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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book from debut author Adrienne Young, Sky in the Deep is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings―and all heart.

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.

THIS IS A GRIPPING STORY, RICHLY TOLD. ―Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of Flame in the Mist
"FIERCE, VIVID, AND VIOLENTLY BEAUTIFUL. ―Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
A STUNNING DEBUT” ―Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
BLEAK BEAUTIFUL AND DEADLY” ―Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader
WHOLLY UNIQUE AND INSTANTLY ADDICTIVE” ―Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Prince Dracula
HEARTRENDING, HEART-MENDING” ―Kayla Olson, bestselling author of Sandcastle Empire

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up—Eelyn was born an Aska warrior. She was raised to fight the Riki clan beyond any shadow of a doubt. Her brother was her fighting partner until that fateful day when he was lost. She will never forgive herself. This fighting season she refuses to lose another partner, but ends up losing something else entirely—her values. She finds herself a slave of her enemies, but are they so different from her clan as she has always been told? When another enemy clan, the Herja, threaten both the Aska and Riki clans they must come together and fight or both clans will be lost forever. Young has woven a Viking tale of blood, gore, and love that keeps the pages turning. The author has taken Norse mythology and made it accessible to young adults. The characters are all fully developed, and teens will be rooting for them to succeed. With a little bit of a love story, there is enough action, blood, and gore to engage reluctant readers. A refreshing tale where life is tested and people have to overcome their differences to fight a bigger foe to survive. VERDICT A fast-paced, action-filled fantasy for all YA collections.—Rena Gibson, Ralph Ellison Library, Oklahoma City

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"A rousing saga and moving coming-of-age tale, perfect for those who appreciate the wild and the wildlings, strong female protagonists, and cinematic battles." - Kirkus, Starred Review

"Drawing on Viking history and lore, debut author Young crafts an exciting, at times heart-wrenching story centered around 17-year-old Eelyn, her Aska clan, and their centuries-old war with the Riki...Young’s often poetic writing forms a stark juxtaposition with her vivid descriptions of battle and bloodshed, creating a clear picture of the brutality of war." - Publishers Weekly

"Young’s brutal, emotional debut is set in a land that is as unforgiving as its people. The strongest aspect of Young’s work is the world building; she packs it with details that viscerally pull the reader into Eelyn’s world. Young has also populated this world with complicated characters who evolve as readers get to know them. Even better, the theme at the core of the story―overcoming prejudice and unifying to fight a greater threat―resonates with current real-world issues. With its gorgeous prose and epic battle scenes, fantasy lovers will be easily satisfied." - Booklist

"Viking history aficionados as well as fans of Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series will fall in love with this richly crafted world. In particular, readers will respond to Eelyn, who is as emotionally passionate as she is physically capable. Young has built a detailed culture into Sky in the Deep in which her characters thrive. This intensely authentic story will appeal to adult readers as well as teens." - RT Reviews, 4 ½ stars Top Pick

"Eelyn is a relentlessly fierce warrior, and even her romance with a Riki fighter doesn’t quite soften her; indeed, the two find that their lust for blood is almost as strong as their lust for each other... The action on the battlefield and the rising political tensions between the clans will easily keep readers involved through the final page." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books

"A refreshing tale where life is tested and people have to overcome their differences to fight a bigger foe to survive. A fast-paced, action-filled fantasy for all YA collections." - School Library Journal

About the Author

Adrienne Young is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, sipping wine over long dinners or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Sky in the Deep duology and the Fable duology.

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Jen
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Fierce. Romantic. Spellbinding.
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2018
Fierce. Romantic. Spellbinding. Sky In The Deep is everything I’ve been looking for in a Viking-esque story and so much more! You need this book in your life, people. What I LOVED: Eelyn is every bit the bada** warrior the cover and summary leads... See more
Fierce. Romantic. Spellbinding.

Sky In The Deep is everything I’ve been looking for in a Viking-esque story and so much more! You need this book in your life, people.

What I LOVED: Eelyn is every bit the bada** warrior the cover and summary leads readers to believe which is incredibly satisfying. She is the perfect blend of brawn, brains, and heart, much the way Diana Prince is in Wonder Woman. Her ferocity isn''t the result of abuse or trauma, but is born of a deep sense of pride in herself, her family, her clan, and her beliefs. I loved her. I wanted to be her. And I definitely want Eelyn on my side should I ever find myself in a battle because let''s be real, I wouldn''t last 5 seconds. Because blood and guts and eyeballs. *shudders*

There are great examples of family, loyalty, and friendship (both old and new) woven throughout as well as respect, and the romance that bloomed was hard-won and swoonworthy.

