Independent author Naomi Kelly, released Kairos in recent weeks following the success of the first book, Meraki, last May. This Young Adult Fantasy novel is the second book in the Syren Stories, allowing readers to dive back into the fantasy world full of underwater Queendoms and faraway isles. The story begins when old enemies come knocking, forcing protagonists Wren and Kellan to decide which side they’ll fight for. Magic or mortal? Her Queendom or his Kingdom? And the greatest question of all, can they even fight for the same side with so much dividing them?
Brimming with magic and mythology the Syren Stories offer a much-needed sense of escapism in the modern climate. It was this desire for adventure which initially drove twenty-five-year-old Naomi Kelly, to pick up her pen and start writing. Although the story contains creatures such as syrens, merfolk and centaurs, this enchanting tale is deeply rooted with everyday struggles which readers relate to. Topics such as loss, facing fear and going against family expectations are all covered within this series.
Fellow Irish writer Kate Callaghan, author of Crowned a Traitor, said this when asked about the Syren Stories: “I felt like I was in a Disney movie and I loved every minute. Effortless reading when you just want to sink into a story!” Further ratings and reviews are available on Goodreads. Both books are available in eBook format from Kindle, and paperback by Book Depository and Amazon. Meraki is currently available in South Dublin libraries and Kairos will be joining it on shelves after Easter.