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The Singer (Irin Chronicles #2)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  4,510 Ratings  ·  289 Reviews
When you've lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi's sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava's origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any the
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by CreateSpace
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Elizabeth Hunter
Mar 14, 2014 Elizabeth Hunter added it  ·  (Review from the author)
So yes, I like this one, too. And I also hope you'll enjoy it.
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Elizabeth Hunter fans have waited months to continue the Irin Chronicles and the story of Ava & Malachi. Like me, I'm sure many of you wiped tears at the ending of The Scribe, heartbroken by the devastating loss of Malachi. As I settled in to read The Singer, I found myself a bit wary and anxious. I have fallen in love with these characters, shared their love and laughter, felt their pain and heartbreak, suffered and grieved with them. Elizabeth Hunter has the magical ability to breathe life ...more
I like Elizabeth Hunter style of writing, and find the world building for this trilogy interesting. But good lord, this second installment , imo, was most noticeable for its repetitive information and slow pace. Plus, I was on the fence with the heroine Ava in the Scribe, but in the Singer, she did not fail to get on my nerves throughout. Not to mention MCs only met in the freaking dream world ( or say other plane whatever) in ~80% of the book. Not cool! *urg*
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
4 Come Back to me Stars

"I will tear the threads of heaven to return."


The Scribe, left us with a cliffhanger from hell.

The Singer, picks up immediately and takes us for a wild ride across countries, realms and human souls.

If the scribe was about Malachi, then definitely the Singer is about Ava. Her ancestry, her powers, her despair. A story about grief, healing and the immense power of love. A race to reunite two lovers, whose passion will save the entire world and restore centuries old wrongs.


Mar 08, 2016 Phrynne rated it really liked it
I gave the first book in this series only two stars because I found it slow and boring although I thought some of the problem might have been the poor quality of the audio narrator. So I made sure I got hold of a print copy for this the second in the series. As it turns out this one is much, much better. It has it's slow parts but it also has a lot of happenings and some of the characters are really growing on me. I keep waiting for Ava to do something fantastically magical but I guess I have t ...more
Lonna | FLYLēF
Jun 16, 2015 Lonna | FLYLēF rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenge
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WITH SUCH A dramatic ending in The Scribe, the only thing that kept me from immediately burying my nose in Elizabeth Hunter’s The Singer (Irin Chronicles 2) was the time it took to download it onto my Kindle. Luckily, that was only a stretch of ten minutes or so, and I was blissfully back in the Irin world.

Ava lost everything she loved. Now she must find the courage and strength to continue on with a new identity and a new magic she can barel
Douglas Meeks
Apr 15, 2014 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
I am having a much harder time writing the review for this second installment in the Irin Chronicles, it is not because it was not amazingly good, it is more because I hardly know where to start (or where to end)

We know at the end of The Scribe which was a novel of romance, danger and sacrifice that Ava was almost a broken person. In this novel we have a journey across Europe to find the Irina the females of the Irin race who have all but separated themselves from the world for their own safety.
**2.5 stars**

I picked up this book because of the way the previous one ended - I'm a sucker for the separated lovers trope. However, once that happened, I had no desire whatsoever to find out how this ends.

In The Singer, we learned a little bit more about the conflict between the Irin and the Irina. It still didn't make much sense to me how you would let your enemy divide you but it happens so there you have it. There was just so much freaking politics in this book that I probably dozed off a co
3.5 disappointed stars!?!

I am not even going to lie, it took me a while to finish this book. It didn't even peak my interest until about 60% and even then it was meh...

The constant talking in circles, and being all cryptic better be worth it or else this series will suffer like CoHo's Never Ever series....