What Left Me Wanting More: Absolutely nothing! Sky In The Deep is the kind of story you hate to see end, with characters you want to hold onto forever (I''m looking at you, Fiske) but even when it is over, you''re left happy and content. And maybe even a little eager to go back and experience it all again.

Final Verdict: Read it.
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ReadandWander
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Beautifully Brutal YA Must Read Debut
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2018
Full review and more on readandwander(dot)com I received this book for free from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. My Thoughts Sky in the... See more
Full review and more on readandwander(dot)com

I received this book for free from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Sky in the Deep was stunning. Rating: 4.5 of 5

My useless music knowledge is vast but my Viking knowledge is zilch. So it took a few chapters to get into Sky in the Deep since it made zero sense that people would hate each other just because the Gods said. But then something reached out of the book and latched onto my heart. Books can absolutely grip me emotionally (more so now that I''m a mom cause - hormones) but it is a rare story that creates such an emotional connection that it embeds itself physically as well. There were times when reading Sky in the Deep that I felt that ache in my chest and the acidic nervousness in my stomach. That same ache I get when I think about having to say another good-bye ''see you later'' to my husband for another deployment or the loss of someone close to me.

At its heart, Sky in the Deep is a story about love and humanity. While there is a touch of romance, I feel that the bigger message was the love of family in its many beautiful forms. When Eelyn learns her brother is alive, she struggles with dissonance between the hate she has known her whole life for the Riki Tribe and the fierce love she has for her brother. Her growth over the course of the story is as beautiful as she is brutally fierce. And man is she a fierce warrior. Seriously. Bad.ass.

Another message I loved about Sky in the Deep is the challenge to lean into your discomfort and face the the possibility that the ''truths'' we have been taught may not be as accurate as we believe. That maybe, we really are not so different from one another. That maybe, at the end of the day we all just want our communities and loved ones to be safe.

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Sky in the Deep was full of action and even more surprisingly, full of emotion. My heart ached, melted and pulsed with anger at times. I also cried, laughed and sat back in shock. It was an amazing ride. However, the more I type the more likely I am to spoil something so I just want to say - PICK SKY IN THE DEEP UP!
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4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Eloquent Writing In A Harsh World
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2018
SO THIS BOOK WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST HYPED OF 2018 THAT I KNEW I WOULD HAVE TO READ THE MINUTE I HEARD ABOUT. Compared to Vikings and Wonderwoman with that gorgeous dark cover and the promise of a forbidden romance? HOW ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKING DOES THAT... See more
SO THIS BOOK WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST HYPED OF 2018 THAT I KNEW I WOULD HAVE TO READ THE MINUTE I HEARD ABOUT. Compared to Vikings and Wonderwoman with that gorgeous dark cover and the promise of a forbidden romance?

HOW ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKING DOES THAT SOUND?

And, from all the hype around the internet and the hype I created for myself, I DIDN’T END UP LOVING IT AS MUCH AS I HOPED I WOULD.

Not that I didn’t like it, because I did. The book was powerful in a lot of ways and the romance was enjoyable, but I just felt removed/ didn’t connect with the book as much as I wished I would.

I guess, in a nutshell, I was hoping this book would be a new favourite, but it turned out that it was just one of the many.

THINGS I LIKED:

1. THE COVER: Yes, hello, please let’s talk about that MARVEL of a cover that caught my eye and hasn’t let it go till date. Also, there’s an inscription when you open the dust jacket of the book that says ‘Breathe Fire,’ and if that isn’t the COOLEST THING EVER, I don’t know what is.

2. THE WRITING: Even as a debut author, Adrienne Young had this unique way of storytelling and her writing was poignant as she wrote about a harsh world and, well, I really loved it. I read her book in just three days and I can’t wait for the next one.

3. THE RIKI: I actually fell in love with certain members of the rival to Eelyn’s clan, the Riki, namely Inge, Fiske and Halvard. I wish we saw more of Runa, Kerling and Gyda and ESPECIALLY Iri, but I did love the Riki.

