Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?
Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.
As I expected, I finished the book for the second time just as quickly as I finished Of Poseidon and I am still loving the Syrena Legacy trilogy.
If you have not read the first book yet, I suggest not reading the rest of this review because it will probably spoil the end of the first book.
Anyway, Of Triton picked up right after we found out that Emma’s mom was Nalia, the long lost Poseidon princess. Because Syrena naturally have tempers, the arguments that occurred right after this revelation were insane, requiring the thick Syrena skin and bones for protection. After Galen and Toraf successfully tied up Nalia, they went to retrieve Grom, who was unfortunately sealed to Paca by then. When Galen, Grom, and Toraf returned to the New Jersey house, they found Rayna bound and gagged in the same chair they had left Nalia in. As Rayna informed them, Nalia had chloroformed her and Emma and kidnapped Emma leaving all ways of contacting them at home.
After days of playing hide and seek around the country, Rachel, Galen, Grom, Rayna, Nalia, and Emma all straightened things out between them, but there was still a huge issue-the Syrena world. Not only did the Syrena think Nalia had been dead for decades, but Grom was sealed to Paca, and Emma was a half-breed, which made her a good candidate for being killed.
With the supervision of Rachel and Rayna, Emma tried to continue a somewhat normal life on land, while Galen and Grom went to the water to present the long lost Poseidon princess and fix all of the other misunderstandings among their kind. It quickly becomes evident that these understandings will not be easy nor quick to fix.
All Emma wanted was the best of the human and Syrena world, but that would require a lot of compromises…
I loved this book as much as the first one. Emma and Galen’s relationship was so much fun to read about and it just made my heart happy. Like I said in my review of Of Posiedon, books with mermaid-like creatures always make me think of when I was a little girl.
There were so many hilarious moments in this book, but also heartfelt and high-tension moments. It was so perfectly balanced, similar to how life should be.
I have heard that people did not like Of Neptune as much as they enjoyed the first two books, but that is not going to stop me from reading it because I think Anna Banks’ writing is beautiful.
Has anyone started reading this trilogy since my review of the first book? If so, what are you thinking?