My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: The Bargainer #1
Rating: 4 stars
Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disapper.
Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want… at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.
But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s a chaste kiss-a single bead’s worth- and a promise for more.
For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a class casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.
If the Bargainer has any hop to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.
This is the third series that I have read by Laura Thalassa. I’m really sad too. I didn’t realize that this series isn’t fully out yet. So when it ended and I went to get the second, I was then sadden because I can’t get the next book. Which highly sucks.
As with the last two series, I love the heroine. Totally sassy. Now she can’t beat Gabrielle (Unearthly) as my favorite Thalassa heroine but she does beat Serenity(Queen of all that Dies).
I loved Callypso aka Callie. Her story with the Bargainer was a roller coaster. But mostly because they both have secrets and aren’t into sharing. There was a couple things I didn’t like but I could see past them and love this story anyway. I want to know more about these two and I want to know, is the Thief of Souls really dead? I have a feeling, no.
When the Thief of Souls finally appeared though, he was not what the one I was expecting. At all. But that is what is awesome about Thalassa. She has that certain twist that makes me want to read more.
I looked up some more books by her to see if I could read anything else by her till the rest of The Bargainer series comes out. Luckily she has a few stand alones because her other series aren’t done yet and I don’t want to start yet another series that isn’t out yet.