Published by Storyville Press on October 4, 2022
Series: The Book of All Things #4
Genres: Fantasy & Magic
Source: eARC from Author
Also in this series: The Raven and the Rush: The Book of All Things
Her song is death. His offer is life.
Disappear into this twisty tale of a ruthless heir and the sheltered, gifted orphan he chooses as both his wife and his greatest weapon against a growing list of enemies.
Siofra has lived her entire life in isolation, terrified of her unrestrained dark magic. Then the unthinkable happens, and she and her brother are imprisoned for murder.
Before the law can deliver their punishment, the siblings are rescued by a mysterious benefactor, whisked away to a glamorous manor in the far north, where everyone treats them like a prince and princess.
Shadowfen Hall, and the surrounding forest, keeps a wall between Desemir and his rivals. His lack of heir leaves him vulnerable, but to marry within his peerage would ignite the very coup he needs to avoid.
Siofra and Desemir’s needs conveniently intersect. She needs protection for herself and her brother. He needs a wife and children to secure his legacy.
If it all seems too good to be true, it is.
Because everyone knows darkness can only be soothed, not contained.
__The Book of All Things is a series of standalone fantasy romance tales set in the vibrant, epic world first introduced by USA Today Bestselling Author Sarah M. Cradit in the Kingdom of the White Sea trilogy.
The Melody and the Master is a marriage of convenience dark fantasy romance tale set in the Kingdom of the White Sea universe, with hints of Beauty and the Beast, Hades and Persephone, and Jane Eyre. It is the first story in the Darkwood Cycle of The Book of All Things.
Yes! Not only do I love this world set up, but these books just keep getting better and better! Sarah M. Cradit is the real master here!I love her books so much, and if you have not read them- what on earth are you waiting for? She is one of my favorite fantasy authors.
The Melody and the Master is the fourth book in the ya/na fantasy series called the book of all things by Sarah m. Cradit. This series is set in the kingdom of the White Sea world, which is a giant world. You don’t need to read that series first in order to enjoy this one but it is helpful to have some background information on the world and some of the families within it. I loved this installment in the series- it is my favorite installment yet. And it also had the most spice, which you know I loved.
In The Melody and the Master, we meet our two main characters, Siofra and Desemir. The Melody and the Master is a marriage of convenience dark fantasy romance tale set in the Kingdom of the White Sea universe, with hints of Beauty and the Beast, Hades and Persephone, and Jane Eyre. It is the first story in the Darkwood Cycle of The Book of All Things. As always, Sarah does a fantastic job with world building and fans of big worlds and epic fantasies really need to check out her books. This one has tons of betrayal, romance, and lots of twists and turns. Siofra and Desemir’s story swept me away from the very first chapter. Siofra and Desemir both were totally relatable to me because I felt like I was feeling their emotions right alongside each of them. They are a tad more rash and impulsive than I am, but darn it if I didn’t love them right off the bat. I enjoyed that this was a marriage of convenience story, and watching these two come together to overcome obstacle after obstacle was super satisfying.
This story, and series, is set in in the Kingdom of the White Sea. The Book of all Things series is a series of interconnected standalone fantasy romance stories, which each cycle in being a smaller series within featuring a different family or region. If you are a fan of epic fantasy and even more epic world building, you NEED to read Sarah’s books. She is one of the best world building authors I have ever read! Sarah M. Cradit is one of my favorite authors ever.