Siren's Song (Dorina Basarab #4.6) by Karen Chance

Siren's Song (Dorina Basarab #4.6)

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 s...

Details Siren's Song (Dorina Basarab #4.6)

TitleSiren's Song (Dorina Basarab #4.6)
Release DateSep 13th, 2019
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires

Reviews Siren's Song (Dorina Basarab #4.6)

  • Sophia
    After devouring the exciting Dragon's Claw following Dory Basarab's latest adventure, I was thrilled to discover that the author planned to do a companion story showing some of the same events from Cassie Palmer series character, War Mage, John Pritkin. But, it wasn't simply a companion story telling a different perspective. It turned out to be a story told in split time and only tapped briefly into Dory's story. I was left amazed by more electri...
  • Dajuan
    A wild ride and great insight into John Pritkin's characterPritkin is hands down my favorite character aside from Cassie. I loved this book because it gave us a lot of background on him in the way of flashback memories. Karen Chance has a way of making the flashbacks work as part of the story, so the transition between past and present day wasn't jarring like it can be with other authors. Every flashback had relevance to the story that was being ...
  • Lorie
    OmgIt was so good. A great continuation bit without Cassie. Learned more about John and Dorina. I have enjoyed everything by this author.
  • Steph
    As the author explains, Siren's Song is a companion novel for Dragon’s Claw (Dory's POV): “Pritkin has a nice part to play in “Dragon’s Claw”, the new Dory novella. As some of you know, I’ve been doing Dory stories for a while, and I usually have an alternate POV in each of them (Marlowe in “As the author explains, Siren's Song is a companion novel for Dragon’s Claw (Dory's POV): “Pritkin has a nice part to play in “Dragon...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Siren’s Song is the latest novella from Karen Chance, and once again we find ourselves diving into the mind of Pritkin (a crowd favorite). This novella takes place during a very specific period of time, happening sometime after Ride the Storm, and before/during Brave the Tempest. It’s also occurring at the same time as Dragon’s Claw (a Dory story). In fact, it’s in the same place and covering the same events, just from Pritkin’s perspec...
  • Lorre
    It was great to read about Pritkin's POV about the meeting with Dory/Dorina.Loved Zheng and the Little Temple Dancer as well, they were great side charachters.Pritkin was already a powerful mage so far but now that he's starting to embrace his demon half... WOW! No wonder the demon council wanted him dead, they are just shitting their little demon pants because they know how powerful he could be.
  • Kimberly
    First of all, if you have not read Cassie 1-8 you're doing yourself a great disservice and many of the great references in this book will go right over your head. It's a Karen Chance book, which means amusement. So, if you don't get the jokes, what's the point? Next, follow John Pritkin on an acid-trip like journey down memory lane. This book has all the laughs, and all the feels and more pieces of the puzzle that is the universe of Cassie, Dory,...
  • Debrac2014
    Wonderful story! Action packed fun! Maybe too much action, which made it a bit confusing at times. Good ending!
  • Hildegard
    PritkinIf you thought there wasn't enough Pritkin in"Brave the Tempest," you will love this book.This gives us glimpses into Pritkin's past, as his soul and body reintegrate, following Cassie's return from the past.It also shows us from his PoV, just what kept him too busy to show up during the first part of BtT.In "Dragon Claw" we saw Dory's part of the happenings, but even though "Siren's Song" takes place at the same place and time, there is v...
  • Kathleen Gresham
    Wild Ride through a Wonderful Magic World!Karen Chance makes fantasy so real that you feel you could move into her beautiful, scary world if only you had the courage of her brave, funny, brilliant magical characters. Take this wild, magical ride with the beloved, brilliant, cranky war mage, John Pritkin, and escape your old boring, mundane reality for a few amusing, exciting hours.
  • Rhiannon Chillingworth
    2 5 really.Look. I adore John Pritkin. He is one of my favourite characters of any book ever. And I adore him and Cassie together.I've also followed the main series since the beginning, so, like many, got pretty tired of being dicked about by the love triangle of doom and waiting for years between books. I've also lost all patience with the author's increasing use of non stop chaotic action to make up over 80% of every book. It's just not enjoyab...
  • Cassie
    Siren’s Song was a fantastic novel from John Pritkin’s POV. It takes place at the same time as Dragon’s Claw but the stories only overlap for a short bit. It was so great to see Pritkin’s side of that battle and how he interacted with the citizens (and ads!) of supernatural Hong Kong. But I really loved the flashbacks to his memories. We learn so much about him and how he makes his decisions. I loved the insight into his dual nature - I h...
  • Louisa
    Wow, such a fantastic book! Loved being in John's head, and loved seeing how this book and Dragon's Claw intersect! There's a whole scene that Dorina had with Pritkin that we didn't see before, which was so fantastic! And of course there's tons of action that never stops!
  • Julie
