Hey all, Dani here.
I actually wasn’t going to have a post today, because I was going to spend my evening reading so I could hopefully be prepared for writing a bunch of posts in the near future. Instead I arrived home to find a package waiting for me, one that I was not at all expecting.
The past month I have had this happen a couple times. Most recently it was when I received an ARC for The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco, which is one of my most highly anticipated releases. My fiance was very amused by my excited flailing when I saw what was inside the package. Of course, that was because there was no return address label, so I didn’t know what to expect, aside from the assumption that it was a book based on the feeling of the item inside the package.
Well today I was definitely aware that it was a book from a publisher because the return address label said Macmillan. And then I opened the package to see this:
So a huge thank you to Macmillan/Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC for Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. Ever since I first heard of this book, I was excited about being able to pick it up. A Nordic inspired fantasy novel? Yes, please! Here is the book summary:
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.
That sounds so amazing! I can’t wait to start reading it. It’ll have to wait just a little bit though. I have a few other ARCs I need to read before this one.
Oh, and this book is set to be released on April 24, 2018.