A Lair of Bones by Helen Scheuerer

Q: Would you rather be a mermaid or siren?
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A Lair of Bones
by Helen Scheuerer
Narrated by Fiona Hardingham
#audiobook
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So don’t go near caves, water, or anywhere there are tales of Cyrens. Wow this was quite an adventure! And I adore Fiona Hardingham, she always takes you on a wonderful adventure.

This world was hidden underground, Saddoriel the ancient lair of cyrens. Roh was born in a cell to the most notorious cyren. Roh has worn a gold diadem to show her lowly outcast status her whole life. So when her chance to prove herself appears she takes it.

Every 50-100 years they hold a Queens Tournament and the prize is the crown. Each sector picks their candidate to represent them, understanding the mortal dangers involved. 

The trials they must complete with a human and must keep the human alive make the competition that much more interesting. As the lair is alive and can lure them to their death. 

There are so many politics, strange cyren rules in so many tomes,  backstabbing, high stakes, unlikely friendships,  mystical creatures and cruelty.

I love books about trials, fantasy worlds, mermaids/cyrens, and enemies to friends. 

Thank you @helenscheuerer, @BookSparks, and @podiumaudio for the audiobook for my honest and voluntary review. I am excited to be on the #SRC2021 audiobook track!

Any chance I get to use or look at my beautiful mermaid sign makes me happy. 🧜‍♀️ @bookish_signs go check out their signs!

Synopsis:

A deadly contest. A vaulting ambition. How far will one cyren go to win?

Mighty cyrens have ruled the ancient lair of Saddoriel for centuries. A cavernous fortress, a subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and levels, powered by magic and music…

From the moment she was born, Roh, the daughter of an infamous criminal, has been despised by her own kind. Restricted to the Lower Sector and forced to work as a common bone cleaner, she has always believed she belongs above: where lies adventure… and power.

Opportunity arises in the form of the Queen’s Tournament, a treacherous set of trials that could see the victor crowned ruler of the entire lair. Up against the most cunning, dangerous cyrens in all the realms, does Roh stand a chance?

A Lair of Bones is the first gripping book in the dark fantasy quartet, Curse of the Cyren Queen.

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