Author: Tricia Levenseller
Narrator: Marisa Calin
Audiobook Length: 10 hours
The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.
Immediately after finishing the Daughter of the Pirate King, I went straight into this novel as I could not wait to see how everything would turn out. We are still along for the ride while Alosa is searching for the remaining map pieces to find the treasure on the Isla de Canta As the title suggests, Daughter of the Siren Queen, will now further explore the siren side of Alosa while continuing her life as a pirate. Although I greatly enjoyed the first novel, this conclusion to the duology was even better and I truly cannot wait to read more from this author!
After she is no longer “kidnapped,” Alosa returns to captain her own ship, the Ava-lee, which hosts a mainly female crew. The story takes place a short while after the end of the first novel and picks up to a whole new set of obstacles. After an adventurous time, Alosa retrieves the final piece of the map and now it is time to find the treasure. Riden is now aboard her ship and it’s entertaining now that the roles are reversed with him working under Alosa Their growing feelings for the other is a complicated web as neither wants to let on too much that they are starting to love each other. Their chemistry is even greater in this novel, than it was in the first and they are both still slowly learning to trust the other. The romance between them is well integrated in this story as it was still present, but it was not the main focus as the plot was mainly about the treasure and all the associated dangers.
In addition to the treasure hunt, that is located on an island surrounded by sirens, Alosa must learn to come to terms with her siren-half. Riden struggles with Alosa’s siren half and, although Alosa does not care for that side of her, she must learn to control it and maybe Riden might be the key to assist. Alosa’s crew is a set of all-star secondary characters as the entire crew was like a family with unquestionable loyalty. There are moments where we get to see Alosa’s worth as a captain as she would do anything to protect her crew. It is both entertaining and heart-warming to read about the bond they share as a found-family and I would not mind becoming a part of their crew.
There are many villains and secrets in this story and is fairly non-stop action from start to finish. You find yourself rooting for Alosa and her crew to defeat the villains and find the treasure for them. Similarly to the first novel, the writing itself is fairly simple and easy to follow. As I did the audiobook for the first, I decided to listen to it for this one. It was a delight listening to the same narrator and I loved her portrayal of Alosa and the story itself. The secrets and sequence of events all felt natural and occurred in their own time without feeling forced. The ending is predictable and other details were, as well, but you become so enthralled with the story that it does not matter. It showed that it was a well-written story as, for me; I do not mind knowing the ending ahead of time as long as the story to get there is done well.
Overall, I found myself loving this novel and the duology itself. Tricia Levenseller created an excellent and thrilling tale of pirate adventure, friendship, romance, and general character growth that I would easily listen to again or read in book-form. I loved the writing style and the characters plus a story that kept me interested from start to finish. If her other works are anywhere as interesting as this series, then I found another go-to author that I am excited to read more and more. Alosa and her crew were excellent and I could read an even longer series featuring some spin-offs with many of the secondary characters with enthusiasm. This was an excellent conclusion to a very enjoyable duology!