Sky in the deep / Adrienne Young.

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      Summary: 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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      YOUNG, A. Sky in the deep. First edition. [s. l.]: Wednesday Books, 2018. ISBN 9781250168450. Disponível em: Acesso em: 17 fev. 2020.
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      Young, A. (2018). Sky in the deep (First edition.). Wednesday Books.
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      Young, Adrienne. 2018. Sky in the Deep. First edition. Wednesday Books.
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      Young, A. (2018) Sky in the deep. First edition. Wednesday Books. Available at: (Accessed: 17 February 2020).
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      Young, A 2018, Sky in the deep, First edition., Wednesday Books, viewed 17 February 2020, .
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      Young, Adrienne. Sky in the Deep. First edition. Wednesday Books, 2018.
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Booklist Reviews 2018 March #1

Every five years, the Aska and the Riki are at war, battling out the old blood feud between the two clans. Thus, war and battle are all Eelyn has ever known, until one day she sees her brother on the battlefield, fighting for the opposing side—her brother who was supposed to be dead. Soon she is captured by the Riki, and to make it back to her Aska clan, she has to survive the winter with the Riki. 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. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

In a brutal ancient Nordicesque world, seventeen-year-old warrior Eelyn's brother is dead. Or so she thinks, until she finds him on the battlefield fighting for their clan's sworn enemies. Despite a somewhat formulaic plot--in which the two rival clans confront a common enemy and realize they are more alike than they are different--the visceral battles and touching family love make for an engaging historical fantasy. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 February #3

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. Every five years, the clans meet at Aurvanger to fight because of a perceived disagreement between their respective gods, Sigr and Thora. Eelyn watched her brother, Iri, die in battle, and now she wants to avenge him. But when she is attacked by Fiske, a Riki warrior, Iri steps in to save his sister: Iri has not only survived, but he has joined the enemy. Determined to figure out why Iri abandoned her clan, Eelyn seeks Fiske out on the battlefield and is taken prisoner. Once in the Riki village, Eelyn realizes that perhaps the two clans aren't so dissimilar and begins to question the war. Young's often poetic writing ("The cliff jutting up from the water like a wall. Green moss climbing down it in long, bright strands") forms a stark juxtaposition with her vivid descriptions of battle and bloodshed, creating a clear picture of the brutality of war. Ages 12–up. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary. (Apr.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.