The Unfinished Song
Taboo Book 2
Misque Press 2011
Dindi is broken hearted because she has not become a Tavaedi. All she wants to do is dance. She decides to do the unthinkable and watch while they practice and teach herself the moves. She does this knowing full well she may get caught and be stoned to death. She is eventually caught by Kavio, the exiled one, who has joined the Yellow Bear Tribe. He has the stirrings of feelings for Dindi so he comes up with a plan in order to save her.
The Yellow Bear Leader wants to make peace with the Blue Water Tribe so he sends a group guided by Kavio to make this happen. One of the members of the party is Rthan, a former member of the Blue Water Tribe. This is one bitter man who is intent on revenge because his wife and daughter were murdered by someone in the Yellow Bears. He was enslaved to Brena after he was captured by the Yellow Bears. When they get to Blue Water territory, all hell breaks lose and the story ends.
This is the second book in the Unfinished Song Series. I highly recommend reading the first one before tackling this one and reading the books in order. It has been hard enough for me to keep track of the different characters and the ins and outs of the fae world. I am not sure I have successfully accomplished this thus far.
Just look at the cover art. I would probably have bought this book for the cover alone; but the book is well worth the read.
The author does a fantastic job with the story line and it flows smoothly. The descriptive detail of the dances and fight scenes is amazing. You can just see the dances and their movements. The brief description I gave of the book is overly simplified. There is a lot going on in this story and you have to stay alert to keep up. There is an amazing bunch of characters that brings a wonderful mix to the story. If anything, this is my only complaint about the book. There is so many characters and details that it is hard to keep up. One could benefit from a glossary of just terms, characters, tribes, etc.
Dindi and Kavio have a slowly developing romance. This is forbidden because of their statuses. Kavio knows this, but it does not keep the tension from developing. Rthan and Brena had something going despite their unusual circumstances. Of course, since love does not always run a smooth course, he had to ruin it by returning to the Blue Waters. I am looking forward to seeing where all four of these characters go in the next installment. There are many more to follow, but I don't want to spoil the story by giving too much information.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy by the author for reviewing purposes.
I give Taboo 4 out of 5 stars