Friday, April 19, 2019

Review: Clash of Storms by Bec McMaster


Clash of Storms
(Legends of the Storm #3)
Bec McMaster
Release: September 11, 2018
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The old eddas speak of dreki—fabled creatures who haunt the depths of Iceland's volcanoes and steal away fair maidens. 

Malin wants none of such myths. As a half-blood dreki, she's beneath the notice of the arrogant warriors who rule the skies—except for Sirius Blackfrost, the most ruthless dreki within the court. This dark prince watches her every move, but he's more villain than hero, and in her favourite fairy tales the servant never earns the prince's heart. But is there something more to the look in the Blackfrost's eyes?

To love her would be to curse her to a fate worse than death... 

The second he saw her, Sirius knew her for his fated mate. But Malin is a nobody in the dreki court, and her very presence is a threat to his queen's ambitions for him. Forced to hide the truth and accept the match his queen has made for him—to mate with the princess Malin serves— he dares not reveal his heart.

But when the princess flees, he must find her—and his only clue is Malin, who aims to thwart him at every step. With danger surrounding them, they must forge a truce. But can she ever give this wicked prince her heart? Because, while Sirius's kiss burns through her like lightning, to love him would be to defy the stars themselves…


If you've been following the blog, you probably know how much I love an Enemies to Lovers story. It's such an interesting twist when only one half of the couple thinks they're enemies. Sirius has been the boogeyman of the dragon court for years and Malin is hung up on his reputation and status. I enjoyed seeing another side of him and watching Malin start to see it too.

One of my other favorite tropes is the Road Trip. In the previous book, Storm of Desire, we followed Haakon and Princess Ardis on a journey. The first half of Clash of Storms follows Sirius and Malin's pursuit of the previous couple. McMaster was able to literally cover the same ground without the story getting repetitive. The second half of the story gives more details about the dragon court than we've seen in the previous books and incorporates more Norse mythology, which I enjoyed.

I thought that Clash of Storms was the last book in the series, but it turns out there's at least one more. I'm looking forward to more Sirius and Malin - I have some questions about his situation at the end of the book - as well as learning more about some of the secondary characters.


My reviews of other books in this series:
Heart of Fire and Storm of Desire

Faraway Land: Fantasy/Fantasy Romance

Library Read #15

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