THINGS I WISH HAD BEEN BETTER:

1. IRI: A brother our main character thought was dead because SHE LET HIM GO during war is REALLY ALIVE AND LIVING WITH A RIVAL CLAN? I felt like this was such a brilliant part to the storyline and yet, I saw nothing of Iri and Eelyn reconnecting or even being siblings. All I got in the end was a measly line of about how ‘it would have to be worked on’ and I was honestly QUITE DISAPPOINTED.

2. REALLY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE BUT STILL: Like I said before, there was something that stopped me from FALLING IN LOVE that I can’t name till date. It just didn’t get my fangirl side fangirling or my hopes raised.

Will I read more from Adrienne Young? DEFINITELY.

An enjoyable read with poignant writing in a harsh world + a forbidden romance. I’d definitely recommend it, even though it wasn’t the BEST fantasy I’ve read.
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Dockery
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It was a miss for me.
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2019
What can I say? It was a chore to read. I know that sounds harsh but I really had to force myself to continue with the book chapter after chapter. It is not a long book, and it took me two weeks to get through. I found the initial plot to be interesting. The... See more
What can I say? It was a chore to read.
I know that sounds harsh but I really had to force myself to continue with the book chapter after chapter. It is not a long book, and it took me two weeks to get through. I found the initial plot to be interesting.
The first battle scene was superbly written, but in the end the characters fell flat, and the plot line was not far behind the emptiness of the characters. The romance of the story came in at the end and felt completely out of character and was sickeningly forced. I actually think the story could have been moderately redeemable if the romance had somehow found itself more near the middle or even from the very beginning. The author missed the window on building conflict and angst within the heroine''s evolving story from not nurturing the close romantic relationship she eventually had. I am not all about the romance in any story, but with how empty the story felt maybe a little more could have been given in that end to improve the content and flow.
Set in the Viking era the author paints a good picture of the clan like mentality of (us verse''s them). The reasons for the clan conflict and feud and felt childish and contrived within folklore and myth. Not for legitimate or historic purposes. Aska the heroine is extremely proud and arrogant in her views of her enemies and in my opinion is not a terribly likable main character. Not that she would need to be, but combine and unlikable character with a bland plot you got not much to go on for my own personal entertainment.
It was a miss for me.
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Shelee BRC
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Top Recommended YA Fantasy
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2018
6 Stars | Top Rec Sky in the Deep was an immersive and spellbinding fantasy novel with a richly-plotted, adventurous story full of a brutally hard existence and the strength and culture of a people. Its impressive and enchanting worldbuilding made it incredibly... See more
6 Stars | Top Rec

Sky in the Deep was an immersive and spellbinding fantasy novel with a richly-plotted, adventurous story full of a brutally hard existence and the strength and culture of a people. Its impressive and enchanting worldbuilding made it incredibly easy to slip into this world and become enamored with each character’s purpose to the story, and it was–from start to finish–an absolutely stunning debut from Adrienne Young.

This character-driven tale beautifully showcased a self-sustaining warrior heroine that fought on the frontlines with her clan and lived for the glory of her people. Eelyn’s impulsive and brash tendencies added to the complexity of her character, and for all of her stubbornness and strong convictions, she wasn’t without compassion and humanity. Her journey was as heartbreaking as it was touching for it wasn’t just about war and differences between clans, but of a fighter of a young woman growing to understand a culture and people outside of her own–even if doing so broke everything inside of her. Eelyn felt so close to my own self–maybe more than a book character ever has–and because of the brazen nature of Young’s depiction of a perfectly flawed woman, many readers will find pieces of themselves in her regardless of the fantasy aspect. Even with such an adventurous and action-packed story, Young also perfectly wove in a subtle but lush romance that was as instinctive as it was raw–a well-earned and truly powerful addition to this tale.

