Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungSky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
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OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. 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, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

“…the last time I saw my brother was five years ago. Lying dead in the snow.”

This book starts off with a bang! Right in the middle of a clan battle, the same battle that took Eelyn’s mother and brother five years prior. As she fights, she comes face to face with a warrior that looks eerily like her dead brother. Thinking she must have seen a ghost because she saw her brother die with her own eyes and there is no way he would be fighting with the enemy, but now, she is not so sure.

GOSH! It is so GOOD! The battle scenes are of epic proportions, original in plot, setting and design, Adrienne Young takes us on an exciting, Viking adventure sure to capture your imagination and your heart. “Sky in the Deep” is fast paced, written in captivating prose and really keeps you at the edge of your seat. Strong female protagonist, wonderful world building and light on the romance Young’s debut novel is bloody brilliant!

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