Songs of Stone: A Pied Piper and Sandman Retelling by Celeste Baxendell (Bewitching Fairy Tales book 5)
Valens has only ever felt second best next to his brother, the crown prince, but this he can do – investigate the slew of natural disasters wreaking havoc across the kingdom. He’s certain the elusive Piper is connected, but no one will tell him anything about her.
Piper hates working for the Red Enchanter, but it’s the only way to save her brother’s life. But when an even bigger disaster looms, will she make the right choice? And will Valens be able to save her from herself?
“Could someone really be a stranger if they were cut from the same cloth you were? If their seams were a perfect replica of your own?”
I think this is the best book in the series so far. This book was amazing. Epic. Full of twists and heart-wrenching emotions. Celeste is a master of teasing things we desperately want to know. Between the impossible situation the characters faced and the layered secrets, the lead up to the final reveal had me in agony, reading late into the night.
The romance between Piper and Valens was perfect. A bit more kissing than previous books, but nothing more than kissing.
The world-building in this series keeps getting better too. We finally learn more about shadowy figures from earlier books, and the growing links are tantalizing in their promises of what’s coming next.
The magic in this book was a lot of fun as well, and I loved the cave system.
Piper is my absolute favorite, although I can’t ever forget Sandy.
Kissing and nothing more
Injuries, but nothing gratuitous