    Love anything involving Pritkin
  • Boo
    A great story to see in Johns head and even see his adventures without Cassie. Really enjoyed it. But I can’t wait for more of him and Cassie. I was sad she wasn’t really in this book. I just love them so much. Can’t wait for the next game next book. Loved this one.
  • inkspell_blu
    I’m so happy to have more Pritkin! And magic and battles and other mages (that mage who yessired Pritkin much to his chagrin was such a cute moment). He doesn’t like it when they don’t respect him, he doesn’t like it when they do 🤣
  • Alice
    Pritkin ♥ Filled in some gaps with his character that I think were present in Brave the Tempest. Plus fun with Zheng and Dory. Pritkin ♥️ Filled in some gaps with his character that I think were present in Brave the Tempest. Plus fun with Zheng and Dory.
  • Nicci
    I feel like I waited forever for this book to come out! It was supposed to be a novella but it grew and grew until it was a full-length monster of a book. Normally, this would be fine with me but I must admit that I'd have probably enjoyed this book more if it was a novella... There was a lot of stuff that could have been trimmed out. However, I enjoyed the book regardless of all the random stuff. I mean, it's a Pritkin book! I love that crazy as...
  • Judi S.
    Let's start by saying I love John Pritkin. I've been hoping for him to win the battle for Cassie and I'm thrilled he did. I also always wanted a book just about him, but was hoping for more history than...this.That all being said, this book was BUSY!!!! I mean, holy cow, I had to keep stopping just to get my brain to slow down enough to catch up to what was going on. There's storylines with lots in them, then there's storylines like this, that ar...
  • Jeanine Mc Donnell
    Great Pritkin StoryThis was a fantastic Pritkin tale. It's the companion piece to the Dory story "Dragon's Claw", which if you have not read, you should go do so. It was very cool to get the Pritkin side of things and hear things from his perspective. I would definitely read more stories about him. Hell, I'd be delighted if Ms. Chance were to do the entire Cassie series all over again, except from his point of view this time. I've read a few revi...
  • Natari
    Sirens Song was everything I hoped and more. Is it possible to fall in love harder with ultimate book boyfriend John Pritkin? Sirens Song proved it was. With the style and pace that Karen is known for, this is a great addition to the bookshelf.With new interactions between characters that don't get to cross often in the main Cassie Palmer Series this was a fully entertaining adventure and action. I loved seeing the elements of Dorina Basarab shor...
  • Rachael
    John Pritkin has had a terrible few weeks. First he dies. Then his soul is saved. Now he's blacking out and wandering around town in his pjs. It seems like a somewhat understandable, if not normal, side effect of the whopper of a spell that was placed on him. Until all of the warmages are enthralled into a portal to magical Hong Kong.Siren's Song is the sister story of Dragon's Claw. It's a big longer than it needs to be, but that means there's m...
  • Amy
    Companion read to Dragon's Claw, either can read first.John Pritkin has been mostly dead for two weeks and upon his return he finds himself halfway across the work in the magical version of Hong Kong trying to save his fellow mages from being enthralled by a spell.Having read Dragon's Claw first, I spent the first half of the book eagerly awaiting the part of the story where we would see John's point of view from his interaction with Dorina. In t...
  • Vintagebooklvr
    3 1/2 star. A wild ride that never lets up. There are a lot of unique things in this race through Hong Kong against overwhelming odds. And some of them are really funny. I loved the interactive advertisement woman who helped save the day and might have earned her own independent life because of it. It was a little too long, particularly with some of the early flashbacks but overall a fun treat.
  • Susanna
    The book started well, but evolved to an endless, highly repetitive battle. Half of it would've sufficed, especially since the mayhem had no impact on how the battle was solved. But more Pritkin is always better than less Pritkin, so I persevered. And it was a lot of fun too. Pritkin learned new things about himself, and made new friends, most of whom tried to kill him. Good times.
  • Elishia
    One of my favorite AuthorsThis is an exciting fast paced novella to the larger Cassie Palmer storyline. I would recommend this book if you are already familiar with the Cassie Palmer books. Lots of action, and funny absurdities.
  • donnalennon
    Truly a wonderful read Consistently the best author writing. Always delivers a book that you never want to end. Thank you Karen Chance for not letting fans, critics or any others stop you from creating magic. Listen to your muse and no other!
  • Kimi5564
    What a ride!P.S. Though both Pritkin and Dory are in this together, this is actually for Cassandra Palmer. The same event, written from Dory's perspective, is "Dragon's Claw."
  • Pixie
    What a wild ride! As we delve deeper into what makes Pritkin who he is, we also follow him through an insane battle. A great read.
  • Connie
    It was really interesting to see the other side of 'Dragon's Claw', and who doesn't love Pritkin? But for the first half of this book I was basically just confused and lost. The second half though 👌