Click here to see my blog on book 1 in this series.
My Thoughts: Well I finished this book several months ago and due to busy times I haven’t been able to pick up book 6 yet. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, and if you want to know more about the series then I recommend hitting the link above so you can read my blog about book 1 in this series.
So far this is an amazing series with complex characters. The story is written from multiple POV’s and is set in a neolithic type era with fae/fairies/fairy lord and tribal human characters. This fifth installment has taken on a bit of a ‘Wild Hunt’ theme in my opinion with the development of Lady Death and her Deathsworn. So, if you’re into your European folklore, fae and fantasy then this is definitely a series for you to consider.
Whilst reading The Unfinished Song series I have also felt a Helen of Troy vibe, the main crux of all the characters’ problems and wars seems to be centred around love and power, though I suppose there is no surprise there, this is true for real life too.
The love interest surrounding Dindi get’s a held of a load more complicated and I’m not entirely sure I like the split personality thing going on between two certain male characters. Trying not to give too many spoilers away, but I desperately want a specific character to come back in his own right.
I think Tara rather enjoys tragedies because there has been very little positivity for the characters throughout this series. Expect heartbreak and injustice if you dare to embark on this epic saga.
On a final note, reviews for Blood (Book 6) are looking good, and there’s no doubt in my mind that Tara Maya is a talented writer.
From The Current Reviews:
The Good: ‘A brilliant and new take on the Fae and their time on Earth‘, ‘Wing is another great continuation with twists and turns. It’s ends with a great cliffhanger!‘, ‘I would definitely recommend this series to friends and can’t wait for the next book.‘, ‘The images are so vivid and the story flows rapidly.‘, ‘Another page turner from a true story teller‘, ‘I have to read the rest of the series to find a happy ending because there’s not a lot of positivity for the main character yet and the author seems like she’s hell bent on Dindy having a unhappily ever after‘, ‘You are kept on your toes following the new plus old characters‘, ‘This whole series is so unpredictable and so captivating that I have read one book after another’, ‘brilliant story’, ‘engrossing characters’.
The Bad: ‘Tara herself describes this series as an epic saga. I enjoy her writing style and she can surely spin a good yarn BUT I am losing interest.‘
The Darn Right Ugly: (None so far)
The Unicorns: ‘Faearth is AMAZING!!! Plus I LOVE the characters‘, ‘The author has done it again; left me wanting more! Each new book just drags me deeper and deeper into the addiction‘, ‘I read all 5 books in 24 hours!‘
Amazon UK Kindle Rating: (4.7 Stars)
Goodreads Rating: (4.3 Stars)
Release date: 10th October 2012
Age Range: 13+
Contains: sensual scenes and violence
Genre(s): Paranormal/ Fantasy/ Romance
About The Book: UMBRAL SERVES THE DEATHSWORN. He exists for one purpose only: to hunt down the last girl with rainbow magic and kill her. Now he has Dindi at his mercy. But he discoverers that the Raptor Riders of Orange Canyon have played with dark magic that threatens all Faeath, and he needs Dindi’s help to stop them.
DINDI BARGINS FOR HER LIFE. She offers to help her captor rescue the White Lady from the Raptor Riders, who plan to use the faery as a pawn in a monstrous scheme. But Dindi will never forget that Umbral murdered someone she loved…and never forgive. She vows to escape and bring him to justice.
A DARKNESS UNCOILS IN ORANGE CANYON. If they can’t work together, the darkness will consume everything.
WELCOME TO FAEARTH…where humans are trapped between the immortal fae and the minions of Death. But one woman and the warrior who loves her will defy every taboo to protect their people.
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Tara Maya has lived in Africa, Europe and Asia. She’s pounded sorghum with mortar and pestle in a little clay village where the jungle meets the desert, meditated in a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas and sailed the Volga river to a secret city that was once the heart of the Soviet space program. This first-hand experience, as well as research into the strange and piquant histories of lost civilizations, inspires her writing. Her terrible housekeeping, however, is entirely the fault of pixies.
Disclaimer: The reviews and opinions above are either from online sources or my own, and have been collaborated together for the ease and benefit of potential new readers. All ratings have been collected from the date of this blog’s publishing and will potentially change in the future.