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Sky in the Deep

by Adrienne Young

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Series: Sky and Sea (1)

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Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans.

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This book was a great palate cleanser for me. I had just come from reading the Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, so it was nice to enter a world with no magic and very minimal "world history". We did get some background on their religious beliefs and how the two clans became divided, but it was very easy to understand and to follow. I really loved the ending of this book as well, it ended just the way I wanted it too. ( )
  Kasey.Allen | Oct 18, 2021 |
I'd like to thank Brittani Hilles for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley.

Sky in the Deep is the story of two clans of warriors that fight each other every five years and is inspired by the Vikings. Eelyn, the main character, is an Aska and she narrates what happens to her after seeing her brother Iri (whom she thought dead for five years) in the middle of the battlefield. Iri saves her from being killed by his friend Fiske (from the Riki clan) and manages to make Eelyn a prisoner. The story goes on from there as Aska and Riki sort out their problems and prepare for a much bigger one.

I liked this story and thought it was very well written. Adrienne Young gave a lot of attention to even the smallest detail and, as there aren't many YA books set in this period of time, I had a pleasant time reading this one. I loved the protagonist and the way her character develops and grows, defying her faith and the ones she loves to make everything alright.

Sky in the Deep will have a companion novel coming out in 2019 and I can't wait to read it!

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  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
This review was originally posted on Once Upon a Chapter

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young was a May COYER book club pick. I had it in my TBR and it was just the motivation I needed to pick it up.

This book was S.L.O.W. but it was descriptive and fascinating. The only reason I was able to keep going is because I wanted to know more and more about Eelyn and what was happening with the Riki. There were enough differences from our world to this world that I wanted to know more.

I also think that it was a huge testament to one of my core beliefs: we aren't all that different when you get down to the base of a person. I loved this book for communicating that so beautifully. During times like these it is very easy to lose sight of that.

There are so many characters to love in Sky in the Deep and a few we're meant to actively dislike. Halvard had to be my favorite. How can you not love that innocent in a world where there isn't much?

I really admired Eelyn. She's the one who had to do the hardwork in this book. I liked Fiske too. He didn't want anything to happen to his family and he meant business about it too. Iri, Myra, Aghe, Inge, and Runa were all great characters too.

I really enjoyed Sky in the Deep. I was bummed when I thought it was a stand alone but pretty excited when I found out it was a companion novel.

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  stephaniedloves2read | Aug 8, 2021 |
  5083mitzi | Apr 4, 2021 |
Listened to audio narrated well by Khristine Hvam. This story is about Eelyn, born and bred to be a warrior for her clan in the unending battles with other clans. Believing her brother dead from a battle with the Riki's years ago, she's shocked when she sees him fighting with the Riki clan against their own. Chasing after her brother leads her to being a captive in the Riki clan, purchased by her brother's friend Fiske in order to keep her safe, Eelyn is an angry young woman, she rages over her brother's treachery and spends her time being resentful and planning her escape. The only thing is, while she's there, she also see's the Riki are very much like her own clan, with kindness, cruelty and charm. Fiske works hard to protect her from his clan and from herself for the love of her brother, but she doesn't make it easy.

Eelyn goes through a lot of change and growth in this story of warring clans, who end up coming together to fight a common foe, and we get a small bit of romance to boot. Very Viking like clan battles and the author drops you into battle from the first page, then the story becomes more about Eelyn raging against her circumstances and her brother's betrayal. This went on for a bit longer than I liked but eventually we get back to fighting and her realizing that these two clans need to work together if they want to survive, which I did like. So I didn't love it but I did like it.

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  wyldheartreads | Dec 14, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adrienne Youngprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bieker, SylviaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hvam, KhristineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Norman, DevanDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Resnick, KerriCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ronstant, LarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van de Water, DennisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zeltner, HenrietteÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans.

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