He was of two minds about everything, and one of them wasn’t human.
Humans called the crystalline creatures Sirens. They could kill with a scream. Decapitate with a single slash of their cutting fins. The aliens were the most vicious life form Earth ever encountered, and Scott had one trapped in his mind. Her name was Water, and her hatred for Scott’s species was only matched by her desire to be free of him. Scott couldn’t agree more, but neither of them understood the cost of letting her out. In order to save their sanity, Scott and Water have to save her people.
When all of your life you desire peace in your mind and the time comes that your desire is granted, you may soon wish that it wasn’t.
Scott Rellant is a normal human with an abnormal mind. An alien species that we are at war with resides in his brain and has remained there since shortly after his birth. Due to an act that saved his life, Scott was cursed with the alien named Water, who lives inside of his mind and can take over all functions of his being on occasion.
This was a phenomenal story in which two different species must work together to understand the other or risk losing everything in the mix. The author goes so much further than just addressing the opposite viewpoints of Scott and Water, he dives deep to look at the emotional impact of institutionalization for Scott due to Water’s presence, the disrupted family dynamic that Scott is forced into and the loss of family and even purpose for Water.
K. M. Tolan works through the separation of Scott and Water and presents both sides in such a remarkable way that the reader feels interwoven into the story. The feelings that Scott and Water feel, the internal and external struggles become so real to the reader that putting down the book is not an option. To right what was wronged so many years in the past, Scott and Water join forces to combat an evil that is ever present in our own world today.
Siren’s Song touches on so many relevant topics we face today both emotionally and morally; and the threads of the story are woven so strongly that that once you are done reading Siren’s Song, you just want to pick it up again and begin reading again! I must admit I have not read a book that resonated with me this well in a long time. I cannot wait to pick up another book by K.M. Tolan, but truth be told, the next book by him will have a high bar to aspire to!