Every aspect of Sky in the Deep was carefully crafted to create an addictive story that encapsulated so many important aspects of a person–from family to beliefs to resiliency and loyalties–and brought them to life. She’s a character to root for, to mourn for, and to rue the loss of once the final page has come. Young’s writing is polished and skilled, beautiful and evocative, and positively beguiling. Her writing amazes from page one and she kept on delivering with every new page. It took months to find words for this review and they do not even touch, in my opinion, the greatness of this novel, but if any Young Adult book is worth the buy, this one is.
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Alyssa Less
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Marketed as Vikings meets Wonder Woman, and it definitely didn''t disappoint!
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2018
Holy moly. This book was stunning. I can honestly say that there is nothing I didn’t like about this book. Every aspect of it was a knockout read for me. Despite the fact that it’s a Young Adult novel (I’m just not that into YA), I had a feeling this would be one that I... See more
Holy moly. This book was stunning. I can honestly say that there is nothing I didn’t like about this book. Every aspect of it was a knockout read for me. Despite the fact that it’s a Young Adult novel (I’m just not that into YA), I had a feeling this would be one that I would remember long after I finish it. Vikings are an obsession of mine, and being Scandinavian, they’re also a part of my history. Adrienne Young’s novel is being marketed as Wonder Woman meets Vikings, and it’s the absolute truth. I am so in love with this book!

According to many Viking historians, women played a very integral role in Scandinavian society. They were given more rights than most women of their time throughout the world. Many women also fought side by side with men in battle. This is also the case with Sky in the Deep. Eelyn is a 17-year-old girl who fights alongside and against bigger and more experienced men. She and many other women are given intricate roles throughout the story, and I was so excited to see a woman heroine in a somewhat historical-type novel. Many times we have to deal with reading about women who try to defy the system throughout history, but it doesn’t change the fact that they’re still property. Not in this case. Here we have a world where men and women are pretty much created equally, and that’s an amazing thing to portray to young readers.

Eelyn is part of the Aska clan, who follows one god and certain rituals. The Aska are enemies to the Riki clan, who have similar rituals but follow a different god. As mortal enemies, they have fought each other every five years for generations, killing each other despite the similarities. After Eelyn discovers that her supposedly dead brother is alive and fighting along with the Riki, she embarks on a journey and realizes that the Riki and the Aska aren’t that different. Everything they’ve been taught has been to hate people who are just like them. Her brother, Iri, was saved by the Riki, and he was given a home with them. This makes Eelyn realize that blood isn’t the only thing that binds a family together. There are so many people that we can consider family despite the lack of blood relations to each other. It’s all in the soul of two people, and that makes her see that the Aska and the Riki are more alike than anyone can imagine.

I highly recommend this book, especially to young girls. It has just enough fighting to not be too gory, and just enough sexual undertones to not be too racy. It’s the perfect blend of the adult world melded together for teens, and it will make an inspiring read for young women. As for me, I enjoyed it so much as a 31-year-old woman, so it’s definitely not just for young girls. Anyone with an interest in Vikings and fantasy will absolutely enjoy Sky in the Deep. Adrienne Young is already hard at work on a companion novel, and I cannot WAIT until it’s released in 2019! Until then, I’ll just have to reread Sky in the Deep to tide me over.
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Molly M
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Viking inspired
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2019
Okay, friends. I ordered Sky in the Deep from Amazon because it was on a super sale and I’d heard great things about it on Bookstagram. What I didn’t know, was that it was going to jump up to one of my favorite reads of this years! I’ve never thought I would be into Viking... See more
Okay, friends. I ordered Sky in the Deep from Amazon because it was on a super sale and I’d heard great things about it on Bookstagram. What I didn’t know, was that it was going to jump up to one of my favorite reads of this years! I’ve never thought I would be into Viking style books, but I’ve read several this year and they were all amazing!

Two tribes, the Aska and the Riki have been at war for decades in order to curry favor with their gods. Eelyn is of the Aska tribe, and she recently became of age to participate as a warrior. During a battle with the Riki, she sees her brother, who was thought dead for several years – fighting for the Riki. When trying to find out how this happened, she was captured by the Riki and turned into a slave for them. Sky in the Deep explores love, friendship, and to what lengths those will go to for their family.

I think Sky in the Deep is a great example of how different factions of people are from each other, but more importantly how similar they are. When a common enemy forces the Aska and Riki to join forces, everything that was once concerned fact is thrown into question.

Eelyn goes through a real journey during this book. It was absolutely fascinating to read and see exactly how her worldview changes based on the events she is living through. Adrienne Young did an amazing job with the characters arcs in Sky in the Deep. It’s normally hard to do as much as she did in a standalone novel, because you just don’t have as much time to take your characters on their journey.