I believe this book is what people call middle child syndrome? The attempt to build a cryptic exciting mind-blowing plot to get he readers to instantly buy the next installment, when in all act
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I love the way Hunter's books spark something in me from the moment I pick up her book. How her words dance around in your head long after you are finished. How her characters become a part of you, embedding in to the very fibers of your being. At least that is how it has always been for me. And those feelings have only gotten stronger with each book she releases. And here I am now, reviewing another book. Another book that I was scared to start only for the mere fact that once I was done, it ma ...more
Fate's Lady
May 10, 2014 Fate's Lady rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
While this wasn't an awful book, it also didn't have much that stood out to me. The first book was incredible in the immersive descriptions of Turkey and in the unusual and fascinating setting. I loved that the city was almost a character unto itself, and I liked the way the relationships developed.

For me, this book was more like a placeholder. Mal has amnesia, so his old relationships and life are just sort of explained to him and development/growth freezes. Ava is meeting tons of new people,
Mar 07, 2014 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review

Joint review with Victoria


I loved The Singer even more than The Scribe. If the first book was tentative and spent a lot of time establishing the world-building, in the second book Elizabeth started spreading her wings. Her world expanded, her secondary characters multiplied and the plot thickened.

Paranormal fantasy is the right genre to describe this book. It's not straightforward enough to be paranormal romance and it's not as full of action as urban fantasy. Instead, it follows the rout
Blodeuedd Finland
I did like book 1 a bit more because of where the story took place and because of the build up. Also because Ava annoyed me in this one :/

So Mal is dead, no he is not. He is back and has amnesia. Being all good and well good as always. And trying to find Ava. All while Ava is in Norway missing him. No annoyance there yet, that comes when they meet. I mean honestly girl! I am gonna smack you over the head! You do not deserve him. At that point I wish he had left her.

The story stagnates a bit as i
Apr 14, 2014 Sunny rated it it was amazing
The Singer is book two in the Irin Chronicles. This story is an exceptional follow up to the world established by Elizabeth Hunter in The Scribe.

Having discovered that she is an Irina, Ava travels to learn more about and train with one of the few communities of Irina's left in the world. She is mourning the loss of Malachi and forging forward to create a life for herself in this new and confusing world. Malachi, having returned without his memories, struggles to be reunited with Ava and regain
5 stars

Vashama canem. Come back to me. With these words, Ava brought back her mate though he's not entirely the same man. With spotty memories, Malachi tries to find his way back to the voice that has been calling out to him. Unbeknownst to Ava and her own power, she is led away to a haven for Irina for protection and to learn and control her power.

As Malachi returns to his brothers and get their help to find Ava, there's a power struggle between two Fallen angels, each with their own agenda f
Apr 30, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
THE SINGER is an epic romance that delves deeper into a mystical world filled with magic, traditions, customs, and war. Elizabeth Hunter returns with another heart-stopping, addicting installment in the Irin Chronicles by exploring the many facets of love, loss, friendship and self-discovery. This may be a paranormal series, but on the most fundamental basis, it is a story about love – not just any love, but an all-consuming, powerful kind of love that extends beyond death and into the heavens.

Apr 20, 2014 C.S. rated it it was amazing
I've been reading Elizabeth Hunter's writing since before she was Elizabeth Hunter. We've been friends for many years. In those years, her writing has grown immensely. I consider myself fortunate to be have the inside scoop on her projects, and I read The Singer in March.

I'm going to be honest. With some very rare exceptions, I'm not a fan of vampires. I think they're hard to do in an original way. I haven't gone out of my way to read a vampire series since Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire My
Because Elizabeth Hunter is a five star author and an auto buy I feel compelled to explain and a little guilty about a 3 star rating. At the end of this book I was very hard pressed to finish, I was committed and did it but it wasn't easy for me. I am presuming that this book is providing some infrastructure, some backstory and transitioning us for the future. Buuuuttt, this is only book two, I was not ready for a transitional book already. Everybody is on the run. Everyone is confused. Frankly, ...more
Rachel Marks
May 25, 2015 Rachel Marks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes JD Ward or Cole
This was a bit predictable, but I still had all the feels. I've found that the last few sequels I've read lagged a bit. This one was much less annoying because I cared for the characters a lot more. I still really love them both—no annoying leaps in development there and I love how there's almost this dark thread weaving through; like, what's her purpose? and all that. Really liking that thread and curious where Miss Hunter takes it.

