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
Physical or Ebook?
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
I hope it’s a series! I don’t think so, but I would love to read more! Apparently there’s going to be a companion book? Sign me up!
Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who loves YA, loves Fantasy, loves Vikings!
I was not expecting to love this as much as I did.
Seriously, the story telling in this was absolutely amazing. I immediately connected with Eeline. She was so tough and so determined at the beginning of the novel and then when everything turned out to be different than she originally thought, she adapted quickly.
I loved the little romance between her and Fiske. Who doesn’t love Enemies to Lovers. Best romance trope ever.
But that was the only relationship that I adored in this. I seriously loved everyone’s relationship. Eeline with her father, her brother and Myra. Especially Myra. That’s a bad-ass friendship that I can get behind. The loyalty and respect that everyone showed each other was amazing to see and I’m so glad that the author didn’t focus solely on the romance.
I find in a lot of books the fight scenes end up being messy and confusing. But the ones in this book were clear, concise and so well written that I loved those as much as I loved everything else.
Ugh, I’m probably missing about a million things I wanted to say about this novel. But seriously, just go read it! ❤
Until next time,