I am now a huge Adrienne Young fan, and she is a new auto-buy author. Definitely go check out Sky in the Deep. There is another book in this world (not sequel though) that just came out a few weeks ago, so I’m going to go get that book and read it too!
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Adrienne
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Her writing slides oh so comfortably into the lyrical
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018
This was my first read for 2018 and let me be completely honest when I say, Sky in the Deep is an amazing/brilliant/gorgeous debut novel from Adrienne Young. (Hey! We share a first name! This may have been partly what drew me to request this book, but there''s no telling.)... See more
This was my first read for 2018 and let me be completely honest when I say, Sky in the Deep is an amazing/brilliant/gorgeous debut novel from Adrienne Young. (Hey! We share a first name! This may have been partly what drew me to request this book, but there''s no telling.) Young is a talented writer and this is not said lightly. I am incredibly picky when it comes to the books I read and own, but I could not put this down. Her writing slides oh so comfortably into the lyrical, despite the gruesome topics of war and bloodshed rife in her novel. I hungrily devoured it in a few hours after receiving it, determined to know Eelyn''s fate despite my early morning alarm. I found myself rereading passages wanting to relish the beautiful and brutal prose of this Viking world Young has created. I never do this. (As in never ever.)

Sky in the Deep is not your typical YA fantasy read and honestly, I probably wouldn''t read it if it was. Our main character is fierce, loyal, calculating, and smart! (Oh gosh, I love her so much.) She is broken, but inherently strong, always evolving with her circumstances. There isn''t the tried and tired love triangle trope, no excessive vulgar scenes, and it''s worth noting, no cursing. (This is a rant for another day, but just know, I am SO excited there''s not random curse words ruining this novel.) This is not a pretty princess story, instead it''s violent, heart-rending, and full of sorrow.

Sky in the Deep is not just a novel about Vikings, but rather, a poignant and prolific narrative on how we are connected.

Friendship. Sibling. Mother. Enemy. Brother. Father. Child. Sister.

I honestly don''t know if I can put down in words how I feel about this novel with its rich descriptive war scenes that give way to tender heart break, tempting me to shave the side of my head and learn to throw an ax, while also reminding me of the time when my hatred turned to love. I do however, know this is one of my favourite novels I''ve ever read and I plan to reread it time and time again. (Fun fact, I almost started it over again right after I finished it.)

Adrienne Young is brilliant and I cannot wait to read so much more from her!
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Shelley Wilson
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Highly Recommend!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2020
I love finding a book that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the last page. Sky in the Deep is that kind of book! I’m a massive fan of the myth and legend tales, and the Norse Gods, sagas, Viking battles, and axe-wielding warriors hold a special place in my heart....See more
I love finding a book that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the last page. Sky in the Deep is that kind of book! I’m a massive fan of the myth and legend tales, and the Norse Gods, sagas, Viking battles, and axe-wielding warriors hold a special place in my heart. Sky in the Deep is told from Eelyn’s point of view; a seventeen-year-old warrior with two fighting seasons under her belt. She’s hard, passionate, and fiercely loyal to her clan. When she discovers her brother is still alive and living with their rival clan, Eelyn’s world is broken apart. She is taken as a prisoner; her brother’s new family try to keep her safe until their entire village is attacked. Everything shifts and Eelyn must learn to trust the enemy. Underneath the violence, fear, and fast-paced action is a beautiful coming-of-age story. I love Eelyn; she’s a fierce soul with a caring heart. The other characters: Fiske and Iri, Halvard and Inge, Aghi and Myra are all well-crafted. Young’s story development is terrific, and she paints a gripping picture as you follow this young warrior’s painful journey through this stunning setting, easily visualising the fjord and the mountain village. I didn’t want this book to end as I loved being a part of Eelyn’s world. Would highly recommend Sky in the Deep if you’re looking for a vivid debut that stays with you long after you finish reading.
I love finding a book that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the last page. Sky in the Deep is that kind of book! I’m a massive fan of the myth and legend tales, and the Norse Gods, sagas, Viking battles, and axe-wielding warriors hold a special place in my heart.

Sky in the Deep is told from Eelyn’s point of view; a seventeen-year-old warrior with two fighting seasons under her belt. She’s hard, passionate, and fiercely loyal to her clan. When she discovers her brother is still alive and living with their rival clan, Eelyn’s world is broken apart.

She is taken as a prisoner; her brother’s new family try to keep her safe until their entire village is attacked. Everything shifts and Eelyn must learn to trust the enemy.

