A lost songkeeper must lead her people to a long awaited deliverer.
Eager to serve the One, a young songkeeper travels to the dark and foreign nation of Hazor, but her confusing, rough edged companion has lost his Restorer gifts. As danger rises against them both, she loses her freedom, her memories, and her hope. Now even the very music of her soul is threatened.
In our world, Susan Mitchell no longer feels at home in the carpool lane. Burdened by the unhealed scars from her trips through the portal, she fights to suppress her worry about her son, who remains out of contact in Lyric. But when a mysterious message hints Jake is in danger, she and her husband are swept away – to the place they least expect.
Clan rebellions. Lost Restorers. Has the One turned away, or will the face of the Deliverer bring light to the darkness?
We return to Hazor in the opening scenes of The Deliverer! The story opens up on a mildly funny note and a new birth, but things quickly take a dark turn when Kieran’s secret comes out – he’s no longer the Restorer. But the King of Hazor didn’t know that, and now the price of that omission will be high.
Susan and Mark have jumped back through the portal to find their son Jake, who has not been heard from in some time. The portal, however, does not take them to Lyric, and the pair find themselves in a mess of trouble.
There was a lot more Biblical allegory in this book than in the previous ones, with the coming of the Deliverer – their Jesus figure. The ending was …wow. There are so many things I would like to say about the ending, but most of them are considered major spoilers, so my lips are zipped. I’ll just say that the ending, while feeling nearly perfect, still leaves a few thin threads dangling. I really would like to see how things turned out in the end for Nico and the Rhusicans, as well as the Kalareans. Hinck left the door open for possible future stories, which I do hope to someday see. *Pretty please, Mrs. Hinck?*
My Rating: Five Flames
Romance: Main Character’s romance is clean and sweet. One kiss. However there is a time when Lynette is a prisoner of the evil priestess and finds that most of the young priestesses are used like prostitutes and they planned to do the same to her. Nothing is described in great detail.
Drinking/drugs: evil priestess uses a regimen of drugs to erase Lynette’s memory and make her compliant. She also goes through withdrawal.
Blood/ violence: One birth, along with some fighting and various injuries.
Happy Reading y’all!