Amy Butler Greenfield
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015
Audience: All Teens
The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.
With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he’s rebuilt England. She’s his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he’s called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid. All Lucy can glean from the creature they’ve captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.
And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy's magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy's great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her “stranger.”
Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she’s not the last Chantress after all?
Sweepingly romantic and crackling with magic, Chantress Fury triumphantly concludes the powerful Chantress trilogy.
Don’t be fooled by the boring cover - these books are awesome! I can’t believe this is the last book in the trilogy - I definitely think there is more story left to tell. I don’t know why these books don’t receive more recognition. It’s a great concept - someone who can cast spells by singing. Awesome. They were so well-written overall. Normally, I’m big on feeling a connection to the characters. That wasn’t the case with this trilogy, but it didn’t bother me. I was absorbed in the plot and setting. I recommend these books to fantasy fans!