Underneath the violence, fear, and fast-paced action is a beautiful coming-of-age story. I love Eelyn; she’s a fierce soul with a caring heart. The other characters: Fiske and Iri, Halvard and Inge, Aghi and Myra are all well-crafted. Young’s story development is terrific, and she paints a gripping picture as you follow this young warrior’s painful journey through this stunning setting, easily visualising the fjord and the mountain village.

I didn’t want this book to end as I loved being a part of Eelyn’s world. Would highly recommend Sky in the Deep if you’re looking for a vivid debut that stays with you long after you finish reading.
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a. lloyd spanton
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A brutally beautiful debut.
Reviewed in Canada on July 30, 2020
I knew I had to read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young the minute I saw the cover. When I discovered it was about a young female warrior, I had to read it even more. Thankfully I was granted an advance copy, and while I couldn’t get to it right away, I devoured it as...See more
I knew I had to read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young the minute I saw the cover. When I discovered it was about a young female warrior, I had to read it even more. Thankfully I was granted an advance copy, and while I couldn’t get to it right away, I devoured it as quickly as possible. I must say, I’m really enjoying the vicious bite women characters are taking on these days. I’ve long been a fan of female driven books, of course, but it seems like lately, our women are taking things one step further and showing a gritty ruthlessness that has never been this apparent before. Eelyn is the perfect example of that; a warrior, raised on the notion of honour over life, she is tough as nails, fighting alongside the men, and often speaking about crushing someone’s skull in. The other female characters are also fierce, and I enjoyed the dynamic that was built between them all. In fact, all the characters were great. There was a broad range of characters who all played their parts, but I really enjoyed that the bottom line of this story was the bond and loss between a brother and a sister. It wasn’t a love story at it’s core, though they each have their own tangents that involve that, but what drives the book is family and loyalty and that sibling bond, be it by blood or soul. I really enjoyed this. The book is somewhat gritty at times, too. The fighting scenes aren’t sugar coated, there is carnage and blood and vivid descriptions of the scene as it unfolds. it’s not overly gratuitous, but it’s realistic and I loved that Young didn’t hold back. Eelyn throws herself totally into battle, making her one of the strongest, rawest characters I’ve seen in a long time. Sure, she ends up finding love, but she doesn’t spend her moments in battle worrying or longing for her beloved, she does her duty, she does her job, and then she worries about everything else. You don’t see that too often, love often tends to blur the lines and get in the way of those kinds of loyalties, so I love that Young went in this direction. Frankly, I loved everything about this story. The structure of it is expected and it doesn’t take any unexpected turns, but the bonds are strong and the characters are well groomed. It moves along at a really quick pace, there’s no long drawn out journey in between, the important points are met and the journey is touched upon, but nothing is overly drawn out so the momentum never loses its pace. I really enjoyed each page, each chapter, and I’d give anything for a little more. I don’t know if there’s an intended sequel, it doesn’t really feel like there is much more to go on after this and while I love the characters, I wouldn’t want to see it drawn out into something more just because. But I’ll tell you this, whatever Young puts out next, I’m going to be first in line to read it. What a brutally beautiful debut. More please.​
I knew I had to read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young the minute I saw the cover. When I discovered it was about a young female warrior, I had to read it even more. Thankfully I was granted an advance copy, and while I couldn’t get to it right away, I devoured it as quickly as possible.

I must say, I’m really enjoying the vicious bite women characters are taking on these days. I’ve long been a fan of female driven books, of course, but it seems like lately, our women are taking things one step further and showing a gritty ruthlessness that has never been this apparent before. Eelyn is the perfect example of that; a warrior, raised on the notion of honour over life, she is tough as nails, fighting alongside the men, and often speaking about crushing someone’s skull in.

The other female characters are also fierce, and I enjoyed the dynamic that was built between them all. In fact, all the characters were great. There was a broad range of characters who all played their parts, but I really enjoyed that the bottom line of this story was the bond and loss between a brother and a sister. It wasn’t a love story at it’s core, though they each have their own tangents that involve that, but what drives the book is family and loyalty and that sibling bond, be it by blood or soul. I really enjoyed this.

The book is somewhat gritty at times, too. The fighting scenes aren’t sugar coated, there is carnage and blood and vivid descriptions of the scene as it unfolds. it’s not overly gratuitous, but it’s realistic and I loved that Young didn’t hold back.

