authors of the House of Night series, team up again
to bring their magic to the world of The Escaped, raising
the stakes for the mortal realm to a fever pitch.