Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Eelyn is an Aska clan member and she fights against the Riki clan with her father and friend.  They killed her brother and she intends to kill as many of them as she can.  What shocks her is that when they are fighting the current battle, she sees her brother on the Riki side.  He was dead, she saw him.  How could he be fighting for the enemy?

Wednesday Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 24th.

The next time she sees him, she follows him.  He won't acknowledge her and his friend takes her prisoner.  She fought with him but he's bigger than she is and she ends up back in the Riki camp.  It's winter, she can't escape.  As she learns about the people she hates, she begins to realize they are not as different as she wanted to think.  Many of them don't like her but they don't know her either.  The time in their camp changes her mind about many things.

The two tribes have a common enemy and when they attack the Riki village, she fights with them.  Then she wants to visit her tribe and see if anyone is still alive.  Her brother's friend goes with her.  Some are still alive but they want to kill the Riki she's with.  She won't let them.  

I like the message in this story.  People have many things in common.  In this case it was not only personal attributes but a common enemy.  Working together you can conquer many things.  You just have to get over the hump of prejudice and mistrust.

This was a very good read and I enjoyed it a lot.  It's a great fantasy novel.

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