Song of the Current: Song of the Current (Book 1)
by Sarah Tolcser
“The day your fate comes for you, you’ll know…
Caro Oresteia is destined for the river. She longs to take her place among the river captains – all she needs is for the god beneath the water to whisper her name and seal her fate. But at seventeen, she has waited so long…
When her father is arrested, Caro agrees to transport a mysterious cargo in exchange for his freedom. Secretly, she hopes that by making this dangerous journey the river god will finally speak her name. But the cargo is more that Caro expected, and soon she finds herself caught in a storm of danger, lies…and love.
Now Caro must choose between a future she knows, and one she could never have imagined.“
A couple of months ago, we were guessing which book would be included in the Fairyloot box, and this was one of the two guesses, so when it was not this one, I went and bought it without knowing that much about it.
Caro is her father’s first mate on their wherry Cormorant, they pull into a town when they discover that it has been destroyed by pirates from the coast. Caro’s father is requested to carry some cargo and he refuses as it is too dangerous, and he gets thrown in jail, so Caro says she will take it to where it needs to go. Not that far into her travels her wherry is attacked by the pirates and she gets into a far more dangerous trip.
Wow, that was a rollercoaster, I did not want to put it down! There are so many twists and turns, and I loved all of them, I now cannot wait for the next book. I also went through all the emotions, I almost threw the book across the room at point!
My favourite part has to be all of it, there is no way I can pick one part over another, although I do slightly prefer the second half of the book. There is plenty of action and slower parts where characters get to know each other. I also really enjoyed the parts where Caro is trying to teach Tarquin about boats and river life.
Caro, Tarquin, Kente and Nemros have to be my favourite characters. Tarquin grew on me over the book, he was very annoying to begin with, but it could be because of reading from Caro’s point of view. I loved Nemros straight away, and maybe that’s my Cornish blood singing to me.
Song of the Current does end on a cliffhanger, and what a cliffhanger it is! I cannot wait for the next book, which is still currently untitled, but will be out next June.
While reading this book, I described it as a new take on a pirate story. I would recommend it to teenagers and adults. 5 out of 5.