Fantasy Creature Friday – Siren!

June 12, 2015 Discussions 6

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.

Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after you’re done here!

 

This weeks creature is the:

 

Siren!

 

Sirens are beautiful and dangerous creatures who lure sailors with music and their voices, to shipwreck. They are said to live near islands surrounded by rocks. There are no males of the species, or if there are, they have never been seen by humans.

Some say Sirens are similar to mermaids, with long flowing hair and fish tails, but with enchanted voices no man can ignore. There are no set number of them, some live in colonies, and some are solitary. Others say they are winged maidens, numbering between two and five.

Some say that Sirens are fated to die if a man heard them singing, but escaped them.

 

I can’t actually think of any books I’ve read that had Sirens in them. I know I have read some, I just can’t remember what they were! (Storm Siren is on my To Buy list, I just haven’t gotten to it yet… so it sort of counts? Maybe?)

 
 

What books with sirens in them have you read? What was your favorite? Had you heard about sirens before?

 
 
 


 
 

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6 Responses to “Fantasy Creature Friday – Siren!”

    • SilvaraWilde

      I kinda figured they weren’t about mythical sirens. But they were the only books that came to mind when writing up this FCF! And the cover is gorgeous and totally looks like she could be the mythical siren.

      I am totally planning on reading it! Just have to finish up a few ARCs I have waiting on me before I allow myself to buy any new books. *grins* Good to know it’s such a good series though, makes me want to read them even more!

    • SilvaraWilde

      Thanks! I’ll check it out. I’m actually surprised there aren’t more books about them since mermaids were popular a few years ago.

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