Title: Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Date of Publication: April 24th, 2018
Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she’s been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.
A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family.
So, is this really a stand alone? I mean, really? Because I’m tired of every single fantasy book having more and more books. The ending was awesome! But if the author wants to do a spin off, I would be okay with that.
Anyway, this book had lots of vikings, and lots of awesome hair. I want viking hair. There was brutal fighting mixed with family bonds, friendship, and romance—which filled my cup of tea completely up.
Let’s just say I am all about axes now. Eelyn was a strong character, even though she questioned herself, questioned her people, questioned the Riki—it all made her human and the perfect MC. Fiske was quiet and stoic, but when he loved people such as his family, he protected them fiercely.
Overall, this book was a whole lot of fun, and I loved the author’s writing. I will definitely be reading whatever she puts out next!
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