We start with a continuation of the celebration of Eira's full shaman and Ambassador status. We get to see more of the people and gods in her life. We finally get answers for many of the mysteries in Eira's life and she and Rai grow MUCH closer. SPOILER ALERT! The book is a culmination of the series / story-line to this point, so we finally see Eira and Zarda in direct conflict. A huge twist at this point almost made me throw my book away, but the author moved through this quickly and I was satisfied. Overall, very happy with how this book ended, but looking forward for the next book in the series, likely continuing with Kir as the main antagonist.
Shannon Pemrick’s Experimental Heart is a fabulous one that keeps on getting more and more exciting, more and more complicated and more and more fun. It’s got pretty much everything from actions d adventure to romance and that’s certainly true with the wonderful latest addition, Surrendered (Book 5). If you like great world-building, plots, overarching story arcs and characters then this series - and this book - is definitely the one for you. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed I could go on and on with praises. The book definitely deserves it. Since I can’t do that I will simply note that the book is most definitely one to read, and it is easy to highly recommend. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.
I don’t leave many reviews, but having now finished book 5 in the series I think it’s time to for Eira, Raikidan and all their friends and family to get the credit they deserve. The story has something for all readers, eternal love story, brutal tyrant and the oft put upon rebels. Once you start it is hard to stop reading.
I loved these books!!! Many times when you come across a series like this, the books tend to not flow together to great. However, these books flowed together seamlessly. On the last book, I did not leave my couch while reading it!! I loved it!! Read them and you won’t be disappointed!!