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Siren’s Song

A John Pritkin Novel
Written by: Karen Chance
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
Series: John Pritkin, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

War mages are the magical equivalent of tanks: tough, powerful, and deadly. They have to be, in order to defend the supernatural community from the dangerous threats it sometimes faces. But what happens when the threat is them?

John Pritkin has been trying to recover from a demon curse that separated his body and soul and almost killed him. The reunification has left him with a flood of memories to process, some that he recalls from his past and some that he doesn't, as well as wonky magic, fluctuating power levels, and a splitting headache. Something that only intensifies when he finds himself stuck in a city under siege - by his fellow war mages.  

As the only one not overwhelmed by a massive enthrallment spell, John must find a way to free his fellow mages before they destroy themselves, and take a city of a million people along with them.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Karen Chance (P)2019 Tantor

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Loved hearing Pritkin's POV

I really enjoyed this book. The events coincide with a recent Dory novella, Dragon's Claw, but you don't have to read that one to enjoy this one. I liked hearing about Pritkin's internal struggles with his other nature, how he feels about Cassie, and hints at what he might become if he accepts himself.

As is typical for a Karen Chance novel, the action rockets along. This is definitely not a slow moving book. At times, I had to rewind 20 seconds to make sure I got what had just occurred.

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  • Nikynik345
  • 2020-03-09

Is this also Dragon's Claw, Dory's Short story?

I honestly got so confused half way through this book because the stary started sounding like the short story Dragon's Claw that I already read. I'm still confused because it's been year's since I read that short and I honestly didn't remember John being in that story. also was John wearing Cassie's body when he met Dory? I'm so confused and I'm too lazy to reread Dragon's Claw to figure out what I'm missing. My suggestion is to read Dragon's Claw first then this, I think that's chronological order anyway. Love Karen's writing but sometimes the order is confusing.

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  • Jen Kyle
  • 2020-02-10

Pritkin

I was so excited to read Pritkins POV. It was fun listening to his side of events. The crazy mahaim that went on. Pritkin is still my favorite character after Cassie.

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  • mat
  • 2020-02-03

Didn't expect to like this...

"Almost Immediately unlikable" is how a character describes John Pritkin and it's a pretty apt description. Which is why i didn't expect to like this book and put off getting it until sheer boredom forced my hand. To be frank the war mages in these books seem a lot like if the KKK were suddenly given overwhelming magical powers and John is one of the most hateful and suspicious of anything that isn't human, despite not being one himself. Maybe it's because there is already a character with dual personalities in the stories or just that i've seen it done too many times but i found his constant harping and blaming his demon for everything to be really really REALLY annoying. However despite all that i did in fact enjoy the story. If nothing else it was quite enjoyable to see him and a certain Main character interact. This book hasn't warmed me any to Prickin but it hasn't made anything worse so i say it's a fairly good one time off shoot and a good read for those waiting for the next Cassey or Dory book.

P.S. I am starting to wonder if the author might take a crap ton of LSD or Shrooms before she writes because nothing else could possibly explain the chaos she creates.

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  • Christina W
  • 2020-01-17

A really special treat, love Pritkin!

I was really excited to see an entire audiobook from Pritkin's point of view, he's one of my favorite book boyfriends and I thoroughly enjoy this series. I also read the sister book to this one - Devil's claw, from Dory's point of view. It was really interesting to see how they interact with each other and how they view one another. I also like the small glimpses of Pritkin's past. Looking forward to seeing more from the Chanceverse.

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  • Aaron Shahin
  • 2019-12-25

Amazing!

I can't get enough of Cassie Palmer, and her gang. I love the novels that take the POV of supporting characters. Karen Chance is amazing! Her stories are so immersive and enthralling. It was hard for me to stop listening so I pretty much binge listen for 2 days.

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  • Wendy
  • 2019-12-10

So excited!

Happy to have this in time for a big road trip. I already read it, but I’m excited to listen to it to catch all the things I missed. With an intricate, detailed, brilliant urban fantasy author like Karen Chance, some things pass me by...but It’s so good that I want to absorb everything I can! And it’s all about Pritkin! Baby Yoda move over I’ve got other characters to fawn over lol