I'll definitely be reading on into book three to see what happe
Sep 21, 2015 Annika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I've rarely encountered books with such fantastic, well-developed world building. The Irin history, their magic, even their politics - utterly fascinating. Combined with Elizabeth Hunter's tranquil and beautiful writing, and one of the most touching romances I've read in a while, this book series makes for a more than just enjoyable read.

Also, I love the setting of this story. Lots of places all over Europe, cities I know personally or heard a lot about.

On to book 3!
I adore this series. It's unique and flows so well.

I tried reading this installment, but had to switch back to the audio. Zachary Webber is addicting.
Feb 28, 2014 Belkis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My LOVE affair with this story continues! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT! I cannot wait for book 3!
Jul 31, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, pnr, kindle
OK, as I feared I devoured this all in one sitting. Early review on the blog tour (with giveaway), Friday, May 2nd at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks. Release date is May 6th.

This is the second book in the Irin Chronicles urban fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter. I think like most urban fantasy, because it is one long story with appropriate stopping points, it is better and almost necessary to read the books in order. (Book one, The Scribe, is amazing and
The Singer by Elizabeth Hunter
Book #2: The Irin Chronicles
Source: Author
Rating: 4/5 stars

The Singer has been near the top of my highly anticipated reads list since the moment I finished The Scribe in 2013. In many ways, The Singer totally delivered but in others, it left me frustrated.

With the recent death of her mate Malachai, Ava is absolutely shattered and in her current state unable to control the new and fearsome powers that are coursing through her body. Though the other Irin have been co
Mar 27, 2015 Mayanna rated it did not like it



Was the book good you ask? ... No it was TERRIBLE

The Singer is the second novel in the Irin Chronicles, following the journey of Malachi and Ava, this picks up exactly where The Scribe left off. I thought this would be epic, especially after the ending of the first one (which FYI was just bloody amazing). I was wrong, so, so, so wrong. I took a break at 50% in April and finally came back to it at the end of May skimming the last 50% just so that I could s
Mar 13, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Once again our beloved Ms Hunter has managed to supply us with a fantastic story that will leave you wishing there was some kind of machine that could read her mind. I read an ARC in March, and started begging E for the next instalment straight away, but we just have to be patient... so it done yet?

The Scribe left you with a lot of questions, and a lot of them were answered in The Singer, but I can guarantee you'll end this book with a pile more, and maybe an expression of "OMG" on your
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May 24, 2014 Kasey rated it really liked it
So I didn't like this book as much as the first one for many reasons. I'm giving it the same star rating, but there was just something missing for me. I was happy with Malachi's resurrection, but I didn't like that it took them so long to find Ava. I also had a hard time identifying with some of the newer characters that were introduced. Sari just grated on my nerves because she was punishing Damien for hundreds of years for something that he never could have forseen. It was just horrible to see ...more
The fallen angels' world I fell in love with in the first book in the series, continues with this book and I must say: Elizabeth Hunter, you're one hell of a writer. Hunter manages to captivate me, yet again, with her words and fantasy worlds and I enjoy it like crazy. I only wonder why I didn't continue with Hunter's work when I first discovered The Elemental Mysteries in 2013?!

My thoughts on this book continue HERE, my thoughts on the first book in the series can be found HERE.
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Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two very ineffective canine assistants, and a pitifully empty fish tank.

She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Myste
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Other Books in the Series

Irin Chronicles (5 books)
  • The Scribe (Irin Chronicles, #1)
  • The Secret (Irin Chronicles, #3)
  • The Staff and the Blade (Irin Chronicles, #4)
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“You will always rebel,” he whispered in her ear. “Against power. Against control. Against the will of others. It is in your very blood, Ava. I may have fallen, but you ripped the threads of heaven itself to get what you wanted.” 0 likes
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