Sky in the Deep is the first book in the Sky and Sea series by Adrienne Young.
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.
I enjoyed jumping right into the action where we meet Eelyn as she is fighting in a battle between her clan and another clan called the Rikki. The story quickly changes pace as she recognises her brother and eventually ends up hostage.
I really enjoyed the enemies to lovers relationship between Fiske and Eelyn as they grow to understand each other as well as Eelyn making connections to her brothers new family. It is perfectively balanced that it doesn’t take away from the tough nature of vikings.
It is full of vikings and battle scenes that it has me wanting to find other books that have viking romance.
I definitely recommend this book to lovers of history and romance.