Eelyn throws herself totally into battle, making her one of the strongest, rawest characters I’ve seen in a long time. Sure, she ends up finding love, but she doesn’t spend her moments in battle worrying or longing for her beloved, she does her duty, she does her job, and then she worries about everything else. You don’t see that too often, love often tends to blur the lines and get in the way of those kinds of loyalties, so I love that Young went in this direction.

Frankly, I loved everything about this story. The structure of it is expected and it doesn’t take any unexpected turns, but the bonds are strong and the characters are well groomed. It moves along at a really quick pace, there’s no long drawn out journey in between, the important points are met and the journey is touched upon, but nothing is overly drawn out so the momentum never loses its pace. I really enjoyed each page, each chapter, and I’d give anything for a little more.

I don’t know if there’s an intended sequel, it doesn’t really feel like there is much more to go on after this and while I love the characters, I wouldn’t want to see it drawn out into something more just because. But I’ll tell you this, whatever Young puts out next, I’m going to be first in line to read it. What a brutally beautiful debut. More please.​
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adrian
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Recomendado como autoconclusivo
Reviewed in Mexico on June 23, 2021
Este libro está precioso estéticamente, en cuestión de contenido tiene de todo: romance, acción, guerra, violencia, subtramas, etc Sé que tiene una segunda parte pero como auto concluyente a mí me encantó ya que no me dejó con dudas de nada y no leeré la segunda entrega. Lo...See more
Este libro está precioso estéticamente, en cuestión de contenido tiene de todo: romance, acción, guerra, violencia, subtramas, etc Sé que tiene una segunda parte pero como auto concluyente a mí me encantó ya que no me dejó con dudas de nada y no leeré la segunda entrega. Lo recomiendo ampliamente, sobre todo para inglés C1-C2, tiene palabras en noruego antiguo y nunca te explican qué dicen pero después te das una idea. Lo terminé en cinco días, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Este libro está precioso estéticamente, en cuestión de contenido tiene de todo: romance, acción, guerra, violencia, subtramas, etc
Sé que tiene una segunda parte pero como auto concluyente a mí me encantó ya que no me dejó con dudas de nada y no leeré la segunda entrega.
Lo recomiendo ampliamente, sobre todo para inglés C1-C2, tiene palabras en noruego antiguo y nunca te explican qué dicen pero después te das una idea. Lo terminé en cinco días, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
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Tiffany Reid
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Book was dirty when opened.
Reviewed in Canada on March 9, 2020
I did love this book; however, there is a dirt smudge (or something other than dirt, not quite sure) on the back of the book and it bothers me so much because one, I don''t really know what it is; two, I would expect to have purchased books delivered in good condition. The...See more
I did love this book; however, there is a dirt smudge (or something other than dirt, not quite sure) on the back of the book and it bothers me so much because one, I don''t really know what it is; two, I would expect to have purchased books delivered in good condition. The cover was a bit bent as well. I''m an avid book reader/collector and this just disappointed me. But, other than that, the book was beautifully written and addicting to read.
I did love this book; however, there is a dirt smudge (or something other than dirt, not quite sure) on the back of the book and it bothers me so much because one, I don''t really know what it is; two, I would expect to have purchased books delivered in good condition. The cover was a bit bent as well. I''m an avid book reader/collector and this just disappointed me.
But, other than that, the book was beautifully written and addicting to read.
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2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Not my cup of tea.
Reviewed in India on July 8, 2018
I really didn''t connect with this book. Felt too trope-y. I do understand the Viking stuff and all got people a whole lot excited, but it wasn''t for me. I felt like I read this troupe a number of times, in different books which were executed better. Nothing seemed...See more
I really didn''t connect with this book. Felt too trope-y. I do understand the Viking stuff and all got people a whole lot excited, but it wasn''t for me. I felt like I read this troupe a number of times, in different books which were executed better. Nothing seemed ''different'' or ''out of the box'' for me. 1.5 stars.
I really didn''t connect with this book. Felt too trope-y. I do understand the Viking stuff and all got people a whole lot excited, but it wasn''t for me.
I felt like I read this troupe a number of times, in different books which were executed better. Nothing seemed ''different'' or ''out of the box'' for me.
1.5 stars.
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