(Steel & Stone #3.5)
By Annette Marie
In this short story addition to the Steel & Stone series, discover the fate of Seiya and Lyre following the conclusion of YIELD THE NIGHT (Steel & Stone #3).Seiya wants nothing more than to disappear with her brother, safe from all the enemies that would tear them apart. But now she, along with Lyre, has been taken prisoner. Separated from Ash, his fate unknown, and tormented by memories of her imprisonment in Asphodel, she must put her faith in Lyre and his carefully guarded secrets. To have any chance of escape, they’ll have to work together to find a way out before they learn what fate their captors are planning for them.
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I still hate Seiya, but I'm finding myself liking Lyre even more now. I went into this book imagining the worst of the worst because nothing is more terrible than reading a book in the head of a character you despise.
Lyre proved to be a real friend and has helped Piper in any way he could for the past 3 books. Unfortunately, he's trapped with Seiya in some confusing revenge-but-not-revenge plot Miysis is planning. Lyre also proved to have a sketchy past that I'm just dying to find out about in more detail.
Seiya seems to have learned something about friendship and helping/caring for other people and not just her brother. She's now hell bent on helping Lyre. Yet, I still can't say anything good about her. She's almost a petulant child where Piper is concerned.
Though this did leave off at a cliffhanger, I can't help but praise the story. It was very short, but to the point. These are characters the reader already knows so the author spends no time recollecting everything (which was a blessing). I'm still deciding if I'll be waiting for the audio book for the next two books in this series to release or if I should just power through reading them and missing Lyre and Ash's sinful voices.
"[...] No one was invincible. Death was one mistake away for them all [...]."
"There were other things worth fighting for - worth dying for."
"Piper is something he needs. And yeah, it's gonna hurt him, and sometimes it's the hardest damn thing, but love is like that."
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